Yuehwern Yih

 Yuehwern Yih


Professor of Industrial Engineering 


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PhD, Industrial Engineering, University of Wisconsin-Madison
BS, Industrial Engineering, National Tsing Hua University, Taiwan, ROC 

Research Areas

Design, monitor, and control of complex systems, Behavior-based dynamic control, Process/system model, analysis, and improvement, Machine learning and artificial intelligence, Healthcare system re-engineering 

Notable Awards

2018 Faculty Entrepreneurial Fellowship
2018 Keynote Speaker, Future Finance and Healthcare Hackathon, INFORMS International, Taipei, Taiwan
2016 Pritsker Outstanding Undergraduate Teaching Award
2016 Colloquium Guest Speaker, Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering University of Wisconsin-Madison, Madison, WI
2015 Executive Leadership in Academic Technology and Engineering (ELATE) Fellow 


In addition to her role as a Professor of Industrial Engineering, Dr. Yih is also the Academic Director of LASER PULSE (Long-term Assistance and Services for Research, Partners for University-Led Solutions Engine) Consortium, and the Associate Director of Regenstrief Center for Healthcare Engineering at the Discovery Park. She is an Institute for Industrial & Systems Engineers (IISE) Fellow, and an Executive Leadership in Academic Technology and Engineering (ELATE) Fellow. She received the inaugural Faculty Engagement Fellow Award based on designs for an integrated nutrition information system and food distribution system for HIV patients, and their implementation in Western Kenya. This integrated solution was deployed in 2005 and provided food for over 38,000 HIV patients and their families each year. This work was featured in the cover article of the January 2014 issue of Industrial Engineer magazine. Dr. Yih is also the Director of the Smart Systems and Operations Laboratory. https://engineering.purdue.edu/SOS 

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Our annual security symposium will be March 28th and 29th, 2023.
Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN

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