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Deandra Cassone

CassoneDeandra "Dee Dee" Cassone joins Kansas State University Olathe as an associate professor overseeing the industrial and manufacturing systems engineering program. She has more than 25 years of experience in consulting, technical and management roles with several Fortune 100 companies. Previously, she served as a graduate adjunct professor in systems engineering at Missouri University of Science and Technology.

She has published two books, four e-books as well as a number of articles and refereed papers. Her work in building structured decision-making models has resulted in 12 business process patents. Cassone specializes in decision science, which develops innovative solutions for management to use when making data-driven decisions about complex problems. The field provides structure for systematic thinking based on logical principles, decision-making methods, data analytics and modeling to provide guidance for decision-making in multi-faceted situations.

Education

B.S., Industrial Engineering, Kansas State University, 1982

M.S., Industrial Engineering, Kansas State University, 1985

Ph.D., Industrial Engineering, Kansas State University, 2005

Interests and Expertise

  • Engaging graduate level engineering students in an academic environment by relating theoretical concepts to practical, real-world problems and applications.
  • Developing innovative solutions to complex problems by assessing environment characteristics, performing data and statistical analysis and integrating decision science methods to develop approaches to support corporate decision making.
  • Successfully engaging domain experts to deliver projects and operating results.
  • Developing patentable processes applying theoretical methods to real-world problems.
  • Utilizing a "tool kit" of methods in a broad range of operational environments and functional areas to model complex environments.

Books

Cassone, Deandra T., Tillman, Frank A., "The Science of Common Sense: Best Practical Decision Science Methods," HTX, Inc., Osage Beach, MO, October 13, 2015.

Tillman, Frank A., Cassone, Deandra T., "A Professional's Guide to Decision Science and Problem Solving: An Integrated Approach for Assessing Issues, Finding Solutions, and Reaching Corporate Objectives," Upper Saddle River, NJ, Financial Times Press/Pearson Education, Web: December 1, 2012, Hardcover: February 2012.

Tillman, Frank A., Cassone, Deandra T., "Developing a Warehouse and Inventory Level Optimization System," Financial Times Press/Pearson Education, Upper Saddle River, NJ, Web. May 31, 2012.

Tillman, Frank A., Cassone, Deandra T., "Investment Strategy for Product Development in the Aerospace Industry," Financial Times Press/Pearson Education, Upper Saddle River, NJ, Web. May 31, 2012.

Tillman, Frank A., Cassone, Deandra T., "Manpower Requirements for Management and Professional Personnel," Financial Times Press/Pearson Education, Upper Saddle River, NJ, Web. May 18, 2012.

Tillman, Frank A., Cassone, Deandra T., "Strategic Planning and New Product Development," Financial Times Press/Pearson Education, Upper Saddle River, NJ, Web. May 31, 2012.

Patents

Project Predictor, U.S. Patent No. 7,676,490 (issued March 9, 2010).

Enhanced Project Predictor, U.S. Patent No. 7,949,663 (issued May 24, 2011).

Systems and Methods for Identifying High Complexity Projects, U.S. Patent No. 7,983,946 (issued July 19, 2011).

Risk Management in Project Management, U.S. Patent No. 8,005,706 (issued August 23, 2011).

Problem Ticket Cause Allocation, U.S. Patent No. 8,028,197 (issued September 27, 2011).

Habituation Oriented Product Selection System, U.S. Patent No. 8,055,546 (issued November 8, 2011).

Flexible Project Governance based on Predictive Analysis, U.S. Patent No. 8,108,238 (issued January 31, 2012).

System and Method for Care Complexity Model, U.S. Patent No 8,155,996 (issued April 10, 2012).

Inventory Variance Detection Modeling, U.S. Patent No 8,249956 (issued Aug, 21 2012).

Inventory Loss Prediction, U.S. Patent No. 8,332285 (issued December 12, 2012).

Order Fulfillment Logistics Workflow, U.S. Patent No. 8,644,983 (issued Feb 4, 2014).

Shipping Aggregation in Mobile Phone Order Fulfillment, U.S. Patent No. 8,756,119 B1 (issued Jun 17, 2014).

Dr. Cassone can be reached via email at dtc4455@ksu.edu or by calling 913-307-7414. View her CV (pdf).