Professor and Department Head
Arizona Engineering Faculty Fellow; da Vinci Fellow
Department of Systems and Industrial Engineering
University of Arizona
Tucson, AZ 85721-0020
Telephone: 520-626-9530
Fax: 520-621-6555
E-mail: son@sie.arizona.edu
Office number: ENGR 111


Education

Ph.D., Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering, The Pennsylvania State University
Major Advisor: Dr. Richard A. Wysk
M.S., Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering, The Pennsylvania State University
B.S., Industrial Engineering, Pohang University of Science and Technology (POSTECH), Korea
Exchange Program, Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering, The University of Melbourne, Australia
 

Course Information

SIE 583 -- Computer Integrated Manufacturing (CIM) Systems, (Fall of 2000, 2001, 2003, 2005, 2007, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016)
SIE 431/531 -- Simulation Modeling and Analysis, (2001 S&F, 2002 S&F, 2003 S&F, 2005 S&F, 2006 Fall, 2007 Fall, 2008 Fall, 2009 Spring, 2013 Spring)
SIE 631 -- Multi-paradigm Distributed Simulation, (Fall of 2002, 2004, 2006; Spring of 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2014, 2016)
SIE 584 -- Manufacturing Automation, (2007 Spring)
SIE 295S -- Systems and Industrial Engineering Sophomore Colloquium, (2003 Spring, 2004 Spring, 2006 Spring)
SIE 383 -- Integrated Manufacturing Systems, (2004 Spring, 2005 Spring, 2006 Spring, 2010 Spring)
 

Research Interests

Modeling and Control of Complex Enterprises
Distributed Federation of Multi-paradigm Simulations
Modeling Human Decision-Making (AFOSR-MURI, Cognitive Optimization and Prediction activities)
Modeling and Control in Emerging Applications (Emergency Evacuation/Homeland Security; Blood Supply Network/Healthcare; Energy Network; UAV/UGV Coordination)
Cyber-Infrastructure (CI) MUST activities
Computer Integrated Control of the Extended Manufacturing Enterprise -- CIM lab at the U of A
Shop Floor Control: 1) Simulation-based Control, 2) Shop Floor Control System Design, and 3) Hierachical Process Planning
Interoperability among Multiple Manufacturing Modeling Software (e.g. Value Stream Map, Simulation, CMSD standard)
 

Work Experience

Department Head, Systems and Industrial Engineering Department, The University of Arizona, 2014.1.20 ~ present
Systems and Industrial Engineering Department, The University of Arizona, Assistant Professor, Associate Professor, Professor, 2000.8.7 ~ present
Director, Program in Advanced Integration of Manufacturing Systems and Technologies (AIMST), The University of Arizona, 2008.2 ~ present
Systems and Industrial Engineering Department, The University of Arizona, Chair of the Graduate Studies Committee, 2007.8 ~ present
National Institute of Standards and Technology, Guest Researcher, 1999.5 ~ 2000.8
The Pennsylvania State University, Research Assistant, 1997.5 ~ 2000.8
CIMMER, POSTECH, System Analyst, 1996.2 ~ 1996.7
Samsung Data System, Intern, 1995.6 ~ 1995.8
Baillie's Distribution, Australia, Computer Operator and Delivery Personnel, 1994.12 ~ 1995.2
 

Awards and Honors

ISERC (Industrial and Systems Engineering Research Conference) 2016 Best Paper Award, Service and Work Systems Track, Anaheim, CA, May 23, 2016 (Link)
Institute of Industrial Engineers (IIE) Fellow, 2014
Sojung Kim (Dr. Son's advisee) received 2nd place award in the doctoral colloquium scientific poster competition in the Ph.D. Colloquium, IERC 2014, Montreal, June 2, 2014
Outstanding Mentor of Graduate/Professional Students Award, 1st place, 2013 (A university wide award)
da Vinci Fellow, 2012~2013
Arizona Engineering Faculty Fellow, 2011~2014
Srinivas Sai (Dr. Son's advisee) received the best MS thesis award, IIE Annual Meeting 2012, Orlando, FL, May 21, 2012 (U of A paper)
Nurcin Celik (Dr. Son's advisee) received 2011 CSCMP Doctoral Dissertation Honorable Mention by the Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals, 2011
Hui Xi (Dr. Son's advisee) received the best MS thesis award, IIE Annual Meeting 2011, Reno, NV, May 23, 2011 (U of A paper)
IERC (Industrial Engineering Research Conference) 2009 Best Paper Award, Modeling and Simulation Track, Miami, FL, June 1, 2009 (U of A paper)
Nurcin Celik (Dr. Son's advisee) received best Ph.D. scientific poster award in the Ph.D. Colloquium, IERC 2009, Miami, FL, June 1, 2009 (U of A paper)
Nurcin Celik (Dr. Son's advisee) received the best MS thesis award, IIE Annual Meeting 2009, Miami, FL, June 1, 2009 (U of A paper)
Award for Excellence at the Student Interface, SIE Department, 2009
Best Paper published in IJIE (International Journal of Industrial Engineering) in the year 2007, Award presented in ICIE2008, Las Vegas, Sep. 7~10, 2008
IERC (Industrial Engineering Research Conference) 2008 Best Paper Award, Homeland Security Track, Vancouver, Canada, May 18, 2008 (U of A paper)
Seungho Lee (Dr. Son's advisee) received best Ph.D. scientific poster award in the Ph.D. Colloquium, IERC 2008, Vancouver, May 18, 2008 (U of A paper)
Award for Excellence at the Student Interface, SIE Department, 2006
Supervisor for the IIE (Rockwell Software) National Student Simulation Competition, Finalist, 2006
IIE (Institute of Industrial Engineers) 2005 Outstanding Young Industrial Engineer Award (1: U of A paper, 2: Tucsoncitizen)
IERC (Industrial Engineering Research Conference) 2005 Best Paper Award, Modeling and Simulation Track, Atlanta, GA, May 15, 2005 (U of A paper)
SME (Society of Manufacturing Engineers) 2004 M. Eugene Merchant Outstanding Young Manufacturing Engineer Award
Supervisor for the IIE (Rockwell Software) National Student Simulation Competition, Second Place, 2004 (SIE report)
Ritesh Kanetkar (Dr. Son's advisee) took the first place in the ICIE 2003 Student Paper Contest, Las Vegas, Nov. 11, 2003 (SIE report)
Monish Madan (Dr. Son's advisee) took the third place in the ICIE 2003 Student Paper Contest, Las Vegas, Nov. 11, 2003 (SIE report)
Supervisor for the IIE (Rockwell Software) National Student Simulation Competition, First Place, 2002 (1: SIE report, 2: U of A paper)
Supervisor for the IIE (Rockwell Software) National Student Simulation Competition, Finalist, 2001
Graham Endowed Fellowship at the Penn State University, 1999
Certificate of Ph.D. Colloquium presenter, 1999 Winter Simulation Conference, 1999
Certificate of Guest Researcher, NIST, U.S. Department of Commerce, 1999
Council of Logistics Management Scholar, 1997 - 1998
Rotary International Multi-year Ambassadorial Scholar, 1996 - 1997
Graduation with honors (Dean's list for all semesters), POSTECH, Korea, 1992 - 1995
POSCO Scholarship for Exchange Program in the University of Melbourne, Australia, 1994
 

Professional Societies and Activities

Department Editor of Design and Manufacturing Focus Issue for the IIE Transactions, 2011.02 ~ present
Associate Editor of the International Journal of Modeling and Simulation, 2000.12 ~ present
Associate Editor of the International Journal of Simulation and Process Modeling, 2004.7 ~ present
Associate Editor of the Journal of Simulation, 2012.12 ~ present
Associate Editor of the International Journal of Systems and Software Engineering, 2009.8 ~ present
Editorial Board Member of the International Journal of Services Operations and Informatics, 2006.11 ~ present
Editorial Board Member of the International Journal of Industrial and Systems Engineering, 2009.2 ~ present
Editorial Board Member of the International Journal of Operations Research and Information Systems, 2008.11 ~ present
Editor-in-Chief of the International Journal of Services Operations and Informatics, 2011.01 ~ 2015
General Chair, INFORMS Annual Meeting 2018, Phoenix, AZ
General Chair, Winter Simulation Conference 2019, Washington DC
Vice Chair and Secretary, SISO Core Manufacturing Simulation Data (CMSD) Standard Product Development Group, 2014 ~ present
Academic Member, College-Industry Council on Material Handling Education (CICMHE), 2010 ~ 2013
Program Co-Chair for INFORMS Western Regional Conference 2009, Tempe, AZ, USA
Secretary, INFORMS Simulation (I-SIM) Society, July 2012~June 2014
Program Co-Chair for 2015 ACM SIGSIM Conference on Principles of Advanced Discrete Simulation (PADS)
Modeling Methodology Track co-Coordinator, Winter Simulation Conference 2014
Publicity chair for the Winter Simulation Conference, 2014
Simulation for Decision-Making Track Coordinator, Winter Simulation Conference 2013
Steering Committee, Smart Grid Challenges 2013, Tucson, AZ, USA, March 21-23, 2013
Technical Program Committee, The 3rd International Conference on Computer and Management, Wuhan, China, March 10-12, 2013
Business Chair, Winter Simulation Conference 2012
Interactive Sessions Co-Chair, INFORMS 2012
Track Coordinator, Computer and Information Systems, ISERC 2012, Orlando, FL, USA
Logistics, Transportation, Distribution, and Supply Chain Management Track Coordinator; Agent-based Modeling Track Coordinator, Winter Simulation Conference 2011
Program Committee, The IASTED International Conference on Modeling, Simulation, and Identification (MSI) 2011, Pittsburgh, Nov. 7~9, 2011, USA
Track Coordinator, Modeling and Simulation, IERC 2011, Reno, NV, USA
Organizing Committee, Simultech 2011, Noordwijkerhout, The Netherlands, July 29-31, 2011
Program Committee, International Conference on Logistics, Informatics and Service Science, Beijing, China, June 8-11, 2011
Interoperability, Networks, Web, and Telecom Track Coordinator, Winter Simulation Conference 2010
Track Coordinator, Modeling and Simulation, IERC 2010, Cancun, Mexico
Track Coordinator, Modeling and Simulation, IERC 2009, Miami, FL, USA
Technical Committee, The second INFORMS Simulation Society Research Workshop, Coventry, England, June 25-27, 2009
Technical Committee, The 5th International Congress on Logistics and Supply Chain Management Systems, Seoul, Korea, June 2-5, 2009
Scientific Program Committee, SIMUL 2009, The First International Conference on Advances in System Simulation, Porto, Portugal, September 20-25, 2009
Program Co-Chair for IERC 2007, Nashville, TN, USA
Transportation and Supply Chain Applications Track Coordinator; Ph.D. Colloquium Co-Chair; Poster Track Co-Chair, Winter Simulation Conference 2007
Track Coordinator, Modeling and Simulation, IERC 2006, Orlando, FL, USA
Program committee for the IEEE on Service Operations and Logistics, and Informatics 2008 in Beijing, China, October 12-15, 2008
Workshop co-Organizer, Decision Modeling & Behavior in Uncertain and Complex Environments Workshop, Tucson, February 29~March 1, 2008
Program committee for the IEEE on Service Operations and Logistics, and Informatics 2007 in Beijing, China
Publication chair for the IEEE SMC 2001 in Tucson, U.S.A.
Ph.D. Colloquium Co-Chair; Chair of the best Ph.D. student paper award committee; Poster Track Co-Chair, Winter Simulation Conference, 2006
Workshop co-Organizer, Decision Modeling & Behavior in Uncertain and Complex Environments Workshop, Tucson, February 27~28, 2006
Ph.D. Colloquium Co-Chair; Poster Track Co-Chair, Winter Simulation Conference, 2005
Publicity chair for the Winter Simulation Conference, 2004
Organizing committee for International Conference of Industrial Engineering 2002 in Busan, Korea
Organizing committee for new faculty colloquium, IERC, 2003
Manufacturing Track Coordinator (10 sessions), Winter Simulation Conference 2004
Manufacturing Track Coordinator (10 sessions), Winter Simulation Conference 2003
Senior member of Society of Manufacturing Engineers (SME)
Professional member of IIE, IEEE, INFORMS, and ASME
Session chair: IEEE SMC 2001 (Tucson), WSC 2000 (Orlando), ICPR 2001 (Czech Republic), WSC 2001 (Arlington), SES 2002 (University Park), WSC
    2002 (Orlando), USP 2003 (Detroit), ICIE 2003 (Vegas), IERC 2004 (Houston), IERC (Atlanta), INFORMS (DC), WSC (Miami)
Reviewer: John Wiley and Sons, Inc, IERC, IIE Transactions, IJCIM, Journal of Manufacturing Systems, IEEE Transactions Robotics & Automation, C&IE,
    IJPR, WSC, INFORMS Journal on Computing, IJMS, ACM Transactions on Complex Systems, Computers and Industrial Engineering, NISTIR, IEEE SMC,
    Transactions of the Society for Computer Simulation International, Simulation, Interfaces, IJMR, ACM Transactions on Modeling and Computer Simulation,
    Discrete Event Dynamic Systems, IEEE T-ASE, IJSOI, Scientia, OMEGA, International Journal of Systems Science, Journal of Defense Modeling and
    Simulation, IJFMS, Simulation Modeling Practice and Theory
 

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