The Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences (INFORMS) annual meeting has officially wrapped up with the University of Michigan Industrial and Operations Engineering (U-M IOE) Department walking away with several awards.
Honors and Awards
U-M Industrial and Operations Engineering wins several awards at the 2022 INFORMS Annual Meeting
U-M HFES Chapter Receives Gold Recognition Award
The University of Michigan Industrial and Operations Engineering (IOE) Human Factors and Ergonomics Society (HFES) student chapter received the Gold HFES Chapter Recognition Award, the highest level of recognition awarded for student chapters.
Harriet B. Nembhard wins 2022 Alumni Merit Award
Harriet B. Nembhard, Dean of the College of Engineering at the University of Iowa and U-M Industrial and Operations Engineering alum, has won the 2022 Alumni Merit Award.
Salar Fattahi receives DEI faculty grant to fund free STEM workshops for students in low-income high schools in Detroit
Salar Fattahi, U-M IOE assistant professor, and Tiffany Wu, School of Education Ph.D. student, have received the DEI faculty grant to fund their workshops on mathematics and machine learning for juniors and seniors from low-income high schools in the Detroit area
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.
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.
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.
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.
U-M IOE Chair, Brian Denton is elected a fellow of the Institute of Industrial and Systems Engineers
Brian Denton, University of Michigan Industrial and Operations Engineering (U-M IOE) Stephen M. Pollock collegiate professor and department chair, has been elected a fellow of the Institute of Industrial and Systems Engineers (IISE).
Sadie Cox receives Distinguished Achievement Undergraduate and Distinguished Leadership Awards.
University of Michigan Industrial and Operations Engineering (U-M IOE) undergraduate student, Sadie Cox, has received the Distinguished Achievement Undergraduate Award and the Distinguished Leadership Award from the U-M College of Engineering (CoE).
Dr. Salar Fattahi receives a research grant from the Office of Naval Research
University of Michigan Industrial and Operations Engineering (U-M IOE) Assistant Professor, Dr. Salar Fattahi has been awarded $430,556 from the Office of Naval Research (ONR) for scientific research regarding low-rank matrix factorization.
Mohammad Zhalechian receives the Richard F. and Eleanor A. Towner Prize for Distinguished Academic Achievement
This award is presented to an outstanding graduate student in each of the U-M College of Engineering degree programs.