AUM Students Win first places in the 2nd IEOM European Conference

Industrial Engineering Students from the American University of the Middle East won four competitions during their participation in the second 2nd IEOM European Conference on Industrial Engineering and Operations Management, held at the IESEG’s Paris Campus, France on 26th and 27th of July 2018.

The conference was organized by IEOM Society International, in collaboration with the African Engineering Education (AEES), the International Federation of Engineering Education Societies (IFEES) and the Society of Cost and Quality Engineers (SCQE).

Academics, researchers and practitioners from different industries took part in the conference which included more than 400 research papers and projects submitted by multiple universities from 60 countries such as USA, UK, Canada, Mexico, Belgium, China, Denmark, Finland, Germany, France, Spain, Holland, Portugal, South Korea, Taiwan, Turkey, UAE, Qatar, and Kuwait.

The Conference aims at providing a platform for academics, researchers, scientists and practitioners to exchange ideas and to bridge the gap between the Industrial Engineering and Operations Management theory and its application in solving the most current problems and challenges faced by organizations.

More than ten universities participated in the competitions designed for students such as: University of Monterrey in Mexico, Sepuluh Nopember Institute of Technology (ITS) in Indonesia, University of Santiago in Columbia, University of Eyvanekey in Iran, Qatar University, and the American University of the Middle East in Kuwait.

Students Danah Ahmad and Sarah Hashem from the American University of the Middle East presented their “Digital Human Modelling and Simulation to Correct Work Postures in Dentistry” project, in the Simulation and PLM competition, and won the first place.

AUM student Shekha AlBeaijan secured the first place in the Undergraduate Research competition, presenting her “Dynamic Programming Approach to Unit Commitment Problem for Kuwait Power Generations” project.

In the Undergraduate posters competition, students Rawan Al-shatti and Layali Al-Dhefeeri won the first place due to their project: “Improvement of Diabetes Awareness: Applying Six Sigma to Increase Teachers Awareness Regarding Diabetic Children in Primary Schools in Kuwait”.

As for the Undergraduate Student Paper Competition, students Dalal Al-Attal, Nourah AlBaghli and Sarah Al-Awadh presented their project “Redesigning a Retail Store Based on Association Rule Mining” and came in the third place.

Industrial Engineering students from the American University of the Middle East have also participated this year in several competitions during the 8th International IEOM Conference held in Indonesia, winning the first place in each.