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ESD Digest - April 23, 2010

ESD News

Annual Charles L. Miller Lecture next week
On Thursday, April 29, MIT Provost L. Rafael Reif will present the Charles L. Miller Lecture, "Challenges and Opportunities Facing MIT: A View from the Provost's Office." Details are on the ESD website. Also that day, ESD will host a meeting of the ESD Alumni Advisory Council.

In the Media

Jarrod Goentzel and Edgar Blanco quoted in WIRED article (on p. 6) on humanitarian supply chains - April 19, 2010

Fred Moavenzadeh quoted in article about Masdar Institute for Science & Technology: The New York Times - April 21, 2010; additional recent New York Times coverage of Masdar

Ed Crawley quoted in coverage about President Obama’s revised space policy: The Boston Globe (via AP) - April 16, 2010; Discover Magazine blog - April 22, 2010

Steven Eppinger quoted in article on creating new models for product development: IndustryWeek – April 21, 2010

Daniel Hastings and Cynthia Barnhart quoted in article about new 16-ENG degree: MIT News Office - April 22, 2010

Publications

Ferreira I., de Weck O., Saraiva P., Cabral J., “Multidisciplinary Optimization of Injection Molding Systems," Structural and Multidisciplinary Optimization, 41 (4) 621-635, April 2010 (15 pages)(Irene Ferreira was at MIT as a visiting student in 2008 via the MIT Portugal Program and associated with the EDAM area. This participation was allied with her doctoral program in Industrial Engineering and Management provided by the engineering faculty of Porto University. She will be defending her dissertation in early 2011.)

“Inventory systems with stochastic demand and supply: Properties and approximations,” Amanda J. Schmitt, Lawrence V. Snyder and Zuo-Jun Max Shen. European Journal of Operational Research 2010; 206 (2):313-328.

Events

Monday, April 26, 2010
Freeman Lecture (Sponsored by the Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering)
Steven C. Chapra, PhD, Professor and Berger Chair, Civil & Environmental Engineering, Tufts University
“Rubbish, Stink and Death: The Historical Evolution, Present State and Future Direction of Water-Quality Management and Modeling”
Reception: 6pm
Lecture: 7pm
>MIT Tang Center (E51)

Tuesday, April 27, 2010
ESD Faculty Lunch
Topic: ESD PhD thesis format question for discussion with faculty; other updates
> noon-1pm
> E40-298

Wednesday, April 28, 2010
School of Engineering Infinite Mile Awards Ceremony
> 3-5pm
> Grier Room (34-401)
Beth Milnes, Patty Eames, and David Schultz (all from ESD) have been selected to receive School of Engineering Infinite Mile Excellence Awards.

Wednesday, April 28, 2010
LAI Research Seminar
Speaker: Alissa Friedman
Topic: Metric Commonality Across a Product’s Operational Lifecycle
> 4:15-5:30pm
> 33-206

Thursday, April 29, 2010
The Annual Charles L. Miller Lecture
Speaker: L. Rafael Reif, Provost, MIT
Topic: Challenges and Opportunities Facing MIT: A View from the Provost's Office
Time: 4:00 pm (reception at 3:30pm)
Location: Grier Room B (34-401B)
Co-sponsored by: MIT Engineering Systems Division and MIT Civil and Environmental Engineering Department

Tuesday, May 4, 2010
ESD Faculty Lunch
Speakers: Frank Serna and Linda Fuhrman from Draper Lab
> noon-1pm
> E40-298

Wednesday, May 5, 2010
LAI Research Seminar
Speaker: Taroon Aggarwal
Topic: Acquisition Research at the Naval Postgraduate School
> 4:15 - 5:30 pm
> 33-206

 

 

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