Industrial Engineering

Dr. Ferrell receives IIE award

- April 2004

 William G. Ferrell, Jr., associate professor of industrial engineering and director of the Supply Chain Engineering and Optimization Laboratory, has beenDr. Ferrell selected to receive the prestigious Medallion Award from the Institute of Industrial Engineers (IIE). This national award "recognizes individuals who have made a notable impact on the industrial engineering profession" and will be presented at the Honors and Awards Banquet during the IIE Annual Conference in Houston on May 17.

Ferrell is a Department Editor for IIE Transactions, the premier refereed journal in the field.He is also on the editorial boards of two other highly regarded journals, Computers and Operations Research and the International Journal of Production Economics.

He served as the IIE Director of Professional Registration for four years, where he was responsible for the industrial engineering professiona engineering
examination, and led a two year effort to revise the technical specifications for the exam.

Ferrell and his graduate students conduct research on modeling and optimization to improve production processes, especially integrated issues related to supply chains. Recently, they have been exploring ideas related to solving large practical problems with multiple, conflicting objectives. Ferrell received his bachelor's degree from Wake Forest in physics, his master's degree from Virginia Tech in nuclear engineering, and his doctoral degree from N.C. State in operations research.

IIE is the world's largest professional society dedicated solely to the support of the industrial engineering profession and individuals involved with improving quality and productivity. Founded in 1948, IIE is an international, non-profit association that provides leadership for the application, education, training, research, and development of industrial engineering.

"From the Earnest dated on 4/26/04 "



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