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The School of Industrial Engineering and Management holds first ever Research Symposium

Tuesday, April 23, 2024

IEM research symposium


IEM held their 2024 Student Research Symposium on Friday, April 19th in ENDEAVOR where over 120 people attended.


There were 10 undergraduate posters presented and 16 graduate posters presented, with 38 students presenting.  12 judges, including 10 IEM faculty members, Dr. Hitesh Vora from the Division of Engineering Technology, and Dr. Rick Wilson from the Spears School of Business were there to judge the posters.


1st place winners received a $300 scholarship, 2nd place winners received a $200 scholarship and 3rd place winners received a $100 scholarship.


To encourage audience-student interactions, each audience member was provided with 3 tokens, which they could give to their favorite posters. Poster teams received $1 for each token that they received from the audience.


Financial support for this inaugural event was provided by:

  • The Donald & Cathey Humphreys Endowed Chair (Dr. Guiping Hu)
  • The Ken & Lynn Case Endowed Chair (Dr. Lizhi Wang)
  • Center of Data Analytics (both Dr. Wilson and Dr. Wang are co-directors)

Graduate Winners:

  • 1st place Samaneh Rezaeimanesh - Decoding Cognitive Decline: Unravelling Cognitive Trajectories with MRI and Biomarkers
  • 2nd place Soraya Ezazipour - What is the 'Real' Population of my District? The worst-case Effects of Census TopDown.
  • 3rd place Ahmad Salehiyan - POMDP- based Optimal Maintenance Planning Using Multiple Sensor Signals.


Undergraduate Winners:

  • 1st place Ethan O'Connor - Towards Personalized Inhalation Therapy by Correlating Chest CT Imaging and Pulmonary Function Test Features Using Machine Learning.
  • 2nd place Grace Hendrix - Political Districting to Minimize County Splitting and Achieve Minority Representation.
  • 3rd place Jonas Swope & Parvin Mohammadiarvejeh - How to Identify Positive-Agers and Cognitive Decliners Using Blood Biomarkers.

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