Rakesh Nagi receives IISE David Baker Distinguished Research Award
June 3, 2022
The Institute of Industrial and Systems Engineers (IISE) has given Donald Biggar Willet Professor in Engineering Rakesh Nagi the 2022 David Baker Distinguished Research Award.
The David F. Baker Distinguished Research Award, the premier research award of IISE, recognizes significant contributions to the advancement of the industrial engineering profession through outstanding research activity.
Rakesh Nagi has contributed to a wide range of range of research areas in Industrial and Systems Engineering. In Facilities Design, he has contributed to new approaches to Cellular Manufacturing, co-developed the field of Location Theoretic Approaches to Facility Layout, and promoted the idea of Integrated Network/Aisle and Layout Design. In Operation of Production Systems, he defined a new field of Just-In-Time Production of Large Assemblies and has numerous contributions in Integrated Production Logistics and Supply Chain Design. His NSF CAREER award on Agile Manufacturing and subsequent work was focused on Data Mining in Engineering Design and Mass Customization or Variant Design of Assemblies. He has contributed to ISO-STEP standards in product design and information systems that keep enterprise-wide information consistent. His more recent interests have been focused on Military Operations Research, Sensor Networks, Information Fusion, Game Theoretic Applications, Autonomy, Social Networks, and GPU Accelerated Computing for Graph Algorithms and Large-scale Combinatorial Optimization. His works are published in over 100 journal articles and 137 peer-reviewed conference papers. He has previous best paper awards from IISE and INFORMS.
Rakesh is grateful to IISE, his colleagues, and his graduate students, who have enriched his research in innumerable ways.