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Shanthi Muthuswamy, Ph.D.
Associate Professor

Department

Technology

Education

  • B.E. in mechanical engineering, PSG College of Technology, India (1996)
  • M.S in industrial engineering, Northern Illinois University (1998)
  • Ph.D. in industrial and systems engineering, State University of New York at Binghamton (2009)

Research Interests

  • Heuristic optimization
  • Logistics
  • Facilities planning
  • Work measurement
  • Project management
  • Simulation

Selected Projects

  • Case-Based eLearning for Six Sigma, sponsored by Illinois Manufacturing Extension Center
  • Analyzing paint lines for Caterpillar Inc.
  • Process improvements for assembly lines for Caterpillar Inc.
  • Analyzing process flow and making recommendations for improvement for RTM and Associates
  • Optimizing process flow at DuKane Precast Inc.
  • Industry sponsored research in the area of process optimization. Research topics include assembly line balancing, layout optimization, time study, lean methodologies and scheduling. Developed discrete particle swarm optimization algorithms for routing problems namely, orienteering and team orienteering problems.

Professional Associations and Honors

  • Member - Alpha Pi Mu, Industrial Engineering Honor Society
  • Member - Institute of Industrial Engineers (IIE)
  • Member - Society of Women Engineers (SWE)

Selected Publications

  • Muthuswamy, S., Velez-Gallego, M.C., Maya, J., Santiago, M.R., 2012. "Minimizing Makespan in a No-Wait Flow Shop with Batch Processing Machines," International Journal of Advanced Manufacturing Technology, Vol 63 (1) 281 - 290.
  • Muthuswamy, S., and Krishnamurthi, M., 2011, "A Comparison of Simulation and Metamodeling Approaches for Production Rate Determination," International Journal of Advanced Operations Management, Vol 3 (3/4), 326 - 342
  • Muthuswamy, S., and Lam, S., 2011, “Discrete Particle Swarm Optimization for the Orienteering Problem,” International Journal of Industrial Engineering Theory, Applications and Practice, Vol 18 (2), 92 - 102.
  • Muthuswamy, S., and Lam, S., 2011, “Discrete Particle Swarm Optimization for the Team Orienteering Problem,” Journal of Memetic Computing, Vol 3 (4), 282 - 303.
  • Muthuswamy, S., and Krishnamurthi, M., 2012, “A Comparison of Simulation and Metamodeling Approaches for Production Rate Determination,” International Journal of Advanced Operations Management, accepted, in print.

Conferences

  • Muthuswamy, S., Maya J., Velez-Gallego, M.C., and Rogas-Santiago, M., "GRASP Algorithm to Minimize Makespan in a No-Wait Flow Shop with Batch Processing Machines," Proceedings of the 2012 Industrial and Systems Engineering Research Conference, Orlando, FL, May 2012.
  • Muthuswamy, S.,Velez- Gallego,M.C., and Maya, J., “Minimizing Makespan in a No-Wait Flow Shop with Batch Processing Machines,” Annual Industrial Engineering Research Conference, Reno, NV, May 2011.
  • Muthuswamy, S., and Lam, S., “Discrete Particle Swarm Optimization Algorithm for 2-Member Team Orienteering Problem,” Annual Industrial Engineering Research Conference, Reno, NV, May 2011.
  • Muthuswamy, S., and Lam, S., “Solving orienteering problem using discrete particle swarm optimization,” Annual Industrial Engineering Research Conference, Miami, May, 2009.
  • Muthuswamy, S., and Lam, S., “Bowler performance prediction for one-day international cricket using neural networks,” Annual Industrial Engineering Research Conference, Vancouver, May, 2008.

Work Experience

  • Department of Technology, NIU (2010-present)
  • i2 Technologies Inc. (2000 - 2002)
  • Sabre Inc. (1998 - 2000)

 

Shanthi Muthuswamy

Contact

815-753-4155
smuthuswamy@niu.edu
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