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December 2022

December 20, 2022
Congratulations to Rutgers ISE Professor Dr. Elsayed Elsayed for receiving the Industrial Engineering and Operations Management (IEOM) Distinguished Educator Award , from IEOM Society International, Sept 2022. The IEOM Society International is a global organization dedicated to the advancement of industrial engineering and operations management.

November 2022

November 18, 2022
A School of Engineering Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering team led by associate professor Zhimin Xi has been studying autonomous wheelchairs for five years. “A wheelchair is more human than a chair and should be as reliable as a good pair of shoes,” Xi insists. Their research has culminated with a $50,000 NSF National I-Corps Program grant to study and identify market opportunities for autonomous wheelchairs. 
November 15, 2022
Congratulations to Dr. Farzad Yousefian on being awarded a $400,000 grant from the Department of Energy (DOE) for his project titled “Randomized Federated Learning Methods for Nonsmooth, Nonconvex, and Hierarchical Optimization.” This project is in collaboration with Dr. Uday V. Shanbhag from Penn State University (09/2022 – 08/2024, Rutgers’ portion: $214K, total: $400K).
November 1, 2022
Professor David Coit has been awarded the Jean d’Alembert Fellowship from the Université Paris-Saclay Paris, France to support his research and academic studies in France in 2023 and 2024. Prof. Coit will conduct research at University Paris Saclay CentraleSupelec during his Rutgers sabbatical Spring 2023 semester and during summers in 2023 and 2024. The Jean d’Alembert fellowship is a prestigious award intended to bring the top researchers around the world to France to collaborate with professors, researchers, and students at University Paris Saclay. Prof.
November 1, 2022
Dr. Farzad Yousefian and Dr. Randy Reagan have recently joined the Industrial & Systems Engineering Department at Rutgers. Dr. Yousefian received his PhD from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champagne in 2013 and is a 2020 recipient of the NSF CAREER Award. His research interest lies in advancing mathematical models and algorithms for distributed muti-agent optimization, stochastic optimization, hierarchical optimization, and computational game theory, with applications in machine learning, defense, and transportation systems. Dr. Reagan received his PhD from NJIT in 2010.
November 1, 2022
Rutgers ISE Professor Dr. Elsayed Elsayed has been inducted as an INFORMS fellow for his “innovative contributions to theory and applications in reliability engineering, distinguished contributions in education, and leadership service to industrial engineering and INFORMS professional societies.” INFORMS Fellows are honored for their outstanding lifetime accomplishments and contributions in Operations research and analytics.

October 2022

October 25, 2022
More than 175 experts from academia, industry and government joined in an inaugural forum on hydrogen energy technologies and policy at Rutgers School of Engineering this fall just as an infusion of federal money has jump-started initiatives to harness the chemical element for clean energy production. 

July 2022

July 28, 2022
Dr. Aziz Ezzat received the “IISE Data Analytics Teaching Award,” from the Division of Data Analytics & Information Systems (DAIS) at the Institute of Industrial & Systems Engineers (IISE). The award recognizes individual faculty for sustained performance of excellence in teaching courses related to data analytics in Industrial Engineering. The award was officially presented at the IISE Annual Conference & Expo, which was held in Seattle in May 2022.

February 2022

February 8, 2022
By 2030, more than 10 million homes will be powered by offshore wind turbines, according to a Biden administration plan designed to stall climate change and accelerate a transition to clean energy. Yet the transition to wind energy presents an immense challenge in terms of cost-effectiveness: a balance must be achieved between revenue-producing electricity generation and the long-term expense of asset maintenance.

January 2022

January 3, 2022
After learning about the Institute of Industrial and Systems Engineers (IISE) UPS Scholarship for Female Students from a friend, School of Engineering junior Mona Ranadive decided to apply for the current academic year.   She is one of just two recipients of a competitive $4,000 award chosen from industrial engineering students enrolled in IISE-recognized programs in the United States, Canada, and Mexico who have attained overall GPAs of at least 3.40. 

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