In Good Company


Today I stumbled upon the following press release announcing the winners of the 2013 Material Handling Institutes’ Material Handling and Logistics Research Grants.  Hector Vergara and I are recipients of the Start Up Grant.  Dean Jensen and Adam Piper are recipients of a Spark Grant.  I am honored to be in such good company, especially because I was an undergraduate student in Dean’s statistical quality control course at South Dakota School of Mines & Technology and went to graduate school at the University of Arkansas with Hector.  What a Small World!

One of the joys of an academic career is the many “excuses” to see old friends at conferences (as well as the chance to meet new ones).  I am excited that I will get to reconnect with Hector and Dean at the 2014 International Material Handling Research Colloquium (IMHRC) in Ohio this summer.

A Random Aside:

Based on Ugander,  et al. and Backstrom et al. , I guess it really is a small world — any two people are separated by only four degrees of friendship on average.

Four Degrees of Separation


One response to “In Good Company

  1. Congrats Jen! Do we get to hear about the proposal?

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