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Rachel Silvestrini

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

Rachel Silvestrini

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

Education

BS, Northwestern University; MS, Ph.D., Arizona State University

Bio

Dr. Rachel Silvestrini is joining the RIT faculty as the Kate Gleason Chair, Associate Professor in the Industrial and Systems Engineering Department. She received her BS in Industrial Engineering from Northwestern University and her MS and Ph.D. in Industrial Engineering from Arizona State University.

Dr. Silvestrini’s research interests include design of experiments, response surface methods, mathematical modeling, data analysis, data science, and simulation methodology. Her research application interests include problems in the areas of test and evaluation, historical medical patient record analysis, semiconductor manufacturing, and logistics. She has consistently received external funding for her research projects, maintained a good publication record, advised thesis students, and given invited talks on her research. To date she has more than twenty-five technical papers published or accepted for publication in peer reviewed journals, conference proceedings, and book chapters.

For more about Professor Silvestrini see her website.

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Published Conference Proceedings
Gamm, Brian M. and Rachel T. Silvestrini. "The Analysis of Inline Color Measurements for Package and Labels Printing Using Statistical Process Monitoring Techniques." Proceedings of the TAGA Annual Technical Conference. Ed. Printing Industries of America. Houston, TX: Printing Industries of America, 2017. Web.
Journal Paper
Stone, Brian B., et al. "No-confounding Designs with 24 Runs for 7 - 12 factors." International Journal of Experimental Design and Process Optimization 5. 3 (2017): 151 - 171. Web.
Stone, Brian B., et al. "No-confounding Designs with 20 Runs - Alternatives to Resolution IV Screening Designs." Quality and Reliability Engineering International 33. 8 (2017): 1861—1872. Web.
Sagi, Bhargava Rohit and Rachel T. Silvestrini. "Application of Combinatorial Tests in Video Game Testing." Quality Engineering 29. 4 (2017): 745—759. Web.
Silvestrini, Rachel T and Anthony C Silvestrini. "An Investigation of the Relationship Between The Gaussian Process Model Parameters and Surface Area in Three Dimensions." Quality and Reliability Engineering International 32. 2 (2016): 391-402. Print.
Kist, Michael J. and Rachel T Silvestrini. "Incorporating Confidence Intervals on the Decision Threshold in Logistic Regression." Quality and Reliability Engineering International 32. 5 (2016): 1769 - 1784. Print.
Ellis, Kathleen, et al. "Modeling Setting Time and Compressive Strength in Sodium Carbonate Activated Blast Furnace Slag Mortars Using Statistical Mixture Design." Cement and Concrete Composites 74. (2016): 1-6. Web.
Silvestrini, Rachel T. "Considerations for D-Optimal Sequential Design." Quality and Reliability Engineering International 31. (2015): 399-410. Print.
Jones, Bradley, et al. "Bridge Designs for Modeling Systems With Low Noise." Technometrics 57. 2 (2015): 155-163. Print.
Kennedy, Kathryn, et al. "Prediction Variance Properties of Bridge Designs." International Journal of Experimental Design and Process Optimisation 4. 3/4 (2015): 234-255. Print.
Muratore, Mark, Rachel T Silvestrini, and Timothy H Chung. "Simulation Analysis of UAV and Ground Teams for Surveillance and Interdiction." Journal of Defense Modeling and Simulation 11. 2 (2014): 125-136. Print.
Stone, Brian, et al. "An Expected Cost Methodology for Screening Design Selection." Quality Engineering 26. 2 (2014): 139 - 153. Print.
Chung, Timothy H and Rachel T Silvestrini. "Modeling and Analysis of Exhaustive Probabilistic Search." Naval Research Logistics 61. 2 (2014): 164 - 178. Print.
Full Length Book
Burke, Sarah E. and Rachel T. Silvestrini. The Certified Quality Engineer Handbook. 4th ed. Milwaukee, WI: ASQ Quality Press, 2017. Print.