Janet K. Allen holds the John and Mary Moore Chair and is a Professor in the School of Industrial and Systems Engineering, the University of Oklahoma, Norman, USA. She holds an S.B. from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and a Ph.D. from the University of California, Berkeley. Janet has co-authored one textbook, three monographs and over 300 technical articles on the design of multiscale manufacturing processes, supply networks and, computer platforms to support human decision making in the design of mechanical and manufacturing systems. She is a Fellow of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers and a Senior Member of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics.
Sesh Commuri is a member of the faculty of the Department of Electrical and Biomedical Engineering at the University of Nevada, Reno. He holds a M.S. in Electrical Engineering from Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur, and a Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from the University of Texas, Arlington. He has served as the Editor-at-Large of the International Journal of Intelligent and Robotic Systems and on the Editorial Board of the International Journal of Distributed Sensor Networks. Sesh Commuri has over 30 years of experience in the areas of embedded controls, automotive control, and control of off-road equipment. Prior to joining the UNR, he held positions at the University of Oklahoma, Motorola, Vermeer and Xerox, and consulted for leading Fortune 500 companies. In 2015, he was honored by Engineering News-Record as one of the Top 25 Newsmakers of the Year.
Jelena Milisavljevic-Syed is an Assistant Professor of Industrial Design at the University of Liverpool, UK. Jelena holds a Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Oklahoma, Norman, USA, and an M.Sc. degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Nis, Serbia. Jelena has co-authored six journal publications and 20 technical publications dealing with dynamic management in the implementation of manufacturing systems, design and analysis of complex systems, product development, CVT in wind turbines, and FEM analysis. She is a member of the ASME, ASEE, GWI, MIET, Design Society, and LivWise.
Farrokh Mistree holds the L.A. Comp Chair and is a Professor at the School of Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering, the University of Oklahoma in Norman, USA. He has co-authored two books and three monographs, and over 400 papers dealing with the integrated realization of materials, products and associated manufacturing processes; the design of mechanical, thermal, and structural systems; ships and aircraft; and engineered networks. Farrokh is a Fellow of the ASME and an Associate Fellow of the AIAA. He is a Distinguished Alumnus of the Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur, India.