In the United States over four billion prescriptions are dispensed every year. Of those four billion around 2.4 million are incorrectly dispensed, which can be a fatal error. A team of researchers from the University of Michigan looks to machine intelligence to help humans reduce their dispensing errors.
Industrial and Operations Engineering
Preventing prescription dispensing errors using machine intelligence
U-M IOE Lecturer Debra Levantrosser awarded the Michigan Lean Consortium Distinguished Service Award
University of Michigan Industrial and Operations Engineering (IOE) Lecturer Debra Levantrosser has been awarded the Michigan Lean Consortium (MLC) Distinguished Service Award for superb customer service and going above and beyond in time commitment and service to Michigan and the MLC.
Kamolnat Tabattanon is awarded funding to support working populations of older adults with mobility limitations.
University of Michigan Industrial and Operations Engineering Ph.D. Candidate Kamolnat Tabattanon has been awarded funding from the NIOSH Pilot Project Research Training Program (PPRTP) for her work relating to movement performance and biomechanics and how inclusive interventions will support the growing working population of older adults with mobility limitations.
U-M IOE hosts ENCHANT camp
The University of Michigan Industrial and Operations Engineering department partnered with U-M Women in Science and Engineering to host a summer camp focusing on science and engineering for 7-8 graders.
The silent mental health crisis of engineering graduate students
Research on graduate-level engineering student mental health is vastly under-studied. University of Michigan researchers take a closer look at what has been researched and what still needs to be addressed.
U-M student group CLAWS develops tools to help astronauts navigate space
The University of Michigan Collaborative Lab for Advancing Work in Space participated in the NASA SUITS Challenge at the Johnson Space Center in Houston. They developed an augmented reality system to help astronauts navigate the moon.
Sadie Cox awarded the James W. Barany Student Award for Excellence from IISE
This award recognizes industrial engineering undergraduate students who have distinguished themselves through the excellence of scholarship and campus leadership. Every year three students receive this honor, making this a prestigious award.
Raed Al Kontar receives the National Science Foundation Career Award
This award is given by the National Science Foundation through their Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Program. As one of the most prestigious awards, it supports early-career faculty who have the potential to serve as academic role models in research and education and to advance the mission of their department.
Student spotlight: Wilson MacRitchie
University of Michigan Industrial and Operations Engineering (U-M IOE) undergraduate student, Wilson MacRitchie comes from a long line of U-M engineers. Now it’s 2022 and MacRitchie is set to graduate with a degree from U-M IOE.
2022 INFORMS Optimization Society Conference in Review
The University of Michigan Industrial and Operations Engineering (U-M IOE) department had a strong presence at this year’s conference, with over 10 presentations from U-M IOE faculty and students.
Joi Mondisa has been awarded the Sister Mary Ambrosia Fitzgerald Mentoring Award.
U-M WISE honors outstanding advocates for diversity, equity, and inclusion in STEM with four annual awards celebrating the accomplishments of Willie Hobbs Moore, one of which is the Sister Mary Ambrosia Fitzgerald Mentoring Award. This award is awarded to individuals who have served as an exemplar of formal or informal mentorship of STEM students.
Brian Denton is named Chair-elect for the Council of Industrial Engineering Academic Department Heads
Denton will serve as Chair-elect from 2022-23 and then move to the Chair position from 2023-24.
University of Michigan Industrial and Operations Engineering awarded a grant in partnership with the U-M Medical School and the University of Southern California
Salar Fattahi, U-M IOE assistant professor, is the Principal Investigator of a team that has received a multi-institute research award from the National Science Foundation in the amount of $399,998.
Joi Mondisa receives the Institute for Industrial and Systems Engineering UPS Minority Advancement Award
This award recognizes organizations or individuals that, through innovative means, have developed programs or projects directed to the advancement of women, minorities or individuals with disabilities in the field of industrial engineering.
Jon Lee has been awarded a grant from the Air Force Office of Scientific Research
University of Michigan Industrial and Operations Engineering (U-M IOE) G. Lawton and Louise G. Johnson Professor of Engineering, Jon Lee has been awarded a grant from AFOSR in the amount of $582,002 for his work on optimization for sensor networks.
Xiuli Chao appointed Ralph Disney Collegiate Professor of Industrial and Operations Engineering
Chao has been a professor at U-M IOE since 2007. A Collegiate Research Professorship is awarded to a professor who demonstrates exceptional scholarly achievement and makes an impact on advancing knowledge in their academic field of study.