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Michael Kuhl

Professor

Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering
Kate Gleason College of Engineering
Autonomous Mobile Robots
Simulation
Healthcare Systems

585-475-2134
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Michael Kuhl

Professor

Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering
Kate Gleason College of Engineering
Autonomous Mobile Robots
Simulation
Healthcare Systems

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.

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Published Conference Proceedings
Li, Maojia, et al. "Risk-based A* : Simulation Analysis of a Novel Task Assignment and Path Planning Method." Proceedings of the 2020 Winter Simulation Conference. Ed. K.-H. Bae, B. Feng, S. Kim, S. Lazarova-Molnar, Z. Zheng, T. Roeder, and R. Thiesing. Piscataway, New Jersey: IEEE, 2020. Web.
Garbers, Annika, et al. "Design and Simulation of a New Biomedical Production Process." Proceedings of the 2020 Winter Simulation Conference. Ed. K.-H. Bae, B. Feng, S. Kim, S. Lazarova-Molnar, Z. Zheng, T. Roeder, and R. Thiesing. Piscataway, New Jersey: IEEE, 2020. Web.
Ballamajalu, Rashmi, et al. "Turn and Orientation Sensitive A* for Autonomous Vehicles in Intelligent Material Handling Systems." Proceedings of the 2020 IEEE 16th International Conference on Automation Science and Engineering. Ed. IEEE. Piscataway, New Jersey: IEEE, 2020. Web.
Bhanushali, Darshan, et al. "LiDAR-Camera Fusion for 3D Object Detection." Proceedings of the Autonomous Vehicles and Machines Conference, at IS&T Electronic Imaging. Ed. IS&T. Springfield, Virginia: Society for Imaging Science and Technology, 2020. Web.
Relyea, Robert, et al. "Improving Multimodal Localization Through Self-Supervision." Proceedings of the Intelligent Robotics and Industrial Applications using Computer Vision Conference, at IS&T Electronic Imaging. Ed. IS&T. Springfield, Virginia: Society for Imaging Science and Technology, 2020. Web.
Vashist, Abhishek, et al. "Indoor Wireless Localization Using Consumer-Grade 60 GHz Equipment with Machine Learning for Intelligent Material Handling." Proceedings of the 2020 IEEE International Conference on Consumer Electronics. Ed. IEEE. Piscataway, New Jersey: IEEE, 2020. Web.
Kuhl, Michael E. "Fostering an Entrepreneurial Mindset in Systems Simulation." Proceedings of the 2020 ASEE St. Lawrence Section Meeting. Ed. ASEE. Washington, D.C.: American Society of Engineering Education, 2020. Web.
Gupta, Surendra K., et al. "Phase One Research Results from a Project on Vertical Transfer Students in Engineering and Engineering Technology." Proceedings of the 2020 ASEE Annual Conference. Ed. ASEE. Washington, D.C.: American Society of Engineering Education, 2020. Web.
Li, Maojia, et al. "Task Selection by Autonomous Mobile Robots in a Warehouse Using Deep Reinforcement Learning." Proceedings of the 2019 Winter Simulation Conference. Ed. N. Mustafee, K.-H.G. Bae, S. Lazarova-Molnar, M. Rabe, C. Szabo, P. Haas, and Y.-J. Son. Piscataway, NJ: IEEE, 2019. Web.
Sankaran, Prashant, et al. "Simulation Analysis of a Highway DNN for Autonomous Forklift Dispatching." Proceedings of the 2019 Institute of Industrial and Systems Engineers Conference. Ed. H.E. Romeijn, A. Schaefer, and R. Thomas. Norcross, GA: Institute of Industrial and Systems Engineers, 2019. Web.
Relyea, Robert, et al. "Multimodal Localization for Autonomous Agents." Proceedings of the 2019 IS&T International Symposium on Electronic Imaging. Ed. IS&T. Springfield, VA: Society for Imaging Science and Technology, 2019. Web.
Gupta, Surendra K., et al. "An Orientation Program for Vertical Transfers in Engineering and Engineering Technology." Proceedings of the ASEE 2019 Annual Conference. Ed. ASEE. Washington, D.C.: American Society of Engineering Education, 2019. Web.
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.
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.
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 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
Liu, Ran, et al. "Modeling and Simulation of Nonstationary Non- Poisson Arrival Processes." INFORMS Journal on Computing 31. 2 (2019): 347-366. Print.
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. "  *

Currently Teaching

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-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 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-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.

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