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A message from the ISERC Chairs

Dear Colleagues,

The IIE Annual Conference 2014 is only a few weeks away – to be held May 31 – June 3 in Montreal, Canada.

We are fortunate to have many colleagues to support IIE and the conference this year. In total, we received more than 1,530 valid abstract submissions (special thanks to NSF for providing student travel grants to increase student participation), among which 1,386 abstracts were accepted.

Among lots of exciting activities (see the conference program available online, we have highlighted several activities below for your reference). Hopefully these will be interesting to you and we look forward to seeing you in Montreal. Have a great event!

Best wishes,

Yongpei Guan, University of Florida
Haitao Liao, University of Arizona
ISERC 2014 Program Co-Chairs

Keynote Speakers

  • Sunday, June 1 - William Cook, University of Waterloo, Member of the U.S. National Academy of Engineering
  • Monday, June 2 - Mica R. Endsley, Chief scientist, U.S. Air Force
  • Tuesday, June 3 - Kevin Bartelson, General manager, Boeing Canada Operations

Cross-Track Panels

Dean's Panel on Interdisciplinary Research for ISEs

  • Joseph Hartman, Dean, College of Engineering, University of Massachusetts Lowell
  • John English, Dean, College of Engineering, University of Arkansas
  • Brett Peters, Dean, College of Engineering, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
  • Anand Gramopadhye, Dean, College of Engineering, Clemson University

Emerging Research Trends in Healthcare 

  • Mark Daskin, University of Michigan
  • Amy Cohn, University of Michigan
  • Scott Levin, Johns Hopkins University
  • Maria Mayorga, North Carolina State University
  • Michael Carter, University of Toronto

Emerging Research Trends in Manufacturing

  • Ben Wang, Georgia Tech
  • Johann Demmel, Raytheon Missile Systems
  • Stephen Savoie, Chrysler
  • John Crutchfield, The Boeing Company
  • Roger Kilmer, NIST
  • Curtis Burnett, John Deere

Emerging Research Trends in Human Factors and Ergonomics

  • Ann Bisantz, University of Buffalo
  • Others to be decided


  • Introduction to Stochastic Programming: Modeling, Algorithms, and Applications, Guzin Bayraksan, Ohio State University 
  • Nano Imaging and Metrology for Material Characterization, Yu Ding, Texas A&M 
  • Simulation Optimization: Overview and Recent Developments in Gradient-based Methods, Michael Fu, University of Maryland 
  • The Role of Optimization in Healthcare Operations and Policy Improvement, Sanjay Mehrotra, Northwestern University 
  • The Physical Internet: Towards Smart Interconnected Logistics, Supply Chains and TransportationBenoit Montreuil, Laval University 
  • Non-Cooperative Game Theory via the Variational Approach, Jong-Shi Pang, University of South California 
  • Brief History of Simulation and Overview of the Simulation Archive, James Wilson, North Carolina State University