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Missouri University of
Science and Technology
Professional and Continuing Education
216 Centennial Hall
300 West 12th Street
ROLLA MO 65409
(573) 341-6222
Email: dce@mst.edu

Organizing Committee

These devoted individuals work to make our conference a success.

- Cihan Dagli, PhD - Suzanna Long, PhD, PEM. F.ASEM Young-Jun Son, PhD
- Bidana Bopaya, PhD Mohsen Moghaddam, PhD Dušan N. Šormaz, PhD
Elizabeth Cudney, PhD Shimon Nof, PhD, D.H.C Gürsel A. Süer
- Rob Dekkers, PhD, IR - Ruwen Qin, PhD - Zeyi Sun, PhD    
Gül E Kremer, PhD Luis Quezada, PhD - Ibrahim Tansel, PhD    
Ming C. Leu, PhD - Soheil Saedi, PhD -Yihong (David) Yang
Frank Liou, PhD Alice Smith, PhD  

Cihan Dagli, PhD
Conference Chair
Professor, Engineering Management and Systems Engineering
Founder & Boeing Coordinator, Systems Engineering Graduate Program
Missouri University of Science & Technology
Rolla, Missouri, USA

Dr. Dagli is a Professor of Systems Engineering and Engineering Management and also a Professor Computer and Electrical Engineering. He is the founder of Missouri S&T 's Systems Engineering Graduate Program. Dr. Dagli  is also the Intelligent Systems Design  Area Editor for the International Journal of General Systems and the director of the Smart Engineering Systems Lab (SESL) at the Missouri S&T.  He is  Senior Investigator in DoD Systems Engineering Research Center-URAC. Dr. Dagli is a fellow of International Council of Systems Engineering INCOSE 2008 and Institute of Industrial Engineers IIE 2009.  He received B.S. and M.S. degrees in Industrial Engineering from the Middle East Technical University  and a Ph.D. Applied Operations Research in Large Scale Systems Design and Operation from the University of Birmingham, United Kingdom, where from 1976 to 1979 he was a British Council Fellow.

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Bidana Bopaya, PhD
Ernest Roth Professor & Department Chair
Department of Industrial Engineering
Professor of Business Administration (courtesy)
Pitt Swanson Engineering Industrial
Pittsburg, Pennsylvania, USA

Bio Coming

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Elizabeth Cudney, PhD
Associate Professor
Engineering Management & Systems Engineering Department
Missouri University of Science & Technology
Rolla, Missouri, USA

Dr. Elizabeth Cudney is an Associate Professor in the Engineering Management and Systems Engineering Department at Missouri University of Science and Technology. She received her B.S. in Industrial Engineering from North Carolina State University, Master of Engineering in Mechanical Engineering and MBA from the University of Hartford, and doctorate in Engineering Management from the University of Missouri – Rolla. Dr. Cudney received the 2018 IISE Fellow Award. She also received the 2017 Yoshio Kondo Academic Research Prize from the International Academy for Quality for sustained performance in exceptional published works. In 2014, Dr. Cudney was elected as an ASEM Fellow. In 2013, Dr. Cudney was elected as an ASQ Fellow. In 2010, Dr. Cudney was inducted into the International Academy for Quality. She received the 2008 ASQ A.V. Feigenbaum Medal and the 2006 SME Outstanding Young Manufacturing Engineering Award. She has published six books and over 70 journal papers. She holds eight ASQ certifications, which include ASQ Certified Quality Engineer, Manager of Quality/Operational Excellence, and Certified Six Sigma Black Belt, amongst others.

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Rob Dekkers, PhD, IR
Reader in Industrial Management
Adam Smith Business School
University of Glasgow
Glasgow, Scotland

Information details and biography:  https://www.gla.ac.uk/schools/business/staff/robdekkers/

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Gül E Kremer, PhD
Professor and C.G. “Turk” & Joyce A. Therkildsen Department Chair
Department of Industrial and Manufacturing Systems Engineering 
Iowa State University
Ames, Iowa, USA

Gül E. Kremer is a Professor and C.G. “Turk” & Joyce A. Therkildsen Department Chair of Department of Industrial and Manufacturing Systems Engineering at Iowa State University. Dr. Kremer has degrees in industrial engineering from Yildiz Technical University, an MBA from Istanbul University and a PhD in Engineering Management from Missouri University of Science and Technology. Dr. Kremer’s research interests include applied decision analysis to improve complex products and systems, and engineering education. The results of her research efforts have been presented in 3 books and 310 refereed publications. Nine of her papers have been recognized with Best Paper awards. She has been a National Research Council-US AFRL Summer Faculty Fellow in the Human Effectiveness Directorate from 2002 to 2004, and a Fulbright Scholar (2010-2011). She served as a Program Director in the National Science Foundation’s Division of Undergraduate Education between August 2013 and August 2016. She is a Fellow of the American Society for Mechanical Engineers (ASME), and a senior member of the Institute of Industrial Engineers (IIE).

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Ming C. Leu, PhD
Keith and Pat Bailey Distinguished Professor and Director of Intelligent Systems Center
Missouri University of Science & Technology
Rolla, Missouri, USA

Dr. Ming C. Leu is the Keith and Pat Bailey Distinguished Professor in the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Missouri University of Science and Technology and is currently serving as the Director of Intelligent Systems at Missouri S&T. He founded Missouri S&T’s Center for Aerospace Manufacturing Technologies in 2004 and since then has been serving as its director until May 2016. Prior to joining Missouri S&T, he was a Program Director at the National Science Foundation, 1996-1999, the State Chair Professor in Manufacturing Productivity at the New Jersey Institute of Technology, 1987-1996, and an Assistant Professor at Cornell University. Professor Leu obtained his Ph.D. degree in 1981 from the University of California at Berkeley, his M.S. degree in 1977 from the Pennsylvania State University, and his B.S. degree in 1972 from the National Taiwan University, all in Mechanical Engineering. Dr. Leu’s research interests include additive manufacturing, virtual prototyping, CAD/CAM, robotics, machine dynamics and control, and cyber-physical systems. He has published over 430 papers in refereed journals and conference proceedings, and has written one e-book and 10 book chapters as well as having 4 U.S. patents granted. Dr. Leu has received many professional awards, including the ASME Milton C. Shaw Manufacturing Research Medal (2018), University of Missouri President’s Leadership Award (2017), ASME Blackall Machine Tool and Gage Award (2014), ISFA Hideo Hanafusa Outstanding Investigator Award (2008), MCASTA Outstanding Scholar Award (2006), ASME Distinguished Service Award (2004), Missouri S&T AMAE Faculty Excellence Award (2001 & 2004), NJIT Harlan J. Perlis Research Award (1993), NSF Presidential Young Investigator Award (1985), SAE Ralph R. Teetor Education Award (1985), and FPRS Wood Paper Award (1981), and was on the NJIT team to receive the CASA/SME University Lead Award (1994). He was elected to CIRP Fellow in 2008, ASME Fellow in 1993, and SME Fellow in 2018. He is a member of the Sigma Xi, Tau Beta Pi, and Phi Kappa Phi honor societies.

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Frank Liou, PhD
Bytnar Professor
Director of Manufacturing  Engineering Program
Missouri University of Science & Technology
Rolla, Missouri, USA

Dr. Frank Liou is the Michael and Joyce Bytnar Professor of Mechanical Engineering Department, Missouri University of Science and Technology. He has published a book on Rapid Prototyping along with over 300 technical papers. Dr. Liou’s research excels in additive manufacturing (AM), including hybrid additive and subtractive processes, path planning, multiscale multiphysics process modeling, and AM process monitoring and control. His research has been funded by AFRL, DOE, NASA, NAVY, NSF, and many industrial partners. Dr. Liou has received several teaching, research, and service awards, including several best paper awards. Dr. Liou is a Fellow of ASME.

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Suzanna Long, PhD, PEM. F.ASEM
Professor and Department Chair
Engineering Management & Systems Engineering
Missouri University of Science & Technology
Rolla, Missouri, USA

Dr. Suzanna Long is professor and chair of engineering management and systems engineering at Missouri University of Science and Technology. Long earned a B.S. in physics and B.A. in history in 1984, an M.S. in engineering management in 2004 and a Ph.D. in engineering management and systems engineering in 2007 from the University of Missouri-Rolla, now Missouri S&T. She also earned an M.A. in history from UM-St. Louis in 1988. She joined the S&T faculty in August 2008. Prior to joining Missouri S&T, Long served as the director of continuing education at Pittsburg State University, the coordinator of the transportation-logistics program at Missouri Southern State University, and was a scientific and electronic records specialist with the U.S. federal government.

Her research interests include critical infrastructure systems; strategic management; supply chain and transportation; systems management; organizational behavior; and sociotechnical systems analysis. She has been PI or Co-PI on almost $17 million in externally funded research and has authored nearly 100 publications and book chapters. Long has received national and international recognition for her research in sociotechnical systems and organizational effectiveness including multiple best paper awards, the UM Faculty Excellence Award, and the AASHTO High Value Research Award.

Long was named a Fellow of the American Society of Engineering Management (ASEM) in 2015. In addition to being named Fellow, Long is currently a Technical Vice President with the Institute of Industrial and Systems Engineers (IISE) and the President-elect of the ASEM. She is a former President of the Society of Engineering Management Systems in the IISE. 

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Mohsen Moghaddam, PhD
Assistand Professor
Department of Mechanical & Industrial Engineering
Northeastern University
Boston, Massachusetts, USA

Mohsen Moghaddam is an Assistant Professor of Industrial Engineering at Northeastern University. Prior to joining Northeastern, he was with the GE-Purdue Partnership in Research and Innovation in Advanced Manufacturing (PRIAM) as a postdoctoral associate (2016-18). He also served as a researcher at the Center for Production, Robotics, and Integration Software for Manufacturing and Management (PRISM) at Purdue University (2012-16). He received his Ph.D. in Industrial Engineering from Purdue University.

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Shimon Nof, PhD, D.H.C
Professor of Industrial Engineering
Purdue University
West Lafayette, Indiana, USA

Shimon Y. Nof, PhD, DHC, is Professor of Industrial Engineering, Purdue University, and held visiting positions at MIT and at universities in Chile, EU, Hong Kong, Israel, Japan, Mexico, Philippines, and Taiwan. He is the Director of the NSF-industry supported PRISM Center for Production, Robotics and Integration Software for Manufacturing & Management (established 1991) and its associated PGRN, PRISM Global Research Network; Fellow, recent President and Secretary General of IFPR (International Federation of Production Research); Fellow of the IIE (Institute of Industrial Engineers), recent Chair of the IFAC Coordinating Committee "Manufacturing & Logistics Systems"; and inaugural member of Purdue’s Book of Great Teachers (1999). He is the author, co-author and editor of fourteen books, including the Handbook of Industrial Robotics 1st and 2nd editions, the International Encyclopedia of Robotics, (both winners of the "Most Outstanding Book in Science and Engineering",) Information and Collaboration Models of Integration, Industrial Assembly, Springer Handbook of Automation, Revolutionizing Collaboration Through e-Work, e-Business, and e-Service, and Best Matching Theory & Applications. His over 190 journal article publications have been published by Computers in Industry, the International Journal of Production Research, International Journal of Production Economics, International Journal of Computers and IE, International Journal of CIM, IIE Transactions, Annual Reviews in Control, Production Planning and Control, Automatica, and others. His current research thrusts are collaborative control theory and cyber-physical augmentation, supply decision networks, future of work, and networked human-robots-sensors teams.

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Ruwen Qin, PhD
Associate Professor
Engineering Management and Systems Engineering
Missouri University of Science & Technology
Rolla, Missouri, USA

Dr. Ruwen Qin received her B.S.E and M.S.E degrees in Spacecraft Design from Beijing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics, Beijing, China, and her Ph.D. degree in Industrial Engineering and Operations Research from Pennsylvania State University, University Park, USA. She is an Associate Professor of Engineering Management and Systems Engineering at Missouri University of Science and Technology.  Her current research interests include stochastic modeling, machine learning, and optimization under uncertainty for functionalizing system of systems (SoS) and cyber physical systems (CPS) in smart manufacturing, intelligent transportation, and power systems.

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Luis E. Quezada, PhD
Professor
Department of Industrial Engineering
University of Santiago Chile
Santiago, Chile

Luis E. Quezada is a Professor at the Department of Industrial Engineering of the University of Santiago of Chile (USACH). He received his Ph.D. in Manufacturing Engineering & Operations Management and his Master of Science Degree in Advanced Manufacturing Systems from the University of Nottingham, UK, and his Bachelor of Science in Industrial Engineering from the University of Chile. His teaching and research focus on strategic management, operations management and multi-criteria analysis. He has published more than 60 papers in journals, conferences and book chapters. He has been guest editor of the International Journal of Production Economics, Journal of Manufacturing and Technology Management and Production. He was the Director of Institutional Development of the University of Santiago of Chile from 2012 to 2016, where he was in charge of the strategic planning, quality system, human resources management and institutional analysis of the Institution.

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Soheil Saedi. PhD
Assistant Professor
Systems Engineering 
University of Arkansas at Little Rock
Little Rock, Arkansas, USA

Dr. Soheil Saedi is an Assistant professor of Systems Engineering at University of Arkansas, Little Rock. He received his Ph.D. degree in Mechanical Engineering from university of Kentucky and his M.Sc. in Mechatronic Engineering from the Sharif University of Technology. His current research interests lie in the development, production, and characterization of novel materials for applications in biomedical and aerospace. Of particular focus is the area of additive manufacturing of metallic alloys, thermomechanical behavior of shape memory, high temperature/strength alloys, and underlying microstructure-property-processing relationships. 

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Alice Smith. PhD
Joe W. Forehand/Accenture Distinguished Professor
Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering and Department of Computer Science and Software Engineering
Auburn University
Auburn, Alabama, USA

ALICE E. SMITH is the Joe W. Forehand/Accenture Distinguished Professor of the Industrial and Systems Engineering Department at Auburn University (USA) with a joint appointment with the Department of Computer Science and Software Engineering.  Her research focus is analysis, modeling, and optimization of complex systems with emphasis on computation inspired by natural systems.  She holds a U.S. patent and has authored more than 200 refereed publications.  These have accumulated over 10,000 citations with an H Index of 44 (Google Scholar).  Dr. Smith has been a principal investigator on over $7.5 million of sponsored research and is a three time Fulbright Scholar.  She is a Fellow of IEEE and IISE and a registered Professional Engineer.  She is an Associate Editor of IEEE Transactions on Evolutionary Computation and IEEE Transactions on Automation Science and Engineering, and is an IEEE CIS Distinguished Lecturer.  Dr. Smith is an Area Editor of INFORMS Journal on Computing and Computers & Operations Research. 

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Young-Jun Son PhD
Professor and Department Head
Systems and Industrial Engineering
The University of Arizona
Tucson, Arizona, USA

Young-Jun Son is a Professor and Department Head of Systems and Industrial Engineering at University of Arizona. His research focuses on a data-driven, multi-scale, simulation and decision model needed for design and control in various applications, including extended manufacturing enterprise, renewable energy and storage network, homeland security, transportation, and social network. He has authored/co-authored over 87 journal papers and 100 conference papers. He is a Fellow of Institute of Industrial and Systems Engineers (IISE), and has received the Society of Manufacturing Engineers (SME) 2004 Outstanding Young Manufacturing Engineers Award, the IIE 2005 Outstanding Young Industrial Engineers Award, the IISE Annual Meeting Best Paper Awards (2005, 2008, 2009, 2016, 2018), and Best Paper of the Year Award in 2007 from International Journal of IE. His research activities have been funded by NSF, AFOSR, DOT/FHWA, US Department of Energy/AZ Commerce Authority, USDA, NIST, Sandia National Lab, Science Foundation of Arizona, Boeing, Samsung, Motorola, Raytheon, Tucson Electric Power, Microsoft, and several application software companies. He is a Department Editor for IISE Transactions, and serves on the editorial board for seven additional journals. He has served as co-Program Chair for ISERC 2007, and will serve as the General Chair for INFORMS Annual Meeting 2018 and the General Chair for Winter Simulation Conference 2019.  http://www.sie.arizona.edu/faculty/son

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Dušan N. Šormaz, PhD
Professor
Industrial and Systems Engineering
Ohio University
Athens, Ohio, USA

Dr. Dušan N. Šormaz is a Professor of Industrial and Systems Engineering at Ohio University, Athens, USA. Dr. Dušan N. Šormaz’s principal research interests are in Lean manufacturing, Simulation, Additive Manufacturing, Process planning, and application of knowledge based systems in manufacturing. He teaches Lean manufacturing, Simulation and Computer Integrated Manufacturing courses at Ohio University. His student team received the 1st place among 220 teams from 11 countries in the Global simulation competition sponsored by Simio company held in May 2017. His graduate student team was a runner up in NIST/ASME RAMP competition held at ASME MSEC Conference in June 2017.

He has worked on research projects sponsored by NIST, Delphi Automotive, GE, MVESC, and major oil companies in the areas of manufacturing process planning, cost estimation, bus scheduling, and corrosion modeling and prediction software.

He has published his research (over 100 refereed papers) in refereed journals, the four book chapters and at international conferences. He also delivered several keynotes and workshops at the research conferences. He serves as a reviewer for several international journals, he co-edited proceedings of Group Technology/ Cellular Manufacturing World Symposium 2003 and he was a guest editor of the special issue of International Journal of Production Research in 2008. He is the general chair of the Flexible Automation and Intelligent Manufacturing conference FAIM2018 which was organized by the Russ College in June 2018 in Columbus, OH.

Dr. Šormaz has received the IISE Lean Division’s Lean Teaching Award in 2018. He was finalist for Presidential Teacher Award at Ohio University in 2017, and received multiple annual Marvin E. and Ann D. White Teaching Award and Marvin E. and Ann D. White Research Awards at Ohio University. He was a holder of Fulbright scholarship for graduate studies in the USA in early 1990-ties.

Dr. Šormaz received his Ph.D. degree in industrial and systems engineering and MSc. in computer science from University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA, and MSc in industrial engineering and BS. in mechanical engineering from University of Novi Sad, Yugoslavia. He is member of IISE, senior member of SME, member of ASEE  and member of Alpha Pi Mu – industrial engineering honor society. 

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Gürsel A. Süer
Professor ISE Department
Ohio University
Athens, Ohio, USA

Gürsel A. Süer is a professor in the ISE Department at Ohio University. He has obtained his BSIE and MSIE degrees from Middle East Technical University, Ankara, Turkey and PhD in IE from Wichita State University.  He is on the editorial board of various journals. He has co-chaired two Computers and Industrial Engineering Conferences (1997-Puerto Rico, 2005-Istanbul), ANNIE Conference in 2009. He also initiated Group Technology/Cellular Manufacturing Conferences which were held in 2000-Puerto Rico, 2003-Ohio, 2006-Netherlands, 2009-Japan. He is also organized a workshop on CM/SERU in 2016 Ohio. He was the program chair for FAIM 2018 Conference held in USA.

He has consulted various companies such as AVON, HP, General Dynamics, Ocular Science, Lifescan, Circo Caribe, Allergan America, Excel, Vornado, and carried out several funded projects sponsored by MVESC, TS Trim, Ohio University, NSF, AVON, Checkpoint, and Timberland. Most of his research has been motivated by his experiences and observations in industrial settings. His main interests are applied scheduling, manufacturing system design, supply chain, vehicle routing, logistics, applied optimization, decision making, genetic algorithms and hybrid systems, intelligent systems with human component, modeling competitive business strategies. He has offered workshops in Intelligent Manufacturing and Logistics in various International Conferences and gave key note speeches. He has edited six Conference Proceedings and four special issues with different journals. He has published over 60 journal papers,  published 20 chapters in edited books, about 80 refereed conference papers, about 40 conference papers, and made 50 presentations. He also edited a book on cellular manuracturing in 2017.

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Zeyi Sun, PhD
Assistant Professor
Engineering Management and Systems Engineering
Missouri University of Science & Technology
Rolla, Missouri, USA

Dr. Zeyi Sun is an Assistant Professor at the Engineering Management and Systems Engineering Department at the Missouri University of Science and Technology. He received his Ph.D. degree in Industrial Engineering and Operations Research from the University of Illinois at Chicago in 2015, M. Eng. degree in Manufacturing from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor in 2010, and B. Eng degree in Material Science and Engineering from Tongji University in China in 2002. His research interests include energy efficiency management and electricity demand response for sustainable manufacturing systems, onsite microgrid with renewable sources for manufacturing, intelligent maintenance for manufacturing systems, system modeling for biofuel manufacturing, and energy modeling for additive manufacturing.

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Ibrahim Tansel, PhD
Professor and Chair
Florida International University
Miami, Florida, USA

Dr. I. Tansel received his Ph.D. degree from University of Wisconsin-Madison in 1986. He joined Florida international University (FIU) in 1990 after working for Tufts University for 4 years. He established the Mechatronics Laboratory and has been directing it for over 25 years. Dr. Tansel works on automation of manufacturing, structural health monitoring (SHM) and development of computational tools for various engineering applications. He has used artificial neural networks, wavelet transformations, genetic algorithms and analytic models extensively in his research work. His group developed a sensorless SHM system and related patent is pending. He has taught many courses including Manufacturing, Mechatronics, and system identification. Dr. Tansel received the Outstanding Young Manufacturing Engineer Award in 1992 from Society of Manufacturing Engineers, and received two research and one teaching awards from the Florida International University. He worked for various federal research labs of Air Force, NAVY and NASA for 13 summers as fellow of NRC and ASEE. He chaired the Mechanical and Materials Engineering Department of FIU between 2014 and 2017.
https://mme.fiu.edu/about/faculty-staff/ibrahim-tansel/

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Yihong (David) Yang, PhD
Enterprise Analytics Manager
Optimization & Advanced Analytics
Caterpillar, Inc
Champaign, Illinois, USA

Dr. David Yang received his B.S. in manufacturing engineering and M.S. in mechanical engineering from Beijing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics, China, and his Ph.D. in Manufacturing Engineering from Worcester Polytechnic Institute. He serves an Information and Analytics Manager at Caterpillar Inc.  His job role in Caterpillar involves the research and application development in digital manufacturing and product visual analytics. He received SME Outstanding Young Manufacturing Engineer Award in 2011 for his accomplishment in Virtual Manufacturing Engineering domain.

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