School of Engineering and Computer Science

Engineering Center, Room 301
115 Library Drive
Rochester, MI 48309-4479
(location map)
Dean's Office: (248) 370-2217
Academic Advising: (248) 370-2201
secsadvising@oakland.edu

School of Engineering and Computer Science

Engineering Center, Room 301
115 Library Drive
Rochester, MI 48309-4479
(location map)
Dean's Office: (248) 370-2217
Academic Advising: (248) 370-2201
secsadvising@oakland.edu

William Edwards, P.E.

Headshot of William Edwards

Visiting Professor
Industrial and Systems Engineering Department
(248) 370-2989
wedwards@oakland.edu

Ph.D., Oakland University


Teaching

  • Engineering Project Management
  • Statistical Quality Analysis
  • Flexible and Lean Manufacturing
  • Ergonomics
  • Engineering Economics & Statistical Analysis
  • Human Factors Engineering
  • Production Systems & Work Flow Analysis
  • PLM Ergonomics
  • PLM Robotics

Research

  • Move It Forward Theory (MIFT) Production Management
  • Rare Event Downtime Analysis
  • Rare Event Prediction

Selected Publications

  1. Move It Forwards Theory (MIFT); IEOM Conference, Lawrence Technical University, September 2016

  2. Move It Forward Theory (MIFT), Oakland University Graduation Research Symposium, April 2016

  3. Move It Forward Theory (MIFT) INFORMS Symposium Wayne State University; November 2013

  4. Engineering and its Future AISES Conference Presentation, Phoenix, AZ, November 2007

  5. Vehicle Dynamics, Vehicle Dynamics Conference, New Orleans, LA December 2003

Awards

  • Wards AutoWorld 10 Best Engines Award
  • Ford Customer Driven Quality Award
  • Ford Complexity Reduction Award

Affiliations (Current & Past)

  • Boardmember of Michigan Simulation Users Group (M-SUG)
  • SAE
  • TBP
  • American Indian Science & Engineering Society (AISES)
  • ASME
  • IEEE
  • Native American Indian Employee Resources Group (NAERG)
  • Society Mft Engrs, Project Management Institute (PMI)
  • ESD