About the Department
Industrial engineering entails designing, controlling, and managing complex systems and procedures for using production resources (people, information, equipment, and materials). The applications of industrial engineering principles can be found in manufacturing, healthcare, delivery and financial services, airlines, space programs and so on.
The Department of Industrial and Manufacturing Systems Engineering offers two fully-accredited B.S. degree programs in Industrial and Systems Engineering and Manufacturing Engineering. In addition, the department has Master's programs in Industrial & Systems Engineering, Engineering Management, Information Systems & Technology, Program and Project Management, and Dual Degree program in I&SE and MBA.
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News and Events
IMSE Undergraduate Student Stefania Haag, Gains Valuable Experience Through the Highly Sought After Internship at Disney World in Orlando
Title: An Introduction to Human Factors and Ergonomics,IIE - Dearborn Chapter Seminar Series Friday, November 14, 2014 12:00 p.m. 1410/1420 PEC Lunch Provided
If there's a piece of advice CECS students Stefania Haag and Lauren Stec could share with their classmates, it's to take advantage of internship opportunities. Besides gaining valuable work experience, an internship could possibly lead to a dream job.
Haag and Stec each took the winter 2013 semester off to complete a five-month internship at Disney World in Orlando, Florida. Haag worked in Industrial Engineering while Stec worked in Scientific Systems Ride Control.
Title: An Introduction to Human Factors and Ergonomics: a case study on the muscle fatigue measurement during prolonged sitting. Dr. Zhimin Xi, Assistant Professor of IMSE and Rong Jing, I&SE Graduate Student won the 2013 ASME Design Automation Conference Best Paper Award
Dr. Bochen Jia
This talk attempts to provide both important background and practical analysis to students interested in addressing ergonomic issues in the workplace. Human Factor and Ergonomic is the practice of designing products, systems or processes to take proper account of the interaction between them and the people that use them. The goal and principle of human factor study will be introduced. As a case study, the investigation of prolonged sitting on muscle fatigue development will be discussed. Sitting combined with moderating factors, such as, prolonged duration, could be potential risk factors for developing low back pain (LBP). Although studies have been conducted to quantify the effects of these moderating factors on low back structure, such as the development of paraspinal muscle fatigue, there is little and inconsistent evidence regarding the specific mechanism(s) that underlie sitting-related LBP. Therefore, how can we assess paraspinal muscle condition and potential muscle fatigue resulting from prolonged sitting will be described.
About the Presenter:
Dr. Bochen Jia received his Bachelor's degree from Beijing Institute of Technology and Ph.D. degree from Virginia tech in 2013. He is currently an assistant professor in the department of Industrial & Manufacture Systems Engineering. His research interests include: Industrial ergonomics and occupational biomechanics, aging and work capacity, prolonged sitting and localized muscle fatigue and consumer product design.
IMSE Faculty Dr. Jian Hu Wins IIE Transactions Best Application Paper Award in Operations Engineering & Analysis
IMSE assistant professor Zhimin Xi, I&SE graduate student Rong Jing, and their two collaborators (Dr. Pingfeng Wang, Wichita State University and Dr. Chao Hu, Medtronic Inc) won the 2013 ASME Design Automation Conference Best Paper Award. The Design Automation Conference is part of the 2013 International Design Engineering Technical Conferences & Computers and Information in Engineering Conference.
This award is for the paper titled "A Copula-Based Sampling Method for Data-Driven Prognostics and Health Management." The paper presents a new data-driven prognostic approach for predicting the remaining useful life of engineering systems under uncertainty. This research is supported with the funding from Ford Motor Company.
Congratulations to Dr. Jian Hu, assistant professor of IMSE, and to his co-authors (Dr. Homem-de-Mello and Dr. Mehrotra) for winning the 2013 Best Application Paper award in Operations Engineering & Analysis for their paper titled "Risk Adjusted Budget Allocation Models with Application in Homeland Security," IIE Transactions, 43 (12): 819-839, 2011. Research Gant from Ford-UM Alliance to Investigate Fast Online Monitoring of Health Condition of Battery Cells with High Diagnostic Reliability
IMSE Department Introduces Master of Science Degree in Program and Project Management
Dr. Zhimin Xi, Research Assistant Professor of IMSE and Dr. Cheol Lee, Associate Professor of IMSE received a research grant from Ford-UM Alliance to detect degradation of the battery cell capacity and power capability in operating conditions using validated lithium-ion (Li-ion) battery models under the temperature and cell-to-cell variability. Their research in this project will focus on the developement of statistically validated (or a virtual testing) battery models for capacity and power prediction, online monitoring system for battery cell capacity and power using measurable sensor signals, and the battery models to prevent premature failure of battery packs.
Research Grant from Ecomotors to Support System Level Optimization of Complex Mechanical Systems
Nationwide, there is an increasing demand for skilled and experienced professionals who can develop, deploy, and manage locally and globally developed programs in a timely and efficient manner. M.S. in Program and Project Management (M.S. in PPM) is 30 semester hours graduate degree designed to address this growing need and targets technical professionals from various industries (i.e. engineering, information technology, military, government, healthcare, energy, transportation) who need to deepen their understanding of program and project management and would like to make a transition from team members to program managers. Graduates will also have the foundation to pursue certification as a project management professional (PMP).
Professor Yubao Chen received a research grant from Ecomotors International to develop new system level optimization and predictive model for an opposite piston opposite cylinder (OPOC) engine. New Grant from Hyundai - Kia Motors to Investigate Measure of Perceived Gear-Shifting Quality
John Junge Gives 350,000 to Endow Scholarship
This research grant from Hyundai - Kia Motors will allow Dr. Sang-Hwan Kim, assistant professor of IMSE and Mr. ByeongWook Jeon, visiting scholar from Hyundai-Kia Motors to develop measure of gearshift quality for optimizing driver propensity in terms of vehicle ergonomics.
When John Junge was applying to college as a teenager in Jackson, Michigan, he assumed he would have to go to community college first because of financial constraints. But he won a scholarship to the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor instead. After learning about the Dearborn campus's cooperative education program, he transferred so he could earn money in his chosen profession while finishing his studies.
Now he's giving back. Junge, a member of the class of 1964, recently announced a 350,000 gift to establish a scholarship for high school students who want to major in industrial and manufacturing systems engineering at the University of Michigan-Dearborn.
Walt Disney Parks & Resorts Industrial Engineering Video
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Gives a glimpse of the exciting work Industrial Engineers do everyday at Disney Parks around the world
M.S. Degree in Program and Project Management
The M.S. in Program and
Project Management (PPM) is a 30-semester-hour graduate
degree designed to address this growing need. It is suitable
for technical professionals from various industries (e.g.,
engineering, information technology, military, government,
healthcare, energy, and transportation) who need to deepen their understanding of program and project management and would like to make a transition from team members to program managers. For program brochure click here.