Smith joins industry editorial board

Published: Jan 22, 2015 2:00:00 PM
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Alice E. Smith, W. Allen and Martha Reed professor in Auburn University’s Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering, has been selected to join the editorial board of “IEEE Transactions on Automation Science and Engineering,” a journal published quarterly by the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE). As an associate editor, she will help select and review manuscripts on fundamental automation research that provide results to practical problems in industries such as agriculture, healthcare, biotechnology, manufacturing and transportation.

Smith’s work uses computational intelligence — which includes artificial neural networks, meta-heuristics and fuzzy systems — and is combined with techniques from probability and statistics, as well as operations research.

An Auburn faculty member since 1999, Smith is a fellow of the Institute of Industrial Engineers (IIE) and a senior member of IEEE. She was elected to serve on the Administrative Committee of the IEEE Computational Intelligence Society from 2013-15 and as IIE senior vice president, publications from 2014-17.