Edward P. Fitts Department of Industrial & Systems Engineering

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2020 article

Brief Report: High-Quality Masks Can Reduce Infections and Deaths in the US

Rosenstrom, E., Oruc, B. E., Hupert, N., Ivy, J., Keskinocak, P., Mayorga, M. E., & Swann, J. L. (2020, September 29). (Vol. 9). Vol. 9.

TL;DR: After community transmission is present, masks can significantly reduce infections and this decreases the cumulative infection attack rate (CAR), the peak prevalence, and the population mortality by 40%. (via Semantic Scholar)
UN Sustainable Development Goal Categories
3. Good Health and Well-being (OpenAlex)
Source: ORCID
Added: September 30, 2020

2020 journal article

Functional Electrical Stimulation Controlled by Motor Imagery Brain-Computer Interface for Rehabilitation

BRAIN SCIENCES, 10(8).

author keywords: brain-computer interface (BCI); functional electrical stimulation (FES); sensorimotor rhythm (SMR); adaptive learning; rehabilitation
TL;DR: The outcomes of the present research would provide insight into SMR-based BCI-controlled FES systems that can connect those with motor disabilities to other people by greatly improving their quality of life. (via Semantic Scholar)
UN Sustainable Development Goal Categories
4. Quality Education (OpenAlex)
Sources: Web Of Science, ORCID, NC State University Libraries
Added: September 28, 2020

2020 article

The impact of opening dedicated clinics on disease transmission during an influenza pandemic

Swann, J. L., Shi, P., Yan, J., Keskinocak, P. L., & Shane, A. L. (2020, May 16). (Vol. 5). Vol. 5.

By: J. Swann*, P. Shi n, J. Yan*, P. Keskinocak* & A. Shane*

UN Sustainable Development Goal Categories
3. Good Health and Well-being (OpenAlex)
Source: ORCID
Added: September 28, 2020

2020 journal article

Effects of stretching on muscle activation in gas cylinder handling

WORK-A JOURNAL OF PREVENTION ASSESSMENT & REHABILITATION, 66(1), 149–160.

By: A. Wadeson n, M. White*, W. Zhang*, M. Lau* & D. Kaber*

author keywords: Surface electromyography; stretching program; manual material handling
MeSH headings : Adult; Automobile Driving; Electromyography; Ergonomics; Humans; Lifting; Male; Middle Aged; Muscle Stretching Exercises / physiology; Muscle, Skeletal / physiology
TL;DR: A muscle stretching regimen in advance of MMH activities has mixed effects on activation levels across muscles, indicating that stretching prior to work activity does have an impact on specific muscle activation. (via Semantic Scholar)
UN Sustainable Development Goal Categories
5. Gender Equality (Web of Science)
Source: Web Of Science
Added: September 21, 2020

2020 journal article

A retrospective study of the 2012-2016 California drought and its impacts on the power sector

ENVIRONMENTAL RESEARCH LETTERS, 15(9).

By: J. Kern n, Y. Su* & J. Hill*

author keywords: drought; electricity markets; prices; greenhouse gases; renewable energy
UN Sustainable Development Goal Categories
7. Affordable and Clean Energy (OpenAlex)
13. Climate Action (Web of Science)
Source: Web Of Science
Added: September 14, 2020

2020 journal article

The impact of opening dedicated clinics on disease transmission during an influenza pandemic

PLOS ONE, 15(8).

By: P. Shi*, J. Yan*, P. Keskinocak*, A. Shane* & J. Swann n

Ed(s): Y. Kuo

MeSH headings : Computer Simulation; Georgia; Hospitalization; Hospitals, Special / organization & administration; Humans; Influenza, Human / epidemiology; Pandemics / prevention & control; Prevalence
TL;DR: It is found that opening clinics can reduce disease spread and hospitalizations even when visited by the worried-well, open for limited weeks, or open in limited locations, and especially when the clinics are in operation during times of highest prevalence. (via Semantic Scholar)
Sources: Web Of Science, ORCID
Added: September 7, 2020

2020 journal article

Study on the stability for non-uniform helix angle tools in the milling process

JOURNAL OF INDUSTRIAL AND PRODUCTION ENGINEERING, 37(8), 387–393.

By: Q. Guo*, M. Zhang, Y. Lee n, Z. Yang*, Y. Jiang* & C. Feng*

author keywords: Non-uniform helix angle tools; variable pitch angle; stability; the enhanced multistage homotopy perturbation method
UN Sustainable Development Goal Categories
Sources: Web Of Science, NC State University Libraries
Added: August 31, 2020

2020 journal article

Real time monitoring of electron emissions during electron beam powder bed fusion for arbitrary geometries and toolpaths

ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING, 34.

By: C. Ledford n, M. Tung n, C. Rock n & T. Horn n

author keywords: Real-time control; Electron beam; In-situ monitoring; Defect detection; Backscatter
UN Sustainable Development Goal Categories
7. Affordable and Clean Energy (OpenAlex)
Sources: Web Of Science, ORCID
Added: August 24, 2020

2020 review

Notice to comply: A systematic review of clinician compliance with guidelines surrounding acute hospital-based infection management

[Review of ]. AMERICAN JOURNAL OF INFECTION CONTROL, 48(8), 940–947.

author keywords: Guideline adherence; Practice patterns (physicians); Quality; Program evaluation; Professional practice gaps; Outcome and process assessment (health care)
MeSH headings : Hospitals; Humans; Outcome Assessment, Health Care; Quality Improvement
TL;DR: Multimodal interventions and quality improvement initiatives seem to produce the greatest improvement in compliance, but trends in other factors were inconsistent. (via Semantic Scholar)
UN Sustainable Development Goal Categories
Sources: Web Of Science, ORCID
Added: August 10, 2020

2020 journal article

High-Throughput Manufacture of 3D Fiber Scaffolds for Regenerative Medicine

TISSUE ENGINEERING PART C-METHODS, 26(7), 364–374.

author keywords: 3D printing; melt blowing; fibers; scaffolds
MeSH headings : Animals; Biocompatible Materials / chemistry; Dogs; Hernia / therapy; Herniorrhaphy / methods; Polymers / chemistry; Printing, Three-Dimensional / instrumentation; Regenerative Medicine; Tissue Engineering / methods; Tissue Scaffolds / chemistry
TL;DR: The 3DMB system described in this study is modified from larger nonwovens manufacturing machinery to accommodate the lower volume, high-cost polymers used for tissue engineering and implantable biomedical devices and has a fiber collection component that uses adaptable robotics to create scaffolds with predetermined geometries. (via Semantic Scholar)
Sources: Web Of Science, ORCID
Added: August 10, 2020

2020 journal article

Experimental Characterization and Finite Element Modeling of the Effects of 3D Bioplotting Process Parameters on Structural and Tensile Properties of Polycaprolactone (PCL) Scaffolds

Applied Sciences, 10(15), 5289.

author keywords: 3D Bioplotting; scaffolds; finite element analysis; tensile strength; PCL
Source: ORCID
Added: August 4, 2020

2020 journal article

Inventory transshipment game with limited supply: Trap or treat

Naval Research Logistics (NRL), 67(6), 383–403.

author keywords: bargaining; game theory; inventory transshipment; newsvendor; supply chain coordination
UN Sustainable Development Goal Categories
Sources: Web Of Science, NC State University Libraries, Crossref
Added: August 3, 2020

2020 journal article

Representative subsets of non-dominated points in the bi-criteria p-median p-dispersion problem

COMPUTERS & INDUSTRIAL ENGINEERING, 146.

By: G. Tutunchi* & Y. Fathi n

author keywords: Bi-criteria optimization; Representative subset; Location theory; Max-min diversity; p-median partitioning
TL;DR: A new criterion (index) is introduced to evaluate the effectiveness of a representative subset of non-dominated points in the context of the Bi-criteria p-Median p-Dispersion problem (BpMD) and provides an upper bound on the relative gap between the representing NDP and any NDP that it represents. (via Semantic Scholar)
Sources: Web Of Science, NC State University Libraries
Added: August 3, 2020

2020 journal article

Utilization Management of Highway Operations Equipment

TRANSPORTATION RESEARCH RECORD, 2674(9), 202–215.

TL;DR: The numerical experiments reveal that the proposed framework can facilitate the utilization prediction and management of highway operations equipment and save up to 16.6% in operational costs considering different demand scenarios. (via Semantic Scholar)
Sources: Web Of Science, NC State University Libraries
Added: July 20, 2020

2020 journal article

Challenges and opportunities to integrate the oldest and newest manufacturing processes: metal casting and additive manufacturing

RAPID PROTOTYPING JOURNAL, 26(6), 1145–1154.

By: P. Lynch*, C. Hasbrouck*, J. Wilck*, M. Kay n & G. Manogharan*

author keywords: Additive manufacturing; Sand casting; Hybrid manufacturing; 3D sand printing; Foundries; Metal casting
TL;DR: The current state, technological challenges, economic opportunities and future directions in the growing “indirect” hybrid manufacturing ecosystem, which integrates traditional metal casting with the production of tooling via additive manufacturing (AM) process including three-dimensional sand printing (3DSP) and printed wax patterns are investigated. (via Semantic Scholar)
UN Sustainable Development Goal Categories
Sources: Web Of Science, ORCID
Added: June 29, 2020

2020 journal article

Joint optimization of vehicle-group trajectory and signal timing: Introducing the white phase for mixed-autonomy traffic stream

TRANSPORTATION RESEARCH PART C-EMERGING TECHNOLOGIES, 116.

Contributors: R. Niroumand n, M. Tajalli n, L. Hajibabai n & A. Hajbabaie n

author keywords: Connected and automated vehicle; White phase; Mixed-autonomy traffic; Selfdriving vehicles
TL;DR: A novel mixed-integer non-linear program to control the trajectory of mixed connected-automated vehicles (CAVs) and connected human-driven vehicles (CHVs) through signalized intersections and reveals that a higher CAV market penetration rate induces more frequent white phase indication compared to green-red signals. (via Semantic Scholar)
Sources: Web Of Science, NC State University Libraries, ORCID
Added: June 29, 2020

2020 journal article

The potential impact of the Affordable Care Act and Medicaid expansion on reducing colorectal cancer screening disparities in African American males

PLOS ONE, 15(1).

By: W. Powell*, L. Frerichs*, R. Townsley n, M. Mayorga n, J. Richmond*, G. Corbie-Smith*, S. Wheeler*, K. Lich*

MeSH headings : Black or African American; Aged; Colorectal Neoplasms / diagnosis; Colorectal Neoplasms / economics; Early Detection of Cancer / economics; Early Detection of Cancer / ethics; Healthcare Disparities / economics; Healthcare Disparities / trends; Humans; Male; Medicaid / economics; Medicaid / trends; Middle Aged; North Carolina; Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act / economics; Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act / trends; Race Factors / economics; United States
TL;DR: The findings suggest policies that expanding affordable, quality healthcare coverage could have a demonstrable, cost-saving impact while reducing cancer disparities are suggested. (via Semantic Scholar)
Sources: Web Of Science, ORCID
Added: June 22, 2020

2020 journal article

A novel vision-based real-time method for evaluating postural risk factors associated with musculoskeletal disorders

APPLIED ERGONOMICS, 87.

By: L. Li n, T. Martin n & X. Xu n

author keywords: RULA; Deep learning; MSD risk assessment
MeSH headings : Adult; Deep Learning; Ergonomics / methods; Female; Humans; Image Processing, Computer-Assisted / methods; Lifting; Male; Musculoskeletal Diseases / diagnostic imaging; Musculoskeletal Diseases / etiology; Occupational Diseases / diagnostic imaging; Occupational Diseases / etiology; Photography / methods; Posture; Risk Assessment; Risk Factors; Upper Extremity / diagnostic imaging
TL;DR: This document examines a novel end-to-end implementation of a deep learning-based algorithm for rapid upper limb assessment (RULA) and indicates that using data augmentation (a strategy to diversify the training data) can significantly improve the robustness of the model. (via Semantic Scholar)
UN Sustainable Development Goal Categories
Sources: Web Of Science, NC State University Libraries
Added: June 22, 2020

2020 journal article

How Does Experience with Delay Shape Managers' Making-Do Decision: Random Forest Approach

JOURNAL OF MANAGEMENT IN ENGINEERING, 36(4).

By: Y. Zhang, A. Javanmardi n, Y. Liu, S. Yang, X. Yu, S. Hsiang*, Z. Jiang*, M. Liu n

author keywords: Making-do; Random forest; Decision tree; Information theory; China; United States; Construction
TL;DR: This work presents a meta-analyses of the decision to start a construction task despite knowing that its preconditions are not fully ready and shows clear patterns in how decisions about making-do are made. (via Semantic Scholar)
Source: Web Of Science
Added: June 15, 2020

2020 journal article

An integrated algorithm for solving multi-customer joint replenishment problem with districting consideration

Transportation Research Part E: Logistics and Transportation Review, 138, 101896.

By: M. Yao*, J. Lin*, Y. Lin n & S. Fang n

author keywords: Joint replenishment; Districting problem; Genetic algorithm
TL;DR: This paper proposes an innovative search algorithm for solving the traditional multi-customer joint replenishment problem in a given zone and designs a GA-based framework to handle the corresponding districting problem based on the performance of each district evaluated by using the proposed search algorithm. (via Semantic Scholar)
UN Sustainable Development Goal Categories
Sources: Web Of Science, NC State University Libraries, Crossref
Added: June 15, 2020

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