Two PhD students in the H. Milton Stewart School of Industrial and Systems Engineering (ISyE), advised by Roshan Vengazhiyil, an associate professor in ISyE, placed first in the Quality, Statistics, and Reliability (QSR) Section of INFORMS during the 2011 INFORMS Annual Meeting in Charlotte, North Carolina, November 13-16.
Shan Ba won the Best Student Paper Award for the paper “Multi-Layer Designs for Computer Experiments,” co-authored with Vengazhiyil. He was identified as the winner based on the presentation of four finalists who were selected from a pool of seventeen students through a rigorous double-blinded review process. Chia-Jung Chang received the Best Poster Award for her paper “Model Calibration through Minimal Adjustments,” also co-authored with Vengazhiyil. Chang is a joint student of Vengazhiyil and Jan Shi, the Carolyn J. Stewart Chair and Professor in ISyE. She placed first among the ten posters competed in the QSR Section.