Life@Purdue

Teaching@Purdue

Engineering Economy Course (IE 343)

Instructor, Jun-Aug, 2016- Rating: 4.9/5

I taught an Engineering Economy course to around 60 students. The students comprised of all engineering disciplines (aeronautical, mechanical, civil, chemical) at various levels in their undergraduate degree. The course involved teaching time value of money, return on investments, tax calculations and future worth calculations.

Statistics for Engineers and Production Systems Course (IE 383 and IE 330)

Teaching Assistant, Jan-May, 2016- Rating: 4.8/5

I helped grade and teach probability and tools for production systems to undergraduate juniors and seniors. Overall, the two courses had around 300 students. The courses involved skills like line balancing, just-in-time, Minitab, regression modeling, statistical process control and factory layout.

Work Analysis and Design Course (IE 386)

Instructor, Aug-Dec, 2015- Rating: 4.9/5

I taught the Human Factors-I course to a class of around 150 students. The course involved ergonomic principles, workload design, simulation design, and basics of human factors. The course also had regular lab work which were targeted towards hands-on learning of software like CATIA, QUE, Flexsim and SIMIO.  The course ended with a final project where students in teams of 4 located an ergonomic problem in and around Purdue University (and nearby businesses), designed experiments, conducted data collection and analysis, and submitted a final report with a presentation.

Engineering Economy Course (IE 343)

Instructor, Jan-Aug, 2015- Rating: 4.7/5 and 4.9/5

I re-designed and taught an Engineering Economy course to around 230 students scattered over 2 semesters. The students comprised of all engineering disciplines at various levels in their undergraduate degree. The course involved teaching time value of money, return on investments, tax calculations, future worth calculations and business decision making from the engineering standpoint. The final project of the course involved students to present a group presentation as entrepreneurs in front of a venture capitalist (VC) to obtain seed funding for a new idea.

Industrial Engineering Design Course (IE 431)

Teaching Assistant, Jan-May, 2014- Rating: 4.5/5

I worked as a cluster leader (for a hypothetical consulting company) for teams of undergraduate seniors to assist various Fortune 500 companies in engineering projects. This capstone course provided me and the students with the experience to tackle project management, consulting, logistics and numerous other problems that arise in a consulting job. I was able to teach engineering consulting to undergraduate students in order to prepare them for the real world. The overall response was positive and the clients were very satisfied with the project deliverables.

Work Analysis and Design Course (IE 386)

Teaching Assistant, August-Dec, 2012- Rating: 4/5

I was responsible to teach design software including CATIA and QUE to a class of 50 undergraduate students. In addition the lab, I also graded lab reports for different topics in workload design and ergonomics. I used multiple active learning techniques like brainstorming and discussion sessions in the lab to develop interest and teach technical writing to the students.


Consulting@Purdue

Technical Assistance Program (TAP)

Graduate Technical Assistant, Jan- Dec, 2014

I worked as a third party consultant (under TAP) and undertake industrial engineering projects for companies in Indiana. The projects included anywhere from small scale process flow optimization to large facility planning and mapping. These projects helped me use all IE concepts of production systems, facility planning and analytical skills learned at Purdue and gave me a platform to get real-world experience.


Publications

Aggarwal, Harsh W. & Landry, S.J. (2015). Regression modeling to track and predict the Energy Usage in the Restaurant Industry, ISERC, USA

Aggarwal, Harsh W., Eldardiry, Omar, London, Jeremi, Su, Kerina W.(2012). Modeling Faculty Growth in a College of Engineering, Research Seminar in Human Factors, Purdue University

Aggarwal, Harsh W., Kang, Ziho, & Landry, S.J.(2010). Mitigation by Air Traffic Controllers, Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship Symposium (SURF), Purdue University

Selected Presentations

Public Presentations

Aggarwal, Harsh W.(2012). Business Development Internship Experience at ITW, Human Factors and Ergonomics Society- Purdue Chapter, Purdue University

Poster Presentations

Poster Presentation, Sigma Xi-2014 copy

Poster Presentation at Sigma Xi, 2014

IE GSO Presentation, Sigma Xi Poster, Big Ten Exposition:

Aggarwal, Harsh W. & Landry, S.J. (2015). Saving a Billion for Aviation Industry leads to Energy Development from City trash and increase in the Standard of Living, Industrial Engineering Grissom Hall Renovation Event, Purdue University, USA

Aggarwal, Harsh W. & Landry, S.J. (2015). Saving a Billion for Aviation Industry leads to Energy Development from City trash and increase in the Standard of Living, Industrial Engineering Graduate Student Organization Symposium, Purdue University, USA

Aggarwal, Harsh W. & Landry, S.J. (2014). Regression modeling to track and predict the Energy Usage in the Restaurant Industry, Purdue University

Aggarwal, Harsh W., Kang, Ziho, & Landry, S.J.(2010). Mitigation by Air
Traffic Controllers, Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship Symposium (SURF), Purdue University


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Hobbies

I love to play squash, badminton, ping-pong and do photography. I also like to read in my free time. My recent favorites are The Lean Startup by Eric Ries, The Soul of a New Machine by Tracy Kidder and Thinking in Systems by Donella Meadows.