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· In Memoriam- Dr. Ranga Komanduri (1942-2011) - (video, pic, doc1, doc2)

· Two PhD students of COMMSENS lab Hoang Tran and Trung Le receive MHEF scholarship for the year 2012-13

· Akkarapol Sangasoongsang receives the best paper award (first place) in the SEMS track of ISERC, 2012

· Dr. Bukkapatnam receives Hamed K. Eldin Outstanding Young Industrial Engineer (Educator) award (more)

· Interdisciplinary team led by Prof. (late) Ranga Komanduri, consisting of Drs. Lionel Raff, Satish Bukkapatnam, Marty Hagan and Bruce Benjamin has been selected to receive the inaugural OSU President's Cup for Outstanding Interdisciplinary Research.

· Akkarapol Sangasoongsang was named SAS student ambassador at SAS Global Forum 2012 (more)

· Two PhD students of COMMSENS lab Prahalad Rao and Trung Le selected to present their work at the IIE CIEDAH poster session at ISERC conference, Orlando, FL 2012

· Akkarapol Sangasoongsang selected to receive IIE Gilbreth Memorial Fellowship, 2012-13

· Three PhD students of COMMSENS lab Changqing Cheng, Akkarapol Sangasoongsong, and Trung Le receive MHEF scholarship for the year 2011-12

· Dr. Bukkapatnam receives Regents distinguished research award, Oklahoma State University, 2011 (more, o'colly1, o'colly2, o'colly3,photo1, photo2)

· Dr. Bukkapatnam receives Halliburton outstanding young faculty award, CEAT, Oklahoma State, 2011

· Dr. Bukkapatnam receives AT&T endowed professorship, Oklahoma State University, 2011

· Changqing Cheng wins CIEDAH best poster award at the IIE Research Conference, Reno, 2011

· Paper on long-term prediction of econometric variables using empirical model decomposition (SaNgasoonsong and Bukkapatnam) receives best student paper award (CIE-Track) at the IIE Research Conference, Reno, 2011

· A special issue on Nanomanufacturing jointly sponsored by IIE Transactions Quality and Reliability Engineering Journal and IIE Transactions on Manufacturing and Design journal

· Eight undergraduate students selected from various premier institutions from India (IITs) participate in a summer internship program sponsored by CEAT Dean. Brij Bhushan (IIT-Madras) worked on analytical modeling of vibration signals from CMP process, and Shashi Chandra Maan (IIT-Kanpur) participated in thermal modeling in CMP using wireless temperature sensor arrays.

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Main Accomplishments and Outcomes



·   Publications: Research Yielded 113 peer-reviewed publications (64 accepted or published in journals and 49 in refereed conference proceedings).

·   Funding: Attracted over $3.9M in contracts/grants (including 12 NSF grants) on which Dr. Bukkapatnam serves(d) as a PI or Co-PI.

·   Students: The research has been the basis for 6 PhD, 10 MS theses, two post-doctoral scholars and 22 undergraduate research scholars (REU). Among these 10 belong to underrepresented groups. Currently 7 PhD dissertation and 2 MS Thesis advisees/co-advisees are enrolled, and 1 post-doc and 2 undergraduate students participate.

·   Honors and awards: ● OSU regents distinguished research award (2011), one of the highest research awards at the University, ● Best  paper awards from IIE Manufacturing and Design Division Track (2009), IIE C-IE Division Track (2010, 2011), IIE CIEDAH student poster contest (2011), INFORMS Transportation Society (TSL) (2007), SAS Datamining Conference (2012), and Artificial Neural Network in Engineering (1995), ●  OSU CEAT Halliburton Outstanding Young Faculty Award (2011), ● SME’s Dougherty Young Manufacturing Engineer Award (2005), and ● IIE Hamed K. Eldin Outstanding Young IE Educator Award (2012)



·   Sensor-based methodologies for quality and integrity monitoring applications in precision and nano-manufacturing processes and systems, cardiorespiratory processes. and other infrastructure and lifeline systems

·   New principles to characterize and model complex dynamics underlying sensor-data from real-world complex  systems



·   Elected by students as Alpha-Pi-Mu Omega-Rho Teacher of the Year, 2002



·   Developed 6 different lab-intensive courses in Manufacturing, IT and Data Mining

·   Developed manufacturing lab, MS Program Plan and BS option in Information Systems



● Chair of the Quality, Statistics and Reliability Section  (membership strength: ~200) of the Institute of Operations Research and Management Science (INFORMS)

● Chair and newsletter editor of Institute of Industrial Engineers (IIE) Manufacturing & Design Division,

● invited as one of the 25 international experts to present at the NSF/DoD sponsored workshops on nanomanufacturing (2008) and dynamic systems (2007)

● Associate/Department Editor for five international journals

  Chair/member for 20+ PhD guidance committees

● Organized conferences, notably, NSF Workshop on Sensing and Prognostics Issues in Nanomanufacturing (2009), Chair of Quality, Statistics and Reliability section at INFORMS conference 2008, Institute of Industrial Engineers (IIE) Research Conference 2003. Editor for a IIE Transactions special issue on Sensing and Prognostics issues in Nanomanufacturing Systems

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