Tag: industrial and systems engineering

Power play

Mshon Pulliam is full of energy – literally and figuratively. From his job as a commercial-industrial sales executive for Georgia Power to his endless engagement with the College of Engineering, Pulliam is constantly in motion. A 2012 graduate in industrial and systems engineering, Pulliam realizes not a lot of engineers have the word “sales” in…




From the faculty – Alice Smith

Editor’s note: “From the faculty” is a new addition to Auburn Engineering magazine. Each issue, a faculty member will share their current research project, opening up a window to our leading researchers who are improving quality of life and fostering economic competitiveness.  The globalization of the world economy calls for integrated supply chains that can…




The face on the video board

Auburn Engineering student Lucas Tribble gained instant fame during Auburn’s home football game against Mississippi State on Sept. 26, when he became the focal point on Jordan-Hare Stadium’s new 200-foot-wide video scoreboard. With a deadpan stare into the camera, Tribble held up one hand and extended his index finger – an emotionless “number one.” He…




Into the Lab: Industrial and Systems

Jorge Valenzuela, department chair of industrial and systems engineering, is working with Jin Wang, Buddy Redd associate professor in the Department of Chemical Engineering, and scientists at the Argonne National Laboratory to develop efficient computer algorithms that can improve the economics of electrical power systems by powering transmission lines on and off. Traditionally, transmission switching…




Cast away

Matt Lee, a senior in industrial and systems engineering, isn’t just a student at Auburn – he is also a prize-winning bass angler. Matt joined Auburn’s club bass fishing team in fall 2011. Matt’s younger brother Jordan, ’13 marketing, is also his teammate. The duo has competed in tournaments around the country, and participated in the…




Bright, Brighter, Fulbright

Alice E. Smith, faculty member in Auburn University’s Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering, has been awarded a Fulbright grant to teach and conduct research at Bilkent University in Ankara, Turkey, in the spring. Smith, whose research and teaching involves modeling and optimizing complex systems, will instruct a series of courses on adaptive optimization and…