New Director for the Penn State Center for Health Organization Transformation
Beginning August 15, 2019, former Penn State CHOT Director Dr. Conrad Tucker will begin his faculty position in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at Carnegie Mellon University with a courtesy appointment in the School of Computer Science's Machine Learning Department. We would like to thank Dr. Tucker for his service and leadership to grow Penn State CHOT in the past three years.
Dr. Hui Yang, Harold and Inge Marcus Career Associate Professor of Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering at Penn State, will serve as the new director. Dr. Yang's research interests focus on sensor-based modeling and analysis of complex health systems for process monitoring, process control, system diagnostics, condition prognostics, quality improvement, and performance optimization.
His research is supported by the National Science Foundation (NSF), Lockheed Martin, the NSF center for e-Design, the Susan G. Komen Foundation, the NSF Center for Healthcare Organization Transformation, the Penn State Institute for CyberScience, James A. Haley Veterans' Hospital, and Florida Health James and Esther King Biomedical research program. Dr. Yang is also a NSF CAREER Award recipient for "Sensor-based Modeling and Control of Nonlinear Dynamics in Complex Systems for Quality Improvements in Manufacturing and Healthcare."
Dr. Yang was the president (2017-2018) of the Institute of Industrial and Systems Engineers (IISE) Data Analytics and Information Systems Society, the president (2015-2016) of INFORMS Quality, Statistics and Reliability (QSR) society, and the program chair of 2016 Industrial and Systems Engineering Research Conference (ISERC). He is also a department editor for IISE Transactions on Healthcare Systems Engineering, an associate editor for IISE Transactions, IEEE Journal of Biomedical and Health Informatics (JBHI), IEEE Transactions on Automation Science and Engineering (TASE), an associate editor for Proceedings of 2019 IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Conference, and Proceedings of 2019 IEEE Conference on Biomedical and Health Informatics.
"It is with great pleasure that I will serve as the new director of CHOT," said Yang. "I will make every effort to march along the path of my illustrious predecessors, Dr. Conrad Tucker and Dr. Harriet Nembhard, towards building continued success of NSF CHOT site at Penn State, as well as NSF CHOT at large. I would like to thank Dr. Conrad Tucker, Dr. Chris DeFlitch, and Beth Colledge, as they worked closely with me on the transition plan for CHOT. I look forward to working with CHOT industry members, collaborators, and funding agencies to grow our organization and to bring new transformations to health systems while improving the health of our society."
Please contact Dr. Hui Yang, email@example.com, for suggestions and new ideas on Penn State CHOT.