Bopaya Bidanda

Bopaya Bidanda

Ernest Roth Professor & Department Chair, University of Pittsburgh

Bopaya Bidanda is the Ernest E. Roth Professor and Industrial Engineering Chair at the University of Pittsburgh. He also serves on the EAC ExCom of ABET. He has published 10 books and over 100 papers in international journals and conference proceedings. He has given invited and keynote talks in Asia, South America, Africa and Europe.

Bidanda has previously served as the president of the Council of Industrial Engineering Academic Department Heads (CIEADH) and on the Board of Trustees of the Institute of Industrial & Systems Engineers (IISE).

He was appointed a Fulbright Senior Specialist in Uruguay (2004) and has received the John Imhoff Award for Global Excellence in Industrial Engineering (ASEE, 2012), the International Federation of Engineering Education Societies (IFEES) 2012 Award for Global Excellence in Engineering Education and the Holzman Distinguished Educator Award given by IISE (2013).

Recently, Bidanda was appointed editor-in-chief of the Maynard Industrial Engineering Handbook (to be published by McGraw Hill) that serves as the definitive body of knowledge for industrial engineering.

Accreditation Outside the U.S. — Lessons From Visiting Teams


This presentation is for institutions outside the United States and details some do’s and don’ts in hosting visiting ABET accreditation teams. To assure a quality and effective visit, accreditation teams comply with the conflict of interest policy, the Accreditation Policy and Procedure Manual and related guidelines and best practices. This visit framework, coupled with cultural […]