Industrial Engineering Students Recognized at International Conference

Industrial engineering faculty and students.
Photo Submitted

Industrial engineering faculty and students.

Several University of Arkansas students received awards at the annual conference of the Institute of Industrial and Systems Engineers in May. The conference, organized by the Institute of Industrial Engineers, is comprised of two types of sessions: Applied Solutions, showcasing proven solutions and applications from industry, and the Industrial & Systems Engineering Research Conference (ISERC), featuring research from academia and industry scholars. The ISERC, is also a forum for exchanging knowledge and discoveries in the industrial and systems engineering research community featuring industry exhibits and workshops, and student poster sessions.

During the conference students received several awards. Liliana Delgado Hidalgo, doctoral student, received the John L. Imhoff Scholarship for the 2016-17 academic year. The $1,000 award is available to students pursuing an industrial engineering degree who; by academic, employment and/or professional achievements, has made noteworthy contributions to the development of the industrial engineering profession through international understanding.

Other awards included:

  • Receiving a Best Paper award in the Facility Logistics Track, for their paper The Dynamic Block Stacking Problem with Random Demand, were Hu Eon Lee, doctoral student; Shengfan Zhang, assistant professor; and John White, chancellor emeritus and Distinguished professor.
  • Payam Parsa, doctoral student, received 3rd Place in the Doctoral Colloquium Poster Presentations for his poster: Quantifying the Benefits of Continuous Replenishment Program for Partner Selection. Payam is advised by professor Manuel Rossetti.
  • Alireza Zadeh, doctoral student, received the 2016 NSF Student Travel Grant Award. He is advised by professor Manuel Rossetti.
  • Recognized with the award of Fellow at the conference, was Kevin McManus, an alumnus of the Industrial Engineering Department. McManus is a member of the Arkansas Academy of Industrial Engineering and is chief excellence officer for Great Systems! and an international trainer for the trademarked TapRooT.
  • Additionally, Rebecca Widrick of the Airforce Institute of Technology received the Graduate Research Award. Rebecca is advised by Sarah Nurre, assistant professor.



Tamara O. Ellenbecker, media specialist
Industrial Engineering

Camilla Shumaker, director of communications
College of Engineering


Alumni Association Announces the Razorback Classics Class of 2018

The Razorback Classics awards are an integral part of the Senior Awards Program of the Arkansas Alumni Association.

Fort Valley State University to Honor U of A's Boss, Kvamme

Steve Boss, professor of geosciences, and Jo Ann Kvamme, assistant director for the environmental dynamics graduate program, will be honored by Fort Valley State

American Creed Film Screening Intended to Spark Community Conversations

American Creed, a documentary about working across divides to realize American ideals, will be shown from 5:15 to 8:15 p.m. March 1 in the Gearhart Hall Auditorium

Potential Transfer Students Visit Walton College and Learn About Programs, Resources, Curriculum

Forty potential transfer students from NorthWest Arkansas Community College visited the Walton College of Business to learn about programs, resources and curriculum in the college.

New Research: Young Sailors More Dehydrated as Competition Continued

Stavros Kavouras, professor of exercise science, and graduate student Adam Seal worked with colleagues to study hydration in young elite sailors during a multi-day competition.

Newswire Daily