UTSI Graduate Students Receive First Place in IISE Student Paper Competition

UTSI Graduate Students Receive First Place in IISE Student Paper Competition

TULLAHOMA, Tenn. – UTSI Graduate Students Receive First Place in IISE Student Paper Competition University of Tennessee Space Institute graduate research assistants Javad Seif and Brett Shields received first place in the student paper competition conducted by the construction division of the Institute of Industrial & Systems Engineers for their paper titled “Minimizing the cost of machinery procurement in construction projects under horizon uncertainty” at the IISE Annual Conference and Expo held in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania at the David L. Lawrence Convention Center on May 20, 2017. Seif and Shields are pursuing their PhD in industrial engineering under the supervision of Associate Professor Andrew Yu.

From left to right, Michael Foss, IISE Immediate Past President, Joe Hartman, IISE President, Javad Seif, UTSI Graduate Research Assistant, Brett Shields, UTSI Graduate Research Assistant, and Tim McGlothlin, IISE President-Elect. Photo by IISE.