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FOUR YEARS IN A ROW!

ITS big win 2014

FOUR YEARS IN A ROW!

SIE brings home the big prize at
ITS Arizona Conference for the fourth year in a row!
Best Student Research Award in
21st ITS Arizona Conference for this paper:
" A Simulation Platform for Test and Evaluation of Signal Control Applications in a Connected Vehicle Environment"
Mehdi Zamanipour, Yiheng Feng, Shayan Khoshmagham

Congrats!
And BEAR DOWN!

New Director of Engineering Management Program


We are proud to announce that Robert (Bob) Lepore is the new Director of Engineering Management program. Bob is recently retired from Raytheon Missile Systems where he held many positions culminating in VP of Engineering.  He is excited about teaching the wonderful young students at the UofA and relating his industry experiences to the classroom. Bob replaces Mike Arnold who did a wonderful job leading and growing the program for many years.

Haitao Liao Awarded the 2014 Williiam A. Golomski Award



Golomski Award


Dr. Haitao Liao and Dr. Huairui Guo (ReliaSoft Corporation) were awarded the 2014 William A. Golomski Award from the Institute of Industrial Engineers (IIE) for the best paper authored by a member of IIE, Quality and Reliability Engineering Division. Dr. Liao and Dr. Guo co-authored "A Generic Method for Modeling Accelerated Life Testing Data" and presented the paper at RAMS 2013. They were recognized with this honor at the 2014 RAMS conference in Colorado Springs, CO, on 01/29/2014.

Congratulations Quintina Jones-Winner of the SOARizona INCOSE Scholarship

Doctoral student Quintina Jones has been selected to receive the inaugural SOARizona INCOSE Scholarship.

Congratulations!

Mission Is Possible

Roberto

Assistant Professor Roberto Furfaro and his team are going to the heavens and back with OSIRIS-REx.
The goal of the OSIRIS-REx mission is to study an asteroid before scooping up a sample and returning to Earth. This is the first time a US mission will accomplish an asteroid sample return.
Furfaro and his team are handling the ground systems engineering for OSIRIS-REx.

The spacecraft is set to launch in September 2016

For more information on this exciting mission, check out the KGUN 9 story
http://www.jrn.com/kgun9/news/UA-engineering-team-prepares-for-NASA-aste...

Image courtesy of nasa.gov

Haitao Liao and Jian Liu Lead IIE QCRE

Haitao Liao will serve as the new President of Quality Control & Reliability Engineering (QCRE).

Jian Liu was elected to serve two-year term as a Board Member.
Congratulations!

Ricardo Valerdi UA’s First Distinguished Visiting Fellow at UK Royal Academy of Engineering

Valerdi

Associate professor of systems and industrial engineering Ricardo Valerdi is the first faculty member from the University of Arizona to receive this honor.

Ricardo Valerdi, associate professor of systems and industrial engineering at the University of Arizona, is a 2014-2015 Distinguished Visiting Fellow of the United Kingdom’s Royal Academy of Engineering. He is the first researcher from the University of Arizona to receive the fellowship.

“This is a tremendous honor in recognition of Ricardo Valerdi’s expertise and scholarship,” said UA College of Engineering Dean Jeff Goldberg. “We are extremely proud of him.”

- See more at: http://news.engr.arizona.edu/news/ricardo-valerdi-ua%E2%80%99s-first-dis...

"Associate professor of systems and industrial engineering Ricardo Valerdi is the first faculty member from the University of Arizona to receive this honor.

Ricardo Valerdi, associate professor of systems and industrial engineering at the University of Arizona, is a 2014-2015 Distinguished Visiting Fellow of the United Kingdom’s Royal Academy of Engineering. He is the first researcher from the University of Arizona to receive the fellowship.

“This is a tremendous honor in recognition of Ricardo Valerdi’s expertise and scholarship,” said UA College of Engineering Dean Jeff Goldberg. “We are extremely proud of him.”"

To read more about Ricardo Valerdi's honor, please read Arizona Engineer

Photo courtesy of Arizona Engineer

Associate professor of systems and industrial engineering Ricardo Valerdi is the first faculty member from the University of Arizona to receive this honor.

Ricardo Valerdi, associate professor of systems and industrial engineering at the University of Arizona, is a 2014-2015 Distinguished Visiting Fellow of the United Kingdom’s Royal Academy of Engineering. He is the first researcher from the University of Arizona to receive the fellowship.

“This is a tremendous honor in recognition of Ricardo Valerdi’s expertise and scholarship,” said UA College of Engineering Dean Jeff Goldberg. “We are extremely proud of him.”

- See more at: http://news.engr.arizona.edu/news/ricardo-valerdi-ua%E2%80%99s-first-dis...

Wei Lin Named to UCCONNECT

In 2014, Dr. Wei Lin was named as the member of the Advisory Board of University of California Center on Economic Competitiveness in Transportation (UCCONNECT). UCCONNECT is the newly-established University Transportation Center for Federal Region 9. Federal Region 9 covers Arizona, California, Hawaii, Nevada, Pacific Islands, and 148 Tribal Nations.

2014 INFORMS Best Student Paper Finalist

2014 INFORMS Best Student Paper Finalist
Mingyang Li received the 2014 INFORMS Quality, Statistics, and Reliability Section’s Best Student Paper Finalist Award based on the paper entitled “Bayesian Modeling and Inferencing of Heterogeneous Time-to-event Data with an Unknown Number of Sub-populations” that was co-authored by Professor Jian Liu.


Neng Fan and His Group Are Making A Splash

Dr. Neng Fan’s group (3 PhD and 2 MS students) works on several optimization directions, such as multilevel programming, stochastic and large-scale optimization, and integer programming, and numerous applications, including energy and water systems, network design, manufacturing planning, and biomedical engineering.  In July 2014, Dr. Fan, with Dr. Son along with several graduate students, directed a successful Engineering Research Summer Program for eight students coming from Instituto Tecnológico de Hermosillo (ITH) on Math, Modeling and Industrial Applications. Dr. Fan continues his collaborations with Los Alamos, Sandia, and Argonne national laboratories.

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