Research and Publications

INDUSTRIAL AND SYSTEMS ENGINEERING (ISE) DEPARTMENT FACULTY LISTING AND RESEARCH INTERESTS

JOHN W. ADAMS - PROFESSOR EMERITUS OF ISE
Courses Taught: Statistics; Product Quality.
Research/Professional Interests: Applications of Probability and Statistics; Teaching of Probability and Statistics; Quality Engineering Program.

FRANK E. CURTIS - ASSISTANT PROFESSOR OF ISE
Courses Taught: Introduction to Operations Research
Research Interests: Large-scale mathematical programming and its applications, Applied mathematics, Scientific computing, Operations research

KEITH M. GARDINER - PROFESSOR OF ISE, DIRECTOR OF THE CENTER FOR MANUFACTURING SYSTEMS ENGINEERING (MSE) and CROSS-DISCIPLINARY MSE PROGRAM
Courses Taught: Microelectronics Manufacturing Systems and Technologies; Technology and the Factory of the Future; Organizational Planning and Control; Manufacturing Management; Agile Organizations and Manufacturing Systems; Aspects of Sustainable Systems Design; and Materials Science as needed. Also responsible for first year Engineering 5 course.
Research/Professional Interests: Design issues relating to organizations, products, processes and systems, both individually and severally; Relationships between materials and process selections and the manufacturing systems interactions; Micromanufacturing, economic environmental and sociotechnological issues associated with future manufacturing systems and sustainability; Bioengineering.

MIKELL P. GROOVER - PROFESSOR OF ISE, DIRECTOR OF THE MANUFACTURING TECHNOLOGY LABORATORY
Courses Taught: Manufacturing Processes; Automation and Production Systems; Material Handling and Facilities Planning; Work Systems; Assembly Processes and Systems; Logistics; Metal Machining Analysis.
Research/Professional Interests: Manufacturing Engineering; Manufacturing Processes; Production Systems; Automation; Material Handling.

EUGENE V. PEREVALOV - ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR OF ISE
Courses Taught: Physics for Engineers, Operations Research -- Probabilistic Models.
Research/Professional Interests: Dynamic Optimization; Financial Engineering; Wireless Communication Systems; E-Commerce.

LOUIS J. PLEBANI - ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR OF ISE
Courses Taught: Advanced Computer Programming and Applications; Operations Research; Probability and Statistics; Modeling and Simulation; Internet Applications.
Research/Professional Interests: Process Control Systems; Mathematical Modeling; Simulation.

TED K. RALPHS – ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR OF ISE
Courses Taught: Integer Programming; Linear Programming; Non-linear Programming; Algorithms in Systems Engineering; Computation in Operations Research; Introduction to Engineering Practice; Systems Engineering Design.
Research/Professional Interests: Discrete Optimization; Combinatorial Optimization; Logistics Problems; Routing and Packing Problems; Electronic Auctions; Graphs and Network Flows; Design and Analysis of Algorithms; Parallel Algorithms; Computational Biology.

KATYA SCHEINBERG - ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR OF ISE
Courses Taught: Optimization Models and Applications, Optimization Methods in Machine Learning, Derivative free optimization
Research Interests: Mathematical programming, linear, convex and nonlinear optimization, Derivative free optimization, Application of optimization to machine learning, statistics and support vector machines, Conic programming, interior point methods, Matrix factorizations in interior point methods, Sensitivity analysis

LAWRENCE V. SNYDER - ASSISTANT PROFESSOR OF ISE, CO-DIRECTOR OF THE CENTER FOR VALUE CHAIN RESEARCH
Courses Taught: Production and Inventory Control; Operations Research; Quantitative Models for Supply Chain Management; Advanced Inventory Theory; and Introduction to Engineering Practice.
Research/Professional Interests: Supply Chain Management; Logistics, Transportation, and Facility Location Problems; Models for Decision-making Under Uncertainty; Applied Optimization.

ROBERT H. STORER - PROFESSOR OF ISE, CO-DIRECTOR OF THE INTEGRATED BUSINESS & ENGINEERING HONORS PROGRAM (IBE), GRADUATE ADVISOR PH.D. PROGRAM
Courses Taught: Probability and Statistics; Simulation; Design of Experiments; Time Series Analysis; Operations Research; Heuristics; Integrated Business and Engineering Courses.
Research/Professional Interests: Heuristics; Logistics; Combinatorial Optimization; Operations Research; Applied Statistics and Statistical Modeling; Simulation; Financial Models.

TAMÁS TERLAKY - PROFESSOR OF ISE, SOTERIA AND GEORGE N. KLEDARAS ENDOWED CHAIR PROFESSOR
Research/Professional Interests: Linear and Nonlinear Optimization, Conic Linear Optimization, Second Order Conic and Semidefinite Optimization, Interior Point Methods, Pivot and Combinatorial Algorithms, Mixed-Integer Nonlinear Optimization, Sensitivity Analysis, Duality Theory; Optimization in Engineering, VLSI design, MRI Imaging, Portfolio Optimization, Optimization Software, Optimization of Digital Communication Systems, Scientific Computing, Nuclear Reactor Reloading Optimization, PDE-Based Optimization.

AURÉLIE C. THIELE - ASSISTANT PROFESSOR OF ISE
Courses Taught: Optimization Methods, Linear and Nonlinear Optimization, Stochastic Processes, Quantitative Models for Decision-Making, Production and Inventory Control.
Research/Professional Interests: Robust Optimization, Decision-Making under Uncertainty, Risk-Averse and Data-Driven Decision-Making, Supply Chains, Revenue Management, Operations Management.

GREGORY L. TONKAY - ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR OF ISE, DIRECTOR OF THE ELECTRONICS MANUFACTURING LABORATORY ASSOCIATE CHAIRMAN OF THE DEPARTMENT OF ISE
Courses Taught: Automation; Manufacturing Processes; Electronics Manufacturing; Engineering Economy; Robotics.
Research/Professional Interests: Automation; Electronics Manufacturing; Computer Control of Manufacturing Systems; Robotics.

GEORGE R. WILSON - ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR OF ISE, GRADUATE ADVISOR MASTERS PROGRAMS
Courses Taught: Undergraduate Courses in Production Control; Operations Research. Graduate Courses in Nonlinear Programming; Stochastic Processes; Scheduling; and Dynamic Programming.
Research/Professional Interests: Applied Stochastic Processes; Optimization; Production Planning and Control; Modeling and Analysis of Logistic Systems.

S. DAVID WU - DEAN OF THE P.C. ROSSIN COLLEGE OF ENGINEERING & APPLIED SCIENCE, and LEE IACOCCA ENDOWED CHAIR PROFESSOR OF ISE
Courses Taught: Undergraduate courses in Supply Chain Analysis; Advanced Topics in Operations Research, and Information Technologies. Graduate courses in Quantitative Models in Supply Chain; Discrete Optimization; Networks and Graphs; Mathematical models in Manufacturing Logistics.
Research/Professional Interests: Supply Chain Analysis: Technology Forecasting; High-Tech Supply Chains; Capacity and Demand Management. Distributed and Game Theoretic Decision Processes: Auction and Bidding: Combinatorial, Multi-Attribute, and Sequential Auctions; Game-Theoretic Modeling; Bargaining Theory. Optimization: Stochastic Programming; Discrete Optimization

EMORY W. ZIMMERS, JR. - PROFESSOR OF ISE, DIRECTOR OF THE ENTERPRISE SYSTEMS CENTER
Courses Taught: Computer-Integrated Manufacturing; Computer Graphics; Manufacturing Problems; Experimental Industrial Engineering; Senior Project; Engineering Practicum.
Research/Professional Interests: Computer Applications in Industrial Systems; Application of Traditional Industrial Engineering Techniques; Leadership; Entrepreneurship; Student-Run Companies; Agility; Enterprise Systems; Multi-Media Distance Learning.