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Spotlight on New Faculty - INDUSTRIAL AND SYSTEMS ENGINEERING

October 27, 2014

images of From left: Xi Chen, Nathan Ka Ching Lau, and Diego Moran
From left: Xi Chen, Nathan Ka Ching Lau, and Diego Moran

Blacksburg, VA

Virginia Tech College of Engineering

Xi Chen
Research Interests: Stochastic modeling and simulation, applied probability and statistics, computer experimental design and analysis, and simulation optimization.
Education:
Bachelor's Degree: Automation, Huazhong University of Science and Technology, Wuhan, China
Master's Degree: Industrial and Systems Engineering, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, North Carolina
Doctoral Degree: Industrial Engineering and Management Science (IEMS), Northwestern University

Nathan Ka Ching Lau
Research Interests: Concept of operations and display design research in cyber-security for a remotely piloted aircrafts operations center; hardware and human-in-the-loop research program for nuclear process control, efficiency investigation of the manufacturing and repairing processes of jet engine turbine blades; development of a driver distraction alert system using motion capture and sonification technology, and usability and evaluation study for an artificial pancreas.
Education:
Bachelor's Degree: Industrial Engineering, University of Toronto
Doctoral Degree: Industrial Engineering (Human Factors), University of Toronto

Diego Moran
Research Interests: Operations research, optimization, theory and applications of mixed-integer linear and non-linear programming, and convex mixed-integer programming.
Education:
Bachelor's Degree: Mathematical Engineering, Universidad de Chile
Master's Degree: Operations Management, Universidad de Chile
Doctoral Degree: Operations Research, Georgia Institute of Technology

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