2021 Seminar Series

Mondays at 4:30PM EST, Fall 2021

All seminars will be held in-person in IOE 1680 as well as virtually on Zoom. For the Zoom link and password, RSVP here. 

9/6/21
Labor Day Holiday – NO CLASS

9/13/21 [Flyer]
“How Safe Is Safe Enough: Analyzing Hazards and Risks in the Real World to Inform Decision Making”
James P. Bagian, MD, PE

Co-Director, Center for Risk Analysis Informed Decision Engineering (RAIDE)
Professor Industrial and Operations Engineering, Aerospace Engineering, Anesthesiology
University of Michigan

9/20/21 [Flyer]
“Machine Learning and Causality: Building Efficient, Reliable Models for Decision-Making”
Maggie Makar, Ph.D. 
Presidential Postdoctoral Fellow
University of Michigan

9/27/21 [Flyer]
“Understanding the Imbalance of Supply and Demand of Transplant Organs in the US: A Multidisciplinary Team Approach”
Mariel Lavieri, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Industrial and Operations Engineering
University of Michigan

David Hutton, Ph.D.
Associate Professor School of Public Health & Industrial and Operations Engineering
University of Michigan

Neehar Parikh, MD
Gastroenterology, Internal Medicine, Transplant Hepatology
Michigan Medicine

Luke DeRoos, Ph.D. Student
Industrial and Operations Engineering
University of Michigan

Wesley J. Marrero Colón, Ph.D.
Postdoctoral Research Fellow
MGH Institute for Technology Assessment
Harvard Medical School


10/4/21
Applications of Artificial Intelligence in Low-Resource Settings”
Akbar Waljee, MD, MSc
Gastroenterology, Internal Medicine
Michigan Medicine


10/11/21
Erkin Ottles, MD/Ph.D. Student
Industrial and Operations Engineering
University of Michigan

Michigan Medicine

10/18/21
FALL STUDY BREAK – NO CLASS

10/25/21
INFORMS Annual Mtg – NO CLASS

11/1/21
“Challenges in Healthcare Scheduling Applications”
Michael W. Carter, Ph.D., LEL, FCAE
Professor of Industrial Engineering
University of Toronto


11/8/21
Alexander Hallway, BA
Michigan Pain-control Optimization Pathway Lead at OPEN
Michigan Medicine

Michael Englesbe, MD
Cyrenus G. Darling Sr., MD and Cyrenus G Darling Jr., MD Professor of Surgery
Michigan Medicine

11/15/21
Oluwaferanmi O. Okanlami, M.D., M.S.
Assistant Professor of Family Medicine, Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, and Urology
Michigan Medicine
Interim Director of Services for Students with Disabilities (SSD)
Director of Adaptive Sports & Fitness within the Division of Student
University of Michigan

11/22/21
“Process Mining Approaches to Identify System-Level Factors in Maternal Health Disparities”
Sreenath Chalil Madathil, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor, Industrial, Manufacturing, and Systems Engineering (IMSE)
The University of Texas at El Paso


11/29/21
“The Role of Command Centers in Health System Operations”
Vikas Parekh, MD
Professor of Internal Medicine
Associate Chief Medical Officer – UM Health
Michigan Medicine


12/6/21
Nicoleta Serban, Ph.D.
Virginia C. and Joseph C. Mello Professor of Industrial and Systems Engineering
Georgia Tech


This seminar series is presented by the U-M Center for Healthcare Engineering and Patient Safety (CHEPS): Our mission is to improve the safety and quality of healthcare delivery through a multi-disciplinary, systems-engineering approach. For the Zoom link and password, please provide your email at https://forms.gle/tWE4y7YtErdeR5kv8.

For additional questions, please contact CHEPSseminar@umich.edu.

Photographs/screenshots and video taken at this event may be used to promote CHEPS, the College of Engineering, and the University.