Engineering Department Faculty

Dr. Denise Bauer

Denise H. Bauer, Ph.D.

Chair & Director, Engineering; Professor of Engineering
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Dr. Denise Bauer
Denise H. Bauer, Ph.D.

Chair & Director, Engineering; Professor of Engineering

B.S., M.S., University of Tennessee at Knoxville; Ph.D., Pennsylvania State University

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Dr. Parisa Eimanzadeh

Parisa Eimanzadeh, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Engineering
(910) 630-7463
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Dr. Parisa Eimanzadeh
Parisa Eimanzadeh, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Engineering

M.S., Amirkabir University of Technology; Ph.D., Wichita State University

Bio:

Parisa Eimanzadeh received her B.Sc. in Electrical Engineering. She received her M.Sc. in Industrial Engineering from Amirkabir University of Technology. She received her Ph.D. in Industrial, systems and Manufacturing Engineering from Wichita State University. She then joined Methodist University as an assistant professor in 2018. Her research focuses on simulation, optimization and stochastic modeling in healthcare systems. She is also interested in data analytics with application in Industrial Engineering.

Dissertation Title:

Nurse-staffing and skill-mix optimization in inpatient settings using a stochastic modeling approach.

Professional Organizations:

  • Institute of Industrial and Systems Engineers (IISE), 2014 - Present
  • Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences (INFORMS), 2014 - Present
  • American Society for Quality (ASQ), 2013 - Present

Service Activities:

  • Institutional Effectiveness Committee Member, Methodist University, 2019
  • Vice president of APICS Wichita Chapter, 2016
  • Treasurer of the Iranian Students Association, Wichita State University, 2016
  • Graduate student leader of Society of Women Engineers (SWE), 2013

Selected Courses:

  • Engineering Probability and Statistics I (EGR 3310)
  • Engineering Probability and Statistics II (EGR 3320)
  • Engineering Economy (EGR 3100)
  • Operations Research (ISE 3300)
  • Engineering Management (ISE 4310)
  • Special Topics - Data Analytics (ISE 4850)
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Girish Upreti

Girish Upreti, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Engineering
(910) 482-5429
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Girish Upreti
Girish Upreti, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Engineering

B.S., Tribuvan University; M.S., Portland State University; M.S., M.S., Ph.D., University of Tennessee

Bio:

Dr. Girish Upreti is an Assistant Professor of Engineering. He earned his undergraduate degree in Physics from Tribhuvan University in Nepal. He earned an M.S. degree in Physics from Portland State University in 2006. He also holds an M.S. in Statistics and Materials Science and Engineering from the University of Tennessee at Knoxville. In 2017, he received his Ph.D. in Industrial and Systems Engineering from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. After completion of his PhD program, Dr. Upreti worked as a Performance Improvement Coordinator at St. Luke’s Health Systems of Idaho from 2017-2019. He was involved in various process improvement activities within the health care system. His research interests are lean, supply chain, life cycle analysis, data analytics, and energy policy analysis. Dr. Upreti’s report has been used by the U.S. Department of Energy to inform policy decisions that influenced Congress’ decision to extend the life of the investment tax credit and expand government procurements of advance fuel cell technologies. Dr. Upreti is on the editorial board of several journals and holds the Lean Six Sigma Black Belt.

(910) 482-5429
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