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Accolades: Notable Achievements for July 3, 2017

UTSI Graduate Students Receive First Place in IISE Student Paper Competition

From left to right, Michael Foss, IISE Immediate Past President, Joe Hartman, IISE President, Javad Seif, UTSI Graduate Research Assistant, Brett Shields, UTSI Graduate Research Assistant, and Tim McGlothlin, IISE President-Elect. Photo by IISE.

From left to right, Michael Foss, IISE Immediate Past President, Joe Hartman, IISE President, Javad Seif, UTSI Graduate Research Assistant, Brett Shields, UTSI Graduate Research Assistant, and Tim McGlothlin, IISE President-Elect. Photo by IISE.

University of Tennessee Space Institute graduate research assistants Javad Seif and Brett Shields received first place in the student paper competition conducted by the construction division of the Institute of Industrial & Systems Engineers for their paper titled “Minimizing the cost of machinery procurement in construction projects under horizon uncertainty” at the IISE Annual Conference and Expo held in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania at the David L. Lawrence Convention Center on May 20, 2017.

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Civil Engineers Earn Best paper Award

Mohamed Saeid Eid and Islam El-adaway were awarded the ASCE 2017 Journal of Management in Engineering Best Peer Reviewed Paper Award for their paper entitled “Sustainable Disaster Recovery Decision-Making Support Tool: Integrating Economic Vulnerability into the Objective Functions of the Associated Stakeholders.”

Eid graduated with his PhD in civil engineering from UT in May of 2017 under the guidance of El-adaway.

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