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Winners of the 2013 ProModel Student Competition

Dozens entered the 2013 ProModel Student Competition, submitting high-quality simulation projects that made it difficult to choose this year's winners.

The entrants vied for cash prizes, ProModel Student Simulation packages, ProModel Media Lounger Charging Stations, certificates of achievement and, of course, bragging rights.

The projects were evaluated based on how well students gathered data, built models, conducted experiments and reported the results. After a thorough review of each project, the judges selected first, second and third place winners.

1st Place Winners
University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
Reporting to Professor Guzman

Baiyang (Sarah) Liu

Baiyang (Sarah) Liu is a master student in Industrial and Operations Engineering at University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. She earned her B.S in Logistics Engineering at Shandong University and had work experience in supply chain management in industries including retail, consumer products and logistics. Her interest is in Supply Chain Management, multistage stochastic optimization modeling in Revenue Management, Statistical Analysis and Operations Research. 
Chi (Monica) Han- Lo

Chi Han-Lo is a 1st year master student in Industrial and Operations Engineering at University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. Obtaining her B.S in Industrial Engineering and Engineering Management at National Tsing Hua University (Taiwan) in 2012, she is now concentrating on Supply Chain Management, Lean Production Management and Engineering Management.
Rui Chen

Rui Chen is a master student in Industrial and Operations Engineering at University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. Obtaining his B.S and M.S in Information and Communication Engineering at  Xi’an Jiao tong University in 2010 and 2012, he is now interested in Supply Chain Management, Lean Production Management, Logistics Simulation, Production and Distribution.
Po-Chao Huang

Po-Chao Huang hometown is in Taiwan, which is a good Island near China. He is a graduate student at University of Michigan, Ann Arbor majoring in in Industrial Operation Engineering.

2nd Place Winners
Brigham Young University
Reporting to Dr. Charles Harrell

Siyao Tony Liu

Tony Liu received his Bachelor of Science degree in Manufacturing Engineering Technology from Brigham Young University in 2012. He is continuing his studies at BYU and now pursuing both an MS and an MBA degree concurrently in Manufacturing Systems and Finance. Tony’s technical interests using software models to simulate and forecast the performance of complex systems. His MS research deals with modeling the price of commodity goods in order to provide more accurate information for manufacturing firms and hopes to pursue a career in the automotive industry after graduation.
Christopher Smith

Christopher Smith attends Brigham Young University where he graduated with his undergraduate degree in Manufacturing Engineering Technology. He is currently studying to receive his Masters in Technology with an emphasis in Manufacturing Systems and his MBA as a supply-chain management major. His latest work experience was with Cummins, Inc. as a quality engineer intern. 

3rd Place Winners
ITESO- Instituto Tecnologico y de Estudios Superiores de Occidente, Mexico
Reporting to Professor Francisco Villanueva

Juan Pablo de Alba Madrigal

I‘m 22 years old and I am from Guadalajara, Mexico. I am studying industrial engineering. One more year and I´ll be graduating, so I am very excited about it. I have finished a course about Six Sigma - Green Belt Level. I will be starting in a few weeks the project for my course. I like this kind of competition very much. I think ProModel has a lot of potential, it has to be used more frequently, and it is a powerful tool. It was an honor to have competed in this project.

Fabian Alejandro Sanchez Navarro

I’m a happy person who likes to do everything related to Industrial Engineering. One of my big hobbies is aviation, so part of my life plan is to have, and to fly my own airplane besides having my own industry to generate jobs and good things for people. I always like to do my best in everything I do, it doesn’t matter if it is hard, cause everything has a solution.

Congratulations to this year's ProModel Student Competition winners and the colleges they represent. Also, special thanks to all of our contest entrants, who each received a ProModel Media Lounger Charging Station for participating.

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