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Amy Cohn promoted to IOE Full Professor

Amy Cohn has been promoted to Industrial & Operations Engineering Full Professor.| Short Read
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IMAGE:  Amy M. Cohn. Photo by Joseph Xu, College of Engineering.

Congratulations to Amy Cohn for her promotion to full professor of the Department of Industrial and Operations Engineering!

Amy Cohn joined the faculty in 2002 as an Assistant Professor and was promoted to Associate Professor in 2009; in 2011, she was also named a Thurnau Professor and, in 2017, was promoted to Full Professor. She currently holds the position of Associate Director for the Center for Healthcare Engineering and Patient Safety.

Her primary research interest is in robust and integrated planning for large-scale systems, predominantly in healthcare and aviation applications. She also collaborates on projects in satellite communications, vehicle routing problems for hybrid fleets, and robust network design for power systems and related applications. Her primary teaching interest is in optimization techniques, at both the graduate and undergraduate level.

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The electrons absorb laser light and set up “momentum combs” (the hills) spanning the energy valleys within the material (the red line). When the electrons have an energy allowed by the quantum mechanical structure of the material—and also touch the edge of the valley—they emit light. This is why some teeth of the combs are bright and some are dark. By measuring the emitted light and precisely locating its source, the research mapped out the energy valleys in a 2D crystal of tungsten diselenide. Credit: Markus Borsch, Quantum Science Theory Lab, University of Michigan.

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