Industrial and Systems Engineering alumnus receives Air Force research award

Adel Alaeddini, a doctoral graduate of the Wayne State University Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering (ISE), received an Air Force Office of Scientific Research (AFOSR) Young Investigator Program award. The awards are given to young faculty members and scientists across the United States who research the engineering challenges the Air Force faces. Alaeddini's award includes $360,000 to use toward his research project, "An Active Learning Methodology for Design and Optimization of Complex Expensive Tests."

The goal of his research is to make expensive testing on aircraft engines, gas turbines and other complicated machinery as efficient as possible to get more information per test. This project is a continuation of his dissertation research at Wayne State University, which was sponsored by a grant from Siemens Energy and under the supervision of ISE Professor and Chair of Research Kai Yang.

"I congratulate Dr Adel Alaeddini for his spirit of determination and perseverance, he never gives up if he thinks it is the right thing to do," said Yang.

Alaeddini received his Ph.D. from Wayne State in 2011 and is currently an assistant professor at University of Texas at San Antonio. In 2010, Alaeddini, Yang and associate professor Alper Murat were part of a team that received the Best Paper Award in Quality and Reliability Track at the Industrial Engineering Research Conference.