Thursday, April 28, 2011 - 3:00pm

Public Lecture - "Industrial Engineering - Quo Vadis? One Man’s Idiosyncratic View of His Profession"

Industrial engineering was born in the work of F. W. Taylor at the Midvale Steel Company, and grew under the moniker of “scientific management.” Peter Drucker famously ascribed much of modern economic prosperity to the success of Taylor and those who followed.... Read More

Friday, March 18, 2011 - 3:30pm

Public Lecture - "How an Engineering Education affected my career"

Mr. Young will discuss how his Industrial Engineering education helped him function in the motion picture film and entertainment industry by successfully merging technology and art.

Tuesday, December 7, 2010 - 3:30pm

Public Lecture - "The Role of Embedded Optimization in Smart Systems and Products"

Many current products and systems employ sophisticated mathematical algorithms to automatically make complex decisions, or take action, in real time. Examples include recommendation engines, search engines, spam filters, on-line advertising systems, fraud... Read More

Friday, April 16, 2010 - 2:30pm

Public Lecture - "What Does a Rocket Scientist Really Do?"

When describing something dreadfully simple or blatantly obvious we often proclaim "It is Not Rocket Science." Yet while we may readily agree that "rocket science" is not a synonym for "simple", it sheds no light on what a rocket scientist really does. In this talk I will reflect on... Read More

Dr. Cynthia Barnhart
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)
Associate Dean, Academic Affairs, School of Engineering
Professor, Civil and Environmental Engineering and Engineering Systems
Co-Director, Operations Research Cente

ETEM-SG and ETEM-SC are recently proposed bottom-up models specifically designed to study the long term impact on urban energy systems of the Smart Grid (SG) and Smart City (SC) developments. These models can be considered as an outgrowth of the MARKAL/TIMES family of models. The massive penetration of distributed variable renewable energy technologies combined with... Read More

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Conference: 17-19 August 2016

MOPTA aims at bringing together a diverse group of people from both discrete and continuous optimization, working on both theoretical and applied... Read More