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2016

Vol 4, No 2 (2016): Industrial and Systems Engineering Review - Special Issue

This special issue of the Industrial and Systems Engineering Review represents a collection of exemplary undergraduate research, engineering, and analysis.  The Department of Systems Engineering at the United States Military Academy hosts an annual conference to showcase projects completed by graduating seniors.  The best papers from this conference are invited to publish in this special issue, and the present collection represents ten outstanding papers that summarize project results. 

Three general themes emerge from this year’s collection of best papers:  modeling and analysis in support of operational decisions; dynamics of societal resilience; and analysis in support of future acquisition decisions.  Each of study themes involves critical issues of significance for our national defense.

The papers that focused on modeling and analysis of operational decisions included the study of tactical combat decisions (Goodman et. al.), autonomous corrosion detection (Alexander et. al.), site selection for over-the-shore logistics (Evans et. al.), and UAS navigation in GPS denied environments (Talmadge et. al.).  Each of these studies addressed decision making that influences various military scenarios.  Novel methods for organizing information, leveraging technology, and solving these decisions are presented.

Societal resilience challenges will continue to grow in complexity and consequence in the future.  McDonald published two papers with two different groups of cadet authors focused on building societal resilience involving critical needs and emergency situations.  Food security remains a critical issue amongst many nations in the future, and McDonald et. al. present a system dynamics modeling approach that illuminates critical variables.  The second paper published by McDonald and a different group of cadets addresses nuclear attacks on megacities, a terrible scenario that deserves serious thought.  

Four papers addressed future acquisition decisions.  The topics included development of cost estimation relationships for vehicle acquisitions (Blash et. al.), supplementing human strength with exoskeletons (Martinez et. al.), improved camouflage patterns for small arms (Choi et. al.), and polymer cased ammunition production decisions (Bianchi et. al.).

Please join me in celebrating this outstanding collection of undergraduate research.

Paul F. Evangelista

Guest Editor

Paul Evangelista is a lieutenant colonel in the United States Army and currently serving as an Academy Professor in the Department of Systems Engineering and the Director of the Operations Research Center at the United States Military Academy.  He holds a PhD in Decision Sciences and Engineering Systems from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and is a registered professional engineer in the state of New York.


2015

Vol 3, No 2 (2015): Industrial and Systems Engineering Review - Special Issue

This special issue of the Industrial and Systems Engineering Review is truly a celebration of excellence in undergraduate research.  The papers contained in this issue represent select presentations from The 2015 General Donald R. Keith Memorial Capstone Conference at West Point, an annual event that showcases the capstone projects from senior cadets within the United States Military Academy Department of Systems Engineering as well as undergraduate research projects from other Industrial and Systems Engineering programs from across many different universities.  

Vol 3, No 1 (2015): Industrial and Systems Engineering Review

The editorial board, the reviewers, and the Society of Industrial and Systems Engineering (SISE), would like to announce the launch of the latest issue of the journal entitled Industrial and Systems Engineering Review (ISER).  In this issue, we have six (6) articles spanning the following areas: Military Operations Research, Production Economics and Decision Making, Supply Chain Management, Quality, and Ergonomics.   We hope you enjoy reading these articles and will consider submitting a manuscript to our journal in the near future.


2014

Vol 2, No 1 (2014): Industrial and Systems Engineering Review

On behalf of editorial board, the reviewers, and the Society of Industrial and Systems Engineering (SISE), it gives us great pleasure to announce the launch of the third issue of the journal entitled Industrial and Systems Engineering Review (ISER).   ISER aims to publish original research manuscripts, review articles, case studies, as well as existing techniques as applied to new problem domains.  

In this issue we have six articles in a variety of topics that address theory, application, practice, and pedagogy in meeting the challenges of today’s environment. 

 

 Guest Editors

Donna B. Parsons

Robert D. Yearout

 


2013

Vol 1, No 2 (2013): Industrial and Systems Engineering Review

On behalf of the rest of the editorial board, the reviewers, and the Society of Industrial and Systems Engineering (SISE), it gives me great pleasure to announce the launch of the second issue of the journal entitled Industrial and Systems Engineering Review (ISER).   ISER aims to publish original research manuscripts, review articles, case studies, as well as existing techniques as applied to new problem domains.  In this second issue, we have seven (7) articles spanning the aforementioned areas.  Herein, you will find articles in the following technical areas: reliability and maintenance, optimization, economic analysis, safety, ergonomics, lean, quantitative and qualitative analysis .  The application areas are quite varied and include the manufacturing, construction, pharmacuetical, and others.  Like we did, I hope you enjoy reading these articles and will consider submitting a manuscript to our journal in the near future.

Vol 1, No 1 (2013): Industrial and Systems Engineering Review

On behalf of the rest of the editorial board, the reviewers, and the Society of Industrial and Systems Engineering (SISE), it gives me great pleasure to announce the launch of the inaugural issue of the journal entitled Industrial and Systems Engineering Review (ISER).   ISER aims to publish original research manuscripts, review articles, case studies, as well as existing techniques as applied to new problem domains.  In this first issue, we have eight (8) articles spanning the aforementioned areas.  Herein, you will find articles in the following technical areas: supply chain management (SCM), ergonomics, routing, virtual reality applications in quality/FMEA, shop floor control, optimization, manufacturing simulation, and queuing.  The application areas are quite varied and include the automotive industry, semiconductor industry, healthcare (multiple articles), hazardous materials, and others.  Like we did, I hope you enjoy reading these articles and will consider submitting a manuscript to our journal in the near future.

 

Daryl L. Santos, Ph.D.

Editor - ISER


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