Professor Changxu "Sean" Wu's paper, "Modeling the Effects of Warning Lead Time, Warning Reliability and Warning Style on Human Performance under Connected Vehicle Settings," won the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society’s prestigious Best Paper Award in the Human Performance Modeling Tech Group.
Associate professor Jian Liu, in collaboration with Professor Kevin Lansey from the Department of Civil and Architectural Engineering and Mechanics, was awarded a National Science Foundation grant of $498,949, from August 2018 to July 2021, to develop a new generation of water distribution system monitoring systems and real-time burst detection algorithms within a new interdisciplinary hydroinformatics paradigm by fusing hydraulic knowledge with data-driven spatio-temporal analytics.
Assistant professors Qiang Zhou and Neng Fan, in collaboration with the Ridgetop Group Inc., were awarded with a SBIR Phase I grant of $208,000 (with a UA share of $20,800) from the Department of Energy, from July 2018 to January 2019, to develop a cyber-secure anomaly detection and condition-based maintenance solution for fossil fuel-based power plants.
Assistant professor Hongyue Jin was awarded a research grant of $30,000 from Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory from October 2018 to September 2019 to develop techno-economic and life-cycle analysis models for an innovative biosorption technology for value recovery of rare earth elements from coal byproducts. The fund may renew for another two years based on the project performance.
In conjunction with the 2018 INFORMS Annual Meeting, the SIE department is hosting a pre-workshop called Data and Decisions by invitation only. This workshop is organized by several SIE faculty and staff, including Pavlo Krokhmal (chair), Jianqiang Cheng, Danielle Embry, Neng Fan, Jian Liu, Matthias Poloczek, Suvrajeet Sen, Young-Jun Son and Qiang Zhou.