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K-State Today

May 18, 2015



Industrial and manufacturing systems engineering students, faculty receive best paper award

By Michele Bradfield

Songnian Zhao, a doctoral student in the industrial and manufacturing systems engineering department, will receive the 2015 Institute of Industrial Engineers Industrial and Systems Engineering Research Sessions Best Paper Award — Industrial and Systems Engineering Research Health Care Modeling Track.

The paper, "Information Dissemination and Human Behaviors in Epidemics," was authored by Zhao and co-authored by John Wu, David Ben-Arieh and Yan Kuang. The award will be presented to Zhao, Wu, Ben-Arieh and Kuang at the institute's annual conference and expo May 30 in Nashville, Tennessee.