Young Jun Son

Young Jun Son

Young Jun Son

Professor and Department Head

Young-Jun Son is Professor and Department Head of Systems and Industrial Engineering, Arizona Engineering Faculty Fellow, da Vinci Fellow, and Director of Advanced Integration of Manufacturing Systems and Technologies (AIMST) Center at the University of Arizona.

His research focuses on the coordination of a data-driven, multi-scale, networked-federated simulation and decision model needed for design and control in various applications, including extended manufacturing enterprise, renewable energy network, homeland security, transportation, and social networks.

A major list of courses that he has been teaching include 1) SIE 431/531 (Simulation Modeling and Analysis), 2) SIE 483/583 (Computer Integrated Manufacturing Systems), 3) SIE 631 (Distributed Multi-paradigm Simulation Systems), and 4) SIE 383 (Integrated Manufacturing Systems).

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 the Editor-in-Chief for International Journal of Services Operations and Informatics, a Department Editor for IIE Transactions, and on the editorial board for six additional international journals.