Industrial Engineering Students Recognized With Department Awards

The Division of Industrial Engineering recognizes learners every spring at the Yearly Industrial Engineering University student Awards Banquet. This year, the function returned to the pre-pandemic structure with school, students, personnel and alumni conference jointly at the Fayetteville Town Centre on April 27.

The department handed out its most prestigious awards, and the Arkansas Academy of Industrial Engineering awarded much more than $224,500 in scholarships to 62 deserving learners.

Departmental Awards

The Exceptional Senior and Outstanding Graduate Scholar awards are intended to realize the prime industrial engineering undergraduate and graduate pupil. The winners are selected by faculty vote based mostly on excellence in educational effectiveness, leadership, services, collegiality, ethics and perseverance. The Graduate Study Award is also picked by faculty vote and recognizes the graduate scholar who manufactured the most valuable contribution to departmental analysis efforts in 2021.

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Mohammadmahdi Hajiha

The honor of Exceptional Graduate College student for 2022 went to Mohammadmahdi Hajiha. With his adviser, Xiao Liu, Hajiha has been conducting investigate in Bayesian statistics with apps in a variety of places, like predictive analysis, statistical learning and equipment mastering. He has printed his study in the Journal of Excellent Technology, has a paper below second-spherical evaluation with the Journal of Dependability Engineering and Procedure Safety and authored a reserve chapter in the Handbook of Sensible Electricity Methods. He completed an operations investigation internship with FedEx Freight, performing on the community optimization team. He was also active on campus, serving as an officer in the Iranian University student Affiliation.

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Maryam Kheirandish

The 2021 Graduate Investigation Award was offered to Maryam Kheirandish. Kheirandish has been conducting study in medical conclusion earning. She designed a landmark modeling process and device discovering algorithms for tuberculosis cure result prediction. In 2021, she revealed this operate in the Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association and presented it at the INFORMS once-a-year assembly. Her adviser, Shengfan Zhang, speaks extremely very of her efficiency as facts supervisor for a number of collaborative research initiatives, the place she designs data collection forms and trains international crew associates on details related problems.

The Superb Senior award is meant to figure out the most exceptional undergraduate industrial engineering student who graduated in Drop 2021 or is graduating in either Spring or Summer season 2022.

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Portrait of Coleman Warren
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Coleman Warren

Coleman Warren was recognized this year as the 2022 Industrial Engineering Exceptional Senior. Warren has represented the main values of this award to the highest standard throughout his time on campus. This is evidenced by his choice as our ArcBest Outstanding Freshman in 2019, a terrific start out to his tutorial vocation. But his accolades do not conclude there. He has served our division as a senior capstone task manager and as an officer in our scholar chapter of the Institute of Industrial and Units Engineering. He has served our college as a Initially-Yr Engineering peer mentor. He has served the whole university student human body as Associated University student Govt president. He started off an ice product company, Basic + Sweet Creamery, that is concentrated on battling little one starvation in Northwest Arkansas. To day, Basic + Sweet has donated in excess of 35,000 foods by the NWA Foodstuff Lender. By some means, in addition, he has managed to preserve a 4. GPA and complete an undergraduate honors thesis. In 2021, he was awarded a Truman Scholarship, and in 2022, he was named a Rhodes Scholar, producing him the only undergraduate scholar in the heritage of the U of A to acquire both of those prestigious awards.

Coleman was also not too long ago chosen as the 2022 Superb Senior Student for the College or university of Engineering.

Honors Graduates

The seniors who concluded an honors thesis were being identified this calendar year as an extra aspect. The adhering to learners accomplished an honors thesis:

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  • Brandon Jerome: Examining Vulnerabilities in the Northwest Arkansas Freeway Network Applying Mathematical Optimization, recommended by Kelly Sullivan.
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  • Coleman Warren: A Spatiotemporal Evaluation of Meals Pantry Accessibility in Washington County, Arkansas, encouraged by Ashlea Milburn.
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  • Luke Weiner: Comparing Actively Managed Mutual Fund Categories to Index Money making use of Linear Regression and Portfolio Optimization, suggested by Greg Parnell.
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  • Luke Welch: Applying the CMS+ Athletics Position Algorithm in a JavaFx Setting, advised by Richard Cassady.
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Market-Sponsored Awards

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Daniel Terry
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Daniel Terry

Each and every yr, the ArcBest Company sponsors the Excellent Freshman Award. This award is introduced to just one 1st-yr engineering university student who has declared industrial engineering as a key and is chosen by the college and staff members of the 1st-Year Engineering Method.

The 2022 ArcBest Excellent Freshman Award goes to Daniel Terry.

Corporate sponsor Hytrol Conveyors offers the once-a-year Hytrol Challenge Award, offered every single calendar year to the ideal crew in a levels of competition in the transportation logistics or facility logistics program. This 12 months, the levels of competition is from a team undertaking in Introduction to Transportation Logistics.

The workforce of Emma Regier and Austin Wood are the recipients of the Hytrol Challenge Award for 2021. Regier and Wood attained the highest typical rating throughout three tasks in INEG 4633: Transportation Logistics in Drop 2021. The a few projects linked to optimizing much less-than-truckload pricing contracts, locating facilities in a provide chain community and planning automobile routes to fulfill more than 250 delivery requests.