Dr. Gail W. DePuy
Professor of Industrial Engineering
Office: JB Speed 311
Phone: (502) 852 0115
FAX: (502) 852-5633
PhD (1995), Georgia Institute of Technology, Industrial Engineering
MSIE (1992), Georgia Institute of Technology
MS (1990), Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Industrial Engineering
BS (1988), North Carolina State University, Industrial Engineering
Dr. DePuy primary areas of research are production planning, applied operations research, healthcare systems, logistics and distribution.
Dr DePuy has acted as Principal Investigator or Co-Principal Investigator on over $1.3 million worth of funded research for organizations such as such as the National Science Foundation, Department of Energy, Naval Surface Warfare Center-Crane, IN Division, and American Commercial Barge Lines. She has authored over 80 technical publications appearing in journals such as: IIE Transactions, IEEE Transactions on Electronics Packaging Manufacturing, European Journal of Operations Research, International Journal of Production Research, Computers & Industrial Engineering, Journal of Heuristics, Production Planning and Control, as well as conference proceedings and technical reports. She has successfully directed or co-directed over 60 PhD, MEngIE, and MSIE theses and projects in a variety of industrial engineering related topics.
Dr. DePuy has developed and taught numerous courses in both university and industrial settings. She currently teaches university courses in Production and Inventory Control, Operation Research, Experimental Design in Engineering, and Probability and Statistics. In April of 2002, Dr. DePuy was recognized by the University of Louisville for career teaching excellence and presented with the Distinguished Teaching Professor Award.
Dr. DePuy is a member of several professional and honorary societies including the Institute of Industrial Engineers, Institute of Operations Research and Management Science, American Society for Engineering Education, Phi Kappa Phi Honorary Society, and Tau Beta Pi Engineering Honorary Society. She has served as a member of the College Industry Council on Material Handling Education (CICMHE) and as the Speed School of Engineering Faculty Council President. Dr. DePuy has been a Licensed Professional Engineer in the Commonwealth of Kentucky since 2002.