About Us

Faculty and Staff

CESE Portrait - CochranDavid S. Cochran, Ph.D.
Professor, Systems Engineering and Director, Center of Excellence in Systems Engineering

Office: ETCS Building, Room 229B
Phone: (260) 481-0341
Email: cochrand@pfw.edu

Dr. Cochran established the Production System Design Laboratory in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at MIT. He is the two-time recipient of the Shingo Prize for Manufacturing Excellence for his work about the design, implementation, and leadership principles present in the Toyota Production System.

He earned his Ph.D. in Industrial and Systems Engineering from Auburn University and Master of Science in Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering from Penn State University.


CESE Portrait - BarnesJason Barnes
Associate Director
office: ETCS Building, Room 221L
phone: (260) 481-6370
email: barnesj@pfw.edu

Mr. Barnes has worked as a part of industry in NE Indiana for over a decade as a Systems Engineer and Electrical Design Engineer. His systems engineering emphasis is in modeling and simulation.

He earned his Master of Science in Electrical Engineering from Purdue University and Master of Science in Mathematics from IPFW.


oxtoby-portraitJennifer Hunter
Senior Research Associate

office: ETCS Building, Room 229C
phone: (260) 481-4186
email: jennifer.hunter@pfw.edu

Ms. Hunter's career has spanned over fifteen years and includes experience in multiple industries - education, energy, financial, and manufacturing.  Her interests include enterprise transformation focused on process improvement, leadership and organizational development.

She earned her Master of Science degree in Labor Relations & Human Resources from Michigan State University and earned her Black Belt in Six Sigma from Purdue University.


Affiliated Faculty

Zhuming Bi, Ph.D.

Professor of Mechanical Engineering

Todor Cooklev, Ph.D.
Professor of Electrical Engineering and Director, Wireless Technology Center

Donald Mueller, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering

Ramesh Narang, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Industrial Engineering Technology

Gordon Schmidt, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Organizational Leadership