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IOE 2017 Murty Prize winners

Brian Lemay and Xiangkun Shen have been selected as winners of the 2017 Murty Prize in the Industrial & Operations Engineering Department| Short Read
EnlargePortrait of Brian Lemay, Xiangkun Shen. Photos by Joseph Xu, College of Engineering.
IMAGE:  Portrait of Brian Lemay, Xiangkun Shen. Photos by Joseph Xu, College of Engineering.

Brian Lemay (Brian Lemay, Amy Cohn, Marina Epelman, Stephen Gorga:   New Methods for Resolving Conflicting Requests with Examples from Medical Residency Scheduling)

Xiangkun Shen (Xiangkun Shen, Jon Lee and Viswanath Nagarajan; Approximating Graph-Constrained Max-Cut)
CONGRATULATIONS Brian and Xiangkun

A committee reviews papers nominated for the annual award, formally known as the Katta Murty Prize for Best Research Paper on Optimization by an IOE Student.

Portrait of Brian Lemay, Xiangkun Shen. Photos by Joseph Xu, College of Engineering.
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.

Mapping quantum structures with light to unlock their capabilities

Rather than installing new “2D” semiconductors in devices to see what they can do, this new method puts them through their paces with lasers and light detectors. | Medium Read