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Michael Kuhl

Professor
Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering
Kate Gleason College of Engineering

585-475-2134
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Michael Kuhl

Professor
Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering
Kate Gleason College of Engineering

Education

BS, Bradley University; MS, Ph.D., North Carolina State University

Bio

Dr. Michael E. Kuhl earned a Ph.D. in Industrial Engineering from North Carolina State University; an M.S. degree in Industrial Engineering and Operations Research from North Carolina State University; and a B.S. degree in Industrial Engineering from Bradley University (1992).

Dr. Kuhl’s research interests are in the field of simulation and operations research. This work focuses on stochastic input modeling for simulation including modeling and simulation of nonstationary arrival processes. In addition his work encompasses simulation modeling and optimization methodologies with application to healthcare, manufacturing, logistics, sustainability, and other industrial and service systems.

For more about Dr. Kuhl see his website.

Select Publications

· Kuhl, M.E., J.S. Ivy, E.K. Lada, N.M. Steiger, M.A. Wagner, and J.R. Wilson. (2010) Univariate Input Models for Stochastic Simulation, Journal of Simulation, 4, 81-97.

· Yang, S.J., A. Stotz, J. Holsopple, M. Sudit, and M. Kuhl. (2009) High Level Information Fusion for Tracking and Projection of Multistage Cyber Attacks, Information Fusion, 10 (1), 107-121.

· Bahaji, N. and M.E. Kuhl. (2008) A Simulation Study of New Multi-objective Composite Dispatching Rules, CONWIP, and Push Lot Release in Semiconductor Fabrication. International Journal of Production Research, 46 (14), 3801-3824.

· Carrano, A.L., M.E. Kuhl, and M.M. Marshall. (2008) Integration of an Experiential Assembly System Engineering Laboratory Module, International Journal of Engineering Education, 24 (5), 1012-1017.

· Kuhl, M.E., S.G. Sumant, and J.R. Wilson. (2006) An Automated Multiresolution Procedure for Modeling Nonhomogeneous Poisson Processes. INFORMS Journal on Computing, 18 (1), 3-18.

585-475-2134

Currently Teaching

ISEE-795
0 Credits
The first in a two course sequence that introduces students to research methods in industrial engineering and presents the state of the art in industrial engineering research. The two-course sequence is designed to promote discussion and interaction on IE research topics and to present research methods such as conducting critical reviews of research literature, initiating background research on a thesis topic, and preparing a formal thesis proposal.
ISEE-510
3 Credits
Computer-based simulation of dynamic and stochastic systems. Simulation modeling and analysis methods are the focus of this course. A high-level simualtion language such as Simio, ARENA, etc., will be used to model systems and examine system performance. Model validation, design of simulation experiments, and random number generation will be introduced.
ISEE-610
3 Credits
Computer-based simulation of dynamic and stochastic systems. Simulation modeling and analysis methods are the focus of this course. A high-level simulation language such as Simio, ARENA, etc., will be used to model systems and examine system performance. Model validation, design of simulation experiments, and random number generation will be introduced.
ISEE-796
0 Credits
The second in a two course sequence that introduces students to research methods in industrial engineering and presents the state of the art in industrial engineering research. The two-course sequence is designed to promote discussion and interaction on IE research topics and to present research methods such as conducting critical reviews of research literature, initiating background research on a thesis topic, and preparing a formal thesis proposal.
ISEE-711
3 Credits
An advanced course in developing simulation models using good model building, verification and validation procedures. Emphasis will be on review and use of probability distributions, simulation output data analysis for making good decisions, comparison of alternative system configurations, use of designed experiments and the use of advanced simulation techniques. Real world case studies will be examined to convey understanding and teaching of the material. Students will be asked to build models, so simulation experience and working knowledge of a simulation language will be required.
ENGR-795
1 Credits
This seminar course presents topics of contemporary interest to graduate students enrolled in the program. Presentations include off campus speakers, and assistance with progressing on your research. Selected students and faculty may make presentations on current research under way in the department. All doctoral engineering students enrolled full time are required to attend each semester they are on campus. (Graduate standing in a technical discipline)
ISEE-799
1 - 3 Credits
This course is used by students who plan to study a topic on an independent study basis. The student must obtain the permission of the appropriate faculty member before registering for the course. Students registering for more than four credit hours must obtain the approval of both the department head and the adviser.
ENGR-702
3 Credits
This course provides graduate students with the professional skills needed by PhD graduates within their major research focus area to move the results of their research from the lab into practice. Students will demonstrate a strong contextual understanding for their research efforts. Students will learn professional skills related to Teamwork; Innovation, Entrepreneurship and Commercialization; Research Management; Policy and Societal Context; and Technical Writing.

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Published Conference Proceedings
Gupta, Surendra ”Vinnie” K., et al. "Scholarship Programs for Vertical Transfers in Engineering and Engineering Technology." Proceedings of the 2018 ASEE Annual Conference and Exposition. Ed. Unknown. Salt Lake City, UT: American Society of Engineering Education, 2018. Web.
Pai, Pradeep G. and Michael E. Kuhl. "An Adaptive Approach for Efficient Hospital Supply Chain System Management." Proceedings of the 2018 Institute of Industrial and Systems Engineers Annual Conference. Ed. K. Barker, D. Berry, and C. Rainwater. Norcross, GA: Institute of Industrial and Systems Engineers, 2018. Web.
Stolze, David, et al. "Feature Engineering of Time-Series Data to Extract Discriminative Features." Proceedings of the 2018 Institute of Industrial and Systems Engineers Annual Conference. Ed. K. Barker, D. Berry, and C. Rainwater. Norcross, GA: Institute of Industrial and Systems Engineers, 2018. Web.
Moskal, Stephen, Shanchieh Jay Yang, and Michael E. Kuhl. "Extracting and Evaluating Similar and Unique Cyber Attack Strategies from Intrusion Alerts." Proceedings of the 2018 IEEE International Conference on Intelligence and Security Informatics (ISI). Ed. Unknown. Piscataway, NJ: IEEE, 2018. Web.
Li, Maojia Patrick, et al. "Simulation Analysis of a Deep Reinforcement Learning Approach for Task Selection by Autonomous Material Handling Vehicles." Proceedings of the 2018 Winter Simulation Conference. Ed. M. Rabe et al. Piscataway, NJ: IEEE, 2018. Web.
Ceresoli, Jason D. and Michael E. Kuhl. "A Simulation Framework for the Design and Analysis of Healthcare Clinics." Proceedings of the 2018 Winter Simulation Conference. Ed. M. Rabe et al. Piscataway, NJ: IEEE, 2018. Web.
Li, Maojia P. and Michael E. Kuhl. "Design and Simulation Analysis of PDER: A Multiple-Load Automated Guided Vehicle Dispatching Algorithm." Proceedings of the 2017 Winter Simulation Conference. Ed. W. K. V. Chan, et al. Piscataway, NJ: IEEE, 2017. Web.
Kuhl, Michael E. "History of Random Variate Generation." Proceedings of the 2017 Winter Simulation Conference. Ed. W.K.V. Chan, et al. Piscataway, NJ: IEEE, 2017. Web.
Alexopoulos, Christos, Jeffrey A. Joines, and Michael E. Kuhl. "History of the Winter Simulation Conference: Modern Period (2008—2017)." Proceedings of the 2017 Winter Simulation Conference. Ed. W. K. V. Chan, et al. Piscataway, NJ: IEEE, 2017. Web.
Garg, Siddharth and Michael E. Kuhl. "Comparison of Alternative Hospital Supply Chain Systems Using Simulation." Proceedings of the 2017 Industrial and Systems Engineering Conference. Ed. K. Coperich, E. Cudney, and H. Nembhard. Norcross, GA: Institute of Industrial and Systems Engineers, 2017. Web.
Yang, Shanchieh Jay, Aunshul Rege, and Michael E. Kuhl. "Learning, Simulating, and Predicting Adversary Attack Behaviors for Proactive Cyber Defense." Proceedings of the NATO IST-152 Workshop on Intelligent Autonomous Agents for Cyber Defence and Resilience. Ed. Michal Pechoucek and Alexander Kott. Prague, Czech Republic: NATO, 2017. Web.
Clements, Kelsey, et al. "Evaluation of Warehouse Bulk Storage Lane Depth and ABC Space Allocation Using Simulation." Proceedings of the 2016 Winter Simulation Conference, December 11-14, 2016, Arlington, VA. Ed. T. M. K. Roeder, et al. Piscataway, New Jersey: IEEE, 2016. Web.
Krall, Alexander L., et al. "Assessing the Likelihood of Cyber Network Infiltration Using Rare-Event Simulation." Proceedings of the 2016 IEEE Symposium Series on Computational Intelligence (IEEE SSCI 2016), December 6-9, 2016, Athens, Greece. Ed. Yaochu Jin and Stefanos Kollias. Piscataway, NJ: IEEE, 2016. Web.
Kuhl, Michael E., et al. "Relevant Education in Math and Science (REMS): K-12 STEM Outreach Program using Industrial Engineering Applications." Proceedings of the ASEE Conference and Exposition, June 14-17, 2015, Seattle, WA. Ed. Not Listed. Washington, DC: American Society for Engineering Education, 2015. Web.
Tontarski, Clayton and Michael E. Kuhl. "OR Nurse Planning and Scheduling Under Uncertainty." Proceedings of the 2015 Industrial and Systems Engineering Research Conference, May 30-June2, 2015, Nashville, TN. Ed. S. Cedinkaya and J.K. Ryan. Norcross, GA: Institute of Industrial Engineers, 2015. Web.
Kuhl, Michael E., et al. "Extending K-12 Industrial Engineering Outreach Programs and Accessibility Using Simulation." Proceedings of the 2015 Industrial and Systems Engineering Research Conference, May 30-June2, 2015, Nashville, TN. Ed. S. Cedinkaya and J.K. Ryan. Norcross, GA: Institute of Industrial Engineers, 2015. Web.
Liu, Ran, et al. "Combined Inversion and Thinning Methods for Simulating Nonstationary Non-Poisson Arrival Processes." Proceedings of the 2015 Winter Simulation Conference, December 6-9. 2015, Huntington Beach, CA. Ed. L. Yilmaz, W.K.V. Chan, I. Moon, T.M.K. Roeder, C. Macal, and M.D. Rossetti. Piscataway, New Jersey: Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, 2015. Web.
Yanikara, Fatma Selin and Michael E. Kuhl. "A Simulation Framework for the Comparison of Reverse Logistic Network Configurations." Proceedings of the 2015 Winter Simulation Conference, December 6-9. 2015, Huntington Beach, CA. Ed. L. Yilmaz, W.K.V. Chan, I. Moon, T.M.K. Roeder, C. Macal, and M.D. Rossetti. Piscataway, New Jersey: Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, 2015. Web.
Deo, Devdatta and Michael E. Kuhl. "Activity Alternative Selection Considering Stochastic Reliability in Project Planning." Proceedings of the 2015 International Conference on Operations Excellence and Service Engineering, September 10-11, 2015, Orlando, FL. Ed. Not Listed. Novi, MI: Industiral Engineering and Operations Management Society, 2015. Web.
Yanikara, Fatma (Selin), Michael E. Kuhl, and Brian K. Thorn. "Comparing Reverse Logistics Network Configurations Using Simulation." Proceedings of the Industrial and Systems Engineering Research Conference (ISERC), May 31-June 3, 2014, Montreal, Canada. Ed. Y. Guan and H. Liao. Norcross, GA: Institute of Industrial Engineers, 2014. Web.
Perez-Graciano, Maribel K. and Michael E. Kuhl. "Simulation-Based Optimization Approach for Stochastic Resource Constrained Project Management." Proceedings of the Industrial and Systems Engineering Research Conference (ISERC), May 31-June 3, 2014, Montreal, Canada. Ed. Y. Guan and H. Liao. Norcross, GA: Institute of Industrial Engineers, 2014. Web.
Moskal, Stephen, et al. "Context Model Fusion for Multistage Network Attack Simulation." Proceedings of the Military Communications Conference (MILCOM), October 6-8, 2014, Baltimore, MD. Ed. Lisa O'Conner. Danvers, MA: Institute for Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), Inc., 2014. Web.
Kuhl, Michael E. and Maribel K. Perez-Graciano. "Project Planning and Predictive Earned Value Analysis via Simulation." Proceedings of the 2014 Winter Simulation Conference (WSC), December 7-10, 2014, Savannah, GA. Ed. A. Tolk, et al. Piscataway, NJ: Institute for Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), Inc., 2014. Web.
Stiram, Srinath, et al. "A Novel Work-Sharing Protocol for U-Shaped Assembly Lines." Proceedings of the 2014 Winter Simulation Conference (WSC), December 7-10, 2014, Savannah, GA. Ed. A. Tolk, et al. Piscataway, NJ: Institute for Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), Inc., 2014. Web.
Tolentino-Pena, Manuel, Ruben Proano, and Michael E. Kuhl. "Optimization of Inpatient Hemodialysis Scheduling Considering Efficiency and Treatment Delays." Proceedings of the 2013 Industrial and Systems Engineering Research Conference, San Juan, Puerto Rico, May 18-22, 2013. Ed. A. Krishnamurthy and W.K.V. Chan. Norcross, GA: Institute of Industrial Engineers, 2013. Web.
Moskal, Stephen, et al. "Simulating Attack Behaviors in Enterprise Networks." Proceedings of the IEEE Conference on Communications and Network Security 2013 - Poster Session, Washington, DC, October 14-18, 2013. Ed. Yanchao Zhang. Piscataway, NJ: IEEE, 2013. Web.
Kuhl, M. E. "A Simulation Study of Patient Flow for Day of Surgery Admission." Proceedings of the 2012 Winter Simulation Conference. Ed. C Laroque. Piscataway, NJ: Institute of Industrial Engineers, Inc, 2012. Print.
Zhou, Xi and Michael E. Kuhl. "A Sustainability Toolkit for Simulaiton: Recent Developments and Future Capabilities." Proceedings of the 2011 Winter Simulation Conference, December 11-14, 2011, Phoenix, AZ. Ed. S. Jain, R.R. Creasey, J. Himmelspach, K.P. White, and M. Fu. Piscataway, New Jersey: Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, 2011. Web.
Journal Paper
Moskal, Stephen, Shanchieh Jay Yang, and Michael E Kuhl. "Cyber Threat Assessments via Attack Scenario Simulation over Integrated Adversary and Network Models." Journal of Defense Modeling and Simulation 15. 1 (2018): 13-29. Print.
Peer Reviewed/Juried Poster Presentation
Moskal, Stephen F., et al. "CASCADES: Modeling and Simulation of Cyber Attacker Behaviors for Network Threat Analysis." Proceedings of the 2016 Annual Computer Security Applications Conference (ACSAC), December 5-9, 2016, Los Angeles, CA, USA. Ed. Adam Hahn. Los Angeles, CA: n.p..
Invited Keynote/Presentation
Kuhl, Michael E. and Clayton Tontarski. "Modeling and Analysis of OR Nurse Scheduling using Mathematical Programming and Simulation." Industrial and Systems Engineering Research Conference (ISERC). Institute of Industrial Engineers. Montreal, Canada. 1 Jun. 2014. Conference Presentation.
Journal Editor
Pasupahy, Raghu, et al, ed. Proceedings of the 2013 Winter Simulation Conference. Piscataway, NJ: IEEE, 2013. Web.
Book Chapter
Kuhl, Michael E. "Nonstationary Input Processes." Encyclopedia of Operations Research and Management Science. Ed. James J. Cochran. New York: John Wiley and Sons, 2011. 3612-3617. Print.
Published Article
Zhou, Xi, and Michael Kuhl. “Design and Development of a Sustainability Toolkit for Simulation.” Proceedings of the 2010 Winter SimulationConference, 5-8 December 2010. 1601-1612. Web. *
Kuhl, Michael E., Julie S. Ivy, Emily K. Lada, Natalie M. Steiger, Mary Ann Wagner, and James R. Wilson. “Univariate Input Models for Stochastic Simulation.” Journal of Simulation, 4.2(2010): 81-97. Print. † *