News Archive

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.

May 4th, 2016

ISE Welcomes New Faculty Member in Visual Analytics and the Design of Cognitive Tools

Mike Rayo, PhD has accepted a tenure-track position focusing on visual analytics and the design of cognitive tools. Dr. Rayo has been working with ISE as a Senior Lecturer and will begin his appointment as Assistant Professor in August of 2016.  He also currently serves as a scientific advisor in the Department of Quality and Patient Safety at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center.

Mike’s research focuses on improving joint human-machine system performance with a specific focus on auditory and visual display design that increases available information without increasing mental workload. His work in alarm design and management, computerized decision support, and interpersonal communication has been funded by the National Patient Safety Foundation, the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, and the Office of Naval Research. He has published numerous papers on healthcare quality and human factors engineering, and serves on multiple patient safety committees and advisory groups.  He currently teaches two courses: Introduction to Cognitive Systems Engineering and Visual Analytics for Sensemaking.

April 18th, 2016

ISE Ph.D. Student Wins Presidential Fellowship

ISE Ph.D. student, Hamed Rahimian, has been awarded the Presidential Fellowship from the Ohio State Graduate School. This fellowship recognizes outstanding scholarly accomplishments and is the most competitive and prestigious recognition provided by the Graduate School. Hamed was highly endorsed by the ISE graduate studies chair for the award as he is a remarkable student who has already contributed greatly to operations research, student life and the ISE department.

Hamed Rahimian is a fourth-year Ph.D. student in the ISE department, under supervision of Prof. Guzin Bayraksan. He is majoring in Operations Research and minoring in Mathematics and Statistics. He received his M.Sc. degree in Industrial Engineering from The University of Arizona in 2012, and his M.Sc. and B.Sc. degrees in Industrial Engineering from Sharif University of Technology, Tehran, Iran, in 2011 and 2008. His research focuses on stochastic optimization, data-driven optimization, and distributionally robust stochastic programming with applications in water resources management. Hamed served as the President of INFORMS Student Chapter at The Ohio State University between February 2014 and April 2016. The Chapter won INFORMS Cum Laude award in 2015.

April 13th, 2016

ISE Student Awarded IISE Presidents Scholarship

Jack Schroder, an ISE major, has been awarded with the Institute of Industrial & Systems Engineers (IISE) Presidents Scholarship. The Presidents Scholarship is available to undergraduate students pursuing a course of study in industrial engineering. This award is intended to recognize excellence in scholarly activities and leadership of the industrial engineering profession. A candidate must be active in a student chapter and must have demonstrated leadership and promoted IISE involvement on campus. One scholarship was awarded in the amount of $1,000.

Jack is a 3rd year ISE student in the Data Analytics Track. Jack participates in a wide variety of organizations including the Big Data and Analytics Association, MoneyThink Financial Mentoring, Majors & Minors a cappella group, and his fraternity Phi Gamma Delta.