4/22/2019 Liu earns another early career award Written By: Tom Ziemer Departments: Industrial & Systems Engineering Categories Awards SME has named University of Wisconsin-Madison Assistant Professor of Industrial and Systems Engineering Kaibo Liu to its 2019 class of Outstanding Young Manufacturing Engineer Award winners. Liu, who studies system informatics and industrial big data analytics, was among 14 recipients of the award, given to manufacturing engineers age 35 or younger. It’s the third early-career award Liu has received during the 2018-19 academic year. He previously earned accolades from the American Society for Quality and the Institute of Industrial & Systems Engineers. “We’re proud to recognize these young professionals for all their achievements and continued advancements in manufacturing,” says Sandra L. Bouckley, executive director and CEO of SME, formerly known as the Society of Manufacturing Engineers. “Their cutting-edge breakthroughs illustrate the infinite possibilities available to young people pursuing an education or career in manufacturing.” UW-Madison mechanical engineering alumnus Alex Meyer (BSME ’09) was also among the award winners.