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Congratulations RISE: 2021 Winners

Congratulations to our engineering students who won awards at the RISE:2021 Research, Innovation and Scholarship Expo!

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Modeling Effective Network Disruptions for Human Trafficking

MIE Assistant Professor Kayse Lee Maass is a co-principal investigator on a five-year collaborative $1M NSF grant titled “Modeling Effective Network Disruptions for Human Trafficking.”

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Alex Bender Finalist for INFORMS Undergraduate Operations Research Prize

Industrial engineering student Alex Bender, E’20, was named as a finalist of the 2020 INFORMS Undergraduate Operations Research Prize for his paper titled “Estimating Effectiveness of Identifying Human Trafficking Victims: An Application of Data Envelopment Analysis on the Nepal–India Border.”

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Effective Strategies to Disrupt Recruitment of Human Trafficking Victims

MIE Assistant Professor Kayse Lee Maass and CSSH Professor Amy Farrell are co-principal investigators of a $759K National Institute of Justice grant titled “Identification of Effective Strategies to Disrupt Recruitment of Victims in Human Trafficking: Qualitative Data, Systems Modeling, Survivors and Law Enforcement.”

FY21 TIER 1 Award Recipients

Congratulations to the 19 COE faculty and affiliates who were recipients of FY21 TIER 1 Interdisciplinary Research Seed Grants for 13 different projects.

Spring 2020 PEAK Experiences Awardees

Congratulations to the COE student recipients of the Spring 2020 PEAK Experiences Awards. The PEAK Experiences Awards are a progressively structured sequence of opportunities designed to support learners as they continue climbing to new heights of achievement in undergraduate research and creative endeavor throughout their Northeastern journeys. BASE CAMP AWARDS Developing HPLC Methods for Characterizing […]

Maass Mentioned in United Nations Report on Modern Slavery

MIE Assistant Professor Kayse Lee Maass’s research on disrupting human trafficking was mentioned in a recent United Nations report titled “Current and emerging forms of slavery: Report of the Special Rapporteur on contemporary forms of slavery, including its causes and consequences.”

Maass Awarded NSF Grant to Study Resource Allocation to Disrupt Human Trafficking Networks

MIE Assistant Professor Kayse Lee Maass is a co-principal investigator on a $535K NSF grant, titled, “ISN2: Disrupting Human Trafficking via Needs Matching and Capacity Expansion.”

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Maass Receives NSF Award to Address Labor Trafficking in the Agricultural Sector

MIE Assistant Professor Kayse Maass (PI), Shawn Bhimani (co-PI), Visiting Assistant Professor in D’Amore-McKim School of Business’s Supply Chain and Information Management Group, and Amy Farrell (co-PI), associate professor in the School of Criminology and Criminal Justice and co-director of the Violence and Justice Research Lab, received a $574K grant from the NSF for “ISN2: Coordinated Interdiction for Disruption of Labor Trafficking in the Agricultural Sector.”

Using Industrial Engineering Principles to Combat Human Trafficking

MIE Assistant Professor Kayse Lee Maass is using her industrial engineering expertise and supply-chain models to help experts combat human trafficking.

Maass Recognized for Research in Location Analysis

MIE Assistant Professor Kayse Lee Maass received the Best SOLA Dissertation Award as runner up at the INFORMS Section of Location Analysis (SOLA) annual conference in Phoenix. Her dissertation was entitled "Mitigating Hard Capacity Constraints in Facility Location Modeling".

The National Science Foundation Funds Research at Worcester Polytechnic Institute Aimed at Disrupting Human Trafficking Networks

MIE Assistant Professor Kayse Lee Maass was featured in both the Markets Insider’s article “The National Science Foundation Funds Research at Worcester Polytechnic Institute Aimed at Disrupting Human Trafficking Networks” and the Worcester Business Journal’s article “WPI researchers granted $145k to attack human trafficking networks” for her work against human trafficking.

New Faculty Spotlight: Kayse Maass

Kayse Maass joins the Mechanical & Industrial Engineering department in August 2018 as an Assistant Professor.