Graduate Program Alumni
The ISE department would like to recognize the achievements of our graduate program alumni! If you are an ISE graduate program alumnus/alumna, please fill out the VT ISE Graduate Program Alumni Form so you can be added to this page.
Manjot Singh (2021) Advisor: Dr. Blake Johnson
Scientist, IVIVA Medical, Woburn, MA.
Dissertation: Sensor-based Characterization and Control of Additive Biomanufacturing Processes.
Guangrui Xie (2020) Advisor: Dr. Xi Chen
Scientists II, PROS Holdings, Inc., Houston, TX. LinkedIn
Dissertation: Robust and Data-Efficient Metamodel-Based Approaches for Online Analysis of Time-Dependent Systems.
Sophia Ulman (2019) Advisors: Dr. Maury Nussbaum and Dr. Divya Srinivasan
Assistant Director of the Movement Science Laboratory, Scottish Rite for Children, Frisco, TX. LinkedIn
Dissertation: Gait Variability for Predicting Individual Performance in Military-Relevant Tasks.
Kristine Cantin-Garside (2019) Advisor: Dr. Maury Nussbaum
Data Scientist, Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Johnson & Johnson, Raritan, NJ. LinkedIn
Dissertation: Behavioral Monitoring to Identify Self-Injurious Behavior among Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder.
Alireza Ebrahimvandi (2019) Advisor: Dr. Niyousha Hosseinichimeh
Data Scientist, University of Maryland Medical System, Greater Washington DC Area. LinkedIn
Dissertation: Three Essays on Analysis of US Infant Mortality Using Systems and Data Science Approaches.
Natasha Smith (2019) Advisor: Dr. Eileen Van Aken
Director of Enrollment Management, College of Engineering, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA. LinkedIn, Profile Page
Dissertation: Application of Systems Engineering Analysis Methods to Examine Engineering Transfer Student Persistence.
Wenjing Wang (2019) Advisor: Dr. Xi Chen
Postdoctoral Scholar, Lawrence Berkeley National Lab, Berkeley, CA.
Dissertation: A Dual Metamodeling Perspective for Design and Analysis of Stochastic Simulation Experiments.
Ahmed Elhabashy (2018) Adviser: Dr. Jaime Camelio
Assistant Professor, Faculty of Engineering, Alexandria University, Egypt. LinkedIn.
Dissertation: Quality Control Tools for Cyber-Physical Security of Production Systems
Mohammed Shafae (2018) Adviser: Dr. Jaime Camelio
Assistant Professor, Systems and Industrial Engineering Department, The University of Arizona. LinkedIn, Profile page
Dissertation: Advancing the Utility of Manufacturing Data for Modeling, Monitoring, and Securing Machining Processes
TeAirra Brown (2018) Advisor: Dr. Joe Gabbard
Senior UI/UX Researcher, Fulcrum IT Services.
Dissertation: Playing to Win: Applying Cognitive Theory and Gamification to Augmented Reality for Enhanced Mathematical Outcomes in Underrepresented Populations.
Mohammad Iman Mokhlespour Esfahani (2018) Advisor: Dr. Maury Nussbaum
Research Fellow, Department of Mechanical Engineering, the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor. LinkedIn
Dissertation: Development and Assessment of Smart Textile Systems for Human Activity Classification.
Missie Smith (2018) Advisor: Dr. Joe Gabbard
Assistant Professor, Industrial and Systems Engineering, Oakland University. LinkedIn
Dissertation: Informing Design of In-Vehicle Augmented Reality Head-Up Displays and Methods for Assessment
Maryam Andalib (2018) Adviser: Dr. Navid Ghaffarzadegan
Data Scientist, Global Data Insights and Analytics (GDI&A), Ford Motor Company. LinkedIn
Dissertation: Model-based Analysis of Diversity in Higher Education.
Brady Redfearn (2018) Advisor: Dr. Joe Gabbard
Assistant Professor, Brigham Young University. LinkedIn
Dissertation: Rapid Design and Prototyping Methods for Mobile Head-Worn Mixed Reality (MR) Interface and Interaction Systems
Saad Alabdulkarim (2017) Advisor: Dr. Maury Nussbaum
Assistant Professor, Industrial Engineering Department, College of Engineering, King Saud University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. LinkedIn
Dissertation: Assessing the Relationship between Occupational Injury Risk and Performance: the Efficacy of Adding Adjustability and Using Exoskeletons in the Context of a Simulated Drilling Task.
Alireza Sedighi (2017) Advisor: Dr. Maury Nussbaum
Senior Data Scientist, Socure Inc., New York City, NY. LinkedIn
Dissertation: Applications of Motor Variability for Assessing Repetitive Occupational Tasks
Hongyue Sun (2017) Advisor: Dr. Ran Jin
Assistant Professor, Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering, University at Buffalo. LinkedIn
Dissertation: Synergistic Modeling of Advanced Manufacturing Processes with Functional Variables
Maichel Aguayo (2016) Adviser: Dr. Subhahsh C. Sarin
Assistant Professor, Department of Industrial Engineering Department, Uiversidad de Concepción, Chile. LinkedIn, Profile page
Dissertation: Modeling, analysis, and exact algorithms for some biomass logistics supply chain design and routing problems
Leily Farrokhvar (2016) Advisor: Dr. Kimberly Ellis
Assistant Professor, Dept. of Industrial and Management Systems Engineering, West Virginia University.
Ari Goldberg (2016) Advisor: Dr. Deborah Dickerson
Co-Founder and CEO, GoJourni
Dissertation: Industry Usage, Stakeholder Perceptions, and Usability Characteristics of Hazard Controls Leading to the Development of a Design Process and Taxonomy for Large Handheld Powered Equipment
Heather Keathley-Herring (2016) Advisor: Dr. Eileen Van Aken
Assistant Professor, Department of Industrial Engineering & Management Systems, University of Central Florida
Dissertation: Empirical Investigation of the Factors that Affect the Successful Implementation of Performance Measurement Systems
Nevin Mutlu (2016) Advisor: Dr. Ebru Bish
Assistant Professor, School of Industrial Engineering and Innovation Sciences, Eindhoven University of Technology, the Netherlands.
Dissertation: Optimal demand shaping strategies for dual-channel retailers in the face of evolving consumer behavior
Corinna (Hui) Zhang (2016) Advisor: Dr. Christian Wernz
Research Professional, Becker Friedman Institute, University of Chicago, LinkedIn
Dissertation: Modeling Multi-level Incentives in Health Care: A Multiscale Decision Theory Approach
Nasibeh Azadeh-Fard (2015) Advisers: Drs Jaime Camelio and Navid Ghaffarzadegan
Visiting professor, Industrial and Systems Engineering Department, Rochester Institute of Technology
Dissertation: Essays on Risk Indicators and Assessment: Theoretical, Empirical, and Engineering Approaches
Rajaram Bhagavathula (2015) Advisors: Drs. Maury Nussbaum and Ronald Gibbons
Senior Research Associate, Center for Infrastructure-Based Safety Systems, Virginia Tech Transportation Institute, LinkedIn
Dissertation: Effects of Intersection Lighting Design on Driver Visual Performance, Perceived Visibility, and Glare
Mohammad Jalali (2015) Advisor: Dr. Hazhir Rahmandad
Assistant Professor, Harvard Medical School
Dissertation: Three Essays on Systems Thinking and Dynamic Modeling in Obesity Prevention Interventions
Ehsan Rashedi (2015) Advisor: Dr. Maury Nussbaum
Assistant Professor, Industrial and Systems Engineering Department, Rochester Institute of Technology. LinkedIn
Dissertation: Localized Muscle Fatigue: Theoretical and Practical Aspects in Occupational Environments
Andrew Henry (2014) Advisor: Dr. Kimberly Ellis
Ford Motor Company, LinkedIn
Dissertation: Integrated Process Planning and Scheduling for a Complex Job Shop Using a Proxy Based Local Search
Bochen Jia (2013) Advisor: Dr. Maury Nussbaum
Assistant Professor, Dept. of Industrial and Manufacturing Systems Engineering, University of Michigan - Dearborn.
Jung Yong Lee (2013) Advisor: Dr. Maury Nussbaum
Senior Engineering Reseacher, Product UX Strategy Team, Hyundai Motor Company, South Korea. LinkedIn
Dissertation: Quantifying the effects of experience on motor behaviors during simulated occupational tasks
Khoirul Muslim (2013) Advisor: Dr. Maury Nussbaum
Faculty, Industrial Engineering Study Program, Faculty of Industrial Technology, Bandung Institute of Technology, Indonesia. LinkedIn
Dissertation: Traditional posterior load carriage: ergonomic assessment and intervention efficacy
Nima Toosizadeh (2013) Advisor: Dr. Maury Nussbaum
Assistant Professor, Department of Biomedical Engineering and Medicine, University of Arizona.
Dissertation: Time-dependent assessment of the human lumbar spine in response to flexion exposures: in-vivo measurement and modeling
Hongbo Zhang (2013) Advisors: Drs. Maury Nussbaum and Michael Agnew
Assistant Professor, Department of Computer and Information Sciences, Virginia Military Institute.
Dissertation: Developing and Evaluating New Methods for Assessing Postural Control and Dynamics
Lora Cavuoto (2012) Advisor: Dr. Maury Nussbaum
Assistant Professor, Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering, University at Buffalo. LinkedIn
Dissertation: Evaluating obesity-related differences in upper extremity and trunk muscular capacity
Sunwook Kim (2012) Advisor: Dr. Maury Nussbaum
Research Scientist, Department of Industrial & Systems Engineering, Virginia Tech.
Dissertation: Development and Evaluation of Methods to Assess Physical Exposures in the Workplace using Wearable Technologies
Leanna Reardon (2012) Advisors: Drs. Maury Nussbaum and Michael Agnew
Industrial Process Engineer, Michelin North America. LinkedIn
Dissertation: The effects of job rotation parameters on localized muscle fatigue and performance: an investigation of rotation frequency and task order
Ed Chamberlayne (2011) Advisor: Dr. Douglas Bish
Vice President, National Security Programs, WSP USA, Washington, D.C. LinkedIn
Dissertation: Optimal Evacuation Plans for Network Flows over Time Considering Congestion
Si Jung Kim (2011) Co-Advisors: Dr. Tonya Smith-Jackson and Dr. Woodrow W. Winchester III
Associate Profesor, College of Engineering, University of Nevada, Las Vegas.
Dissertation: An Environmental User Interface (EUI) Framework to Convey Environmental Contexts In Interactive Systems Design
Dingding Lin (2010) Advisor: Dr. Maury Nussbaum
Research Staff Member, IBM Research - China.
Linsey Barker Steege (2009) Advisor: Dr. Maury Nussbaum
Associate Professor, School of Nursing, University of Wisconsin-Madison. LinkedIn
Dissertation: Measuring and modeling the effects of fatigue on performance: Specific application to the nursing profession
Gyouhyung Kyung (2008) advisor: Dr. Maury Nussbaum
Associate Professor, Department of Human & Systems Engineering, Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology (UNIST), South Korea.
Dissertation: An integrated human factors approach to design and evaluation of the driver workspace and interface: Driver perceptions, behaviors, and objective measures
Xingda Qu (2008) advisor: Dr. Maury Nussbaum
Professor, Institute of Human Factors and Ergonomics, Shenzhen University, China.
Dissertation: Development and evaluation of postural control models for balance control and lifting motions
Deborah E. Dickerson (2007) Advisor: Dr. Maury Nussbaum
Associate Professor, Civil and Environmental Engineering and Myers-Lawson School of Construction, Virginia Tech. LinkedIn
Dissertation: Evaluation of Dust Control Technologies for Drywall Finishing Operations: Industry Implementation Trends, Worker Perceptions, Effectiveness and Usability
Laura Ikuma (2007) Advisors: Drs. Kari Babski-Reeves and Maury Nussbaum
Associate Professor, Mechanical & Industrial Engineering Department, Louisiana State University. LinkedIn
Dissertation: The influence of multiple risk factors on WMSD risk and evaluation of measurement methods used to assess risks
Miguel Perez (2005) Advisor: Dr. Maury Nussbaum
Director, Center for Data Reduction and Analysis Support, Virginia Tech Transportation Institute. LinkedIn
Dissertation: Prediction of Whole-body Lifting Kinematics using Artificial Neural Networks
Yassierli (2005) Advisor: Dr. Maury Nussbaum
Associate Professor, Department of Industrial Engineering, Bandung Institute of Technology, Bandung, Indonesia.
Dissertation: Muscle fatigue during isometric and dynamic efforts in shoulder abduction and torso extension: Age effects and alternative electromyographic measures
Natalie Cherbaka (2004) Advisor: Dr. Russell Meller
Instructor, Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering, Virginia Tech
Dissertation: Solving Single and Multiple Plant Sourcing Problems with a Multidimensional Knapsack Model
Angela DiDomenico (2003) Advisor: Dr. Maury Nussbaum
Senior Biomechanist, ARCCA, Inc. LinkedIn
Dissertation: An investigation on subjective assessments of workload and postural stability under conditions of joint mental and physical demands
Hardianto Iridiastadi (2003) Advisor: Dr. Maury Nussbaum
Associate Professor, Faculty of Industrial Technology, Institut Teknologi Bandung, Indonesia.
Dissertation: Localized muscle fatigue during isotonic and nonisotonic isometric efforts
Garry D. Coleman (1996) Advisor: Dr. Patrick Koelling
Executive Vice President, Transformation Systems, Inc. LinkedIn
Dissertation: Estimating the Impact of Third-Party Evaluator Training and Characteristics on the Scoring of Written Organizational Self-Assessments
Julia Leeds (2019), User Experience Researcher, Dell Technologies, Austin, TX. LinkedIn
Rohan S. Devgekar (2017), Process Engineer, Plasser American, LinkedIn
Xu Duan (2017), Ergonomist, Tesla, LinkedIn
Nishant Jagetia (2017), Sr. Operations Research Analyst, FedEx Freight, Inc., Memphis, TN.
Siddarth Ponnala (2017), Human Factors Doctoral Student, University of Wisconsin-Madison, LinkedIn
Halil Dalipi (2016), Value Stream Engineer, Volvo Trucks, LinkedIn
Taylor J. Everson (2016), Logistics Engineer, Volvo Trucks, LinkedIn
Michale Forte (2016), Jacobs Engineering
Yazhe Hu (2016), Ph.D. Candidate, Mechanical Engineering, Virginia Tech
Abhishek Kar (2016), Operations Manager, Intel Corporation, LinkedIn
Suresh Malhotra (2016), Business Analyst, Product Quality Management, Amazon, LinkedIn
Tejaswi Mukkala (2016), Associate Scientist, Infor, LinkedIn
Shuyuan Liu (2017), Human Factors Doctoral Student, University of Wisconsin-Madison, LinkedIn
Alexia Fauls Pappas (2016), Cost Analyst, Technomics, Inc., LinkedIn
David Powers (2016), Associate Human Factors Engineer, Ximedica, LinkedIn
Arisa Pruttianan (2016), Human Centered Design Associate, Lextant, LinkedIn
Hyung "Zoey" Ryu (2016), Lextant
Cabin Samuels (2016), Engineering Cost Analyst, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, LinkedIn
Abhishek Srinivasan (2016), Manufacturing Analyst, FreshDirect LLC, LinkedIn
Vidya Srinivasan (2016), Procurement Specialist, Amazon, Indianapolis, IN.
Holland "Holly" Vasquez (2016), Teaching Assistant, Mechanical and Industrial Engineering, University of Toronto, LinkedIn
Lilianny Virguez (2016), Ph.D. Candidate and Research Assistant, Engineering Education, Virginia Tech, LinkedIn
Alan (Zilun) Xu (2016), Electric Motor Supplier, Jing-Jin Electric North America, LinkedIn
Andrea Ogilvie, P.E. (2015), Ph.D. Candidate, Engineering Education, Virginia Tech, LinkedIn
Rajalakshmi Kamalakannan (2015), Manufacturing Engineer, Schlumberger Limited, LinkedIn
Ravi Kant (2007), Director, Faith Immigration Services, Australia.
Navrag Singh (2005), Leader, Neuromuscular Biomechanics Group, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich, Switzerland, LinkedIn
Kris Hager (2003), Director, Worldwide Commercial Oncology, Bristol-Myers Squibb, LinkedIn
Greg Edwards (2000), Sr. Lead UX Researcher, AT&T, LinkedIn
Margaret A. Lanza (1999), Bosch Production Systems Director, Bosch, LinkedIn
Noris Torres Santiago (1998), Vice President, CIRACET Corp., LinkedIn
George Gardner (1997), Program Manager/Senior Engineer, Virginia Department of Transportation, Richmond, VA.
Bülent Sezen (1997), Professor, Gebze Technical University, Turkey.
Erol Morey (1989), Senior Analyst, The Joint Chiefs of Staff, Department of Defense, LinkedIn
Dona Chapman Snader (1985), Director, HR Operations & Analytics, CoBank, ACB, LinkedIn