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Industrial

E
ngineering

Department of

Industrial E
ngineering

Engineering Welcome Center

1157 Bell Engineering Center

University of Arkansas

Fayetteville, AR 72701

Tel: (479) 575
-
7780

Email:
engrinfo@uark.edu


Web:
http://www.engr.uark.edu/bmeg/

Industrial

E
ngineering

Nebil Buyurgan Ph.D.

Associate Professor

Research Focus


R
esource
allocation and deployment
in
military
contingency
logistic networks


G
oods
and manpower
procurement
strategies in disaster relief
and
humanitarian
logistics


Technological innovations in healthcare

Application Areas


S
urveillance
plans for unmanned aerial
vehicles (UAVs
)


On
-
time resource delivery during
disaster
relief
operations


Mobile
device adoption in U.S.
homecare industry


Industrial

E
ngineering

Justin R Chimka, Ph.D.

Associate Professor

Research Focus



Applied Regression Analysis



Statistical Quality Control

Application Areas



Biotechnology



Education



Transportation

Diverse contexts including General Aviation Operations & DNA Microarrays

Microarray picture from genome.gov

Industrial

E
ngineering

EARNEST W. FANT, Ph.D., P.E.

Associate Professor

Research Focus


Industrial Robotics


Industrial Machine Vision


Renewable Energy (Solar, Wind, Tidal)


Material Handling


Logistics


Operations Research

Application Areas


Vision Guided Robotic Work Cells


Integrated Multiple Robots Work Cells


Machine Vision/Smart Camera Inspection


Automated Gauging


Automated Material Transport


Automated Palletizing/Warehousing


Automated Manufacturing of Renewable Energy




Components


Optimal Placement of Renewable Energy Systems







Manufacturing Automation Lab Renewable Energy Lab

Industrial

E
ngineering

Steve Johnson, Ph.D., P.E., CPE

Professor

Research Focus



Ergonomics


Application Areas



Transportation Safety


Industrial Ergonomics


In
-
vehicle Information Systems


Collision Avoidance Systems


Additional Information

Industrial

E
ngineering

Russell D.
Meller
, Ph.D.

Hefley Professor of logistics and entrepreneurship

Research Focus



Facility Logistics:


engineering design of logistics facilities


analytical performance models of logistics
facilities components



Logistics System Design:


distribution system design


location of logistics facilities


supply chain network evaluation



Material Flow Systems:


analytical performance models


computerized decision
-
support tools

Application Areas


Retailers (like
Walmart
, Sam

s Club,
Dillard

s, Target, Walgreens)


Manufacturers (like P&G, SC Johnson,
Tyson Foods, Medline Industries)


Transportation Service Providers (like
J.B. Hunt, FedEx Freight, ABF)

Warehouse Layout Design

Industrial

E
ngineering

Russell D.
Meller
, Ph.D.

Hefley Professor of logistics and entrepreneurship

Research Focus



Physical Internet:


open global logistics system


physical, digital and operational interconnectivity


e
ncapsulation, interfaces and protocols


result: an efficient and sustainable logistics web
that solves the Logistics Sustainability Grand
Challenge


Physical
Internet Initiative:


worldwide thought leadership


partnering with industry


mathematical optimization and simulation models


result: moving the Physical Internet vision from
concept to reality


Application Areas


Supply, Manufacture and Distribution
Networks


Transportation Systems


Logistics Asset Design and Management


Logistics Business Model and Market
Development

Physical Internet Research at the University of Arkansas

Industrial

E
ngineering

Ashlea

Bennett Milburn, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

Research Focus

Applying
operations research

tools and
techniques to problems encountered in
healthcare systems
and other
public sectors
;
primarily
home health care

and
disaster
management

Application Areas


Incorporating information taken from
social media and other Web 2.0
technologies in disaster relief planning:


v
ehicle routing decisions


f
acility location decisions


Application Areas (cont.)


Developing decision support models to
enable better use of home health resources:


n
urse routing and scheduling


assignment of nurses to service regions


allocation of remote monitoring systems


Developing quantitative methods to identify
and explain variations in access, quality, and
efficiency in home health services and
providers


Characterizing the home health care supply
chain and quantifying time home health
nurses spend on supply chain duties

Haiti earthquake, day 8: food/water
request locations from social media


Food water needed for group of 30
people (15 children). The address is #7
Marin 878 with the Blue Gate…


-
Ushahidi
, Haiti dataset, 02/01/2010

Home health nurses, supply chain duties

Planned relief routes

Industrial

E
ngineering

Heather
Nachtmann
, Ph.D.

Associate Professor

Research Focus


Transportation
systems
engineering


Logistics modeling


Economic
decision
analysis


Engineering pedagogy

Application Areas


Maritime transportation


Rural transportation networks


Transportation security and resilience


Healthcare logistics


Inventory control and management


Mack
-
Blackwell Rural Transportation Center

Photo Courtesy of AHTD

Photo Courtesy of MBTC 3024

Photo Courtesy of MBTC 1102

Industrial

E
ngineering

Kim
LaScola

Needy, Ph.D., P.E., CFPIM, PEM

Department Head and 21
st

Century Professor

Research Focus


Sustainable Engineering


Engineering Management


Engineering Economic Analysis


Integrated Resource Management

Application Areas


Impact of
green

building construction
and its improvements in worker
productivity, health & safety,
maintenance costs and energy savings
with a focus on healthcare facilities,
public and commercial buildings.


Quality management in the capital
facilities delivery industry


Assessing and mitigating risk in the
design for supply chain (DFSC) problem

Additional Information

Castcon Stone Production Facility, Saxonburg, PA.

Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh

Economic Analysis with Sensitivity

Industrial

E
ngineering

Edward A. Pohl, Ph.D.

Associate Professor

Research Focus


Stochastic Modeling


Reliability and Quality


Decision and Risk Analysis


Engineering Optimization


Systems Engineering

Application Areas


Homeland Security


Military Operations Research


Healthcare Logistics


Project and Engineering Management


Supply Chain Risk

Additional Information

Industrial

E
ngineering

Chase Rainwater, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

Research Focus


Decomposition
-
based algorithm
approaches to exploit advancements in
parallel computing


Integration of optimization and
constraint programming


Dynamic network interdiction


Large
-
scale heuristic design


Reliability analysis and optimization

Application Areas



Security and defense


Law enforcement allocation to
reduce drug trafficking


Fortification of national
infrastructure components


Patient scheduling at proton therapy
cancer treatment facilities


Analysis of information flow in social
networks


Passenger rail transportation planning


Additional Information

Industrial

E
ngineering

Ronald Rardin, Ph.D.

John and Mary Lib
White Distinguished
Professor

Research Focus


Large
-
scale optimization modeling and
algorithms


Health systems engineering

Application Areas


Supply chain and materials flow
aspects of healthcare delivery


Global
information standards
for
healthcare products and locations


Optimization of radiation therapy for
cancer


Energy generation and distribution
planning


Additional Information

Industrial

E
ngineering

Sarah Root, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

Research Focus


Mathematical Modeling


Large Scale Optimization


Composite Variable Modeling


Integer Programming


Network Design

Application Areas


Transportation and Logistics Systems


Freight Mixing


Collaborative Logistics


TL and LTL Transportation

Relay Network Design for TL Carriers

Collaborative Logistics Planning

Industrial

E
ngineering

Manuel D. Rossetti, Ph.D., P.E.

Professor

Research Focus


Multi
-
echelon inventory optimization


Forecasting methods for spare part
management


Simulation modeling and analysis


Large scale evacuation modeling


Computing methods for large scale
simulations


Network modeling and optimization

Application Areas


Healthcare systems


Manufacturing systems


Distribution systems


Military and spare part management

















East

Depot (ED)


Central

Depot (CD
)

West Depot (WD)

Base (B)

4

5

3

1

2



Simulating and optimizing
supply networks

Planning the
evacuation
of critical
commercial
or public
areas.

Industrial

E
ngineering

Kelly Sullivan, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

Research Focus


Mathematical Programming


Integer Programming and Polyhedral
Theory


Network Optimization


Large
-
scale optimization



Application
Areas


Defense and Homeland Security


Supply Chain Management


Transportation and Logistics


Sports

Mathematical Programming

Industrial

E
ngineering

Kelly Sullivan, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

Research Focus


Network Interdiction


System Fortification and Infrastructure
Hardening


Robust Optimization


Optimization Under Uncertainty


Nuclear Smuggling Interdiction

Application
Areas


Allocation of scarce maintenance
resources for a production system


Mitigation of risk due to natural
disasters and uncertain data in
transportation systems


Design of systems robust against
terrorist attack



Industrial

E
ngineering

S
hengfan Zhang, Ph.D.

A
ssistant
Professor

Research Focus



M
athematical modeling of
stochastic systems


Decision analysis under conditions
of uncertainty


Statistical modeling and data
mining for complex systems



Application
Areas



Medical decision making related
to the detection, treatment and
prevention of chronic diseases


Health care delivery


Other service environments with
uncertainty

Health Care Engineering

Markov representation for breast cancer
development

M
ortality probabilities Estimation

Pink line: Breast cancer
mortality

Black line: Other cause
mortality

Y
-
axis: Mortality probability

X
-
axis: Months since
diagnosis