Expertise

Research Interests:

  • computational intelligence
  • optimization of complex systems
  • modeling and simulation
  • facility and network design
  • manufacturing process control

Keywords:  Meta-heuristics, Reliable network optimization, Facility design, Neural networks, Fuzzy logic, Logistics, Manufacturing process control, Economic modeling, Gender issues in engineering

Dr. Smith’s research focus is analysis, modeling and optimization of complex systemswith emphasis on computation inspired by natural systems.

Past Affiliations

Professor, Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering, Samuel Ginn College of Engineering, Auburn University

Associate Professor, Industrial Engineering, Dwight Look College of Engineering, Texas A&M University (past)
1992 - 1999

Chair, Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering, Samuel Ginn College of Engineering, Auburn University

Communities
Industrial Engineering
Degrees
PhD, Missouri University of Science and Technology, Engineering Management and Systems Engineering, 1991
MBA, Saint Louis University, Business Administration, 1988
BS, Rice University, Civil Engineering, 1979
Keywords
industrial engineering industrial systems engineering production engineering
Languages
English
Honors

Joe W. Forehand/Accenture Distinguished Professor, Industrial and Systems Engineering Department, Auburn University,, Current

Associations
Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences
Institute of Industrial Engineers
Society of Manufacturing Engineers