You encounter them almost every time you get in your vehicle to travel someplace—drivers with one hand on the wheel and one hand on their cell phone. If you are lucky, those distracted drivers won’t involve you in an accident. Last year in Missouri, more than 21,000 motor vehicle crashes involved distracted drivers, either due […]
Jung Hyup Kim, an assistant professor of Industrial and Manufacturing Systems Engineering at the University of Missouri, and his team of students recently traveled to the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn., to study just how brief interruptions affected nurses in their emergency department.
The accuracy of such simulations requires using the right interatomic potential, or force field. Researchers with the University of Missouri College of Engineering are paving the way to make selecting the proper force field easier.
Jung Hyup Kim, an assistant professor with MU’s Industrial and Manufacturing Systems Engineering Department, currently is partnering with the Missouri Employers Mutual to test how drivers react when collision avoidance technology (CAT) devices alert them to potential dangers.
Emmanuelle Wallach joined the College of Engineering faculty as an adjunct instructor in the Industrial and Manufacturing Systems Department. She brings access to Simio Enterprise Edition, state-of-the-art simulation software, thanks to a grant valued at $228,000.
To describe the development of an optimization model for a hospital’s surgical operations as “challenging” is to understate its difficulty. “Surgery is very complex,” said Mustafa Sir, an industrial engineering assistant professor who has been working on just such a project. “It’s hard to capture every detail in a mathematical model. You really must use […]