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October 3rd, 2016

Tenure-Track Operations Research Faculty Position at ISE

The Department of Integrated Systems Engineering (ISE) at the Ohio State University, one of the nation’s top ten public universities, invites applications for a tenure-track position in the area of operations research. (All faculty ranks will be considered.) ISE offers programs at the undergraduate, master, and doctoral levels in Industrial and Systems Engineering, which include excellent relationships with local, regional, and international industry.

The College of Engineering at the Ohio State University seeks to fill a tenure-track faculty position with an individual with outstanding expertise and demonstrated record of accomplishment in the area of operations research. This position fits the department’s long history of leadership in operations research and engineering statistics. It has a core research focus on domain-independent modeling that provides coherent solutions across a wide variety of application domains, as well as a focus on the challenges offered by specific application areas including: health care and medical applications, markets and finance, security and reliability, supply chain management, sustainability, transportation, and water and energy systems.

The successful applicant for the position will be expected to complement existing operations research strengths in the Ohio State University’s engineering and science community, working with the operations research faculty in ISE as well as faculty with expertise in engineering disciplines. Research leadership is a requirement of this appointment and the successful applicant is expected to attract significant external funding and achieve industrial partnerships. Expertise in one or more of the following areas is highly desirable:

• Large-scale optimization
• Optimization under uncertainty
• Non-linear optimization
• Dynamic optimization
• Simulation
• Analytics
• Other operations research areas

We seek a person with a demonstrated track record of leadership and collaboration in an academic and/or R&D industrial environment. Candidates must have completed or expect to soon complete a doctoral degree in engineering or in a closely related field. The successful candidate is expected to develop and sustain a strong research program by attracting sponsored research funding, disseminate research results through high-quality peer-reviewed publications, teach core undergraduate and/or graduate courses, supervise graduate student research, and provide service at the national level as well as within the university.

Interested candidates should submit a complete curriculum vitae, a separate statement of current and future research interests, a statement of teaching philosophy, and contact information for five references, electronically, to the following email address: freitas.6@osu.edu. The search committee will start reviewing new applications for this position on September 1st, 2016. The position will remain open until it is filled.

The Ohio State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. Applications from women and other underrepresented or minority groups are encouraged. Columbus is a thriving metropolitan community, and the University is responsive to the needs of dual-career couples.

October 3rd, 2016

Tenure-Track Manufacturing Faculty Position at ISE

The Department of Integrated Systems (ISE) at The Ohio State University, one of the nation’s top ten public universities, invites applications for a tenure-track position from individuals with expertise and demonstrated records of accomplishment in areas identified below, including a focus on the simulation of manufacturing processes.  Applicants should also demonstrate the background necessary to teach a broader range of courses in manufacturing processes. (All faculty ranks will be considered.) ISE offers degrees (BS, MS and Ph.D.) in Industrial and Systems Engineering.

Candidates with expertise in the simulation of manufacturing processes should demonstrate expertise in one or more of the following areas:

  • Integrated Computational Materials Engineering (ICME) for structural modeling and /or composite manufacturing
  • Advanced multi-scale characterization of lightweight metals and reinforced polymer composites

Experience in experimental implementation of the manufacturing processes also is highly desirable.

A candidate hired with this expertise will be expected to play an active role in the Simulation Innovation and Modeling Center at Ohio State, providing leadership and participating in collaborative research efforts.

 We seek a person who will provide leadership and engage in collaboration. Candidates must have earned (or be about to earn) a doctoral degree in engineering or in a closely related field.  Manufacturing industry-related experience is highly desirable.  The successful candidate will be expected to develop and sustain a strong research program by attracting sponsored research funding, teach core undergraduate and/or graduate courses, supervise graduate student research and provide service at the National and State levels as well as within the University.

Interested candidates should submit a complete curriculum vitae, a separate statement of current and future research interests, a statement of teaching philosophy, and contact information for five references electronically, to the following email address: freitas.6@osu.edu.  The search committee will start reviewing new applications for this position on September 1, 2016.  The position will remain open until it is filled.

The Ohio State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. Applications from women and other underrepresented or minority groups are encouraged. Columbus is a thriving metropolitan community, and the University is responsive to the needs of dual career couples.

September 15th, 2016

ISE Welcomes Fadi Abu-Farha

Integrated Approach for the Sustainable Manufacturing of Lightweight Alloys for the Transportation Sector

Seminar by Fadi Abu-Farha

Assistant Professor – Automotive Engineering

Clemson University – International Center for Automotive Research (CU-ICAR)

fadi@clemson.edu; (859) 489-2926

Speaker Biography:

FADI Abu-Farha as an Assistant Professor of Automotive Engineering at Clemson University’s International Center for Automotive Research (CU-ICAR). Fadi’s prime area of research is “Lightweight Materials and their Manufacturing”; his research activities have been targeting greater utilization of lightweight materials in the transportation sector using cost-effective and energy-efficient manufacturing techniques. Particular topics of interest include: advanced material testing aided by digital image correlation (DIC) and optical metrology, sheet metal forming (characterization, constitutive modeling and FE simulations), hot stamping (HB-CD), adhesive bonding and hybrid-material joining, accumulative roll bonding and shear rolling.

Fadi received several best poster/paper/presentation awards at several events including NAMRI/SME, SAE World Congress and TMS. Fadi is a recipient of the NSF-CAREER Award, the USCAR Team Award, the SME Outstanding Young Manufacturing Engineer Award, the SAE Ralph Teetor Award, and the TMS Light Metals Division Award.

Abstract:

With the ever-growing pressure to produce “cleaner” vehicles, lightweighting is still considered one of the most effective means of reducing fuel consumption levels in the transportation sector.  The prime material candidates (such as AHSSs, aluminium and magnesium alloys) have technical “deformation & failure” issues that present major manufacturing hurdles, making it harder to implement these materials on a larger scale. To overcome this, an integrated “Mechanics-Processing-Manufacturing” approach is followed, in which we couple: (i) advanced characterization to understand and model complex material behavior, (ii) processing to alter material behavior in a favorable way, and (iii) development of new manufacturing techniques that enable forming lightweight materials. In this seminar, I present three examples of research activities in which this integration is demonstrated, in pursuit of effective, economic and sustainable lightweighting solutions. The seminar will cover: Springback prediction of advanced steels, hot blank–cold die (HB-CD) stamping of aluminium alloy sheets, and friction stir back extrusion (FSBE) of magnesium alloy tubes.

September 13th, 2016

ISE Hosts Event for Ohio-Residing Alumni

ISE alumni from various years came together at a department event at Woody’s Tavern on Friday, September 9th. The invitation was extended to all ISE alumni who are still residing in Ohio and ISE’s external advisory committee. The event was designed to network with and reconnect ISE grads to each other and the department.

An informal poster session was also presented at the event to showcase current research activities happening within the department. The posters were presented by current students, staff and faculty in ISE.

Additional photos of the event can be found here.

August 3rd, 2016

ISE Student Makes Highlight Video of ISE2500 Course

Elise Falk, a junior in ISE, created a highlight video during labs in her ISE2500 manufacturing course. This is Elise’s first semester in the program and she has fallen “in love with the major”. The video project started with her taking notes and short videos during labs so she could show friends and coworkers. “I’d gush about it after every session,” says Falk. The video showcases a variety of different techniques that are taught throughout the semester. The video was created, edited and shared all within her iPad.

Check out the video (Elise’s original music choice had to be replaced due to copyright laws):

May 13th, 2016

Newly Renovated Spine Research Institute Makes Front Page of Columbus Dispatch

The Spine Research Institute (SRI) was recently featured as the cover story of the Columbus Dispatch. Just days before the article, the SRI celebrated its grand opening on the newly renovated 5th floor of the Baker Systems Engineering building which has tripled research and education space. The celebration started with opening remarks by President Michael V. Drake, College of Engineering Dean David B. Williams and SRI Executive Director William S. Marras and was followed by lab demonstrations.

You can read the full Dispatch article here.

May 12th, 2016

ISE Welcomes New Faculty Member in Data Analytics and Data-Driven Optimization

Sam Davanloo Tajbakhsh, Ph.D. has accepted a tenure track faculty position focusing on data analytics and data-driven optimization. He is currently a visiting assistant professor in the department of Statistics at Virginia Tech affiliated with the Computational Modeling and Data Analytics (CMDA) program and will begin his appointment as Assistant Professor with ISE in August of 2016.

Sam Davanloo Tajbakhsh was born in Tehran, Iran. He received his Ph.D. in Industrial Engineering and Operations Research from the Pennsylvania State University in December 2015 advised by Enrique del Castillo and Necdet Serhat Aybat. Along with his Ph.D. studies, he also earned a M.Sc. in Statistics in 2013. Sam’s research interests include statistical learning from high-dimensional data using large-scale convex optimization algorithms, Fitting spatiotemporal models e.g. Gaussian Random Field (GRF), L1 minimization for sparse graphical modeling. You can read more about Sam here.

May 9th, 2016

Güzin Bayraksan Receives Lumley Engineering Research Award

ISE Associate Professor, Güzin Bayraksan, was the recipient of Ohio State’s College of Engineering Lumley Research Award at the 19th annual Distinguished Faculty Awards. The Lumley Engineering Research Awards are presented to a select group of outstanding researchers in the College of Engineering who have shown exceptional activity and success in pursuing new knowledge of a fundamental or applied nature.

Güzin Bayraksan is an associate professor in the Integrated Systems Engineering Department at the Ohio State University.  She received her Ph.D. in Operations Research and Industrial Engineering from the University of Texas at Austin and B.S. in Industrial Engineering from Bosphorus (Bogazici) University in Istanbul, Turkey. Her research interests are in stochastic optimization, particularly Monte Carlo sampling-based and data-driven methods for stochastic programming with applications in water resources management. She is the recipient of 2012 NSF CAREER award, 2012 Five Star Faculty Award (UA), and the 2008 INFORMS best case study award. She currently serves as an elected member and treasurer of the Committee on Stochastic Programming (COSP), past-president of the Forum for Women in Operations Research and Management Science (WORMS), and on the editorial board of IIE Transactions.