Jun 23: Pranav Jain unconditionally passes his preliminary doctoral exam. Congratulations Pranav!

May 23: Jain to join National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) as an intern in Summer 2023.

May 23: Paper “Iteration Complexity and Finite-Time Efficiency of Adaptive Sampling Trust-Region Methods for Stochastic Derivative-Free Optimization” is submitted and accessible on arxiv.

Apr 23: Houser wins the ISE Shook Mentor Award

nomination excerpt: “Ethan has gone above and beyond in participating in research activities, helping other students in teaching and learning, and serving the department in any way he finds. He has mentored students in courses he has been assigned as TA to improve the quality of labs and create new material from scratch in response to what he finds to be major hurdles for students. He supports students who may need more help, spending more time than the allocated office hours and maintaining consistent accountability between the instructor and students. In graduate studies, Ethan has helped many students since 2021 including new Ph.D. students with the group and mentored the writing and editing of manuscripts. He also helped other masters and REU students temporarily working with the group with content, data, and coding. In addition, Ethan has participated in professional development activities, such as writing, presentation, and outreach for events like the engineering open house. He does all these things while maintaining excellent academic performance and high quality in the tasks assigned to him.”

Apr 23: Shashaani wins the best IISE’s Modeling & Simulation Division Annual Teaching Award. The award will be granted at the award banquet during the IISE Conference and Expo in New Orleans.

Mar 23: The group showcased ongoing research for high school visitors at the Engineering Open House station in Fitts Wollard Hall of NC State (Centennial Campus)

Yongseok Jeon and Ethan Houser at the Shashaani Research Group’s station to present high school visitors with “What is simulation?”.

Feb 23: Shashaani selected as a fellow of the Convergence Research (CORE) Institute. This fellowship will provide a solid foundation and network for the group’s future convergence research projects. 

Dec 2022: Shashaani receives an NSF grant for the project “Calibrating Digital Twins in the Era of Big Data with Stochastic Optimization” starting 01/01/2023

Dec 2022: Ha unconditionally passes PhD preliminary exam and becomes a PhD candidate. Congratulations Yunsoo!

Nov 2022: Paper “Diagnostic Tools for Evaluating and Comparing Simulation-Optimization Algorithms” co-authored by Shashaani accepted in INFORMS Journal on Computing.

Nov 2022: Shashaani invited as presenter of the scholarship for women fundraiser entitled Global Frames of Reference: Advocating Ethical Voice, Economic Empowerment and Diversity. More details to follow in the coming weeks.

February 18, 2023,  10:30 AM – 12 Noon on Zoom.

Nov 2022: Paper “Diagnostic Tools for Evaluating and Comparing Simulation-Optimization Algorithms” accepted for publication in INFORMS Journal on Computing.

Oct 2022: New paper “Monte Carlo based Machine Learning” accepted for the proceedings of the 2022 International Conference on Operations Research.