lndustrial Engineering

Dr. B. Rae Cho

Associate Professor

Department of Industrial Engineering
104C Freeman Hall, Clemson University
Clemson, SC 29634-0920

Phone: (864) 656-1874
Fax: (864) 656-0795
Email: bcho@clemson.edu

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Dr. Byung Rae Cho

Education

MS, Industrial and Systems Engineering
Ohio State University

PhD, Industrial Engineering
University of Oklahoma

Research Areas

Research interests are in the development of new algorithms and methods for quality/process improvement in the area of quality engineering using statistical methods and optimization techniques, with a particular focus on robust parameter design, tolerance optimization, and military operations research.

 
Refereed Journal Articles 

    * Clemson IE Students

  1. P. Goethals* and B.R. Cho, “Designing the Optimal Process Mean Vector for Mixed Multiple Quality Characteristics,” IIE Transactions (in press).
  2. S. Shin* and B.R. Cho, “Quality Improvement and Robust Design Methods to a Pharmaceutical Research and Development,” Mathematical Problems in Engineering (in press).
  3. G.L. Boylan*, P. Goethals*, and B.R. Cho, “Robust ParameterDesign in Resource-Constrained Environments: An Investigation of Trade-offs between Costs and Precision within Variable Processes,” Applied Mathematical Modeling (in press)
  4. H. Toro Diaz*, H.S. Chan*, and B.R. Cho, “Optimally Designing Experiments under Non-Standard Experimental Situations,” International Journal of Experimental Design and Process Optimisation (in press)
  5. G. Boylan* and B.R. Cho, “Studies on the Effects of Estimator Selection in Robust Parameter Design under Asymmetric Conditions,” Quality and Reliability Engineering International (in press)
  6. P. Goethals* and B.R. Cho, “The Optimal Process Mean Problem: Integrating Predictability and Profitability into an Experimental Factor Space,” Computers & Industrial Engineering (in press)
  7. G.L. Boylan* and B.R. Cho, “The Normal Probability Plot as a Tool for Understanding Data: A Shape Analysis from the Perspective of Skewness, Kurtosis, and Variability,” Quality and Reliability Engineering International (in press).
  8. P. Goethals* and B.R. Cho, “Investigating Estimation Error Reduction Strategies in Complex Engineering Systems,” International Journal of Data Analysis Techniques and Strategies: Special Issue on Multivariate Analysis and Quality Control (in press).
  9. P. Goethals* and B.R. Cho, “Solving Multiresponse Problems with Enhanced Precision,” International Journal of Industrial and Systems Engineering (in press).
  10. Z. Li*, B.R. Cho, and B. Melloy, “A Research and Development Effort in Developing the Optimal Formulations for New Tablet Drugs Using Design of Experiments: Part 1 (Dissolution Comparisons), International Journal of Experimental Design and Process Optimisation, 3(1), 43-67 (2012).
  11. P. Goethals*and B.R. Cho, “Solving the Process Target Problem Using Computer-Generated Experimental Designs,” European Journal of Industrial Engineering, 6 (2), 234 - 258 (2012).
  12. Z. Li*, B.R. Cho, and B. Melloy, “A Research and Development Effort in Developing the Optimal Formulations for New Tablet Drugs Using Design of Experiments: Part 2 (Bioequivalence Studies), International Journal of Experimental Design and Process Optimisation, 3(1), 68-90 (2012).
  13. P. Goethals* and B.R. Cho “Extending the Desirability Function to Account for Variability Measures in Univariate and Multivariate Response Experiments,” Computers & Industrial Engineering, 62, 457-468 (2012).
  14. P. Goethals* and B.R. Cho, “Designing the Optimal Mean for an Asymmetrically Distributed Process,” International Journal of Productivity and Quality Management, 7(1), 82-102 (2011). 
  15. P. Goethals* and B.R. Cho, “Reverse Programming the Optimal Process Mean Problem to Identify a Factor Space Profile,” European Journal of Operational Research, 215, 204–217 (2011).
  16. P. Goethals* and B.R. Cho, “The Development of Multi-Response Experimental Designs for Process Parameter Optimization,” International Journal of Quality and Reliability Management, 28(6), 628-648 (2011).
  17. P. Goethals* and B.R. Cho, “The Development of a Robust Design Methodology for Time-Oriented Dynamic Quality Characteristics with a Target Profile,” Quality and Reliability Engineering International, 27, 403-414 (2011).
  18. P. Goethals*and B.R. Cho, “The Development of a Target Focused Process Capability Index with Multiple Characteristics,” Quality and Reliability Engineering International, 27, 297-311 (2011). 
  19. P. Goethals*and B.R. Cho, “Solving the Optimal Target Problem Using Response Surface Designs in Heteroscedastic Conditions,” International Journal of Production Research, 49 (12), 3455-3478 (2011).
  20. S. Shin*, K.V.T, Nguyen, B.R. Cho, and S.H. Hong, “Development of a Sequential Robust-Tolerance Design Model for a Destructive Quality Characteristic,”  Computers & Industrial Engineering, 60, 777-789 (2011)
  21. S. Shin*, F. Samanlioglu*, B.R. Cho, and M.M. Wiecek, “Computing Trade-offs in Robust Design: Perspectives of the Mean Squared Error,” Computers & Industrial Engineering, 60, 248-255 (2011). 
  22. P. Goethals*and B.R. Cho, “Using Higher Precision-Based Response Surface Designs to Determine the Optimal Process Target,” International Journal of Advanced Manufacturing Technology, 56, 13-30 (2011). 
  23. S. Shin*, P. Kongsuwon, and B.R. Cho, “Development of the Parametric Tolerance Modeling and Optimization Schemes and Cost-Effective Solutions,”  European Journal of Operational Research, 207, 1728-1741 (2010).
  24. B.R. Cho, Y. Choi, and S. Shin*, “Development of Censored Data Based Robust Design for Pharmaceutical Quality by Design,” International Journal of Advanced Manufacturing Technology, 49, 839-851 (2010).
  25. P. Goethals*, L. Aragon*, and B.R. Cho, “Experimental Investigations of Estimated Response Surface Functions with Different Variability Measures,” International Journal of Experimental Design and Process Optimisation, 1 (2/3), 123-163 (2009).
  26. S. Shin* and B. R. Cho, “Studies on a Bi-objective Robust Design Optimization Problem,” IIE Transactions, 41, 957-968 (2009). 
  27. B.R. Cho, S. Shin*, Y. Choi, and J. Kovach*, “Development of a Multidisciplinary Optimization Process for Designing Optimal Pharmaceutical Formulations with Constrained Experimental Regions,” International Journal of Advanced Manufacturing Technology, 44, 841-853 (2009).
  28. M. Kumar, J. Antony, and B.R. Cho, “Project Selection and Its Impact on the Successful Deployment of Six Sigma,” Business Process Management Journal, 15 (5), 669-686 (2009).
  29. S. Bowling*, M. Khasawneh*, and B.R. Cho, “A Logistic Approximation to the Cumulative Normal Distributions,” International Journal of Industrial Engineering and Management, 2 (1), 114-127 (2009).
  30. J. Kovach* and B.R. Cho, “A D-Optimal Design Approach for Constrained Multiresponse Robust Design with Prioritized Mean and Variance Considerations,” Computers & Industrial Engineering, 57, 237-245 (2009).
  31. A.B. Shaibu* and B.R. Cho, “Another View of Dual Response Surface Modeling and Optimization in Robust Parameter Design,” International Journal of Advanced Manufacturing Technology, 41, 631-641 (2009).
  32. A.B. Shaibu*, B.R. Cho, and J. Kovach*, “Development of Censored Robust Design for Time-Oriented Quality Characteristics,” Quality and Reliability Engineering International, 25, 181-197 (2009).
  33. J. Kovach*, B.R. Cho, and J. Antony “Development of a Variance Prioritized Multiresponse Robust Design Optimization Framework,” International Journal of Quality and Reliability Management, 26 (4), 380-396 (2009).
  34. H. Jeong, S. Shin*, and B.R. Cho, “Integrating Data Mining to a Process Design Using the Robust Bayesian Approach,” International Journal of Quality, Reliability and Safety Engineering, 15 (5), 441-464 (2008).
  35. M. T. Khasawneh*, S. R. Bowling*, and B. R. Cho, “A Markovian Approach to Determining Optimum Process Means with Dual Quality Characteristics in a Multi-Stage Production System,” Journal of System Science and System Engineering, 17 (1), 66-85 (2008).
  36. J. Kovach* and B.R. Cho, “Constrained Robust Design Experiments and Optimization with the Consideration of Uncontrollable Factors,” International Journal of Advanced Manufacturing Technology, 38, 7-18 (2008).
  37. S. Shin* and B. R. Cho “Development of a Sequential Optimization Procedure for Robust Design and Tolerance Design within a Bi-objective Paradigm," Engineering Optimization, 40 (11), 989-1009 (2008).
  38. J. Kovach* and B.R. Cho, “Development of a Multidisciplinary-Multiresponse Robust Design Optimization Model,” Engineering Optimization, 40 (9), 805-819 (2008).
  39. J. Kovach* and B.R. Cho, “Development of a D-Optimal Robust Design Model for Restricted Experiments,” International Journal of Industrial Engineering, 14 (2), 117-128 (2007).  
  40. J. Kovach* and B.R. Cho, “Solving Multiresponse Optimization Problems Using Quality Function-Based Robust Design,” Quality Engineering, 20, 346-360 (2008).
  41. J. Kovach*, B.R. Cho, J. Antony, "Development of an Experiment based Robust Design Paradigm for Multiple Quality Characteristics Using Physical Programming," International Journal of Advanced Manufacturing Technology, 35, 1100-1112 (2008). 
  42. J. Antony, F. Antony, M. Kumar, and B.R. Cho, “Six Sigma in Service Organizations: Benefits, Challenges and Difficulties, Common Myths, Empirical Observations and Success Factors,” International Journal of Quality and Reliability Management, 24 (3), 294-311 (2007). 
  43. S.M. Govindaluri* and B.R. Cho, “Robust Design Modeling and Optimization with Correlated Quality Characteristics Using a Multicriteria Decision Framework,” International Journal of Advanced Manufacturing Technology, 32, 423-433 (2007).
  44. S. Shin* and B. R. Cho, “Integrating a Bi-Objective Paradigm to Tolerance Optimization,” International Journal of Production Research: Special Issue on Advanced Quality Engineering, 45, 5509-5525 (2007).
  45. J. Kovach*, L.D. Fredendall, and B.R. Cho, “The Interconnectedness among Auxiliary Benefits and Supporting Practices within the Quality Function Deployment Process,” International Journal of Six Sigma and Competitive Advantage, 3 (2), 137-155 (2007). 
  46. S.H. Hong and B.R. Cho, “Joint Optimization of Process Target Mean and Tolerance Limits with Measurement Errors under Multi-Decision Alternatives,” European Journal of Operational Research 183, 327-335 (2007).
  47. M. Govindaluri* and B.R. Cho, “The Markovian Based Fuzzy Entropy Method for Quantifying the Customer Preferences,” International Journal of Industrial Engineering, 14 (1), 63-72 (2007).
  48. Y.J. Kim*, B.R. Cho, and N.K. Kim,  “Economic Design of Inspection Procedures Using Guard Band When Measurement Errors are Present,” Journal of Applied Mathematical Modelling, 31 (5), 805-816 (2007).
  49. J. Kovach* and B.R. Cho, “A D-Optimal Design Approach to Robust Design under Constraints: A New Design for Six Sigma Tool,” International Journal of Six Sigma and Competitive Advantage, 2 (4), 389-403 (2006).
  50. A.-B. Shaibu* and B.R. Cho, “Development of Realistic Quality Loss Functions for Industrial Applications,” Journal of Systems Science and Systems Engineering, 15 (4), 385-398 (2006).
  51. S. B. Lee, C. Park, and B.R. Cho, “Development of Highly Efficient and Resistnt Robust Design,” International Journal of Production Research, 45 (1), 157-167 (2007). 
  52. S. Shin* and B.R. Cho, “Robust Design Models for Customer-Specified Bounds on Process Parameters,” Journal of Systems Science and Systems Engineering, 15 (1), 2-18 (2006).  
  53. S.H. Hong, H. Kwon, M.K. Lee, and B.R. Cho, “Joint Optimization in Process Target and Tolerance Limit for L-Type Quality Characteristics," International Journal of Production Research, 44 (15), 3051-3060 (2006).
  54. J. Kovach* and B.R. Cho, “Development of Product Family-Based Tolerance Synthesis,” International Journal of Six Sigma, 2 (4), 403-419 (2005).
  55. M.S. Govindaluri* and B.R. Cho, “Integration of Customer and Designer Preferences in Robust Design,” International Journal of Six Sigma and Competitive Advantage, 1 (3), 276-294 (2005). 
  56. S. Shin*, M.S. Govindaluri*, and B.R. Cho, “Integrating the Lambert W Function to a Tolerance Optimization Problem,” Quality and Reliability Engineering International, 21 (8), 795-808 (2005).
  57. B.R. Cho and M.D. Phillips*, and J. Kovach* “Designing the Optimum Configurations of Circular and Spherical Product Specifications for Multiple Quality Characteristics,” Journal of Systems Science and Systems Engineering, 14 (4), 385-399 (2005).
  58. J. Kovach*, P. Stringfellow*, J. Turner*, and B.R. Cho, “The House of Competitiveness: The Marriage of Agile Manufacturing, Design for Six Sigma, and Lean Manufacturing with Quality Considerations,” Journal of Industrial Technology, 21 (3), 2-10 (2005).
  59. B.R. Cho and C. Park, “Robust Design Modeling and Optimization with Unbalanced Data," Computers & Industrial Engineering, 48, 173-180 (2005).
  60. M.T. Khasawneh*, S. R. Bowling*, S. Kaewkuekool*, and B.R. Cho, “Tables of a Truncated Standard Normal Distribution: A Doubly Truncated Case,” Quality Engineering, 17 (2), 227-241 (2005).
  61. Y.J. Kim*, B.R. Cho, M.K. Lee, and H.M. Kwon, “Design Optimization Modeling of Customer-Driven Concurrent Tolerance Allocation”,  Lecture Notes in Compter Science, Springer- Verlag, 3483, 212-221 (2005). 
  62. S. Shin* and B.R. Cho, “Bias-Specified Robust Design Optimization and Its Analytical Solutions,” Computers & Industrial Engineering, 48, 129-140 (2005).
  63. M.T. Khasawneh*, S. R. Bowling*, S. Kaewkuekool*, and B.R. Cho, “Tables of a Truncated Standard Normal Distribution: A Singly Truncated Case,” Quality Engineering, 17 (1), 33-50 (2005).
  64. M.S. Govindaluri*, S. Shin*, and B.R. Cho, “Tolerance Design Using the Lambert W Function: An Empirical Approach,” International Journal of Production Research, 42 (16), 3235-3251 (2004).
  65. S. R. Bowling*, M.T. Khasawneh*, S. Kaewkuekool*, and B.R. Cho, “A Markovian Approach to Determining Optimal Process Target Levels for a Multi-Stage Serial Production System,” European Journal of Operational Research, 159 (3), 636-650 (2004).
  66. B.R. Cho, “Box on Quality and Discovery with Design, Control, and Robustness,” IIE Transactions, 35 (6), 584-586 (2003).
  67. Y.J. Kim* and B.R. Cho, “Determining the Optimum Process Mean for a Skewed Process,” International Journal of Industrial Engineering, 10 (4) 555-561 (2003).
  68. C. Park and B.R. Cho, “Development of Robust Design Under Contaminated and Non-Normal Data,” Quality Engineering, 15 (3), 463-469 (2003).
  69. Y.J. Kim* and B.R. Cho, “Development of Priority-Based Robust Design,” Quality Engineering, 14 (3), 355-363 (2002).  
  70. M.S. Govindaluri* and B.R. Cho, “Optimal Screening Limits in Multi-Stage Assemblies,” International Journal of Production Research, 40 (9), 1993-2009 (2002).
  71. A. Sopadang*, B.R. Cho, and M.S. Leonard, “Development of the Hybrid Weight Assessment System for Multiple Quality Attributes,” Quality Engineering, 15 (1), 75-89 (2002).
  72. B.R. Cho, “Designing the Optimal Process Target Levels in Complex Engineering Systems,” Process Control and Quality, 15 (1), 37-47 (2002).
  73. J. Teeravaraprug* and B.R. Cho, “Designing the Optimal Process Target for Multiple Quality Characteristics,” International Journal of Production Research, 40 (1), 37-54, (2002).
  74. J. Teeravaraprug*, B.R. Cho, and W.J. Kennedy, “Designing the Most Cost-Effective Process Target Using Regression Analysis: A Case Study,” Process Control and Quality, 11 (6), 469-477 (2001). 
  75. A. Sopadang*, B.R. Cho, and M.S. Leonard, “Development of a Scaling Factor Identification Method Using Design of Experiments for Product-Family Based Product and Process Design,” Quality Engineering, 14 (2), 319-329 (2001).
  76. M.D. Phillips* and B.R. Cho, “A Nonlinear Model for Determining the Most Economic Process Mean Under a Beta Distribution,” International Journal of Reliability, Quality and Safety Engineering, 7 (1), 61-74 (2000).
  77. Y.J. Kim*and B.R. Cho, “Economic Integration of Design Optimization,” Quality Engineering, 12 (4), 561-567 (2000).
  78. B.R. Cho, Y.J. Kim*, D.L. Kimbler, and M.D. Phillips*, “An Integrated Joint Optimization Procedure for Robust and Tolerance Design,” International Journal of Production Research, 38 (10), 2309-2325 (2000).
  79. Y.J. Kim* and B.R. Cho, “Economic Design of Measurement Systems,” Process Control and Quality, 11 (5), 395-405 (2000).
  80. Y.J. Kim* and B.R. Cho, “The Use of Response Surface Designs in the Selection of Optimum Tolerance Allocation,” Quality Engineering, 13 (1), 35-42 (2000).
  81. Y.J. Kim* and B.R. Cho, “Economic Consideration on Parameter Design,” Quality and Reliability Engineering International, 16, 501-514 (2000).
  82. M.D. Phillips* and B.R. Cho, “Modelling of Optimal Specification Regions,” Applied Mathematical Modelling, 24, 327-341 (2000).
  83. Y.J. Kim*, B.R. Cho, and M.D. Phillips*, “Determination of the Optimal Process Mean with the Consideration of Variance Reduction and Process Capability,” Quality Engineering, 13 (2), 251-260 (2000).
  84. M.D. Phillips* and B.R. Cho, “Quality Improvement for Process Mean with Circular and Spherical Specification Regions,” Quality Engineering, 11 (2), 235-243 (1998).
  85. B.R. Cho and M.D. Phillips*, “Design of the Optimum Product Specifications for S-Type Quality Characteristics,” International Journal of Production Research, 36 (2), 459-474 (1998).
  86. M.D. Phillips* and B.R. Cho, “An Empirical Approach to Designing Product Specifications: A Case Study,” Quality Engineering, 11 (1), 91-100 (1998).
  87. B.R. Cho and M.S. Leonard, “Identification and Extensions of Quasiconvex Quality Loss Functions,” International Journal of Reliability, Quality and Safety Engineering, 4 (2), 191-204 (1997).
  88. K.C. Kapur and B.R. Cho, “Economic Design of the Specification Region for Multiple Quality Characteristics,” IIE Transactions, 28, 237-248 (1996).
  89. B.R. Cho, W.G. Ferrell, and D.L. Kimbler, “Development of the Optimum Product Specification for an Exponential-Type Quality Characteristic,” International Journal of Reliability, Quality and Safety Engineering, 3 (3), 243-256 (1996).
  90. K.C. Kapur and B.R. Cho, “Economic Design and Development of Specifications,” Quality Engineering (6) 3, 401-417, 1994.

 


Refereed Conference Proceedings

  1. G. Boylan* and B.R. Cho, “Robust Design in Ballistic Armor Applications: Estimation under Asymmetric Conditions,” Proceedings of the Industrial and Systems Engineering Research Conference, Orlando, FL (May 2012).
  2. P. Goethals* and B.R. Cho, "The Bombing Problem – Alternative Techniques in Modeling and Optimization,” Proceedings of the Industrial and Systems Engineering Research Conference, Orlando, FL (May 2012).
  3. P. Goethals* and B.R. Cho, "Tolerance Design: Modeling Highly Unpredictable Processes,” Proceedings of the Industrial and Systems Engineering Research Conference, Orlando, FL (May 2012).
  4. P. Goethals* and B.R. Cho, "The Development of Quality Models for Military Protective Armor Manufacturing," Proceedings of the Industrial Engineering Research Conference, Reno, NV (May 2011).
  5. P. Goethals* and B.R. Cho, "Increasing the Predictability of Manufacturing Processes through Reverse Optimization," Proceedings of the Industrial Engineering Research Conference, Reno, NV (May 2011).
  6. P. Goethals* and B.R. Cho, "Experimental Analysis of Estimator Functions in Response Surface Designs," Proceedings of the Industrial Engineering Research Conference, Cancun, Mexico (June 2010).
  7. P. Goethals* and B.R. Cho, "Investigating Higher-Order Response Surface Methods for Military Nanotechnology Applications," Proceedings of the Industrial Engineering Research Conference, Cancun, Mexico (June 2010).
  8. M.D. Paul*, A.K. Gramopadhye, and B.R. Cho, “Virtual Borescope Training of Aircraft Maintenance Technicians: Transfer Effects Study,” Proceedings of the Industrial Engineering Research Conference, Cancun, Mexico (June 2010).
  9. J. Puente*, L. Aragon*, and B.R. Cho, “Development of Resistant Robust Design Using Robust Estimators,” Proceedings of the Industrial Engineering Research Conference, Miami, FL (June 2009).
  10. L. Aragon*, J. Puente*, and B.R. Cho, “Integrating the Lambert W Function into Optimal Tolerance Design,” Proceedings of the Industrial Engineering Research Conference, Miami, FL (June 2009).
  11. M. Zelaya*, Y. Yang*, and B.R. Cho, “Multiresponse Optimization in Pharmaceutics with Nuisance Variables,” Proceedings of the Industrial Engineering Research Conference, Miami, FL (June 2009).
  12. A-B Shaibu*, Y. Yang*, and B.R. Cho, “Development and Implementation of Type I and II Exponential Quality Loss Functions,” Proceedings of the Industrial Engineering Research Conference, Vancouver, Canada (May 2008).
  13. Y. Yang*, A-B Shaibu*, B.R. Cho, and M. Mayorga, “The simultaneous Optimization of Process Target Levels and Specification Region for Dual Quality Characteristics,” Proceedings of the Industrial Engineering Research Conference, Vancouver, Canada (May 2008).
  14. Y. Yang*, B.R. Cho, S. Shin*, and Y. Choi, “A PAT Improvement in Pharmaceutical Design,” Proceedings of the Industrial Engineering Research Conference, Vancouver, Canada (May 2008).
  15. A. Sparks*, B.R. Cho, and J. Kovach*, “Leveraging the DMAIC Model to Drive Improvement in a Service Process,” Proceedings of the Industrial Engineering Research Conference, Vancouver, Canada (May 2008).
  16. J. Kovach* and B.R. Cho, “An Experimental-Based Optimization Model for Constrained Multiresponse Robust Design Problems,” Proceedings of the Industrial Engineering Research Conference, Nashville, TN (May 2007).
  17. J. Kovach* and B.R. Cho, “Design for Six Sigma Projects Using Quality Function Deployment Priorities within Multiresponse Robust Design Problems,” Proceedings of the Industrial Engineering Research Conference, Nashville, TN (May 2007).
  18. M. Zelaya*, B.R. Cho, S. Shin*, and Y. Choi, “Experimental Design Aspects for Nanoparticle Pharmaceutical Formulations,” Proceedings of the Industrial Engineering Research Conference, Nashville, TN (May 2007).
  19. M. Zelaya*, B.R. Cho, S. Shin*, and Yongsun Choi “Development of Bounded Robust Parameter Design for Pharmaceutical Quality Improvement,” Proceedings of the Industrial Engineering Research Conference, Nashville, TN (May 2007).
  20. J. Kovach* and B.R. Cho, “Optimization of Constrained Experiments with the Consideration of Uncontrollable Factors,” Proceedings of the Industrial Engineering Research Conference, Orlando, FL (May 2006).
  21. J. Kovach* and B. R. Cho, “Integration of Quality Function Deployment Priorities within Multiresponse Robust Design Problems,” Proceedings of the Industrial Engineering Research Conference, Orlando, FL (May 2006).
  22. J. Kovach* and B.R. Cho, “An Experimental Based Optimization Model for Constrained Multiresponse Robust Design Problems”, Proceedings of the Industrial Engineering Research Conference, Orlando, FL (May 2006).
  23. J. Kovach*, B.R. Cho, and L.D. Fredendall, “Latent Benefits and Connections within Quality Function Deployment,” Proceedings of the Industrial Engineering Research Conference, Orlando, FL (May 2006).
  24. J. Kovach*, A.B. Shaibu*, and B.R. Cho, “Analysis of the Criteria for Optimal Experimental Designs,” Proceedings of the Industrial Engineering Research Conference, Atlanta, GA (May 2005).
  25. A.B. Shaibu*, J. Kovach*, and B.R. Cho, “Investigation of Convergence Properties of the Expectation Maximization Algorithm,” Proceedings of the Industrial Engineering Research Conference, Atlanta, GA (May 2005).
  26. J. Turner*, J. Kovach*, P. Stringfellow*, and B.R. Cho, “Combinations for Competitiveness: Balancing Production and Quality”, Proceedings of the Industrial Engineering Research Conference, Atlanta, GA (May 2005).
  27. S. Shin*, B.R. Cho, and S.H. Hong, “Development of Information-Driven Robust Design: A Bayesian View,” Proceedings of the Industrial Engineering Research Conference, Atlanta, GA (May 2005).
  28. S.H. Hong, S. Shin* and B.R. Cho, “Joint Determination of Optimum Process Mean and Screening Limits for Multiple Market Structures,” Proceedings of the Industrial Engineering Research Conference, Atlanta, GA (May 2005).
  29. S. Shin*, B.R. Cho, and S.H. Hong, “The Weighted-Tchebycheff Approach to Design Optimization,” Proceedings of the Industrial Engineering Research Conference, Atlanta, GA (May 2005).
  30. J. Kovach*, V. Chander*, and B.R. Cho, “A Computer-Generated Experimental Design for a Constrained Region,” Proceedings of the Industrial Engineering Research Conference, Houston, TX (May 2004).
  31. V. Chander*, J. Kovach*, and B.R. Cho, “Experimental and Optimization Protocols by Combining Control and Noise Factors,” Proceedings of the Industrial Engineering Research Conference, Houston, TX (May 2004).
  32. M.S. Govindaluri*, S. Shin*, and B.R. Cho, “An Integrated Decision Framework for Robust Parameter Design,” Proceedings of the Industrial Engineering Research Conference, Houston, TX (May 2004).
  33. S. Shin*, M.S. Govindaluri*, and B.R. Cho, “A Mixed-Integer Robust Design Optimization and Generic Algorithm,” Proceedings of the Industrial Engineering Research Conference, Houston, TX (May 2004).
  34. S. Shin*, M.S. Govindaluri*, and B.R. Cho, “Investigations on Robust Design from the Perspective of Optimization,” Proceedings of the Industrial Engineering Research Conference, Houston, TX (May 2004).
  35. J. Kovach*, V. Chander*, and B.R. Cho, “The Tolerance Optimization for a Skewed Process Distribution,” Proceedings of the Industrial Engineering Research Conference, Houston, TX (May 2004).
  36. Chander*, J. Kovach*, and B.R. Cho, “Analysis of Univariate and Multivariate Quality Loss Functions,” Proceedings of the Industrial Engineering Research Conference, Houston, TX (May 2004).
  37. M.S. Govindaluri*, S. Shin*, and B.R. Cho, “Integrated Weight Assessment System Using a Markovian Model for Characterizing Customer Evaluation,” Proceedings of the Industrial Engineering Research Conference, Houston, TX (May 2004).
  38. J.W. Kim*, S. Shin*, and B.R. Cho, “An Evaluation of Military Target Destruction Using a Quadratic Damage Function,” Proceedings of the 31st International Conference of Computers and Industrial Engineering, San Francisco, CA, pp. 6-10 (February 2003).
  39. S. Shin*, C. Lee*, and B.R. Cho, “A Bias-Specified Robust Design Model and an Analytical Solution,” Proceedings of the 31st International Conference of Computers and Industrial Engineering, San Francisco, CA, pp. 546-551 (February 2003).
  40. C. Lee*, J.W. Kim*, S. Shin*, and B.R. Cho, “Development of Robust Bayes Estimators with a Normal Conjugate in the Presence of Noise Variables,” Proceedings of the 31st International Conference of Computers and Industrial Engineering, San Francisco, CA, pp. 201-206 (February 2003).
  41. J.W. Kim*, C. Lee*, and B.R. Cho, “Evaluating Ballistic Errors by a Rayleigh-Based Circular Probable Error and its Extensions to a Military Point Target Problem,” Proceedings of the 31st International Conference of Computers and Industrial Engineering, San Francisco, CA, pp. 207-212 (February 2003).
  42. S. Shin*, J.W. Kim*, and B.R. Cho, “Development of the Robust Stochastic Programming Model for Naval Battleship Repair,” Proceedings of the 31st International Conference of Computers and Industrial Engineering, San Francisco, CA, pp. 195-200 (February 2003).
  43. B.R. Cho, S. Kaewkuekool*, S.R. Bowling*, and M.T. Khasawneh*, “The Optimum Target Value for a Process Based on a Quadratic Loss Function,” Proceedings of the Industrial Engineering Research Conference, Portland, OR (May 2003). 
  44. M.T. Khasawneh*, S.R. Bowling*, S. Kaewkuekool*, and B.R. Cho, “The Determination of Optimum Process Mean in a Single-Stage Production System: A Markovian Approach,” Proceedings of the Industrial Engineering Research Conference, Portland, OR (May 2003).
  45. M.T. Khasawneh*, S.R. Bowling*, S. Kaewkuekool*, and B.R. Cho, “A Cost-Effective Strength-Stress Reliability Modeling and Optimization in Engineering Design,” Proceedings of the Industrial Engineering Research Conference, Orlando, FL (May 2002).   
  46. J.W. Kim*, C. Lee*, and B.R. Cho, “Using a Rayleigh-Based Circular Lethality Coverage for Naval Surface Fire Support,” Proceedings of the Industrial Engineering Research Conference, Orlando, FL (May 2002).   
  47. M. Govindaluri* and B.R. Cho, “Designing Cost-Effective Screening Limits: An Empirical Approach,” Proceedings of the Industrial Engineering Research Conference, Orlando, FL (May 2002).
  48. M. Govindaluri* and B.R. Cho, “A Probabilistic Dynamic Programming Approach to Determining Process Targets for Components and Subassemblies,” Proceedings of the Industrial Engineering Research Conference, Orlando, FL (May 2002).   
  49. S. Shin* and B.R. Cho, “Trade-off Studies on Process Parameters: A Robust Design Perspective,” Proceedings of the Industrial Engineering Research Conference, Orlando, FL (May 2002).   
  50. J.W. Kim* and B.R. Cho, “A Compromise Decision Framework for Military Target Engagement,” Proceedings of the Industrial Engineering Research Conference, Orlando, FL (May 2002).   
  51. J. Doh* and B.R. Cho, “A Weapon Defense Model for the Optimum Target Boundaries to Minimize Damage Rate and Costs,” Proceedings of the Industrial Engineering Research Conference, Dallas, TX (May 2001).
  52. M.S. Govindaluri* and B.R. Cho, “Development of the Optimum Process Target for a Positively Skewed Process,” Proceedings of the Industrial Engineering Research Conference, Dallas, TX (May 2001).
  53. M.S. Govindaluri* and B.R. Cho, “A Flexible Multivariate Quality Loss Function Using Desirability Function,” Proceedings of the Industrial Engineering Research Conference, Dallas, TX (May 2001).
  54. J. Kim*, J. Doh*, and B.R. Cho, “A Current Status of Weapon Allocation System with the Emphasis on the Target Assignment Problem,” Proceedings of the Industrial Engineering Research Conference, Dallas, TX (May 2001).
  55. S. Shin* and B.R. Cho, “The Role of Stochastic Programming in Production Analysis and Optimization with Random Processing Times,” Proceedings of the Industrial Engineering Research Conference, Dallas, TX (May 2001).
  56. A. Sopadang A*, J. Teeravaraprug*, and B.R. Cho, “Overview of Robust Design Within  the Framework of Product Family,” Proceedings of the Industrial Engineering Research Conference, Cleveland, OH (May 2000).
  57. A. Sopadang A*, J. Teeravaraprug*, and B.R. Cho, “Overview of Robust Design Within  the Framework of Product Family,” Proceedings of the Industrial Engineering Research Conference, Cleveland, OH (May 2000).
  58. Sopadang*, Y.J. Kim*, and B.R. Cho, “A Method for Assessing Weights of Multiple Quality Attributes,” Proceedings of the Industrial Engineering Research Conference, Cleveland, OH (May 2000).
  59. J. Teeravaraprug*, Y.J. Kim*, and B.R. Cho, “Deterministic Tolerance Synthesis of Multiple Product Performances,” Proceedings of the Industrial Engineering Research Conference, Cleveland, OH (May 2000).
  60. J. Teeravaraprug*, A. Sopadang*, and B.R. Cho, “Effects of Shifting Product Specifications on Process Target,” Proceedings of the Industrial Engineering Research Conference, Cleveland, OH (May 2000).
  61. Y.J. Kim*, A. Sopadang*, J. Teeravaraprug*, and B.R. Cho, “Experimental Design Approach to Tolerance Synthesis Using Mixture Experiments,” Proceedings of the Industrial Engineering Research Conference, Cleveland, OH (May 2000).
  62. Y.J. Kim*, J. Doh*, and B.R. Cho, “A Mixed Integer Programming Approach to Integrated Design Optimization,” Proceedings of the Industrial Engineering Research Conference, Cleveland, OH (May 2000).
  63. Y.J. Kim* and B.R. Cho, “A Nonlinear Goal Programming Approach to Economic Robust Design,” Proceedings of the International Conference on Industrial Engineering- Applications and Practice, San Antonio, TX (November 1999).
  64. J. Teeravaraprug*, Y.J. Kim*, and B.R. Cho, “Application of Fuzzy Set Theory for Designing Product Specification Limits,” Proceedings of the Industrial Engineering Research Conference, Phoenix, AZ (May 1999).
  65. Y.J. Kim*, J. Teeravaraprug*, and B.R. Cho, “A Compromising Decision-Making for Multiple Response Co-optimization Problems within the Environment of Robust Design,” Proceedings of the Industrial Engineering Research Conference, Phoenix, AZ (May 1999).
  66. B.R. Cho, J. Teeravaraprug*, Y.J. Kim*, and M.D. Phillips*, “Mathematical Consideration for Quality Loss Functions in Process Optimization,” Proceedings of the Industrial Engineering Research Conference, Phoenix, AZ (May 1999).
  67. Y.J. Kim* and B.R. Cho, “Trade-off Issues in Robust Design,” Proceedings of the Industrial Engineering Research Conference, Phoenix, AZ (May 1999).
  68. B.R. Cho, D.L. Kimbler, S. Soundararajan*, and M.D. Phillips*, “Determination of the Optimum Product Tolerance for a Positively-Skewed Production Process,” Proceedings of the Industrial Engineering Research Conference, Banff, Canada (May 1998).
  69. M.D. Phillips*, K.S. Madduri*, and B.R. Cho, “Modeling of Quality Loss Function Using a Fourier Analysis Approach,” Proceedings of the Industrial Engineering Research Conference, Miami Beach, FL, pp. 129-134 (May 1997).
  70. K.S. Madduri*, M.D. Phillips*, and B.R. Cho, “Development of the Optimum Process Target for a Production Process under Different Environments,” Proceedings of the Industrial Engineering Research Conference, Miami Beach, FL, pp. 135-139 (May 1997).
  71. M.D. Phillips* and B.R. Cho, “Enhanced Optimization Strategies for Robust Design,” Proceedings of the International Conference of Reliability and Quality in Design, Anaheim, CA, pp. 37-41 (March 1997).
  72. M.D. Phillips*, P. Karody*, M.S. Leonard, and B.R. Cho, “Embedding the Canonical Analysis within the Framework of Taguchi Method: An Integrated Approach,” Proceedings of the International Conference of Reliability and Quality in Design, Anaheim, CA, pp. 87-91 (March 1997).
  73. M.D. Phillips* and B.R. Cho, “Nonlinear Programming Approach to Robust Design Problems,” Proceedings of the International Conference on Industrial Engineering, Houston, TX, pp. 421-426 (December 1996).
  74. B.R. Cho, M.D. Phillips*, and K.C. Kapur, “Quality Improvement by RSM Modeling for Robust Design,” Proceedings of the Industrial Engineering Research Conference, Minneapolis, MN, pp. 650-655 (May 1996).

Research Laboratory

Center for Excellence in Quality
Advanced Quality Engineering Laboratory

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Presentations

About 120 presentations have been delivered at national/international conferences. In particular, some of the presentations on anti-ballistic missile defense system and other military applications include:

  1. Boylan*, G.L., Goethals*, P.L., and Cho, B.R. “Designing Altitude-Based Missile Defense Systems,” INFORMS, 2012.
  2. Goethals*, P.L., Griggs, T., Boylan*, G.L., and Cho, B.R. “Designing Radial Asymmetric Damage Assessment Functions,” INFORMS, 2012.
  3. Boylan*, G.L., and Cho, B.R., “Robust Design in Ballistic Armor Applications: Estimation under Asymmetric Conditions,” ISERC, 2012.
  4. Goethals*, P.L. and Cho, B.R., "The Bombing Problem – Alternative Techniques in Modeling and Optimization,” ISERC, 2012.
  5. Goethals*, P.L. and Cho, B.R., "The Development of Quality Models for Military Protective Armor Manufacturing," IERC, 2011.
  6. Goethals*, P.L., Boylan*, G.L., and Cho, B.R. (2011), “Implementing a Cost-Effective Approach to Tolerance Design”, 19th Annual Army Research Labs (ARL) / United States Military Academy (USMA) Technical Symposium, 2011.
  7. Goethals*, P.L. and Cho, B.R., “The Development of Improved Optimization Techniques for Quality Advancement in Military Applications,” Southern Regional INFORMS, 2010.
  8. Kim*, J.W., Shin*, S., and Cho, B.R., “An Evaluation of Military Target Destruction Using a Quadratic Damage Function,” CIE, 2003.
  9. Kim* J.W., Lee*, C., and Cho, B.R., “Evaluating Ballistic Errors by a Rayleigh-Based Circular Probable Error and its Extensions to a Military Point Target Problem,” CIE, 2003.
  10. Shin*, S., Kim*, J.W., and Cho, B.R., “Development of the Robust Stochastic Programming Model for Naval Battleship Repair,” CIE, 2003.
  11. Doh*, J. and Cho, B.R., “A Weapon Defense Model for the Optimum Target Boundaries to Minimize Damage Rate and Costs,” IERC, 2001.
  12. Kim*, J., Doh*, J., and Cho, B.R., “A Current Status of Weapon Allocation System with the Emphasis on the Target Assignment Problem,” IERC, 2001.
  13. Boylan*, G.L., Goethals*, P.L., and Cho, B.R. “Designing Altitude-Based Missile Defense Systems,” INFORMS, 2012.
  14. Goethals*, P.L., Griggs, T., Boylan*, G.L., and Cho, B.R. “Designing Radial Asymmetric Damage Assessment Functions,” INFORMS, 2012.
  15. Boylan*, G.L., and Cho, B.R., “Robust Design in Ballistic Armor Applications: Estimation under Asymmetric Conditions,” ISERC, 2012.
  16. Goethals*, P.L. and Cho, B.R., "The Bombing Problem – Alternative Techniques in Modeling and Optimization,” ISERC, 2012.
  17. Goethals*, P.L. and Cho, B.R., "The Development of Quality Models for Military Protective Armor Manufacturing," IERC, 2011.
  18. Goethals*, P.L., Boylan*, G.L., and Cho, B.R. (2011), “Implementing a Cost-Effective Approach to Tolerance Design”, 19th Annual Army Research Labs (ARL) / United States Military Academy (USMA) Technical Symposium, 2011.
  19. Goethals*, P.L. and Cho, B.R., “The Development of Improved Optimization Techniques for Quality Advancement in Military Applications,” Southern Regional INFORMS, 2010.
  20. Kim*, J.W., Shin*, S., and Cho, B.R., “An Evaluation of Military Target Destruction Using a Quadratic Damage Function,” CIE, 2003.
  21. Kim* J.W., Lee*, C., and Cho, B.R., “Evaluating Ballistic Errors by a Rayleigh-Based Circular Probable Error and its Extensions to a Military Point Target Problem,” CIE, 2003.
  22. Shin*, S., Kim*, J.W., and Cho, B.R., “Development of the Robust Stochastic Programming Model for Naval Battleship Repair,” CIE, 2003.
  23. Doh*, J. and Cho, B.R., “A Weapon Defense Model for the Optimum Target Boundaries to Minimize Damage Rate and Costs,” IERC, 2001. 
  24. Kim*, J., Doh*, J., and Cho, B.R., “A Current Status of Weapon Allocation System with the Emphasis on the Target Assignment Problem,” IERC, 2001.

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Courses Taught

IE 361 Design and Control of Industrial Systems II (undergraduate level)
IE 461 Quality Engineering (undergraduate level)
IE 462/662 Six Sigma Quality (undergraduate/graduate levels)
IE 805 Foundations in Quality Engineering (graduate level)
IE 809 Modeling Systems under Risk (graduate level)
IE 871 Industrial Testing and Quality (graduate level)
IE 971 Advanced Quality Engineering (graduate level)

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Professional Affiliations

Current Editor-in-Chief, International Journal of Quality Engineering and Technology
Former Editor-in-Chief, International Journal of Six Sigma and Competitive Advantage
Former Editor-in-Chief, International Journal of Experimental Design and Process Optimization
Editorial Board, International Journal of Lean Six Sigma
Editorial Board, Quality Engineering

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Former Ph.D. Advisees

Dr. Zhe Li (PhD, 2012); Dr. Paul L. Goethals (PhD, 2011; Faculty member in the Department of Mathematical Sciences at the U.S. Military Academy, West Point); Dr. A.B. Shaibu (PhD, 2009; Faculty member in the Department of Mathematics at Florida Gulf Coast University); Dr. Jami Kovach (PhD, 2006; Faculty member in the Department of Information & Logistics Technology at the University of Houston);  Dr. Sangmun Shin (PhD, 2004; Faculty member in the Department of Information Systems and Management Engineering at Inje University, South Korea); Dr. Madhumohan Govindaluri (PhD, 2004; Faculty member in the Department of Operations Management and Quantitative Techniques at Indian Institute of Management- Indore); Dr. Jaywan Kim (PhD, 2004; ROK Navy); Dr. Apichai Sopadang (PhD, 2002;  Faculty member in the Department of Industrial Engineering at Chiang Mai University, Thailand); Dr. Jirarat Teeraraprug (PhD, 2001; Faculty member in the Department of Industrial Engineering at Thammasat University, Thailand); Dr. Young Jin Kim (PhD, 2000; Faculty member in the Department of Systems Management and Engineering at Pukyung National University, South Korea); Dr. Michael Phillips (PhD, 1998; Faculty member in the Department of Mathematical Sciences at the U.S. Military Academy, West Point)

 

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