ISD News Archive

March, 2017
Bracketology with Pat Hammett!

Bracketology with Pat Hammett!

March 16, 2017

With 68 teams, 67 games, and 65,536 possible Final Four team combinations, the odds of picking a perfect Division I Men's Basketball Tournament bracket. Luckily, the College of Engineering turned to their experts, including ISD's own Pat Hammett, for their take on the best strategies for filling out a winning card.

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Connected and Automated Vehicles (CAV) Course| May 8-11 in Ann Arbor

Connected and Automated Vehicles (CAV) Course| May 8-11 in Ann Arbor

March 16, 2017

The immersive four-day course addresses the latest concepts, standards, and key challenges facing the industry, as well as new CAV technologies and effective solutions being developed in Ann Arbor.

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Alumni Profile:  Aditya Raghunathan

Alumni Profile: Aditya Raghunathan

March 15, 2017

ISD profiles Aditya Raghunathan, 2015 graduate of the Global Automotive and Manufacturing Engineering master's program.

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ANNOUNCING - Principles of Optimal Design: Modeling and Computation, 3rd Edition

ANNOUNCING - Principles of Optimal Design: Modeling and Computation, 3rd Edition

March 14, 2017

Integrative Systems + Design Chair and Professor Panos Y. Papalambros has published the third edition of his textbook Principles of Optimal Design: Modeling and Computation. The book is authored along with Douglass J. Wilde, Professor Emeritus of Mechanical Engineering at Stanford University, California.

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Production Systems Engineering: Recommendations for Managers

Production Systems Engineering: Recommendations for Managers

March 6, 2017

The following is an excerpt from an article in the International Journal of Production Research written by the Production Systems Engineering short course faculty with recommendations to practitioners.

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Spring-Summer 2017 Online Graduate Course Registration

Spring-Summer 2017 Online Graduate Course Registration

March 1, 2017

The online graduate course offerings for the upcoming Spring-Summer semester have been posted! Four of our degrees can be completed entirely online -- part-time or full-time -- using the latest technology, collaborative presentation equipment, software modules, and more. Registration opens Monday, March 27th. Learn more today.

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February, 2017
Lean Healthcare Workshop  |  April 10-14 in Ann Arbor

Lean Healthcare Workshop | April 10-14 in Ann Arbor

February 22, 2017

Lean Healthcare experts will teach participants how to transform patient care with Lean thinking and drive sustainable continuous improvement that's linked to strategic priorities.

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Manufacturing Seminar Series - A New Approach to Improving Machining Accuracy in Robotic Milling

Manufacturing Seminar Series - A New Approach to Improving Machining Accuracy in Robotic Milling

February 13, 2017

This talk will present recently completed and ongoing work in the speaker's group on robotic machining. A new approach based on real-time force sensing combined with mechanistic milling force modeling to compensate for robot compliance induced machining errors will be presented. The talk will also briefly discuss ongoing research to address chatter instability in robotic milling.

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ISD Student Receives MLK Spirit Award

ISD Student Receives MLK Spirit Award

February 6, 2017

ISD is proud to announce that Global Automotive and Manufacturing Engineering student Aastik Chawla has been named a recipient of a 2017 North Campus Deans' MLK Spirit Award!

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Lifelong Learning Across the State of Michigan

Lifelong Learning Across the State of Michigan

February 1, 2017

Integrative Systems + Design (ISD) is a useful resource for businesses across the state of Michigan and around the globe. ISD offers a full portfolio of professional development courses, specializing in lean, Six Sigma, leadership, and engineering across an array of sectors, including healthcare, manufacturing, and service.

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January, 2017
ISD Partners with Mechanical Engineering for New SUGS Programs

ISD Partners with Mechanical Engineering for New SUGS Programs

January 25, 2017

Integrative Systems + Design (ISD) is excited to announce the launch of several new degree paths for University of Michigan (U-M) undergraduate students in the College of Engineering's Mechanical Engineering department. Eligible undergraduate students can now pursue any of ISD's Master of Engineering degrees as part of the Sequential Undergraduate/Graduate Studies (SUGS) program

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International Council on Systems Engineering Seeking University of Michigan Students

International Council on Systems Engineering Seeking University of Michigan Students

January 25, 2017

The International Council on Systems Engineering, INCOSE, is inviting students from the University of Michigan to present at six southeast Michigan chapter meetings over the course of the year.

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ISD Student Receives 2017 Dow Sustainability Award

ISD Student Receives 2017 Dow Sustainability Award

January 23, 2017

The division of Integrative Systems + Design proudly announces Benjamin Jeong as a recipient of a 2017 Dow Sustainability Fellows award.

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ISD Earns National Ranking for Best Online Graduate Engineering Program

ISD Earns National Ranking for Best Online Graduate Engineering Program

January 20, 2017

Integrative Systems + Design at the University of Michigan has been ranked #7 by U.S. News & World Report for Best Online Graduate Engineering Program in the United States.

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What should students take from classes in design?

What should students take from classes in design?

January 18, 2017

The fourth speaker in the Design Science Speaker Series, Professor Warren Seering talks about the knowledge, experience, and practical outcomes to consider when building the next design curriculum.

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Dr. Jack Hu Receives SME Gold Medal

Dr. Jack Hu Receives SME Gold Medal

January 12, 2017

ISD congratulates Dr. Jack Hu, Vice President of Research, on receiving the 2017 SME Gold Medal. This distinguished honor is awarded for special achievement in manufacturing engineering.

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Winter 2016 Graduation

Winter 2016 Graduation

January 3, 2017

On Friday, December 16, the ISD family gathered to honor graduating students from the Fall 2016 semester. After a warm welcome from Diane Landsiedel, ISD's Director of Academic Programs and Outreach, the audience was addressed by Professor Bogdan Epureanu, ISD's Interim Associate Chair. All attending graduates received individual recognition, as well as a special Michigan alumni pin. Students from this graduating class are pursuing a wide range of careers in a variety of fields. Many graduates have accepted positions as engineers with major automakers, and others will continue their education by pursing doctoral degrees. ISD is proud to welcome this new class of graduates to the Michigan alumni community!

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December, 2016
Newell Brands' Product Development Journey

Newell Brands' Product Development Journey

December 21, 2016

As part of the 2016 Design Science Seminar Series, Sam Armstrong, Studio Engineering Manager, speaks to a group of Design Science faculty, staff, and students about Newell Brands' product development journey.

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ISD 520 - Winter 2017 Course Offering

ISD 520 - Winter 2017 Course Offering

December 6, 2016

ISD 520 Introduction to Systems Engineering covers the creation of multidisciplinary solutions to complex problems. Offered online and on campus, ISD 520 is a perfect entry into systems engineering.

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Design Expo Fall 2016

Design Expo Fall 2016

December 5, 2016

The Michigan Engineering Design Expo showcases the achievements of our students in engineering design and prototyping, and demonstrates applications of their studies that solve real-life problems.

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November, 2016
Driving the Automated Vehicle Movement

Driving the Automated Vehicle Movement

November 29, 2016

The University of Michigan continues to be a leader in the connected and automated vehicle (CAV) community. In their latest breakthrough, U-M researchers have made open-access connected and automated cars available for use at Mcity.

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Systems Engineering + Design Celebrates Inaugural Honor Society Student Induction

Systems Engineering + Design Celebrates Inaugural Honor Society Student Induction

November 29, 2016

It is with great pleasure that the Systems Engineering + Design program announces the establishment of the the Sigma Theta Mu Honor Society at the University of Michigan (U-M). A ceremony commemorating the first class of inductees is scheduled for Friday, December 2, 2016 at 2 o'clock in the afternoon at the SI-North Building on the U-M North Campus.

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2016 Design Science Seminar Series

2016 Design Science Seminar Series

November 23, 2016

Throughout the fall semester, the Design Science community came together for a series of engaging, thought-provoking lectures from design leaders.

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ISD Student Earns First Place at 2016 Engineering Graduate Symposium

ISD Student Earns First Place at 2016 Engineering Graduate Symposium

November 23, 2016

ISD is proud to announce a special achievement by Doctor of Engineering student Pooya Alavian. On November 11, Pooya earned first prize in the Industrial, Operations, and Financial Engineering (IOF) category of the 2016 Engineering Graduate Symposium.

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Your day to be a victor.

Your day to be a victor.

November 14, 2016

One day. 24 hours. That is 1,440 minutes to support what you love about Michigan. You can help transform lives, shape the world, and make great things happen. Join us. Be a victor for Michigan. This November, U-M is once again turning Giving Tuesday, the national movement to kick off the giving season, into Giving Blueday.

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ISD Student Broadens Skill Set Through Tauber Institute Fellowship

ISD Student Broadens Skill Set Through Tauber Institute Fellowship

November 9, 2016

Last time we caught up with ISD student David Sachs, he was just scratching the surface of his Tauber Manufacturing Institute Fellowship. "The Tauber Institute is possibly the most powerful learning experience I have ever had" he said at the time, adding that the Institute had shown him "an entire other side of manufacturing that is rarely taught to engineers." And while that sentiment remains much the same today, David's plans for the future--namely, his newfound focus on leadership development--have shifted as a result of the breadth of exposure he's gained over the past year.

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October, 2016
Engineering Futures

Engineering Futures

October 25, 2016

What can you do with an ISD degree? This is a question we're posing to a range of ISD alumni. The answer, it turns out, is you can do a lot.

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2016 ISD Alumni Award Recipient

2016 ISD Alumni Award Recipient

October 6, 2016

Integrative Systems + Design (ISD) is proud to announce its 2016 Michigan Engineering Alumni Award winner, Dr. Anna-Maria McGowan.

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Here / Hear Now! Socially Engaged Design

Here / Hear Now! Socially Engaged Design

October 5, 2016

As part of the Design Science Seminar Series, this presentation by STAMPS Professor Nick Tobier is a call to action, addressing a need for the art and design worlds to stop talking big and start doing.

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September, 2016
Manufacturing Research Seminars Bring Speakers from Around the World to ISD

Manufacturing Research Seminars Bring Speakers from Around the World to ISD

September 15, 2016

Beginning on September 21, U-M professors, their counterparts from around the world, and industry leaders will present the latest findings on a broad range of manufacturing-related topics as part of ISD?s Manufacturing Research Seminar Series. The presentations are open to the public and will be digitally recorded so they can be viewed by all.

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ISD Hosts Inaugural Student Welcome Event

ISD Hosts Inaugural Student Welcome Event

September 8, 2016

On September 2, ISD welcomed nearly 100 students to its North Campus facility for light refreshments and a chance to network with fellow classmates.

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August, 2016
Continuing Education Leaders Convene in Portugal; ISD Director Elected to IACEE Council

Continuing Education Leaders Convene in Portugal; ISD Director Elected to IACEE Council

August 29, 2016

ISD joined continuing education stakeholders from around the globe in Porto, Portugal this May to discuss the current state, best practices, and future of continuing professional development (CPD).

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Stories of Continuous Improvement: Excel Industries

Stories of Continuous Improvement: Excel Industries

August 18, 2016

Dr. Gerardo De la O is an Internal Logistics Continuous Improvement Specialist at Excel Industries, a national leader if turf care products located in Hesston, Kansas. After completing the U-M Lean Logistics and Supply Chain program in April 2016, Gerardo and his team have seen marked, sustained improvements in their day-to-day operations. This is Gerardo's story.

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ISD Hosts Monthly Instructional Design Interest Group

ISD Hosts Monthly Instructional Design Interest Group

August 8, 2016

ISD hosted the July meeting of the U-M all-campus Instructional Design Special Interest Group (ID-SIG) to a healthy turnout of participants. The SIG's co-chairs, Dave Nassar and Irene Knokh, teamed up with Virginia Hamori-Ota, ISD's Instructional Design & Program Development Officer, to plan a full morning of activities and networking opportunities aimed at fostering cross-campus connections.

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ISD Ranked Among Nation's Top Online MEng Programs

ISD Ranked Among Nation's Top Online MEng Programs

August 3, 2016

U-M Integrative Systems + Design (ISD) has been named one of the country's top three online master's in engineering programs by BestColleges.com in its most recent rankings.

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July, 2016
Systems Engineering + Design (SE+D) Degree Offering New Courses, Increased Online Availability

Systems Engineering + Design (SE+D) Degree Offering New Courses, Increased Online Availability

July 18, 2016

Already offering four degree programs with an online delivery option, ISD is pleased to announce the addition of a new course -Development and Verification of System Design Requirements- to its Systems Engineering + Design (SE+D) curriculum this fall.

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June, 2016
Despite the Odds: No Excuses, No Fear, No Regrets

Despite the Odds: No Excuses, No Fear, No Regrets

June 23, 2016

Matthew Nelson knows adversity. After enrolling at U-M, dropping out due to illness, and re-enrolling a decade later, the recent IOE grad--and NSBE chair--will join the Design Science program this fall.

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Artistic and Accomplished, ISD Grad Garners Well-Earned Attention

Artistic and Accomplished, ISD Grad Garners Well-Earned Attention

June 21, 2016

Whether leading an artist collective or seeking out investment opportunities for GM's venture capital wing, ISD alumna Alisyn Malek is helping reshape Detroit and the industry that defines it.

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Engineering Towards the Checkered Flag

Engineering Towards the Checkered Flag

June 15, 2016

For most working professionals, terms like "competitive advantage" and "winning returns" serve as mere business goals, benchmarks against which company performance and improvement efforts can be measured. For ISD graduate Akilla Srikrishna and his employer, Chip Ganassi Racing, though, the words take on a far more literal meaning.

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ISD Students Enjoy LPGA Tour Event

ISD Students Enjoy LPGA Tour Event

June 7, 2016

Professional golf met perfect weather in Ann Arbor over the Memorial Day weekend, and thanks to a Livonia-based battery manufacturer ISD students were front and center for the action.

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May, 2016
ISD's Classroom Innovation Earns the Spotlight

ISD's Classroom Innovation Earns the Spotlight

May 24, 2016

ISD's cutting-edge, learner-centered classroom technology took center stage this month in an article featured by the William David Institute (WDI), a U-M-based non-profit research and educational organization focused on providing private-sector solutions in emerging markets.

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ISD's Harvey Bell Wins Faculty Accomplishment Award

ISD's Harvey Bell Wins Faculty Accomplishment Award

May 20, 2016

ISD is pleased to announce that Professor of Practice A. Harvey Bell IV has won the 2016 ISD Faculty Award. The honor, conferred on faculty who achieve a "high impact accomplishment in some meritorious area benefitting the Department and College," was presented by ISD Chair Panos Papalambros during a recent ceremony at the division's North Campus facility.

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ISD's Sean Ryan, Olympic Swimmer, Provides Motivating Words at Reception

ISD's Sean Ryan, Olympic Swimmer, Provides Motivating Words at Reception

May 17, 2016

When Sean Ryan uses phrases like "relentlessly striving" and "never settling," they're anything but empty abstractions or tired clichés. Instead, they are lived-by standards.

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First Michigan Kata Practitioner Day in June

First Michigan Kata Practitioner Day in June

May 13, 2016

How do we keep improvement and innovation going? How do we align our organization so that daily improvements move us towards strategic goals? How can we work to develop solutions scientifically, instead of trying to implement preconceived solutions?

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ISD Impacts COE Spring Commencement

ISD Impacts COE Spring Commencement

May 4, 2016

The U-M College of Engineering Spring Commencement Ceremony took place on Saturday, April 30 at the Crisler Center and needless to say, ISD was well-represented.

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2016 Graduation Awards Recognition

2016 Graduation Awards Recognition

May 2, 2016

ISD celebrated its Fall 2015, Winter 2016, and Spring-Summer 2016 graduates and award recipients on April 29 at its facility on North Campus.

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April, 2016
Leadership: The X-Factor

Leadership: The X-Factor

April 28, 2016

Lean Leadership and Kata for Daily Improvement instructor Drew Locher discusses the importance of effective leadership on successful lean transformations, along with techniques for becoming your organization's X-Factor.

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Making an Impact Inside and Outside of the Classroom

Making an Impact Inside and Outside of the Classroom

April 27, 2016

Student. Problem solver. Speechmaker. Adventurer. Leader. For ISD student Ryan Moody, the list of titles could seemingly go on forever.

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Design Science PhD Candidate Alex Burnap Successfully Defends Thesis

Design Science PhD Candidate Alex Burnap Successfully Defends Thesis

April 18, 2016

Design Science PhD candidate Alex Burnap successfully defended his thesis on April 21 in front of friends, family, and a panel of judges at the Lurie Engineering Center. His dissertation advisors are...

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March, 2016
Inside ISD News Archive

Inside ISD News Archive

March 29, 2016

Access more news, features, and information about programs and events by visiting the Inside ISD News Archive.

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2016 Tours and Informational Sessions

2016 Tours and Informational Sessions

March 21, 2016

ISD recently held two info sessions that showcased online degrees and learning technologies, including tours of ISD's recording studio and interactive classrooms. Guests had a chance to meet with program coordinators and faculty to ask questions and learn more about ISD degree programs. One of the info sessions also featured a panel of current students and alumni who shared their experiences both in the classroom and beyond.

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Putting the GAME Degree to Work

Putting the GAME Degree to Work

March 11, 2016

When asked to describe the field of engineering, many people may use the word "interdisciplinary." Integrative Systems + Design (ISD) alumnus Eugenio Garcia understands this firsthand. Eugenio has worked and studied in three different countries in three different languages, and has handled projects both in the medical industry and in the automotive industry. Currently, Eugenio works at Tesla Motors in Palo Alto, California, where he was recently promoted to the position of senior product excellence engineer.

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February, 2016
ESE Faculty Making News, Progress on Sustainable Energy

ESE Faculty Making News, Progress on Sustainable Energy

February 25, 2016

As renewable energy solutions become more important than ever, several faculty members in ISD's Master of Engineering in Energy Systems Engineering (ESE) program are making headlines for their trailblazing research and expertise on sustainability.

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Professor Alec Gallimore appointed as next Robert J. Vlasic Dean of Engineering

Professor Alec Gallimore appointed as next Robert J. Vlasic Dean of Engineering

February 19, 2016

The University of Michigan Board of Regents has appointed U-M Aerospace Engineering Professor Alec Gallimore as the next Robert J. Vlasic Dean of Engineering. Gallimore succeeds David Munson, Jr., who held the post for two terms.

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Taking Crowdsourcing to the Next Level

Taking Crowdsourcing to the Next Level

February 17, 2016

Design Science PhD candidate Alex Burnap is taking crowdsourcing to the next level. As part of an interdisciplinary team spanning mechanical engineering, statistics, psychology, and computer science, Alex is studying methods of crowdsourced evaluation for design processes, and their limitations, in order to better understand end-user preferences.

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Toyota Boshoku Internships

Toyota Boshoku Internships

February 5, 2016

Design your passion with Toyota Boshoku! Toyota Boshoku is currently accepting applications for two different summer internship positions

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January, 2016
ISD's Groundbreaking Connected and Automated Vehicles Course Returns in March

ISD's Groundbreaking Connected and Automated Vehicles Course Returns in March

January 27, 2016

Integrative Systems + Design (ISD) is pleased to announce the return of its Connected and Automated Vehicles (CAV) program this March in Ann Arbor.

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James Sayer named director of Transportation Research Institute

James Sayer named director of Transportation Research Institute

January 26, 2016

The Office of Research has announced that James R. Sayer has been appointed director of the U-M Transportation Research Institute.

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U-M names director, deputy director of Mobility Transformation Center

U-M names director, deputy director of Mobility Transformation Center

January 19, 2016

Huei Peng has been named director of U-M's Mobility Transformation Center, an interdisciplinary research unit of the U-M Office of Research, and Carrie Morton has been appointed deputy director of the MTC.

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December, 2015
Doctoral Defense Success!

Doctoral Defense Success!

December 17, 2015

Doctoral Candidate Hadi Ibrahim Masoud presented the defense of his thesis titled 'Analysis of Human Motion Data for Vehicle Ingress Discomfort Evaluation'. A small group of family, peers and instructors took in the detail of Hadi's work and his presentation that took place on December 7th.

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ISD Student Receives Ford Motor Company/Tauber Manufacturing Institute Fellowship

ISD Student Receives Ford Motor Company/Tauber Manufacturing Institute Fellowship

December 10, 2015

For Integrative Systems + Design (ISD) student David Sachs, engineering is about a personal love of learning. Studying and practicing engineering is a daily exercise in learning about the world, he says. It's about gaining skills, and trying things, all of which lead to a job where there is always an opportunity to grow.

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ISD Dow Sustainability Fellows Prepare to Graduate

ISD Dow Sustainability Fellows Prepare to Graduate

December 2, 2015

Nadine Halabi and Yash Shah, two U-M Dow Sustainability Fellows, will graduate from ISD's Energy Systems Engineering program this December. Both have spent the last year working with other fellows on team projects devoted to collaborative sustainability. Dow Fellows receive a $20K stipend and are supported by programming including monthly seminars and workshops. Only 40 fellows are selected each year, making the Dow Fellowship highly competitive.

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November, 2015
New ISD classes available for Winter 2016!

New ISD classes available for Winter 2016!

November 9, 2015

Four courses will be newly available online for the winter 2016 semester. ISD 599A: Software Systems Engineering and ISD 599B: Modeling Analysis of Vehicle Systems are brand new courses. ME 555: Design Optimization and ME 589: Sustainable Design have had successful on-campus classes in the past, and are now expanding to reach ISD?s online audience. All four courses will also have on-campus sections for the winter term

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GM Executive Director, Larry T. Nitz as Guest Lecturer

GM Executive Director, Larry T. Nitz as Guest Lecturer

November 2, 2015

General Motors Executive Director, Larry T. Nitz stands in as guest lecturer for Professor Suljo Linic's ESENG501 course on Wednesday, November 4th

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October, 2015
White House honors the Mayor of Mcity

White House honors the Mayor of Mcity

October 19, 2015

Jim Sayer, the "Mayor" of Mcity, is honored Tuesday October 13th at the White House by U.S. Department of Transportation Secretary Anthony Fox as one of 11 2015 Transportation Champions of Change.

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2015 ISD Alumni Award Recipient

2015 ISD Alumni Award Recipient

October 2, 2015

The Michigan Engineering Alumni Award is presented annually to accomplished Michigan Engineers who exemplify inventive leadership, smart risk taking and broad impact. We are pleased to announce that Dr. Ryan Pereira is the recipient of the 2015 Alumni Award from Integrative Systems + Design (ISD).

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Engineering Graduate Symposium 2015

Engineering Graduate Symposium 2015

October 1, 2015

Attend the Engineering Graduate Symposium this October 30, 2015. Prospective graduate engineering students will have the opportunity to attend the College's premier on-campus visitation program. The Symposium is free for all current and prospective graduate students who wish to attend.

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May, 2015
ISD 2015 Graduates, Awards, and Honors

ISD 2015 Graduates, Awards, and Honors

May 18, 2015

Celebrating ISD's 2015 graduates, and faculty, staff, alumni, and student award recipients.

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March, 2015
North Campus 'Grove' project aims to build community

North Campus 'Grove' project aims to build community

March 20, 2015

The four-acre lawn at the center of North Campus will be renovated this summer with the goal of transforming it from a space people pass through into one where they linger and connect. Today, the U-M Board of Regents approved a design for the $6.9 million Eda U. Gerstacker Grove project.

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Bracketology: Engineering the top slot

Bracketology: Engineering the top slot

March 13, 2015

With the odds at a trillion to one, Michigan Engineering professors share their technique for picking the perfect March Madness basketball bracket. Sifting through historic data collections and finding the right metrics, who better to predict a winner than an engineer?

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Manufacturing Student Wins Towner Prize

Manufacturing Student Wins Towner Prize

March 13, 2015

Abelardo Salinas, an alumnus of the Master's of Engineering in Manufacturing program at the University of Michigan, has won the Towner Prize for Distinguished Academic Achievement.

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January, 2015
Two Energy Systems Engineering students named Dow Sustainability Fellows

Two Energy Systems Engineering students named Dow Sustainability Fellows

January 29, 2015

Forty master's and professional-degree students from nine U-M schools and colleges recently were named Dow Sustainability Fellows. Two students, Nadine Halabi and Yash Shah, come from the Energy Systems Engineering program in the College of Engineering.

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US Manufacturing Employment Surged in 2014

US Manufacturing Employment Surged in 2014

January 19, 2015

Monthly US manufacturing employment gains last year more than doubled from 2013, picking up a total of 193,000 manufacturing jobs in 2014.

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U-M's cityscape will test driverless vehicles

U-M's cityscape will test driverless vehicles

January 14, 2015

A 32-acre "mini-city" designed expressly for testing connected and automated vehicle systems, and other emerging 21st-century smart city technologies, is taking shape on the University of Michigan's North Campus.

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December, 2014
Going where no U-M solar car has gone before

Going where no U-M solar car has gone before

December 18, 2014

In early 2015, a special crew of Michigan Solar Car Team alumni and students will represent the block M in a race in the Arabian Peninsula.

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Meet the man giving a voice to the sun

Meet the man giving a voice to the sun

December 10, 2014

Robert Alexander, a doctoral student in atmospheric, oceanic and space sciences, was interviewed about his work as a sonification specialist who turns data from the sun into music.

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November, 2014
Welcome, Dr. Jason Crandall

Welcome, Dr. Jason Crandall

November 17, 2014

ISD welcomes Dr. Jason Crandall, e-Learning Instructional Designer, to the online learning team.

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October, 2014
Graduate School Info Session in Detroit on November 6

Graduate School Info Session in Detroit on November 6

October 29, 2014

Thinking about a graduate degree? Meet representatives and alumni from the University of Michigan on Thursday, November 6 from 6:30 to 8:00 p.m. at the Repair the World Workshop in Detroit.

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A Partnership for Success: U-M and GM Offer Customized Master's Programs to GM Employees

A Partnership for Success: U-M and GM Offer Customized Master's Programs to GM Employees

October 22, 2014

General Motors and the Division of Integrative Systems + Design partner to design and deliver customized Master's level technical education programs that match the new challenges of today's auto industry.

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September, 2014
More Than Meets the Eye: NASA Scientists Listen to Data

More Than Meets the Eye: NASA Scientists Listen to Data

September 19, 2014

Robert Alexander is a PhD candidate in design science at the University of Michigan. He is a sonification specialist who trains heliophysicists at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland, to pick out subtle differences by listening to satellite data instead of looking at it.

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Facing Today's Engineering Challenges with Systems Thinking

Facing Today's Engineering Challenges with Systems Thinking

September 3, 2014

Today's technology frontiers are defined by problems that involve complex engineered systems. The new Master of Engineering in Systems Engineering + Design has been developed to address the importance of systems thinking in facing those challenges.

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August, 2014
Shih Wins Manufacturing Research Medal

Shih Wins Manufacturing Research Medal

August 24, 2014

Prof. Albert Shih, Director of the Global Automotive and Manufacturing Engineering program and Associate Chair of Integrative Systems + Design, has been awarded the American Society of Mechanical Engineers Milton C. Shaw Manufacturing Research Medal.

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Energy Systems Program Director Promoted to Full Professor

Energy Systems Program Director Promoted to Full Professor

August 13, 2014

Prof. Suljo Linic, program director of ISD's Energy Systems Engineering program, has been promoted to full professor of Chemical Engineering.

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July, 2014
Michigan Solar Car Defends National Title in Hard-fought Win

Michigan Solar Car Defends National Title in Hard-fought Win

July 24, 2014

After a series of setbacks including a motor problem that sidelined their vehicle in the first 10 minutes of an eight-day race, the University of Michigan's national champion Solar Car Team has won the American Solar Challenge.

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ISD Director Elected to IACEE Governing Council

ISD Director Elected to IACEE Governing Council

July 17, 2014

The director of Integrative Systems + Design, Ed Borbely, was reelected to the governing council of the International Association for Continuing Engineering Education.

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June, 2014
From Ann Arbor to Aichi: ISD Master's Student Interns at Toyota Boshoku

From Ann Arbor to Aichi: ISD Master's Student Interns at Toyota Boshoku

June 20, 2014

Through the Global Automotive and Manufacturing Engineering program, Terris, who will graduate with an Master's of Engineering in December 2014, has the opportunity to intern in the heart of the Asian auto industry this summer, at Toyota Boshoku in Japan.

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Cars Shed Pounds In Race To Meet Fuel-Efficiency Goals

Cars Shed Pounds In Race To Meet Fuel-Efficiency Goals

June 12, 2014

The car industry is required to raise the average fuel efficiency of its vehicles to 54.5 miles a gallon by 2025. But consumers have been reluctant to adopt hybrid technology that'll get the industry there quicker.That means the car companies have to find other ways to get fuel savings.

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Congratulations to the 2014 President's Staff Innovation Award Finalists

Congratulations to the 2014 President's Staff Innovation Award Finalists

June 9, 2014

The ISD IT team was selected as a finalist for the 2014 University of Michigan President's Staff Innovation Award. The award recognizes staff whose big ideas and "outside of the Cube" thinking help make the university a better place.

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May, 2014
Jack Hu Named Interim University of Michigan Vice President for Research

Jack Hu Named Interim University of Michigan Vice President for Research

May 21, 2014

The Board of Regents on Thursday approved the appointment of Jack Hu, a professor in the College of Engineering, as the interim vice president for research for a two-year term, effective Jan. 1.

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Jim Freudenberg Talks Software Complexity on The Car Doctor

Jim Freudenberg Talks Software Complexity on The Car Doctor

May 5, 2014

Director of ISD's Automotive Engineering Program & Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science was interviewed by The Car Doctor radio show on Saturday, May 3, 2014

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April, 2014
Panos Papalambros Receives Award for Outstanding Engineering Education

Panos Papalambros Receives Award for Outstanding Engineering Education

April 21, 2014

The American Society for Engineering Education has announced that Panos Papalambros, the James B. Angell Distinguished University Professor of Engineering and chair of Integrative Systems + Design, is the recipient of the 2014 Ralph Coats Roe Award.

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ISD Scholar-Athlete Aims to Be a Game Changer for Others Through Manufacturing

ISD Scholar-Athlete Aims to Be a Game Changer for Others Through Manufacturing

April 8, 2014

Jordan Morgan, who graduated with a Master of Engineering in Manufacturing in 2014, has heart and isn't afraid to show it, both on the court and in life. In addition to playing basketball for the Wolverines, he earned a reputation as a scholar athlete who wants to make the world a better place.

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March, 2014
Have New Cars Gone Haywire?

Have New Cars Gone Haywire?

March 30, 2014

"The complexity of software in a vehicle is daunting. You can't reboot it. You cant open a window on your laptop and modify it in any way...It gets complicated very quickly."

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ISD Staff Member Recognized by UpstART

ISD Staff Member Recognized by UpstART

March 30, 2014

The University of Michigan kicks off its first UpstART festival on March 31. This four day event celebrates the arts on the University campus and aims to demonstrate how the arts influence learning across all disciplines.

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Lessons From the Field: IDEO's Amy Schwartz

Lessons From the Field: IDEO's Amy Schwartz

March 24, 2014

Amy Schwartz, Design Director and Founder of the IDEO Chicago Design Research Group, shared some of her experiences and what she has learned along the way through the use of stories from a variety of projects.

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ISD Staff Member Featured as Mhealthy Champion of the Month

ISD Staff Member Featured as Mhealthy Champion of the Month

March 20, 2014

Matthew New, Technical Support Specialist at ISD, has been an MHealthy Champion for five years and works to promote a positive attitude about health and well-being at the University of Michigan.

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Dr. Patrick Hammett Receives Award from GM Technical Education Program

Dr. Patrick Hammett Receives Award from GM Technical Education Program

March 7, 2014

Dr. Patrick Hammett, Integrative Systems and Design Lead Faculty, Six Sigma Programs, has received the TEP Diamond Faculty Award from the General Motors Technical Education Program in recognition of his exceptional performance as a distance learning instructor.

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February, 2014
Suljo Linic Awarded 2014 ACS Catalysis Lectureship

Suljo Linic Awarded 2014 ACS Catalysis Lectureship

February 12, 2014

Prof. Suljo Linic has won the American Chemical Society (ACS) 2014 Catalysis Lectureship for the Advancement of Catalytic Science.

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ISD Chair to Give Distinguished University Professorship Lecture on February 12

ISD Chair to Give Distinguished University Professorship Lecture on February 12

February 5, 2014

ISD Chair, Prof. Panos Papalambros, will give his Distinguished University Professorship Lecture on Wednesday, February 12 at 4:00 p.m. in the Rackham Amphitheatre.

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January, 2014
Demand for Embedded Systems Engineers Races Ahead

Demand for Embedded Systems Engineers Races Ahead

January 24, 2014

A typical new car has about 10 million lines of code. As a result, there is increasing demand for engineers who have the skills and knowledge required to develop new automobile software.

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Reducing Time-to-Market to Gain Competitive Advantage

Reducing Time-to-Market to Gain Competitive Advantage

January 17, 2014

Product development is under pressure to meet increasing demands. As a result, reducing time-to-market is more important than ever for competitive advantage.

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December, 2013
Summer Study Abroad Applications Now Open

Summer Study Abroad Applications Now Open

December 18, 2013

University of Michigan International Programs in Engineering is now accepting applications for summer 2014 study abroad programs.

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Financial Engineering Grad receives Alumni Merit Award

Financial Engineering Grad receives Alumni Merit Award

December 9, 2013

Farshid M. Asl (MEng 2002, PhD ME 2003) Vice President of the Investment Management Divisions of Goldman Sachs, presented with the 2013 Alumni Merit Award - Integrative Systems + Design.

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Building a Virtual Learning Community

Building a Virtual Learning Community

December 3, 2013

ISD is increasing the benefits of online learning by bridging the gap between online and on campus students by facilitating collaboration and communication among learners and instructors.

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November, 2013
Winter Course Registration Begins November 20th

Winter Course Registration Begins November 20th

November 15, 2013

The University of Michigan begins its 2014 winter semester course registration for graduate students on November 20, 2013.

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ISD Joins International Vehicle Safety Portal

ISD Joins International Vehicle Safety Portal

November 13, 2013

ISD has joined SAFER Insight as its first non-European partner organization. SAFER Insight is an international portal of professional development activities in advanced vehicle safety.

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New Kata Course Announced for 2014

New Kata Course Announced for 2014

November 5, 2013

ISD has announced the 2014 dates for its re-developed Toyota Kata course, Improvement Kata and Coaching Kata: Theory and Practice, which was co-developed by Mike Rother.

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October, 2013
Engaged Learning Panel on November 4

Engaged Learning Panel on November 4

October 31, 2013

ISD Chair, Prof. Panos Papalambros, will be a panelist in a discussion entitled "Learning / Making / Doing" that will explore ways the U-M community interprets, catalyzes, and participates in engaged learning.

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Lean Six Sigma Green Belt Certification Course Begins October 28

Lean Six Sigma Green Belt Certification Course Begins October 28

October 16, 2013

Sixteen students from four countries, nine industries, and eleven companies will gather from October 28 to November 1 to participate in a Lean Six Sigma Green Belt course offered by ISD and taught by Dr. Pat Hammett, Director of Six Sigma programs.

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Gary Cowger to Speak on Global Business and Manufacturing Strategies, October 16

Gary Cowger to Speak on Global Business and Manufacturing Strategies, October 16

October 9, 2013

Gary Cowger, Professor of Engineering Practice for Integrative Systems + Design and former GM Group Vice President of Global Manufacturing and Labor Relations, will present on Wednesday, October 16 about global platforms what they are and why they are relevant.

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July, 2013
Regents Approve ISD as a Division in the College of Engineering

Regents Approve ISD as a Division in the College of Engineering

July 27, 2013

Integrative Systems + Design (ISD), formerly know as the Michigan Interdisciplinary and Professional Engineering Program (InterPro), has become an academic unit in the College of Engineering with a focused academic mission and its own faculty and staff appointments. The new Division also incorporates the former Center for Professional Development which enables it to offer lifelong learning options.

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Don Winter Teaching ISD 520, Introduction to Systems Engineering in Fall 2013

Don Winter Teaching ISD 520, Introduction to Systems Engineering in Fall 2013

July 20, 2013

The Honorable Donald C. Winter, Professor of Engineering Practice and Former Secretary of the Navy, is teaching ISD 520, Introduction to Systems Engineering this Fall 2013.

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June, 2013
ISD Chair Panos Papalambros Is Selected for Distinguished University Professorship

ISD Chair Panos Papalambros Is Selected for Distinguished University Professorship

June 7, 2013

Panos Papalambros has been named a Distinguished University Professor by the Board of Regents. This is one of the highest honors the University can bestow on a faculty member.

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May, 2013
Patti Mackmiller Receives 2013 Excellence in Staff Service Award

Patti Mackmiller Receives 2013 Excellence in Staff Service Award

May 29, 2013

Patti Mackmiller, ISD Coordinator and Manager of Academic Programs, has received a 2013 Excellence in Staff Service Award from the College of Engineering. This prestigious award honors exemplary work or special achievements.

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