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Professor of Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering
Manufacturing Systems Engineering
Research interests of Dr. Kim are in the area of applied operations research and include production system design and optimization, performance evaluation of production systems, sequencing and scheduling, measurement system capability analysis, and experimental design.
Dr. David Kim is a Professor of Industrial Engineering at Oregon State University, where he has been since September 2000. He received his undergraduate and graduate degrees in Industrial and Operations Engineering from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. Dr. Kim worked as a plant floor industrial engineering for IBM after earning his undergraduate degree. After completing his graduate studies Dr. Kim worked for General Motors as a research scientist for eight years, and as a manager of an operations research department for two years. He was a member of the General Motors team that won the Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences Franz Edelman award for achievement in operations research and the management sciences in 2005. Dr. Kim continues to work with various companies on applied research projects.
Dr. Kim has received funding from national laboratories, the Oregon Department of Transportation, the National Science Foundation, and a number of private companies.