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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.
Purdue Hyperloop Team at SpaceX Competition in Texas
February 5, 2016
A student team from Purdue University competed in the inaugural SpaceX Hyperloop pod competition at Texas A&M University in College Station, TX, Jan. 29-30. Senior IE student Adrienne Lavelle participated. Purdue’s team was one of over 120 teams from 27 countries and 20 U.S. states.
Professor Ramses Martinez works with a student
February 2, 2016
Assistant Professor Ramses Martinez came up with a novel way for students to learn about manufacturing processes. For his IE 370 Manufacturing Processes class, Martinez assigned students to learn new concepts and explain them to fellow students – by video. Martinez posts the videos on a YouTube channel.
Using the System for Telementoring with Augmented Reality (STAR)
January 29, 2016
Associate Professor Juan Wachs, with a team of Purdue University and Indiana University School of Medicine researchers, recently published a journal paper entitled "Medical telementoring using an augmented reality transparent display" in the journal Surgery.
Lauren Warner with crew of Disney's Sassagoula River Cruise.
January 26, 2016
IE undergrads not only get a great education and do undergraduate research, but have opportunities to do real-world internships in areas they’re interested in.
Prof. Barrett S. Caldwell
January 22, 2016
Professor Barrett S. Caldwell has been named to the 2016-2017 class of Jefferson Science Fellows (JSF), an initiative of the Office of the Science and Technology Adviser to the U.S. Secretary of State.
January 19, 2016
Arka Roy (PhD 2015, IE) always wanted to be a medical doctor, but he was never too excited about medicine. Instead, he fell in love with mathematics.
IE 490 students discuss
January 15, 2016
During the first day of a new IE course held this week, undergraduate students split into small groups to develop their “elevator pitches” with each other and the instructors, and to begin getting to know each other.
Susan Hunter
January 12, 2016
Assistant Professor Susan Hunter has received a CAREER award grant from NSF.
Jocelyn Dunn in spacesuit
January 8, 2016
For eight months, a Purdue University industrial engineering PhD student lived in a domed habitat on a volcanic landscape in Hawaii mimicking life on a Martian outpost. Jocelyn Dunn participated in the Hawaii Space Exploration Analog and Simulation (HI-SEAS) Mission 3 with five other “crew members” from Oct. 15, 2014 – June 12, 2015.
IE Graduate Reception
January 5, 2016
The School of Industrial Engineering held a Commencement Reception on December 18 for IE graduates.
December 22, 2015
A Purdue IE professor's startup has received federal funding to further develop an assistive wheelchair technology that allows power wheelchair users an efficient and easy-to-use method to more easily position and remove an iPad and other mobile devices.

Elizabeth Allum receives award from CoE Dean Leah Jamieson.
December 18, 2015
IE Academic Advisor Elizabeth Allum was recognized for excellent service to the Purdue University College of Engineering at the 2015 Engineering Staff Awards of Excellence. She was a finalist for the New Employee Award.


Diario de Navarra featuring Joaquin Goni
December 15, 2015
IE Assistant Professor Joaquín Goñi was featured in a November issue of his hometown newspaper, Diario de Navarra, for starting his position at Purdue University this fall.
Purdue advisor and students attend IHI in Orlando, FL, Dec. 6-9, 2015.
December 11, 2015
Five Purdue students and one staff advisor traveled to Florida this week to present a poster at the 27th Annual National Forum on Quality Improvement in Health Care. The forum was hosted by the Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI). Purdue IE graduate students Amanda Hobbs and Katie Ernst attended along with IE academic advisor Elizabeth Allum and Purdue Nursing students Daisy Feldman, Meghan Cowden, and Rachell Terrell.
IE sophomore Pamela Yuan and PUP team in Rome.
December 8, 2015
By the end of her third semester at Purdue, Industrial Engineering (IE) sophomore Pamela Yuan traveled overseas twice, using her IE skills and knowledge in a rural Cameroonian village and also at a United Nations meeting in Italy.
Gary Cheng
December 4, 2015
Purdue Research Foundation (PRF) recognized IE faculty member Gary Cheng for a patent at its 11th annual Inventors Recognition Reception.
Purdue students receive books at 2015 INCOSE GLRC
December 1, 2015
Purdue University’s Student Division of International Council of Systems Engineering (INCOSE) sponsored student participation at the INCOSE Great Lakes Regional Conference (GLRC) conference in Cleveland, OH, Oct. 23-25.
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.
IE alumni and friends at the ceremony
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 alumnus 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.