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ISyE NEWS : The Industrial & Systems Engineering Department Newsletter

FALL / WINTER 2010-11

Featured articles

New simulator puts
UW-Madison on the map for driving research

Google executive addresses Wisconsin industry at E-business conference

Chancellor Martin visits ISyE department

Major grant aims at breaking the habit of implicit bias

Leading the effort to change personal health records

2010-11 ISyE Scholarhips

Students revive Human Factors & Ergonomics Society chapter

Alumnus receives National Institutes of Health award of merit

with Thomas Yen

Regular Features

Message from the Chair

Department News

Focus on New Faculty:
Jingshan Li


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Chancellor Martin with Alfonso Gutierrez, director of the RFID lab.
Chancellor Martin with Alfonso Gutierrez.
Chancellor Martin with ISyE students.
Chancellor Martin with ISyE students.

Chancellor Martin visits ISyE department

Decorative initial cap On September 17, UW-Madison Chancellor Carolyn “Biddy” Martin visited the department. Martin met with ISyE leadership and College of Engineering Dean Paul Peercy and toured the UW RFID Lab (with RFID Lab director Alfonso Gutierrez, pictured at right) and Driving Simulation Lab. She also learned more about research by Associate Professors Jeff Linderoth and Shiyu Zhou and Assistant Professor Enid Montague.

The chancellor sat down with 12 ISyE students to hear their perspectives on the department. “We spoke a lot about our professors. They’re why the department is so good, and Biddy took that pretty seriously,” says undergraduate student Anna Nachamie.

After the discussion, Martin extended an invitation to the students to visit Olin House before the next day’s football game against Arizona State and watch the game from the chancellor’s box. “We did ‘Varsity’ with her and ‘Jump Around,’” says undergraduate Yodsadhorn “Fudge” Vinitwatanakhun, referencing popular student game day traditions. “She has a really great personality.”

Nachamie agrees. “She’s so integrated with students, even though this is a big school, and it’s encouraging that she’s so involved,” she says.


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