Professor Young-Jun Son

University of Arizona

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University of Arizona


Young-Jun Son is Professor and Department Head of Systems and Industrial Engineering, Arizona Engineering Faculty Fellow, and da Vinci Fellow at University of Arizona. His research focuses on modeling and control of complex manufacturing and service enterprises, and distributed federation of multi-paradigm simulations. He has authored/co-authored 72 journal papers and over 100 conference papers in these areas. He is a Fellow of IIE, and has received the SME 2004 Outstanding Young Manufacturing Engineer Award, the IIE 2005 Outstanding Young IE Award, the IERC Conference Best Paper Awards (2005, 2008, 2009), and Best Paper of the Year Award in 2007 from IJIE. He is a Department Editor for IIE Transactions, and on the editorial board for seven additional international journals. He will be the General Chair for WSC 2019 and INFORMS 2018. Currently, he is chairing the I-Sim recruiting and retention committee. He has served as I-Sim Secretary (2012~2014), a co-Program Chair for IERC 2007, INFORMS Regional Conference 2009, and PADS 2015, Track Coordinator for WSC (9 times), Track Chair for IERC (5 times), WSC Business Chair (2012), and WSC Publicity Chair (2004 and 2014).