Ed Pines

You can contact me at:
Department of Industrial Engineering
Box 30001/MSC 4230
New Mexico State University
Las Cruces, NM 88003
(575) 646-2730, FAX: (575) 646-2976, e-mail: epines@nmsu.edu
On campus: Foreman Engineering Complex(ECIII), Room 293

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I'm a Professor of Industrial Engineering. I joined the NMSU faculty in January 1994 after completing my PhD. Since then, I've has taught courses in quality, reliability, manufacturing, ergonomics, and classical industrial engineering. Several of my graduate classes are regularly offered on video (live and web formats) to NMSU Off-Campus students. I am adviser of our Institute of Industrial and Systems Engineers and Alpha Pi Mu chapters. Currently, I am working on an engineering entrepreneurship program for College of Engineering students. You can also find me as an Enterprise Adviser for the Arrowhead Innovation Network.

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Ph.D., The Pennsylvania State University, 1994
M.E., The Pennsylvania State University, 1982
B.S. with Honor, Stevens Institute of Technology, 1979


I have over ten years of industrial experience in engineering and management in the aerospace and electronics industries. As an industrial engineer, I worked in methods engineering, work measurement, facilities design, inventory and concurrent engineering design. I have managed software (MRP II and process planning systems) and new system implementation efforts in a variety of settings. These highly varied industry adventures along with a dry sense of humor pervade my classes. I'm an ASQ Certified Quality Engineer.

Research Interests:

Quality and continuous improvement
Large-scale systems
Engineering and public policy

Of Philosophical Interest....

Quality never goes out of style! (a servicemark of Levi Stauss & Co)

Always do right; this will gratify some people and astonish the rest. (Mark Twain)

A promise made is a debt unpaid. (Robert W. Service: The Cremation of Sam McGee)

Against stupidity, the gods themselves fight in vain, thought Smiley; but Schiller had forgotten the bureaucrats. (John Le Carre: Smiley's People)

Don't panic. (Douglas Adams, The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy)

There's no traffic jam on the extra mile.

To give people with little money a chance to get the best education there is--that is true revolution. (Garrison Keillor, Homegrown Democrat)


Sell your computer.  Buy a guitar.  (as seen on a Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers t-shirt)


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