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Dr. Robert Riggs

Dr. Robert RiggsLecturer

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

Phone: (864) 656-7891
Fax: (864) 656-0795


BSIE, Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering, Management Minor
Kettering University, 2008

MSE., Industrial and Operations Engineering
University of Michigan, 2011

PhD, Industrial and Operations Engineering
University of Michigan, 2015

Research Areas

Integer programming and combinatorial optimization, healthcare systems engineering, Six Sigma and process improvement, applying lean enterprise to healthcare and manufacturing applications, optimization of disassembly and remanufacturing systems.

Selected Publications

Riggs, R.J., Jin, X., and Hu, S.J., “Two-stage sequence generation for partial disassembly of products with sequence dependent task times,” to appear in Procedia CIRP 2015.

Riggs, R.J., Battaïa, O., and Hu, S.J., “Disassembly line balancing under high variety of end of life states using a joint precedence graph approach,” to appear in Journal of Manufacturing Systems 2015.

Riggs, R.J., and Hu, S.J., “Disassembly liaison graphs inspired by word clouds,” Procedia CIRP, 7, 521-526, 2013.

Yang, S., Riggs, R.J., and Hu, S.J., “Modeling and analysis of closed loop manufacturing systems using parameter coupling,” Journal of Manufacturing Systems, 32(4), 817-824, 2012.

Courses Taught

IE 2010: Systems Design I
IE 2011: Systems Design I Lab
IE 3810: Probabilistic Operations Research
IE 3860: Production Planning and Control

Professional Awards

National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellow