On Dreams and Timing
DUP Lecture, Tuesday March 27, 2012 at 4:00pm
After-lecture reception: 5:00pm-6:00pm
This lecture summarizes James J. Duderstadt Distinguished University Professor Yoram Koren’s scientific contributions during his career from his early work on manufacturing automation through his pioneered research in robotics, to his recent research on reconfigurable manufacturing systems. Koren believes in dreams and timing. Some of his dreams have not yet been accomplished, perhaps because their time is yet to come.
Yoram Koren is the James J. Duderstadt Distinguished University Professor of Manufacturing. He is a member of the National Academy of engineering, and was the director of the first NSF-sponsored engineering Research Center at the University of Michigan.
Professor Koren has published 300 papers and 4 original books that have together close to 12,000 citations. He is the inventor of 14 U.S. patents, and won major awards including the Merchant Medal of ASME, and the Gold Medal of SME.