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October 2, 2015
The School of Industrial Engineering invites all Purdue IE alumni to the Grissom Hall Celebration on Friday, Oct. 9.
September 28, 2015
NASA administrator Charles Bolden on Friday (Sept. 25) helped kick off the Purdue Systems Collaboratory aimed at integrating multidisciplinary teaching and research stressing the "convergence of knowledge" in problem solving.
September 25, 2015
The iconic Grissom Hall "pendant" was refurbished and rehung on September 22 - in time for the upcoming October 9 & 10 Grissom Hall Celebration.
September 14, 2015
The Purdue School of Industrial Engineering moved up to the No. 3 spot in the latest undergraduate program rankings from the U.S. News & World Report released Wednesday, Sept. 9.
September 15, 2015
The National Science Foundation awarded a grant to Purdue University for support of the project entitled "CIF: Small: Collaborative Research: Communications with Energy Harvesting Nodes." The project is under the direction of Vaneet Aggarwal, IE Assistant Professor. This award started September 1, 2015 and ends August 31, 2018.
September 7, 2015
Distinguished IE alumus Bruce Harreld was named the 21st President of the University of Iowa on Sept. 3.
September 4, 2015
Professor Shimon Nof with Dean Jose Ceroni and Dr. Wootae Jeong, both Purdue IE alumni, and M. Moghaddam, IE doctoral candidate, co-authored Revolutionizing Collaboration through e-Work, e-Business, and e-Service.
September 1, 2015
IE PhD student Julian Archer is one of eleven undergraduate and graduate students to be selected for the first cohort of the Burton D. Morgan Fellowship Program. The program is a student-driven initiative focused on thought leadership, mentorship and community building, and is led by the Purdue Certificate in Entrepreneurship and Innovation Program.
August 25, 2015
The School of IE's Associate Professor Juan Wachs and other researchers at Purdue University and the Indiana University School of Medicine are developing an “augmented reality telementoring” system to provide effective support to surgeons on the battlefield from specialists located thousands of miles away.
August 24, 2015
The discovery of a previously unknown type of metal deformation – sinuous flow – and a method to suppress it could lead to more efficient machining and other manufacturing advances by reducing the force and energy required to process metals.
June 10, 2015
Chittayong (Jao) and Caitlin Surakitbanharn, students of Dr. Steven J. Landry, have been awarded 1st Place in the Airport Cooperative Research Program (ACRP) University Design Competition for Addressing Airport Needs for their innovative design for Airport Management and Planning. The program is sponsored by the National Academies through the Transportation Research Board (TRB).

June 3, 2015
Purdue Alumnus and IE Advisory Council member Dr. James A. Tompkins received the prestigious Frank and Lillian Gilbreth Industrial Engineering Award at the 2015 Institute of Industrial Engineers (IIE) Annual Conference held in Nashville, Tennessee.
May 1, 2015
To close out the Spring semester the IE family played a faculty vs students soccer game! Both the students and the faculty left a little blood, and tears on the field. After a nail-biting 45 minutes, the students came out victorious in a close 4 to 3 final score. Both teams played very well and kept it mostly clean (although there were a few fouls on both teams), but a semesters worth of exams, homework, and projects might have been more of a motivation for the students to beat their professors.

Get ready for the rematch this upcoming fall! Also, Look out for more information on different sports games against the faculty next semester!
April 29, 2015
The Material Handling Education Foundation Inc (MHEFI) presented the award of $6000 to Mohammad Moshref-Javadi, an IE PhD student. This scholarship is to promote the study of material handling, logistics and the supply chain by exposing students and educators to the industry through financial support. Congratulations Mohammad!
April 8, 2015
Current IE Ph.D. student Chittayong (Jao) Surakitbanharn has been awarded a Graduate Student Participation Grant to attend the Ninth National Aviation System Planning Symposium (NASPS) in light of his research to design government policies for small airports. Jao’s work has already gained interests overseas in Australia, where his research findings will be presented to governing aviation bodies to guide future policy. Through the NASPS Graduate Student Participation Grant, he will be able to share his work with United States aviation officials to better implement his research domestically as well.
April 7, 2015
The School of Industrial Engineering congratulates the following Graduate Students on their recent awards: Venkata Vamsi Krishna Uppala, Baback Vaziri, Joonyup Eun, Julian Archer, Gaurav Nanda, Harsh Wardhan Aggarwal and Rodrigo Reyes Levalle.
February 10, 2015
Maria Eugenia Cabrera, IE PhD student, has received the best three minute presentation award at the recent AAAI (Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence) Conference.
January 29, 2015
The Purdue student chapter of the Institute of Industrial Engineers (IIE) will be hosting the IIE Great Lakes Regional conference February 20-22. Representatives from many other universities are expected to attend. This conference will feature well known keynote speakers, breakout sessions on different industry segments, a career fair, and networking events. As such, it provides a great opportunity for learning and networking.
January 13, 2015
During the annual Industrial Engineering Awards dinner, the first annual “Outstanding Staff Award” was awarded to Leza Dellinger, IE School Coordinator. The award was voted on by IE faculty, staff and student organization Presidents. It recognizes those who continuously go above and beyond the expectations of his/her position, exhibit a consistent pattern of congenial behavior to all contacts and treat others with respect, and have a positive attitude even under the most difficult of circumstances.
December 16, 2014
Chittayong (Jao) Surakitbanharn’s Ph.D. dissertation work has been chosen by Australia’s Department of Education to receive the 2015 Endeavour Research Fellowship.
December 12, 2014
Recent articles highlight exciting new developments in Advanced Manufacturing.
November 24, 2014
At this year’s INFORMS conference in San Francisco, Dadi Xing received the Quality, Statistics, and Reliability Section’s Best Student Paper Finalist Award. Dadi’s paper, “Supersaturated Design via Lasso” was co-authored by Industrial Engineering Professor Hong Wan and Statistics Professor Yu Zhu.
November 18, 2014
The Harold T. Amrine award is given to the IE undergraduate student that best portrays outstanding leadership and academic achievement. Among his many achievements, Matthew is currently the president of the student chapter of IIE and is an exceptional scholar.
November 14, 2014
Lane Konkel, May 2013 IE Graduate
October 1, 2014
They were recognized for their outstanding leadership and career accomplishments in the Cooperative Education Program. Sue is the Lt. Governor, State of Indiana and Cindy is Vice President of American Operations for Allegion. Congratulations to Sue and Cindy!
September 30, 2014
Created in 1950, the Old Masters Program has been a long-standing tradition in which distinguished professionals are brought to Purdue’s campus to share their professional and personal experiences and inspire leadership for a lifetime. During the program, Old Masters participate in classroom talks, student organization receptions, and social activities. Those selected as Old Masters are exceptional individuals who have made significant contributions in their professional fields. Encompassing a mix of Purdue alumni and friends, Old Masters possess a desire to share leadership philosophies and life experiences with Purdue students.
September 26, 2014
The six astronaut-like crew members of the next Hawaii Space Exploration Analog and Simulation (HI-SEAS) mission starting October 15 will be isolated in their dome habitat for eight months. This mission is twice as long as any previously completed at the Hawaii site, and second only to Russia’s Mars500 experiment in total duration. During the HI-SEAS mission, Jocelyn will monitor habitat systems data and develop analytics for optimizing crew schedules and mission performance.
July 31, 2014
Indiana Lt. Gov. Sue Ellspermann will return to Purdue University on Aug. 9 to deliver the keynote address at her alma mater's summer commencement.
June 19, 2014
From College to Careers is a program intended to develop the technology to allow students with physical disabilities to have careers in the the fields of science, technology, engineering and mathematics. The program will use robots controlled by voice commands and hand gestures to assist disabled students and researchers in laboratories.
May 6, 2014
Mica R. Endsley is the chief scientist of the U.S. Air Force. She serves as the chief scientific adviser to the chief of staff and secretary of the Air Force and provides assessments on a wide range of scientific and technical issues affecting the Air Force mission. The IIE Annual Conference will be held in Montreal - May 31 to June 3, 2014
April 11, 2014
In the open division, Harsh Wardhan Aggarwal was second, receiving $500 for his pitch on Sustainable Waste Remodeling. Harsh is a graduate student of Professor Steve Landry. Congratulations!
April 8, 2014
Robotics students at Purdue are trying to find new ways robots can assist people in the workplace.

In a joint venture between the schools of Engineering and Technology, students and faculty are programming a robot to pick up surgical tools and hand them to the doctor. The Baxter robot was designed by the company Rethink Robotics.

April 8, 2014
Congratulations to Professor Ji Soo Yi on his promotion to Associate Professor with tenure. The School of Industrial Engineering is delighted to have Ji Soo join the senior leadership of the school, and wish him a long and productive career at Purdue.