Industrial and Operations Engineering

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Deciding how and whether to reopen schools is complex – here’s how rocket scientists would develop a plan

The United States approach to sending astronauts to the moon could help inform our response to COVID-19.|Short Read
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How big data could optimize COVID-19 testing

Microsoft-supported project to coordinate site locations, supply distribution.|Medium Read

Viswanath Nagarajan receives NSF funding for research in combinatorial optimization

U-M IOE assistant professor, Viswanath Nagarajan, has received NSF funding for further research on decision-making under uncertainty.|Short Read
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Hunger and COVID: Fighting pandemic-related food insecurity in Detroit

Public policy and engineering team up to improve food access.|Medium Read
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Turning faces into thermostats

An autonomous HVAC system could provide more comfort with less energy.|Medium Read

Trump’s restrictions on Chinese students stifle American companies, universities and innovation

In an op-ed, Brian Denton shares his perspective on the damages done by placing restrictions on Chinese students in the U.S.|Short Read
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Advancing creativity and mentorship in engineering education

Impactful work in the fledgling Engineering Education Research program is recognized with prestigious awards |Medium Read

Alumni Spotlight: Mike O’Connell

In this Q&A, IOE alum and advisory board member, Mike O'Connell, talks about the value of unexpected experiences and a close cohort.|Medium Read
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Making wind power more predictable: A Q&A with Eunshin Byon

Predictive modeling could help power companies get more consistent output from renewables.|Medium Read
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How much coronavirus testing is enough? States could learn from retailers as they ramp up

To control the coronavirus spread, the U.S. needs to get the most value out of the limited testing capacity it has.|Short Read

Julia Coxen receives Officer Research Fellowship in Mathematics

U-M PhD student and active-duty colonel, Julia Coxen, has received an Omar N. Bradley Officer Research Fellowship in Mathematics.|Short Read

Jessie Yang and Cong Shi receive ARL funding for research on human-agent teaming

U-M IOE assistant professor, Xi Jessie Yang, and associate professor, Cong Shi, have received funding from the Army Research Laboratory to improve trust dynamics within human-agent relationships to create effective teaming.|Short Read