A. Professional Activities


  1. Member, American Association for Artificial Intelligence

  2. Member, American Society for Engineering Education

  3. Member, Association for Computing Machinery

  4. Member, IEEE Computer Society

  5. Member, The Fiber Society

  6. Member, CIM/COM Committee, American Apparel Manufacturers Association (from founding to eventual merger with Apparel Research Committee in 1990). Committee activities have led to the development of the first ANSI standard for the apparel industry.

  7. Member, Apparel Research Committee, American Apparel Manufacturers Association, 1990-present. Also served as member of the ARC Executive Committee (April 1996 - March 1998).

    Member of the ARC Scholarship Sub-Committee; involved in formulating a scholarship awards program for undergraduate and graduate students. Member of the judging panel for the competitions held in Fall 1993, 1994, 1995 and 1997.

    Member of the Conference Steering Committee for the International Apparel Research Conference held in November 1994.

    Member of the Conference Steering Committee for the International Apparel Research Conference held in November 1996.

    Conference Chairman, The 1998 International Apparel Research Conference; Successfully Organized and Chaired the Conference "Global Enterprise 2002: Strategies for Success in the Sewn Products Industry" held in Atlanta, March 3-4, 1998. This is the first time in the history of the Conference that a faculty member was chosen to be the Conference Chair. The Conference received wide acclaim from the attendees (~260) for its quality, timeliness and usefulness for the industry. Attendees uniformly praised it as the "best ever" ARC Conference.

    The Conference was organized without any release time from Georgia Tech during the past two years.

    Co-Chair of the Task Force on Distribution to Consumer; the Task Force produced a report outlining the current trends in distribution in the apparel industry. The report was presented at the Bobbin Show Seminar in September 1997.

  8. Member, Information Systems Committee, American Apparel Manufacturers Association, 1988-present.

    Member of the Standing Committee on Internet. Participated in the development of guidelines for use of the Web for AAMA.

    Member of the Offshore Sourcing Task Force. Served as the lead author of the report published by AAMA that has been received very well by the industry.

  9. Member, Government Contracts Committee, American Apparel Manufacturers Association, 1989 - present.

  10. Member, SACS (Southern Association of Colleges and Schools) Reaffirmation Team for Clemson University, Clemson, South Carolina, March 1991.

  11. Invited Member, AMEF (Agile Manufacturing Enterprise Forum) Enterprise Integration Focus Group, Iacocca Institute, Bethlehem, PA, April 1993-Present; since Spring 1994, the Group is called the Agile Virtual Enterprise Team.

    As member of the Core Writing Team, created a document entitled Key Need Areas for an Agile Virtual Enterprise. The document was published by the Agility Forum in October 1994.

  12. Invited Member, DAMA (Demand Activated Manufacturing Architecture) Steering Committee, The AMTEX Partnership, Fall 1993-present.

    The Steering Committee is made up of representatives from National Labs, textile/apparel industry and academia; it is responsible for approving the overall direction for the DAMA project, ensuring that appropriate resources are provided, progress is monitored, and necessary corrections in scope, funding, schedule or personnel are accomplished in a timely manner. The projected funding for the effort is $80 Million over five years.

  13. Invited Member, Accreditation and Professional Affairs Committee, The Textile Institute (UK), April 1995-present.

  14. Member, The Fiber Society Membership Committee, February 1998 - present.


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