Professor Shane Henderson (ORIE) has been named the Tau Beta Pi Professor of the Year. Tau Beta Pi is an engineering honor society. Once a year, it recognizes a tenure-track professor as one of the college’s most outstanding teachers. Professors are nominated by their students and selected by Tau Beta Pi. In Fall 2015, Shane Henderson taught ORIE 4580 Simulation Modeling and Analysis.
In addition to his teaching prowess, the Henderson lab focuses on research and learning in the theory and application of stochastic simulation and applied probability, and their interface with optimization techniques. Much of his motivation comes from contributing to projects with strong societal relevance, including bike sharing, medical scheduling and ambulance planning.