Speaker Spotlight | Dr. Janet Twomey

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Dr. Janet Twomey


Wichita State University

Dr. Janet Twomey is currently the Associate Dean for Graduate Education, Research and Faculty Success in the College of Engineering at Wichita State University in Wichita, Kansas, USA.  She is also a Professor of Industrial, Systems, and Manufacturing Engineering. 

Dr. Twomey holds a Ph.D., M.S. and B.S. from the University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA, in Industrial Engineering.  She also holds a BA in Sociology from Duquesne University in Pittsburgh, PA.  Her areas of expertise are in sustainable engineered systems, environmental life cycle analysis, and machine learning.

She received a National Science Foundation (NSF) Faculty Early CAREER award for her work in neural networks and sparse data sets.  Dr. Twomey’s research funding totals over $5 mil.  The majority of which has come from NSF and the Department of Energy for work in sustainable manufacturing, green wind energy, and sustainable healthcare. 

Dr. Twomey has co-authored over 70 peer reviewed journal articles and conference proceedings. 

She was a Program Officer for Manufacturing Enterprise Systems at the National Science Foundation from 2001 to 2004.  In 1999 she was an A.D. Welliver Boeing Faculty Summer Fellow. Currently she is the Academic Vice President for Board of Trustees, Institute of Industrial Engineering. Prior to obtaining a PhD in engineering, Dr. Twomey worked for a number of years in psychiatric research at the University of Pittsburgh’s School of Medicine.

Dr. Twomey serves as a member of the Cyber Security Forum committee and will serve as a moderator for the panel "Wearables and Critical Infrastructure Research" from 2:00 - 2:45 pm on October 4, 2017 at the Cyber Security Forum, WSU Hughes Metroplex, Wichita, Kansas.