Colloquium Series Schedules - Fall 2017

IE 590: Industrial Engineering Colloquium

Note: All IE Colloquiums, except for the Faculty Fair on Aug. 31 and the colloquium on Nov. 2, will be held from 4:50-5:50 p.m. in 102 Leonhard Building. Refreshments will be served at 4:35 p.m. in the lobby outside of room 102. 

Aug. 24

Speaker: Janis Terpenny, Peter and Angela Dal Pezzo Department Head and professor, Harold and Inge Marcus Department of Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering (IME), Penn State
Presentation: "Introductions, Format, and Expectations"

Aug. 31

Leonhard Building lobby
"Faculty Fair: Poster Presentations of Research by Faculty in IME"

Sept. 7

Speaker: Mark Carbeau ('82 IE), CEO, Interleukin Genetics
Presentation: "Engineering New Business Models for a Changing Healthcare Ecosystem"

Sept. 14

Speakers: Jordan Shelton ('10 IE, '10 M.S.), Taskforce Coordinator - Contingent Workforce Program Office, ExxonMobil
Kimberly Fick, ExxonMobil
Presentation: "Process and Systems Engineering Applications and Opportunities at ExxonMobil"

Sept. 21

Speaker: Tracee Gilbert, Owner, System Innovation, LLC
Presentation: "Engineering the Digital Future"

Sept. 28

Speaker: Yiqi Zhang, Assistant Professor, IME
Presentation: "Human Performance Modeling and Its Application in Transportation Safety"

Oct. 5

Speakers: Michael Watson, Avionics Sensors Engineer, NASA Marshall Space Flight Center
Presentation: "Engineering Elegant Systems: Engineering at the System Level"

Oct. 12

Speaker: Prahalada Rao, Assistant Professor, Mechanical and Materials Engineering Department, University of Nebraska
Presentation: "Graph Theoretic Sensor Fusion - Application to Additive Manufacturing and Neurophysiology"

Oct. 19

Speaker: Service Enterprise Engineering Industry Panel
Presentation: Panel Discussion

Oct. 26

Speakers: John Samuels ('68 M.S., '72 Ph.D.), President, Revenue Variable Engineering, LLC
Presentation: "North American Railroad Research"

Nov. 2

Speaker: Vanessa Eyer, Engineering Liaison Librarian, Penn State - to be held in the Engineering Library in Hammond Building (329 Hammond)
Presentation: "University Libraries' Resources to Produce Effective and Efficient Research"

Nov. 9

Speaker: Gedy Budreckis, Director, Operational Excellence, Shire Pharmaceuticals
Presentations: "Quality improvement, what is it and how you can achieve it, Lesson's from a practitioner"

Nov. 16

Air Force Research Laboratory Panelists: Alex Aved, Research Computer ScientistErik Blasch, Principle Scientist; and Stanley Wenndt, Audio Engineer
Presentation: TBD

Nov. 30

Speaker: Mark Lawley, Department Head, Industrial & Systems Engineering, Texas A&M University
Presentation: TBD

Dec. 7

Speaker: Xin Sun, Division Director of the Energy and Transportation Science Division, Oak Ridge National Laboratory
Presentation: TBD

OR 590: Operations Research Colloquium

Note: All OR Colloquiums will be held from 4:50-5:50 p.m. in 102 Leonhard Building. Refreshments will be served at 4:35 p.m. in the lobby outside of room 102. 

Aug. 22

Speaker: Jose Ventura, Professor and Chair of the Operations Research Program, Harold and Inge Marcus Department of Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering (IME), Penn State
Presentation: "Introduction to OR 590 and Requirements"

Aug. 29

Speaker: Alberto Lamadrid, Assistant Professor, Economics Department, Lehigh University
Presentation: "Stochastic-Robust and Robust Programs for the Ramp-Constrained Economic Dispatch Problem with Uncertain Renewable Energy"

Sept. 5

Speaker: Huanan Zhang, Assistant Professor, IME, Penn State
Presentation: "Closing the Gaps: A Nonparametric Online Learning Algorithm for Lost-Sales Inventory System with Lead Times"

Sept. 12

Speaker: Lingzhou Xue, Assistant Professor, Department of Statistics, Penn State
Presentation: "Folded concave penalized estimation of high-dimensional conditional graphical models"

Sept. 26

Speaker: Jeff Kharoufeh ('01 Ph.D.), Professor, Department of Industrial Engineering, University of Pittsburgh
Presentation: "Staffing and Pricing Call Centers Under Uncertainty with Co-sourced Agents"

Oct. 10

Speaker: Eunhye Song, Harold and Inge Marcus Early Career Assistant Professor, IME, Penn State
Presentation: "Finding the optimal system using simulation in the presence of input model risk"

Oct. 17

Speaker: Vikash Gayah, Assistant Professor of Civil Engineering, Penn State
Presentation: "Applying approximate models to design transportation systems"

Oct. 31

Speaker: Suvrat Dhanorkar, Assistant Professor, Department of Supply Chain and Information Systems, Penn State
Presentation: "Resource Pooling Benefits of Ride-Sharing Services: Quasi-Experimental Evidence from Uber’s Entry in California"

Nov. 7

Speaker: Warren B. Powell, Professor, Department of Operations Research and Financial Engineering, Princeton University
Presentation: "A Unified Framework for Stochastic Optimization"

Nov. 14

Speaker: Alexandre Jaquillat, Assistant Professor of Operations Research and Public Policy, Carnegie Mellon University
Presentation: "Inter-airline Equity in Airport Scheduling Interventions"

Dec. 5

Speaker: Mark E. Lewis, Professor, School of Operations Research and Information Engineering, Cornell University
Presentation: "A Constrained Optimization Problem for a Two-Class Queueing Model"

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