Colloquium Series Schedules - Spring 2018

OR 590: Operations Research Colloquium Schedule

See the OR program site.

IE 590: Industrial Engineering Colloquium

Note: All IE Colloquiums will be held from 4:50-5:50 p.m. in 102 Leonhard Building unless otherwise noted.

Jan. 11

Speaker: Robert Voigt, Professor and Graduate Program Coordinator, Harold and Inge Marcus Department of Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering, Penn State
Presentation: "Introduction and SARI Requirements"
Note: This session will run from 4:50-6:50 p.m. with refreshments served following the presentation.

Jan. 18

Speaker: Blair Carlson, Lab Group Manager, Light Weight Materials Processing Group, General Motors Research and Development (GM)
Presentation: "Manufacturing R&D to Enable Lightweighting at GM"

Jan. 25

Speaker: Raghu Pasupathy, Associate Professor, Department of Statistics, Purdue University
Presentation: "The Complexity of Adaptive Sampling Line Search and Trust Region Algorithms for Stochastic Optimization"

Feb. 1

Speaker: John Gershenson, Director, Humanitarian Engineering and Social Entrepreneurship Program, Penn State
Presentation: "3D Printing, Humanitarian Engineering, and Social Entrepreneurship"

Feb. 8

Speaker: Steve Tracey, Executive Director, Center for Supply Chain Research, Penn State
Presentation: "Game Changing Supply Chain and Logistics Technology"

Feb. 15

Speaker: Michael Alley, Associate Professor, Engineering Communication, Penn State
Presentation: "Rethinking Engineering Presentations: The Assertion−Evidence Structure"

Feb. 22

Speaker: Guha Manogharan, Assistant Professor, Department of Mechanical and Nuclear Engineering, Penn State
Presentation: "Hybrid Additive Manufacturing (AM): Role of Mechanical Design & Traditional Manufacturing Processes in the Adoption of Metal AM"

March 1

Speaker: Carryl Baldwin, Senior Researcher; Director of Human Factors and Applied Cognition Program; Associate Professor of Psychology, George Mason University
Presentation: "Attention Management in Highly Autonomous Driving"

March 15

Speaker: Henry Lam, Associate Professor, Department of Industrial Engineering and Operations Research, Columbia University
Presentation:"Assessing solution quality in stochastic optimization under limited data"

March 22

Speaker: John Stewart ('01 IE), Principal, OnPrem
Presentation: "Engineering Hollywood" 

March 29

Speaker: Robert Freund, Theresa Seley Professor in Management Science, MIT Sloan School of Management
Presentation: "Condition Number Analysis of Logistic Regression, and its Implications for Standard First-Order Solution Methods"

April 5

Speaker: Brian Denton, Professor, Department of Industrial and Operations Engineering and Department of Urology, University of Michigan
Presentation: "Robust Markov Decision Processes for Medical Treatment Optimization"

April 12

Speaker: Avraham Shtub, Stephen and Sharon Seiden Chair, Department of Industrial Engineering, Technion University, Israel
Presentation: "Maximizing project value and minimizing its waste by integrating project scope and product scope"

April 19

Speaker: James Renegar, Professor, School of Operations Research and Information Engineering, Cornell University
Presentation: "A Simple Nearly-Optimal Restart Scheme for First-Order Methods"

April 26

Speaker: William Cooper, Professor, Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering, University of Minnesota
Presentation: "Optimal Pricing in Multinomial Logit Choice Models with Network Effects"

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