ISE News: 2014-bkup
The ISE News are listed in reverse chronological order.
(December 2014) Fatemeh Hashemi, a Ph.D. candidate in the ISE department, received the 2014 best paper award by the simulation society at INFORMS (I-SIM). Her paper, “On Adaptive Sampling Rules for Stochastic Recursions,” was was co-authored by Soumyadip Ghosh (IBM Watson Research) and Dr. Raghu Pasupathy (advisor).
(August 2014) A recent publication in the Journal of Occupational and Environmental Hygiene (JOEH) about effect of obese on performing workplace tasks was featured as a press release by the American Industrial Hygiene Association (AIHA). The news described the study conducted by HG Prillaman Professor Dr. Maury A. Nussbaum and Dr. Lora A. Cavuoto, Assistant Professor at the University at Buffalo in NY and one of Dr. Nussbaum’s former Ph.D. students.
Please visit the AIHA site for the press release, "JOEH: Obesity Linked to Low Endurance, Increased Fatigue in the Workplace."
For more information, please go to the full story "Maury Nussbaum participates in study of effect of obesity in the workplace" on the Virginia Tech News.
(April 2014) The Grado Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering announced the following Academy of Distinguished Alumni 2014 inductees.
Mr. Martin E. Muscatello, Class of 1982 & 1987, President and CEO of CSS Inc.
Mr. Christopher J. Rockwell, Class of 1992, Founder, President, and CEO of Lextant Corporation
Ms. Rebecca B. Kates, Class of 1978 & 1981, Owner of Quality Consulting, LLC
(April 2014) The Grado Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering announces its 2014 Marvin H. Agee Distinguished Alumni Award winner, Mr. Kirk E. Spitzer. He is a member of Class of 1967, Virginia Tech’s Ut Prosim Society, as well as a former ISE Advisory Board member. He was also a recipient of the Distinguished Service Award from Virginia Tech College of Engineering in 2007, and was inducted to Virginia Tech’s IE Academy of Distinguished Alumni in 2002.
Please go to Mr. Spitzer's bio page for more information.