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Master of Engineering in
Industrial Engineering

Faculty

  • Andris Freivalds
    • Degree
      Ph.D., Bioengineering, University of Michigan
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      M.S., Computer, Information, Control Engineering, University of Michigan
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      M.S., Bioengineering, University of Michigan
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      B.S., Science Engineering, University of Michigan

    Dr. Andris Freivalds is director of the HFEE certificate and teaches IE 479 and IE 553 for the program. His research and teaching interests are in biomechanics and ergonomics, which led to the founding of the Center for Cumulative Trauma Disorders. This center served as the source of ergonomic services for more than 90 small- and medium-sized Pennsylvania companies in controlling their workplace hazards over the last 35 years. He is the author of Biomechanics of the Upper Limbs: Mechanics, Modeling, and Musculoskeletal Injuries.

  • Sanjay Joshi
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      Ph.D., Industrial Engineering, Purdue University
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      M.S., Industrial Engineering, SUNY Buffalo
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      B.E., Production Engineering, University of Bombay

    Dr. Sanjay Joshi is a professor of industrial and manufacturing engineering. His research and teaching interests are in the areas of computer-aided design and manufacturing (CAD/CAM), with specific focus on computer-aided process planning, additive manufacturing, control of automated flexible manufacturing systems, and topics in advanced manufacturing.

  • Vittaldas Prabhu
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      Ph.D., Mechanical Engineering, University of Wisconsin – Madison
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      M.S., Mechanical Engineering, University of Wisconsin – Madison
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      M.S., Manufacturing Systems Engineering, University of Wisconsin – Madison
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      B.E., Instrumentation Technology, (Electrical Engineering), Bangalore University

    Dr. Vittaldas Prabhu is a professor of industrial and manufacturing engineering. His research and teaching interests are in the areas of manufacturing and service enterprises with focus on distributed control, computing and information systems, and modeling their dynamics.

  • Ling Rothrock
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      Ph.D., Industrial Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology
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      M.S., Industrial Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology
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      B.S., Applied Mathematics, Florida Institute of Technology

    Dr. Ling Rothrock is a professor in the industrial and manufacturing engineering department. He leads the Human Performance and Assessment Lab. Dr. Rothrock's research interests include human-in-the-loop discrete event simulations, display visualization, and human-machine performance evaluation.

  • Jose Ventura
    • Degree
      Ph.D., Industrial and Systems Engineering, University of Florida
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      M. Eng., Industrial and Systems Engineering, University of Florida
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      B.S., Industrial Engineering, Polytechnic University of Catalunya (Spain)

    Dr. Jose Ventura is professor, Dean’s Fellow, and chair of the Interdisciplinary Operations Research Graduate Program in the Harold and Inge Marcus Department of Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering. Dr. Ventura, an IISE Fellow, focuses his research interests on logistics and supply chain management, applied operations research, revenue management, and design and analysis of energy and environmental systems.

  • Robert Voigt
    • Degree
      Ph.D., Metallurgical Engineering, University of Wisconsin – Madison
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      M.S., Metallurgical Engineering, University of Wisconsin – Madison
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      B.S., Mechanical Engineering, University of Wisconsin – Madison

    Dr. Robert Voigt is a professor of industrial engineering, with research interests in the area of improved processing and properties of engineering alloys. He works collaboratively with industry/government/university research consortia focused in the areas of metal casting, welding, heat treatment, machining, and improving the environmental and economic sustainability of manufacturing operations.

  • Hui Yang
    • Degree
      Ph.D., Industrial Engineering and Management, Oklahoma State University
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      M.S., Electrical and Computer Engineering, China University of Mining and Technology (Beijing)
    • Degree
      B.S., Electrical and Computer Engineering, China University of Mining and Technology (Beijing)

    Dr. Hui Yang is the Harold and Inge Marcus Career Associate Professor in the Harold and Inge Marcus Department of Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering. He heads the Complex Systems Monitoring, Modeling, and Control lab at Penn State, and he is PI and site director of Penn State's National Science Foundation Center for Health Organization Transformation. Dr. Yang's research interests focus on sensor-based modeling and analysis of complex systems for process monitoring, process control, system diagnostics, condition prognostics, quality improvement, and performance optimization.

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