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Departmental News

  • Dr. Yisha Xiang

    Dr. Yisha Xiang's Research Spotlighted.

    Dr. Xiang has been selected for the Research Spotlight on Texas Tech Women Faculty Initiative for 2020. This initiative is part of Women’s History Month celebrations. She was selected for her excellence in research, scholarship, creative activity, teaching, and mentoring.

  • Ben Cong Promoted.

    Ben Cong Promoted.

    Dr. Ben Cong was recently promoted from Assistant Professor to Associate Professor with Tenure. We appreciate all his contributions to our department. We look forward to him continuing his outstanding research and teaching.

  • PhD Student, Zhiyong Hu, Recognized.

    PhD Student, Zhiyong Hu, Recognized.

    Dr. Dongping Du's PhD student, Zhiyong Hu, was awarded the Texas Tech University Doctoral Dissertation Completion Fellowship!

  • Zhiyong Hu won the first place in INFORMS Student Poster Competition

    Zhiyong Hu won the first place in INFORMS Student Poster Competition

    Our PhD student, Zhiyong Hu, won the first place in the student poster competition held annually by the Quality, Statistics, and Reliability section in the INFORMS annual meeting 2019, Seattle, WA. His poster is entitled “Generalized Polynomial Chaos-based Uncertainty Quantification and Propagation in Multiscale Modeling of Cardiac Electrophysiology”. Congratulations to Zhiyong!

  • Weilong Cong Recognized

    Weilong Cong Recognized

    Dr. Weilong (Ben) Cong has been recognized as a 2019 Outstanding Young Manufacturing Engineers by the Society of Manufacturing Engineers. This award recognizes his important contributions in the realm of additive manufacturing.

  • Two New Faculty Joining IMSE In The Fall

    Two New Faculty Joining IMSE In The Fall

    The IMSE department is pleased to announce that Suman Chowdhury and David (Huck) Gutman will be joining the department in Fall 2019. Dr. Chowdhury’s research emphasis is human systems engineering with an emphasis in human factors and biomechanics. Dr. Gutman’s research emphasis is in operations research with an emphasis convex optimization with applications in big data and machine learning.

  • Two PhD Graduates join Universities

    Two PhD Graduates join Universities

    Two PHD graduates will be starting new positions in academia in Fall 2019. Zhichao Liu will be joining West Virginia University and Yingbin Hu will be joining the Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering Department at Miami University

  • Shi and Xiang Receive the SRE Doug Ogden Best Paper Award

    Shi and Xiang Receive the SRE Doug Ogden Best Paper Award

    PhD student, Yvette (Yue) Shi, and Dr. Yisha Xiang received the Doug Ogden Best Paper Award from the Society of Reliability Engineers for the paper “Structured Maintenance Policies for Deteriorating Transportation Infrastructures” at the 2019 Annual Reliability and Maintainability Symposium (RAMS). This prestigious award is named in memory of SRE Fellow Doug Ogden. The award consists of a certificate of recognition and a $5,000 cash award.

  • Two Recognized for Outstanding Teaching

    Two Recognized for Outstanding Teaching

    Two of our graduate student instructors - Maryam Keshtzari and Sasan Torabzadehkhorasani – have been recognized for their excellence in the classroom. They both consistently receive excellent teaching evaluations.

  • Changxue Xu Recognized

    Changxue Xu Recognized

    Dr. Changxue Xu has been recognized as one of 18 Outstanding Young Manufacturing Engineers by the Society of Manufacturing Engineers. This award recognizes his important contributions in the realm of manufacturing.

  • Michael Foss receives Distinguished Engineer Award

    Michael Foss receives Distinguished Engineer Award

    IMSE alumnus Michael Foss received the Whitacre College of Engineering’s highest award and was recognized as a Distinguished Engineer on Friday, April 20, 2018. Mr. Foss has made significant contributions to the companies he has worked for during his career including his current employer Amazon. He also has an outstanding service record including serving as President of the Institute of Industrial and Systems Engineers.

Industrial, Manufacturing & Systems Engineering