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Congratulations Mingyang Li

Mingyang Li (advisee of Jian Liu) will join University of South Florida as an Assistant Professor.
This is a tenure track position.

Congratulations to the Class of 2015

2015 Grad

Congratulations to the Class of 2015!
We are proud of you!
Check out all the Graduation fun on our Facebook page.
Keep in touch!
And remember--BEAR DOWN!

Duane Dietrich

Professor Emeritus Duane Dietrich passed away on Saturday, May 16, 2015.
Duane was on the University of Arizona Systems and Industrial Engineering Faculty from 1970 till 1999. During his 30 years on the faculty, his teaching responsibilities were in the areas of statistical quality control, reliability and engineering statistics. He will be greatly missed by many SIE professors, staff members, and former students at UA.
A celebration of life ceremony will be conducted in the near future.


Jian Liu Elected as the President-Elect

Jian Liu, has been elected as the President-Elect of Quality Control and Reliability Engineering Division of IIE. His role will start June 1.


ITS big win 2014


SIE brings home the big prize at
ITS Arizona Conference for the fourth year in a row!
Best Student Research Award in
21st ITS Arizona Conference for this paper:
" A Simulation Platform for Test and Evaluation of Signal Control Applications in a Connected Vehicle Environment"
Mehdi Zamanipour, Yiheng Feng, Shayan Khoshmagham


New Director of Engineering Management Program

We are proud to announce that Robert (Bob) Lepore is the new Director of Engineering Management program. Bob is recently retired from Raytheon Missile Systems where he held many positions culminating in VP of Engineering.  He is excited about teaching the wonderful young students at the UofA and relating his industry experiences to the classroom. Bob replaces Mike Arnold who did a wonderful job leading and growing the program for many years.

Haitao Liao Awarded the 2014 Williiam A. Golomski Award

Golomski Award

Dr. Haitao Liao and Dr. Huairui Guo (ReliaSoft Corporation) were awarded the 2014 William A. Golomski Award from the Institute of Industrial Engineers (IIE) for the best paper authored by a member of IIE, Quality and Reliability Engineering Division. Dr. Liao and Dr. Guo co-authored "A Generic Method for Modeling Accelerated Life Testing Data" and presented the paper at RAMS 2013. They were recognized with this honor at the 2014 RAMS conference in Colorado Springs, CO, on 01/29/2014.

Congratulations Quintina Jones-Winner of the SOARizona INCOSE Scholarship

Doctoral student Quintina Jones has been selected to receive the inaugural SOARizona INCOSE Scholarship.


Haitao Liao and Jian Liu Lead IIE QCRE

Haitao Liao will serve as the new President of Quality Control & Reliability Engineering (QCRE).

Jian Liu was elected to serve two-year term as a Board Member.

Mission Is Possible


Assistant Professor Roberto Furfaro and his team are going to the heavens and back with OSIRIS-REx.
The goal of the OSIRIS-REx mission is to study an asteroid before scooping up a sample and returning to Earth. This is the first time a US mission will accomplish an asteroid sample return.
Furfaro and his team are handling the ground systems engineering for OSIRIS-REx.

The spacecraft is set to launch in September 2016

For more information on this exciting mission, check out the KGUN 9 story

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