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Browse our site to learn about one of the fastest growing and most exciting fields in engineering, science, and technology – industrial and systems engineering – and, in particular, industrial and systems engineering at OU.  Industrial and Systems engineering is vital to providing solutions to complex problems in wide-ranging fields including manufacturing, transportation, technology, healthcare, aerospace, and supply chain management, and our talented faculty and students lead the way in research efforts in these areas and many others. 

These are just a few of the reasons why the OU School of Industrial and Systems Engineering is an exciting place to be!

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ISE News

Dr. Shehab chosen to serve as Associate Dean for Academic Affairs

ISE Director, Dr. Randa Shehab, has accepted a new position within the Gallogly College of Engineering. As of January 1, 2017, Dr. Shehab will become the Associate Dean for Academic Affairs. This position will allow Dr. Shehab to focus on the undergraduate programs within the GCoE as well as student services including recruitment, outreach, and diversity efforts.

Dr. Shehab has been with the School of Industrial and Systems Engineering since 1997. In 2006, she became interim director, and in 2008 became director. If you would like to know more about Dr. Shehab, click here to view her biography and CV. 

ISE Invites Applications for Assistant Professor in Cyber-Physical-Social Systems

The School of Industrial and Systems Engineering at the University of Oklahoma invites applications for a tenure track position at the assistant professor level beginning in August 2017. For more information, see the complete listing here.

Dr. Shiva Raman Inducted into Oklahoma Higher Education Hall of Fame

The Oklahoma Higher Education Hall of Fame (OHEHF) was established in 1994 to recognize and honor individuals, living and deceased, for outstanding meritorious service to higher education in Oklahoma. This year represents the 23rd year to honor higher education educators and administrators as well as those who support higher education with distinguished contributions. OHEHF recently announced the class of 2016 for induction into the Oklahoma Higher Education Hall of Fame. Dr. Shivakumar Raman of the school of Industrial and Systems Engineering (ISE) will be inducted this year in a ceremony on October 24, 2016 to be held at the Cowboy Hall of Fame.

Shivakumar Raman, Ph.D., has taught more than 3,000 undergraduate students and mentored more than 60 graduate students on their theses since joining the OU School of Industrial and Systems Engineering in 1988. He has garnered more than $10 million in funded research and published over 150 articles journals, books and conference proceedings. He has transformed manufacturing education in Oklahoma and provided support to the manufacturing community as a scientific committee chair for the North American Manufacturing Research Institute of the Society of Manufacturing Engineers. He is an elected fellow of three engineering societies: Society of Manufacturing Engineers (SME), American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME), and Institute of Industrial Engineers (IIE).

Professor Raman will be honored by OHEHF for his contributions to the educational enterprise at OU.  He has initiated and carried to success many educational programs within OU.  One such initiative is the partnership with the Moore Norman Technology Center for providing hands-on manufacturing experience to all undergraduates.  Consequently, our students work on lathes, milling machines and CNC machines to build parts. For more information, you may read the press release here.

ISE Faculty Leading Research in NSF Project

Read all about the roles Dr. Kash Barker and Dr. Charles Nicholson have in the National Science Foundation project "Resilience Analytics: A Data-Driven Approach for Enhanced Interdepedent Network Resilience" here.

Dr. Trafalis honored by INNS

Congratulations to ISE’s own Dr. Ted Trafalis who was elected Senior Member of The International Neural Network Society. The International Neural Network Society (INNS) is the premiere professional society for researchers across the world who are working on neural networks and related areas such as big data, machine learning, computational neuroscience, neuroinformatics, and cognitive science. In order to be nominated for this honor, members must have demonstrated a significant contribution to the theory and/or applications and/or education and promotion of the subject discipline.