Dr. Bill Tseng is a Professor and Chair of Department of Industrial, Manufacturing and Systems Engineering at the UTEP. He is also a Director of Research Institute for Manufacturing & Engineering Systems, the host institute of Texas Manufacturing Assistance Center at UTEP. He received his two MSIE degrees (MFG & DS/OR) from the University of Wisconsin at Madison and Ph.D. in Industrial Engineering from the University of Iowa. Dr. Tseng is also a Certified Manufacturing Engineer from Society of Manufacturing Engineers. Dr. Tseng’s research area cover emergency management, systems engineering, computational intelligence/data analytics and cyber engineering technology. Over the years, he has served more than 10 million dollars as principle investigators sponsored by NSF, NIST, USDT, DoEd, KSEF and industry like LMCO, GM and Tyco Inc. Dr. Tseng delivered research results to many refereed journals such as IEEE Transactions, IIE Transactions, International Journal of Production Research, Journal of Manufacturing Systems, Expert Systems with Applications and other conferences (over 260 refereed publications). He is currently serving as an editor of Journal of Computer Standards & Interfaces (CSI) and editor boards of International Journal of Data Mining, Modeling and Management (JDMMM) and American Journal of Industrial and Business Management (AJIBM). He is currently a Senior Member of Institute of Industrial Engineers, Society of Manufacturing Engineers and the Division Chair of Manufacturing Division of American Society of Engineering Education (ASEE). He is also actively involved in several consortia activities.
Dr. Yirong Lin is currently an Assistant Professor in Department of Mechanical Engineering the University of Texas at El Paso. Before that, he was a postdoc at University of Florida and Arizona State University from 2009 to 2011. He received his Ph.D. degree in Mechanical Engineering from Arizona State University in 2009. Dr. Lin's research interests fall in design, fabrication and characterization of advanced multifunctional material systems for embedded sensing, structural health monitoring, vibration and solar energy harvesting and storage. His research encompasses micromechanics modeling, materials synthesis, structural characterization and device evaluation. The goal of his research is to develop advance structural materials for the next generation ground, aerial and space vehicles with enhanced safety and energy efficiency. Since 2012, his research has been funded by DOE, DOEd, and DOD with a total of 3 million, of which 1.4 million as PI. He has published or submitted 49 technical articles since 2007 (25 referred journals and 24 conference proceedings). Dr. Lin’s teaching interests lies in Mechanical Design, Solid Mechanics, and Dynamics. Currently, he is advising 4 Ph.D. students, 3 Master students, and 2 undergraduate students. Since 2011, 5 Master students graduated from his group. He was awarded the Best Paper at SAMPE 2008 fall technical conference, Honorable Mentioned Best Student Paper at SMASIS 2009 fall conference and ASME Best Paper in Materials of 2010 at SPIE Smart Materials/NDE 2011 conference. He is a member of ASME, SPIE, SAMPE and AIAA.
Norman D. Love, Ph.D.is an Associate Professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering. Dr. Love, an El Paso native and UTEP alumnus, earned a B.S. and M.S. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Texas El Paso and completed his Ph.D. at the University of Oklahoma in the same field. Dr. Love’s research interests lie in the areas of combustion and energy conversion processes and engineering education. He has developed flipped classroom modules and also implements project based learning activities in his class activities.
Aditya Akundi is currently affiliated to the Manufacturing and Industrial Engineering Department, at the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley. He earned a Bachelor of Technology in Electronics and Communication Engineering from Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University, India. He earned a Master of Science in Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Texas at El Paso (UTEP). and a Ph.D. in Electrical and Computer Engineering, with a concentration in Industrial and Systems Engineering (ISE) in 2016. His research is focused on understanding Complex Technical and Socio-Technical Systems from an Information Theoretic approach. He has worked on a number of projects in the field of Electrical & Computer Engineering, Systems Engineering, Additive Manufacturing and Green Energy Manufacturing. His research interests are in Systems Engineering & Architecture, Complex systems, Systems testing and Application of Entropy to Complex Systems.
Duke M. Bulanon is an assistant professor of the Physics and Engineering Department at Northwest Nazarene University, Nampa, Idaho. His research interests include agricultural automation, image processing, machine vision, and robotics.
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