Jeffrey A. Joines is an Associate Professor and the Associate Department Head of Undergraduate Programs in the Department of Textile Engineering, Chemistry, and Science at NC State University. He received a B.S. in Electrical Engineering and B.S. in Industrial Engineering, a M.S in Industrial Engineering, and Ph.D. in Industrial Engineering, all from NC State University. He received the 1997 Pritsker Doctoral Dissertation Award from the Institute of Industrial Engineers. He is a member of IEEE, IIE, ASEE, Tau Beta Pi, Etta Kappa Nu, Alpha Pi Mu and Phi Kappa Phi. His research interests include supply chain optimization utilizing computer simulation and computational optimization methods. Dr. Joines teaches graduate and undergraduate classes in computer information systems, computer based modeling in Excel and VBA, and computer simulation for Six-Sigma. Dr. Joines has also teaches industry programs in the areas of Design for Six Sigma, Simulation and Six Sigma, and Data Management to Assist in Six Sigma through the Textile Extension programs Six Sigma Black Belt and Master Black Belt program. Dr. Joines served as the Program Chair for the 2005 Winter Simulation Conference (WSC) and the Proceedings Editor for the 2000 WSC as well as developed and maintained the WSC paper management system from 2000-2009. He currently serves on the WSC Board of Trustees representing the IEEE Systems, Man, and Cybernetics Society. He has also been an author and session chair for several Winter Simulation Conferences.
Dr. Joines is involved in utilizing technology in the classroom and how it impacts problem solving. He was awarded the NC State University Outstanding Teaching Award and College of Textiles Outstanding Teacher which allowed him to become a member of the Academy of Outstanding Teachers. In 2009, Dr. Joines (along with Professor Roberts) was awarded the Gertrude Cox Award for Innovative Excellence in Teaching and Learning with Technology for Transformative Large Scale Projects.
Stephen D. Roberts is the A. Doug Allison Distinguished Professor in the Edward P. Fitts Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering at NC State University. Professor Roberts received his: Ph.D., M.S.I.E., and B.S.I.E. (with Distinction) from the School of Industrial Engineering at Purdue University. His primary teaching and research interests are in simulation modeling and health systems engineering. He has been a faculty member at NC State University since 1990, serving nine years as Department Head of the Department of Industrial Engineering and three years as Interim Director of the Integrated Manufacturing Systems Engineering Institute. Prior to serving at NC State, he was a faculty member in the Department of Internal Medicine at the Indiana University School of Medicine and the School of Industrial Engineering at Purdue University as well as the Director of the Health Systems Research Group at Regenstrief Institute for Health Care. Previously, he was a faculty member in the Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering at the University of Florida and Director of the Health Systems Research Division of the J. Hillis Miller Health Center, University of Florida. He has had sabbaticals at Wolverine Software and the University of Central Florida/Institute for Simulation and Training.
Professor Roberts is a member of Alpha Pi Mu, Tau Beta Pi, Sigma Xi, Sigma Tau, and Omega Rho and a Fellow of the Institute of Industrial Engineers. He has held Kaiser Aluminum Fellowship and a NDEA Title IV Fellowship. He received the AIIE 1967 Graduate Research Award, Outstanding Paper Award at the 12th Annual Simulation Symposium, the Pritsker and Associates Outstanding Undergraduate Teaching Award in the Purdue School of Industrial Engineering, the CA Anderson Outstanding Teacher in the NCSU Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering, the Outstanding Teacher from the NCSU College of Engineering, membership of the NCSU Academy of Outstanding Teachers, the Gertrude M. Cox Award for Transformative projects from NC State University (with Professor Joines), the Distinguished Service Award from INFORMS College on Simulation, and has served as member, Vice- Chair, and Chair of the Winter Simulation Conference (WSC) Board of Directors representing TIMS (now INFORMS) College on Simulation, and Secretary, Vice-President/Treasurer, President, and Past-President of the WSC Foundation Board. He was the Proceeding Editor for the 1983 WSC, the Associate Program Chair in 1985, and Program Chair in 1986. He has been a WSC presenter, session chair, track coordinator, and keynote speaker.