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Academic Genealogy Tree for Industrial Engineering

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Design of Industrial Engineering Academic Genealogy now has an official database named as IE-Lineage. The IE academic genealogy database, IE-Lineage, was named by Dr. Femi Omitaomu, Senior Scientist at Oak Ridge National Lab, who volunteered his time to design the initial database structure.  On June 2, 2013, Prof. Adedeji Badiru, head of Systems Engineering at the Air Force Institute of Technology AFIT, conjectured and designed the logo for the database. Having worked together on several information systems projects in the past, Prof. Badiru and Dr. Omitaomu took on the roles of initial primary custodians of the IE genealogy database. They jointly monitored and mediated entries into the database and, add additional database experts as volunteers overtime. The project is final completed by Prof. Karwowski, Chair of   Department of Industrial Engineering and Management Systems at University of Central Florida, Orlando, USA. His tremendous dedication with the help of his current Ph.D. students Ramya Akula and Shimaa Al-Quradaghi aid in bringing life to this project.

The lines in the logo serve to underscore the importance of the IE-Lineage project. The incremental lengths of the lines represent the growth rate, albeit not to scale, and rapid expansion of the industrial engineering profession. The oval encasing the text of the logo represents the egg-yolk relationships of academic descendants in the genealogy tree. The name itself, apart from the literal meaning of “lineage,” embodies a concatenation and word permutation of mnemonic significance :

  • IE represents Industrial Engineering
  • Lineage represents Descendant
  • AG represents Academic Genealogy
  • Age represents Chronological Advancement of the Profession