Industrial and Operations Engineering

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drugs

Medical supply chains are fragile in the best of times and COVID-19 will test their strength

The pipeline of pharmaceuticals is easily disrupted.|Short Read
Medical ventilators in a hospital

Why automakers could pivot to making ventilators

Perspective from engineers with experience in the auto industry.|Short Read
Siqian Shen. Photo: Joseph Xu, Michigan Engineering.

Tackling COVID-19 problems with industrial engineering

Lessons learned from optimizing retail could help optimize our COVID-19 response.|Short Read
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Stronger, faster, further

Charting a path to powered exoskeletons: A Q&A with Leia Stirling|Medium Read

Amy Cohn receives MDHHS funding to improve hospital staffing

U-M IOE professor, Amy Cohn, has received funding from MDHHS to improve staffing and safety issues within Michigan’s state hospital system using simulation tools and optimization techniques.|Short Read
A screenshot of the VR research environment.

How can pedestrians trust autonomous vehicles

Utilizing a unique VR set-up, researchers uncover a certain amount of trust to encourage, but not harm, pedestrians. |Medium Read
connected cars navigating the roads

How self-driving car subsidies could carry us through the ‘dark age’ of deployment

A game-theory approach identifies which policy could support autonomous vehicles' market penetration—and environmental benefits.|Medium Read

Qi Luo receives INFORMS-Sim best student paper award

U-M IOE PhD candidate, Qi Luo, receives PhD Colloquium Best Student Paper Award at the INFORMS Simulation Society’s annual Winter Simulation Conference.|Short Read

IOE students recognized by the Society for Risk Analysis

Two U-M IOE graduate students were recently recognized by the Society for Risk Analysis (SRA) with student merit awards.|Short Read
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Viswanath Nagarajan receives NSF funding to research a new class of stochastic optimization problems

U-M IOE Assistant Professor Viswanath Nagarajan has received NSF funding to explore models and algorithms for stochastic covering problems in the presence of noisy outcomes.|Short Read

IOE Advisory Board achieves goal in first fundraising effort

U-M IOE Professor and Chair, Brian Denton, explains the role of the IOE Advisory Board and highlights their recent fundraising efforts. |Short Read

Seth Guikema elected President of the Society for Risk Analysis

U-M IOE Associate Professor Seth Guikema has been elected President of the Society for Risk Analysis, an international community with over 2,000 members.|Short Read