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Professor, Civil and Environmental Engineering, P.E. Tapan Datta

Professor, Civil and Environmental Engineering, P.E. Tapan Datta

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Professional Prep Workshops for Students and Recent Grads
December 18 2014 at 10:00 AM
Engineering, College of
WSU Engineering Students and Recent Grads workshops for internships/co-ops or full-time employment Resumes For Engineeers   10:00 am Essential Elements for Engineering Resumes Contrast Resume versus Applictions Contranst Resumes for US Employers versus CVs  LinkedIn Networking   11:00 am Create a great LinkedIn profile How to Network with Peers, Professionals and alumni Use LinkedIn in your Job Search  Break - Lunch on Your Own 12:00 - 1:00 LinkedIn pictures taken by career assistant staff Interviewing Skills  1:00 pm Communication Skills for both Phone and Face to to Face Interviews Behavioral based interviewing  formats for US employers Research yourself for behavioral based interviewing Job Search Strategies Cover letters, thank you letters,  applications, LinkedIn coorespondence  Job search organization and follow up  
Apply for 2015-16 WSU Private Scholarships Now!
January 1 2015
http://wayne.edu/scholarships/privateapp/
Apply now for WSU private scholarships for the 2015-16 academic year. The submission deadline for the application and all required materials is March 31, 2015. Not all WSU Private Scholarships require submission of the Private Scholarship Application. If the Private Scholarship Application requirement is not indicated in the description of the scholarship, then only the submission of the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is required. Complete your 2015-16 FAFSA by March 31, 2015 at fafsa.ed.gov. The annual FAFSA is available January 1 for the upcoming year.
College of Engineering Graduate Student Orientation Winter 2015
January 12 2015 at 10:00 AM
Danto Engineering Development Center Auditorium
Incoming engineering graduate students, join us for this very important day of introductions to Wayne State University and the College of Engineering. Orientation is strongly recommended for all new graduate students, especially international students. This is the first step on your path to success as a graduate student. Don't delay--RSVP by January 1st! Reminder: you may register for classes now! Please contact our advisors or the Graduate School with any specific questions. We look forward to seeing you this fall.
Probability and Statistics Seminar
January 14 2015 at 2:00 PM
Faculty/Administration #1140 | Map 656 W. Kirby Detroit, MI 48202
Speaker:  Siqian Shen, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor Siqian Shen is an Assistant Professor of Industrial and Operations Engineering at the University of Michigan. She obtained a B.S. degree from Tsinghua University in China in 2007 and a Ph.D. from the University of Florida in Industrial and Systems Engineering in 2011. Her research interests are in mathematical optimization, particularly in stochastic programming, network optimization, and integer programming. Applications of her work include power system optimization, health care operations management, transportation networks, and cloud computing. She was named one of the two runners-up of the 2010 INFORMS Computing Society Best Student Paper award, was awarded the 1st Place of the 2012 IIE Pritsker Doctoral Dissertation Award, and was a recipient of 2012 IBM Smarter Planet Innovation Faculty Award. Title:  Chance-Constrained Surgery Planning Under Uncertain or Ambiguous Surgery Durations Abstract:  We consider surgery planning problems under uncertain surgery durations. We decide which operating rooms (ORs) to open, the allocation of surgeries to ORs, as well as the sequence and time to start each surgery. We formulate a binary integer programming model with individual and joint chance constraints to restrict the risk of having surgery delays and OR overtime, respectively. The chance-constrained program is reformulated as an integer program based on finite samples of the random surgery time. We further consider a distributionally robust problem variant by assuming ambiguous distributions of random surgery durations, for which we build a confidence set using statistical divergence functions. The robust variant restricts the maximum risk of surgery delay and overtime for any probability distribution function in the confidence set, and is equivalent to a chance-constrained program evaluated on an empirical probability function but with smaller risk tolerances. We compare different models and derive insights about surgery planning under data uncertainty and ambiguity using problem instances based on data from hospital-based surgery practice.
PAD Seminar - How to Write Your Personal Statement
January 15 2015 at 1:00 PM
5057 Woodward
The offices of the Vice President for Research, Provost, and Faculty Affairs (School of Medicine) are pleased to offer the Professional and Academic Development seminar series for WSU faculty, chairs & directors, postdoctoral trainees & graduate students, and administrators. Seminars are free, but registration is required. This seminar, How to Write Your Personal Statement, will take place Thursday, January 15, 2015, 1-2:30 p.m. at 5057 Woodward, 6th Floor, Conference Room A. The moderator will be Margaret Winters, Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs. Although PAD seminars will no longer be recorded due to low viewing activity, please see past seminar videos and handouts on the PAD website. If you have questions about this seminar series, please contact fgiblin@wayne.edu. We hope to see you at this informative PAD session!  
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