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10-12-2012

Cecilia Martinez Appointed Assistant Professor of Engineering and Management at Clarkson University

Cecilia Martinez has been appointed assistant professor of engineering and management at Clarkson University.

Cecilia MartinezMartinez received her B.S. in industrial engineering and her M.Sc. in manufacturing systems, from Monterrey Tech, Mexico. She holds two doctoral degrees: one in industrial engineering from Monterrey Tech, and another in systems and engineering management from Texas Tech University at Lubbock. She is also certified as a Six Sigma Master Black Belt.

Before coming to Clarkson, Martinez was an engineering management consultant at Monterrey Tech, where she worked with local and national industry partners. Prior to that, she worked full-time in industry at Honeywell Automotive in Monterrey, Siemens VDO Automotive in Guadalajara, and Cummins Inc., in Columbus, Ind., all in quality engineering positions that involved the identification, execution, and couching of Lean Six Sigma projects across business divisions.

Martinez's teaching experience includes being an adjunct instructor and designing a business statistics course. She also has developed training material for Six Sigma and served as an instructor for the in-house certification at Siemens VDO.

Her research is in the area of systems and engineering management, and focuses primarily on applying quantitative (e.g., statistical) modeling techniques to solve managerial problems. She explores ways to design and manage performance improvement initiatives for product development, manufacturing, and service environments.

Other areas of interests involve operation research and operations management, performance measurement, and lean process design. In addition, Martinez has also conducted research on quality improvement and knowledge transfer within Lean Six Sigma projects. 

Her research was further recognized in 2011 through the Best Paper Award in Engineering Management by the Institute of Industrial Engineering (IIE) and two other student paper competitions by IIE in 2010, and by the American Society for Engineering Management in 2009. 

Martinez has written and co-written articles for scholarly journals and refereed conference publications. She also serves as a reviewer for the Engineering Management Journal, Journal for Enterprise Transformation, and IEEE Transactions on Engineering Management.

She is an active member of the Systems and Engineering Management Society. Currently, she is collaborating as a track co-chair for the Engineering and Management Track for the 2013 IIE Annual Conference and Expo.

Clarkson University launches leaders into the global economy. One in five alumni already leads as a CEO, VP or equivalent senior executive of a company. Located just outside the Adirondack Park in Potsdam, N.Y., Clarkson is a nationally recognized research university for undergraduates with select graduate programs in signature areas of academic excellence directed toward the world’s pressing issues. Through 50 rigorous programs of study in engineering, business, arts, sciences and health sciences, the entire learning-living community spans boundaries across disciplines, nations and cultures to build powers of observation, challenge the status quo, and connect discovery and engineering innovation with enterprise.

[A photograph for media use is available at http://www.clarkson.edu/news/photos/cmartinez.jpg .]

[News directors and editors: For more information, contact Michael P. Griffin, director of News & Digital Content Services, at 315-268-6716 or mgriffin@clarkson.edu.]

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