2016 Spring Spencer C. Shantz Distinguished Lecture Series - Technical Talk

Dr. Ronald G. Askin '75
Professor of Industrial Engineering and Director of the School of Computing, Informatics, and Decision Systems Engineering

Event Location: 

Mohler Lab, Room 451

"Industrial Engineering: Key Principles and Paradigms Developed to Date and the Opportunities and Challenges for the Future"

By adapting and applying the advances in physical, mathematical, social and management sciences, Industrial Engineers have played a major role in developing the modern economy and continually advancing our quality of life. Industrial engineers have developed a rich set of tools for optimally designing and operating manufacturing and service systems. In this talk we provide a view of the key principles that underlie effective industrial engineering today and some of the most important modeling tools. Emphasis is on the underlying principles and computationally accessible tools that have broad applicability and provide rich insight into the behavior of complex systems. The talk will conclude with a discussion of new paradigms that exploit emerging information and communication technologies to address the challenges and opportunities of an interconnected, big-data world.

Bio Sketch: 

Ronald G. Askin, Ph.D., is a Professor of Industrial Engineering and Director of the School of Computing, Informatics, and Decision Systems Engineering at Arizona State University. Dr. Askin received a B.S. in Industrial Engineering from Lehigh University and an M.S. in Operations Research and a PhD in Industrial and Systems Engineering from Georgia Institute of Technology. He has over 30 years of experience in the development, teaching and application of methods for systems design and analysis with particular emphasis on production and material flow systems.

Dr. Askin is a Fellow of the Institute of Industrial Engineers (IIE) and Editor-in-Chief of IIE Transactions. He also serves on the INFORMS Board of Directors and has previously served on the IIE Board of Trustees, as President of the IIE Council of Fellows, Chair of the INFORMS Manufacturing and Service Operations Management Society, Chair of the Council of Industrial Engineering Academic Department Heads (CIEADH) and Chair of the Association of Chairs of Operations Research Departments (ACORD). Dr. Askin has published over 120 journal and conference papers and presented invited Keynote Addresses on four continents.

His list of awards includes a National Science Foundation Presidential Young Investigator Award, the Shingo Prize for Excellence in Manufacturing Research, IIE Joint Publishers Book of the Year Award (twice), IIE Transactions on Design and Manufacturing Best Paper Award (twice), the Eugene L. Grant best paper award from The Engineering Economist, and the IIE Transactions Development and Applications Award. Web Site: http://cidse.engineering.asu.edu/directory/askin-ronald/