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Faisal Alkaabneh Ph.D. '20

Faisal Alkaabneh becomes first student to earn Ph.D. in Systems at Cornell

Back in 2015, Faisal Alkaabneh was one of the first 10 students to enter the Systems Ph.D. program at Cornell University. This weekend, he becomes the first student to earn a Ph.D. in Systems. “Faisal’s research was driven by and reflects the vision of Cornell Systems Engineering. He studied several important management and policy analysis problems in food supply chain systems utilizing large-scale optimization, stochastic resource allocation, and data-analytics methodologies, said H. Oliver Gao, director of the Systems Engineering program and Alkaabneh’s advisor. “We are very proud to have... Read more

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The American Automatic Control Council (AACC) has awarded Dr. Fengqi You, and Chao Ning, the 2020 O. Hugo Schuck Award

The American Automatic Control Council (AACC) has awarded Dr. Fengqi You, Roxanne E. and Michael J. Zak Professor, and CBE PhD student, Chao Ning, the prestigious 2020 O. Hugo Schuck Award. The American Automatic Control Council (AACC) was formed in 1957 and represents the United States to the world automatic control community. Nine professional societies are current members of the AACC – the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA), American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE), American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME)... Read more

Fengqi You

Fengqi You receives 2020 ASEE Curtis W. McGraw Research Award

Prof. Fengqi You, Roxanne E. and Michael J. Zak Professor in Smith School of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, has been selected to receive the 2020 Curtis W. McGraw Research Award by the American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE). The Curtis W. McGraw Research Award was established in 1957 with the initial assistance of the McGraw-Hill Book Company to recognize outstanding achievements by engineering college research workers and to encourage the continuance of such productivity. The annual award recognizes the significant achievements of engineering researchers and educators with... Read more

Using a Systems approach toward a better planet

By: Olivia M. Hall

Consumers are paying increasing attention to their impact on the planet—and therefore, so are retailers. Now a study by Faisal Alkaabneh, a fifth-year student in Cornell Engineering’s Systems Ph.D. program, contributes a systems perspective to solving important last-mile logistic problems, taking both environmental and economic metrics into account. Recently accepted for publication by the journal Computers and Operations Research, the resulting paper will appear under the title “Benders decomposition for the inventory vehicle routing problem with perishable products and environmental costs.”... Read more

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INCOSE Finger Lakes Chapter annual dinner meeting September 7

2019 INCOSE Finger Lakes Chapter Annual Dinner Meeting (Saturday, September 7) at Cornell’s Statler Hotel Students – Monetary grants will be raffled off at the event (must be present at the event to win), but we need to know how many students are attending – so it important to get you names in quickly to rzinni@gmail.com – students are welcome from all colleges, but registration will be on a first-come/first-served basis, as seating is limited. Main Topic: NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) and Wide-Field Infrared Survey Telescope (WFIRST) projects Guest Speaker Bio: Tony Whitman Tony... Read more

Professor Fengqi You

Fengqi You wins AIChE Excellence in Process Development Research Award

The American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE) honored Fengqi You, the Roxanne E. and Michael J. Zak Professor at Smith School of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, with the Excellence in Process Development Research Award. AIChE is the world’s leading organization for chemical engineering professionals, with more than 60,000 members from over 110 countries. Sponsored by Pfizer, the AIChE Process Development Division Research Award is highly competitive, and it is presented by AIChE to recognize an individual, who have made significant technical contributions to the advancement of... Read more

Awards fund innovations in digital agriculture

Projects ranging from a soil-swimming robot that can sense conditions in the root zone in real time to computational models that can predict produce spoilage received seed funds from the Cornell Initiative for Digital Agriculture’s new Research Innovation Fund. Read more