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Recent Faculty Achievements


  • Professor Emeritus Stephen Robinson became president-elect of the Institute of Operations Management and Research (INFORMS) on January 1, 2013. He became president on January 1, 2014.
  • Professor Gregg Vanderheiden was elected a fellow of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society, recognizing his outstanding achievement, superior professional performance, exceptional contributions, and personal service to the society.
  • Professor Pascale Carayon received the 2012 Triennial Distinguished Service award from the International Ergonomics Association (IEA), for her outstanding contributions to the promotion, development and advancement of the IEA.
  • Associate Professor Doug Wiegmann, together with Associate Professor Caprice Greenberg and Visiting Associate Professor Carla Pugh of the Department of Surgery, received $2 million from the U.S. Department of Defense to study surgeon error and advance state-of-the-art solutions for world-class medical care for members of the armed services. Professor Robert Radwin will also contribute to the project.
  • A team led by Professor Robert Radwin received a grant of $800,000 to develop an innovative digital video-processing device to automatically monitor hazardous exposures to repetitive motion in the workplace, similar to how sound level meters monitor noisy spaces. Funding was provided by the CDC's National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health and the NIH National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering.
  • Associate Professor Jingshan Li has received a $243,183 grant from the National Science Foundation to study health services improvement in rapid response situations. With a goal of improving patient safety and care, the three-year study aims to use systems modeling research to develop analytical methods to evaluate performance, identify bottlenecks, and optimize the workforce configuration in acute care delivery systems.
  • A paper written by Industrial and Systems Engineering Professor Jeff Linderoth was selected as one of the best papers in the 20-year history of the Association for Computing Machinery's International Symposium on High-Performance Parallel and Distributed Computing. The 2000 paper, "An enabling framework for master-worker applications on the computational grid," has now been cited over 250 times, according to Google Scholar.