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Thompson, Amy (full)
Amy
Thompson
Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Tagliatela College of Engineering
Industrial, System & Multidisciplinary Engineering
203-931-2981
BCKME223C
Buckman Hall
Biography

    STATE BOARD POSITIONS

    Connecticut Energy Efficiency Fund, Board Member, September 2011

    HONORS AND AWARDS

    The TRB (Transportation Research Board) Student of the Year Award, November 2007

    New England American Society for Engineering Education Conference Poster Competition, Honorary Mention Award for “Designing an Employee Parking System Using Simulation: Combining Graduate and Undergraduate Research” April, 2007

    The University of Rhode Island President's Award for Student Excellence, 2001

    Institute of Industrial Engineers, RI Chapter 110, Student Scholarship Honoree, 2001

    PATENTS (held by Novartis AG, Basel)

    US Patent # 5,775,026 for product design for Quikstrike™ Insect Abatement Station. R. Pearce, R. Murdock, A. Thompson, S. Reed, D. Wallace (1996)

    AREAS OF EXPERTISE AND RESEARCH

    Methods of Systems Design

    System Engineering Undergraduate Curriculum Development

    Implementing Environmental Sustainability in Industry and Energy Economics

    Mathematical Programming, Analytical Modeling, Statistical Analysis, and use of Simulation

    Process and Facility Development

    Maintenance & Operations Management

    Packaging Processes and Equipment

    PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS

    International Council on Systems Engineering, Member

    Institute of Industrial Engineers, Assistant Region Vice President for Northeast Region

    Society of Manufacturing Engineers, Member

    American Society for Engineering Education, Member

Academic Credentials

    Education

    Ph.D., Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering, University of Rhode Island
    M.S., Manufacturing Engineering, University of Rhode Island
    B.S., Industrial Engineering, Cum Laude, University of Rhode Island

    Published Books, Articles, and Proceedings

    Altonji, M. and A. Thompson. 2011. Validation of a University Greenhouse Gas Emissions Inventory for 2008-2009. Proceedings of the 2011 Industrial Engineering Research Conference, T. Doolen and E. Van Aken, eds. 2011.

    White, C, S. Sreebhashyam, and A. Thompson. 2011. Evaluation of the Performance and Capability of a 3-Dimensional Part Printer and its Fused Deposition Modeling Process.Proceedings of the 2011 Industrial Engineering Research Conference, T. Doolen and E. Van Aken, eds. 2011.

    Ciston, S., A. Koutsospyros, A. Thompson, W. Norton, A. Rodriguez, and R. Zajac 2011. Sustainability Studies at the University of New Haven. International Congress on Sustainability Science and Engineering, January 12, 2011. Tucson, AZ

    Thompson, A. and J. Nocito Gobel. 2009. Infusing System Engineering Concepts and System Engineering Approaches into a Multidisciplinary Freshman Project-Based Introduction to Engineering Course. ASEE Annual Conference and Exposition, Conference Proceedings, 2009 ASEE 2009 Annual Conference and Exposition, Conference: 2009, United States, American Society for Engineering Education.

    Nocito Gobel, J. and A. Thompson. 2009. Model for Coordination and Management of Resources for Multiple Sections of an Active Learning Style Freshman Course. ASEE Annual Conference and Exposition, Conference Proceedings, 2009 ASEE 2009 Annual Conference and Exposition, Conference: 2009, United States, American Society for Engineering Education.

    Perrin, B., A. Thompson, C Agarabi and V. Maier-Speredelozzi. 2008. Integrating Graduate and Undergraduate Education with Real World Projects. 38th ASEE/IEEE Frontiers in Education Conference, October, 2008.

    Maier-Speredelozzi, V., A. Thompson, P. Hossfield and S. Abby. 2006. Applying Lean Principles to a Continuing Care Patient Discharge Process, Proceedings of the 18th Annual Society for Healthcare Systems Conference, San Diego, CA, February, 2006.

    Thompson, A. 2004. ‘Lights-Out’ Manufacturing and Unattended Manufacturing: Progress, Analysis and Models. Society of Manufacturing Engineers (SME) Automation and Assembly Conference, Fort Worth, Texas. Process & Systems Optimization and Automation Systems Optimization Track, May 11, 2004.

    Courses Taught

    • EAS107P - Introduction to Engineering Project-Based
    • EAS232 - Project Management and Engineering Economics
    • SE 288 - System Engineering Design Process
    • EAS300 - Global Solutions for Sustainability
    • SE 402 - Operations Research I
    • SE 403 - Operations Research II
    • SE 498 - System Engineering Design I
    • SE 499 - System Engineering Design II