Summary of Qualifications:
Innovative researcher experienced in mathematical and simulation modeling, data analysis, and statistical reporting, in a variety of environments, with computer capabilities in a wide range of specialized languages and application programs. Experienced consultant in system analysis, analysis of business logistics, and application of total quality management and control principles. Proven expertise in the development and redesign of educational materials to improve the quality of instruction at the graduate level and retrain displaced professional by providing an interactive collaboration between academic and industry experts. Possesses strong organizational and people skills in addition to an excellent command of analytical and mathematical techniques. Proficient in French and English.
M.E., Manufacturing Systems Engineering, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, NY•••••
Additional course and research credits earned in the doctoral program; thesis research addressed solving large scale scheduling problems with optimization and randomization techniques.
M.S., Industrial Engineering and Operations Research, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA, •••••
Certificate in Operations Research, Concordia University, Montreal, Qc, •••••
B.A., Specialization in Applied Mathematics, Concordia University, Montreal, Qc, •••••
Research Assistant Electronic Agile Manufacturing Research Institute, R.P.I. - Troy, NY•••••
Modeled a large-scale mathematical problem in the field of scheduling and sequencing. Researched and developed randomization search procedures for the model, using real world data.
Arrival and Housing Coordinator Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, NY. •••••
Assisted the Director of International Services for Students and Scholars in the orientation of newly arrived students, verification of appropriate visa standing, and help with housing when needed.
Instructor Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, NY. •••••
Prepared and conducted lectures; devised laboratory assignments and exams for a core senior level course in Engineering Economics; supervised teaching assistants for the course.
Introduced students to the concepts of cost factors inherent in all engineering projects, interest and money-time relationships, and basic methods for making economic studies.
Research Assistant Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, NY•••••
Developed graduate courseware materials for several distinct classes providing students near real-world problem solving experiences.
Investigated the application and the design requirements of a scheduling optimization search procedure based on randomization techniques.
Research Assistant NIST/NEMTEC, Troy, NY. •••••
Documented successful case studies of small/medium manufacturing companies achieving ISO certification.
Assisted in preparing consortiums; one on statistical reasoning, another on writing operating procedures.
Reviewed available Statistical Process Control software.
Process Analyst (Intern) Digital Equipment Corporation, Westfield, MA. •••••
Conducted analyses of process structure, functions and performance, as project leader for the logistics business team, from data gathered during on-site interviews. Mined databases for similar analyses.
Applied techniques of statistical process control and total quality management in the analysis of logistics and distribution operations.
Professional Memberships and Awards:
Omega Rho - Operations Research Honor Society
Alpha Pi Mu - Industrial Engineering Honor Society
Vice-President - The Student Chapter of INFORMS at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, NY. •••••
The Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences INFORMS
Association of Women in Science - AWIS
Volunteer Firefighter with the Round Lake Fire Department
operations research, logistics, mathematics, system analysis, project management