Industrial Engineering - Purdue University


October 29, 2015
The School of Industrial Engineering at Purdue University invites applications from outstanding faculty candidates as part of a continuing strategy to substantially grow the School and its impact. The School has multiple openings at all faculty levels (Assistant/Associate/Full). Exceptional candidates will be considered for appointment to named and distinguished professorship.
Amanda Hobbs
November 25, 2015
First-year IE PhD student graduate student Amanda Hobbs (McComb group) has been awarded the 2015 David Calkins Memorial Scholarship from the Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI).
Students met with GE representatives
November 24, 2015
GE-Purdue PRIAM (Partnership in Research & Innovation in Advanced Manufacturing) hosted “GE Manufacturing Days” last week on campus.
IIE students v. faculty/staff soccer rematch
November 23, 2015
The Institute of Industrial Engineers (IIE) hosted a rematch soccer game of students vs. faculty/staff on November 11 in the TREC.
Dr. Goñi works with students at the IU Hackathon
November 20, 2015
IE Assistant Professor Joaquín Goñi participated in the first IU Imaging Research Facility NeuroImaging Hackathon on Nov. 6 & 7 in Bloomington, IN.
Prof. Yuehwern Yih
November 17, 2015
Purdue Research Foundation (PRF) recognized IE Professor Yuehwern Yih for a patent at its 11th annual Inventors Recognition Reception on Nov. 3 at Purdue Research Park.
November 12, 2015
Purdue Research Foundation (PRF) recognized IE Professor Shimon Nof for two patents at its 11th annual Inventors Recognition Reception on Nov. 3 at Purdue Research Park.
New research shows wrapping silver nanowires, which are promising for applications such as flexible displays and solar cells, with an ultrathin layer of carbon called graphene protects the structures from damage and could represent a key to realizing their commercial potential. (Purdue University photo)
November 11, 2015
Silver nanowires hold promise for applications such as flexible displays and solar cells, but their susceptibility to damage from highly energetic UV radiation and harsh environmental conditions has limited their commercialization. Gary Cheng, an associate professor of industrial engineering at Purdue University, works on the project with other researchers.
Purdue IE INFORMS student chapter wins annual award.
November 10, 2015
Purdue's IE INFORMS student chapter was selected as a Magna Cum Laude winner of the INFORMS Student Chapter Annual Award for 2015.
Haliburton representatives talk with IE students.
November 6, 2015
The IIE student group held its annual Fall Career Night on October 28.
Michelle Jahn presents poster at 59th Annual HFES meeting
November 3, 2015
IE PhD student Michelle Jahn entered the User Experience (UX) Day Best Paper Competition at a national meeting and earned a spot among the top five best papers.
Gesuado Scutari
October 30, 2015
Associate Professor Gesualdo Scutari was recently awarded two National Science Foundation grants. His projects are entitled “Communicating While Computing: Mobile Fog Computing Over Wireless Heterogeneous Networks” and “Parallel Online Algorithms for Large-Scale MRI”.
October 27, 2015
IE PhD student Harsh Wardhan Aggarwal has been working on walking therapy for older adults and people with Parkinson’s disease (PD).
INFORMS students discuss poster
October 23, 2015
Purdue's INFORMS student chapter has been selected as a Magna Cum Laude winner of the INFORMS Student Chapter Annual Award for 2015.
October 20, 2015
Assistant Professor Vaneet Aggarwal received an Air Force Research Lab Summer Extension Grant to work on data completion algorithms.
Science of Organizations workshop
October 16, 2015
Dr. Sara McComb hosted a National Science Foundation-funded “Science of Organizations” workshop at Purdue on October 1-2.
Alexander Lo, a researcher in the Purdue Center for Paralysis Research, uses an iPad on the RoboDesk.  (Purdue Research Foundation Photo)
October 15, 2015
A Purdue startup is commercializing an assistive wheelchair technology that could provide people with disabilities an efficient and easy-to-use method to more easily position and remove an iPad or other mobile device without being limited by a table or moving in and out of the chair. The company has recently developed its first prototype.
IE Head Abhi Deshmukh with students
October 14, 2015
Over 100 IE alumni and friends gathered on October 10 for a Tailgate Party before the Purdue v. Minnesota football game. The event took place in the newly-finished de Bedout Piazza at Grissom Hall.
Purdue President Mitch Daniels speaking
October 12, 2015
The sun came out for Industrial Engineering’s "A New Era at Grissom Hall" ceremony on an otherwise-cloudy October 9. IE alumni, faculty, staff and friends gathered at the new de Bedout Piazza behind Grissom Hall for the celebration event, along with local and state dignitaries.
ReThink IE
October 2, 2015
The School of Industrial Engineering invites all Purdue IE alumni to the Grissom Hall Celebration on Friday, Oct. 9.
Provost Deba Dutta, NASA administrator Charles Bolden and Abhijit Deshmukh, head of the School of Industrial Engineering
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.
Grissom Hall lit at night by the pendant
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.
U.S. News and World Report - University Rankings
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.
Vaneet Aggarwal, IE Assistant Professor
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.
IE Professor Shimon Nof
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.
A researcher tests the system using a manikin-like
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.