Monday, January 23, 2017

Raman Inducted Into Oklahoma Higher Education Hall of Fame

View video of induction acceptance speech.

The Oklahoma Higher Education Hall of Fame (OHEHF) was established in 1994 to recognize and honor individuals, living and deceased, for outstanding meritorious service to higher education in Oklahoma. This year represents the 23rd year to honor higher education educators and administrators as well as those who support higher education with distinguished contributions. OHEHF recently announced the class of 2016 for induction into the Oklahoma Higher Education Hall of Fame. Dr. Shivakumar Raman of the school of Industrial and Systems Engineering (ISE) will be inducted this year in a ceremony on October 24, 2016 to be held at the Cowboy Hall of Fame.

Shivakumar Raman, Ph.D., has taught more than 3,000 undergraduate students and mentored more than 60 graduate students on their theses since joining the OU School of Industrial and Systems Engineering in 1988. He has garnered more than $10 million in funded research and published over 150 articles journals, books and conference proceedings. He has transformed manufacturing education in Oklahoma and provided support to the manufacturing community as a scientific committee chair for the North American Manufacturing Research Institute of the Society of Manufacturing Engineers. He is an elected fellow of three engineering societies: Society of Manufacturing Engineers (SME), American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME), and Institute of Industrial Engineers (IIE).

Professor Raman will be honored by OHEHF for his contributions to the educational enterprise at OU. He has initiated and carried to success many educational programs within OU. One such initiative is the partnership with the Moore Norman Technology Center for providing hands-on manufacturing experience to all undergraduates. Consequently, our students work on lathes, milling machines and CNC machines to build parts. For more information, you may read the press release here.

Kang Receives Best Transaction Paper Award

Dr. Ziho Kang has received the Andrew P. Sage Best Transaction Paper Award. Established in 1998, the award recognizes the author of the best paper in the IEEE Transactions on Systems, Man and Cybernetics (SMC) Society. Formal announcement will be made in the second issue of the SMC Magazine in 2017. The paper was judged based on originality, technical merit, and impact to the society. The topic is on introducing the concept of Visual Groupings to characterize complex visual scanning patterns, and utilizing the concept to evaluate human performances between experts and novices. Feel free to read the open-access paper at