Through projects that span the globe and fuel the imagination, ISyE faculty and alumni are making a difference in the world.
Faculty members in ISyE are working to identify and develop solutions across the wide-ranging, critically important field of food traceability.
Jeff Wu discusses big data and the potential in exploring the vast store of information accumulated by millions of business and consumer transactions in modern life.
This article, written by Professor Dave Goldsman, discusses the uses and power of mathematics for those who want to work on cutting-edge applications or emerging research areas in the field of industrial engineering.
Paul Flood, Elaine Johns, Stephen Kendrick, Errika Mallett, and Guy Primus were inducted into the ISyE advisory board during the annual spring meeting in April 2012. Jane Snowdon currently serves as the board’s chair. This summer, these distinguished members offered their perspectives on industrial engineering and ISyE.
To address the agroterrorism threat, researchers at ISyE are developing a model of food supply chains that federal agencies and corporations can use to determine how best to protect the nation’s food supply from intentional acts of biological, chemical, physical, or radioactive contamination.
ISyE Professor Valerie Thomas and Norman Marsolan, director of Georgia Tech’s Institute of Paper Science and Technology, are developing an assessment for Kimberly-Clark on the environmental and broader sustainability issues related to using non-forest alternative fibers.
Out of seventeen teams of undergraduate students in the Stewart School of Industrial & Systems Engineering (ISyE), the Interface team has been selected to receive the coveted first place award in the Fall 2012 Senior Design Competition.
Ton Dieker, assistant professor in ISyE, has been awarded the prestigious National Science Foundation CAREER Award.
C.F. Jeff Wu, the Coca-Cola Chair in Engineering Statistics and professor in ISyE, received the 2012 US Army Wilks Award during the 2012 Army Conference on Applied Statistics on October 24.
ISyE Assistant Professor Sebastian Pokutta recently co-authored a paper that breaks down a woman's "perfect day" in minutes based on concepts of optimization to maximize happiness.
Members of the ISyE advisory board offered their perspectives on industrial engineering in the 2012 ISyE Alumni Magazine.
Miroslav "Miro" Gregorovic, who graduated from the 12 month MS SCE program in July 2012, is already putting his newly acquired skills to work in a new position as an operations analyst at SanDisk.
This executive learning program is designed for practitioners in non-governmental organizations, government, and industries who are active participants in humanitarian relief operations, long-term health or development environments who are seeking to develop logistics strategies and to build skills to improve decision making in preparedness, response and system design.
Faculty and students in ISyE were among those selected as winners and fnialists for the various prizes and awards given at the 2012 INFORMS Annual Meeting, held October 14-17 in Phoenix, AZ.
Ton Dieker, assistant professor in ISyE, won the prestigious Erlang Prize at the 2012 INFORMS Annual Conference in Phoenix, AZ on October 15.
Jim Dai, Edenfield Professor in ISyE, delivered the Markov Lecture at the 2012 INFORMS Annual Conference in Phoenix, AZ on October 15. The Markov Lecture is a prestigious honor bestowed by the Applied Probability Society of INFORMS.
John Bartholdi, Manhattan Associates Chair of Supply Chain Management, along with Don Eisenstein (MS IE 1983, PhD IE 1992), have been awarded the 2012 TSL Best Paper Prize for their paper, "A self-coordinating bus route to avoid bus bunching."
Andrea L. Laliberte, MS IE 1984, has established the Andrea L. Laliberte Endowment Fund through a $3 million bequest provision, providing unrestricted support for ISyE.
George Nemhauser, the A. Russell Chandler Chaired Professor in ISyE, along with his colleague Laurence Wolsey, professor at the Catholic University of Louvain, has been named the winner of this year’s prestigious John von Neumann Theory prize.
Jerry Banks, Professor Emeritus in ISyE, passed away on September 25, 2012, surrounded by his family.
The Stewart School of Industrial & Systems Engineering’s undergraduate program has been ranked the foremost program of its kind for the eighteenth consecutive year in the 2013 edition of Best Colleges by U.S. News & World Report.
Bruce McEver, IE 1966, returned to Tech this past spring to teach a seminar in the School of History, Technology and Society titled, "Witness to a Changing Conscience: Writing and Personal Transformation."
Jeff Wu, Coca-Cola Chair in Engineering Statistics, recently received the American Statistical Association’s Deming Lecture Award, a prestigious honor given to an individual who has made significant contributions in the field of statistics.
Ben Wang, Executive Director of the Manufacturing Research Center, recently presented some of his ideas and viewpoints at the U.S. Department of Energy Roundtable on "Strengthening Advanced U.S. Manufacturing in Clean Energy."
A joint Georgia Tech-Council on Competitiveness Report has been published on the "U.S. Manufacturing Competitiveness Initiative: Dialog on Next Generation Supply Networks and Logistics."
William B. "Bill" Rouse, professor in ISyE and executive director of the Tennenbaum Institute for Enterprise Transformation, retired from Georgia Tech on August 15, 2012 after over thirty years of service.
Four new faculty members have joined ISyE for the fall 2012 semester. Kamran Paynabar joined as an assistant professor on July 15, Sebastian Pokutta and Andy Sun joined as assistant professors on August 15, and Chuck Zhang as a tenured professor on August 15.
After 18 months, five residences, and one global supply chain project, the EMIL-SCS class of 2012 graduated on August 3 with a master’s degree from Georgia Tech. The class completed its fifth and final residence May 13 - 25.
The most recent class of supply chain engineering master's students at Georgia Tech has successfully completed a set of capstone projects.
Donald Ratliff, executive director of SCL, and Amar Ramudhin, Director of the Center for Supply Chain Management & Technology, co-authored a chapter in the World Economic Forum’s Global Enabling Trade Report 2012.
Bill Cook, Chandler Family Chair Professor in ISyE, has been elected the new Chair of the Mathematical Optimization Society.
Steve Hackman and Joel Sokol, associate professors in ISyE, took first place in the Innovations in Curriculum Competition for their "effective approach to integrated learning in capstone design."
Professor David Goldsman was named a Fellow of the Institute of Industrial Engineers (IIE) during the 2012 IIE Honors & Awards Banquet on May 21.
Lee Burrell reflects on his experience in the Supply Chain Engineering Master's program in ISyE, as he prepares for graduation and a future career in supply chain engineering.
After a lifetime of teaching, research, and significant contributions to the fields of operations research, mathematical programming, and industrial engineering, Ellis Johnson, Coca-Cola Chair and Professor in ISyE, will retire from Georgia Tech effective June 1, 2012.
The GE Energy Senior Design team won first place in the Spring 2012 Senior Design Competition for their project, “Wind Turbine Offloading Optimization Strategy.”
Kobi Abayomi, assistant professor in ISyE, has accepted a dual appointment in the Environmental Studies Program and the Department of Mathematics and Statistics at Binghamton University in New York.
Members from the ISyE Advisory Board gave career advice to students during the “Careers in Industry” panel on April 20, 2012.
Five distinguished alumni have joined the ISyE Advisory Board for the 2012 to 2016 term.
Valerie Thomas, Anderson Interface Associate Professor of Natural Systems in ISyE, attended the 2012 Congressional Visits Day, organized by the American Physical Society, held in Washington D. C. on April 24-25, 2012.
Errika Mallett, IE 1996, an HR manager for Southwire, shares her unique career experience and valuable career advice.
The Executive Masters in International Logistics & Supply Chain Strategy program recently welcomed the class of 2013 to the Georgia Tech campus March 18-30, 2012 for the first of five residences.
Roshan Joseph Vengazhiyil, associate professor in ISyE, has been elected a Fellow of the American Statistical Association.
ISyE held its annual Undergraduate Student Awards Ceremony on April 17, 2012 to recognize some of ISyE’s exceptional undergraduate students.
The Georgia Institute of Technology and Emory University are partnering to offer a new master’s degree program track in predictive health.
Jelece Morris, a graduate student in ISyE, has been named the National Society of Black Engineers Mike Shinn Distinguished Member of the Year (Female) for 2012.
PhD student Gustaf Solveling has been awarded first place in the Joseph A. Hartman Student Paper Competition for his paper titled, “Scheduling of Runway Operations for Reduced Environmental Impact."
The EMIL-SCS class of 2012 recently completed their fourth residence, with visits to India, Thailand, Hong Kong, and China.
The undergraduate recently completed her co-op with Lehigh Technologies, a materials manufacturer that turns end-of-life tire materials and other post-industrial rubber into micronized rubber powders.
David Sterling authored the March 2012 Cool Insights column, titled “Cold Chain Management Tools: Assessments and Audits.”
For the 22nd consecutive year, the graduate program in ISyE has been ranked the No. 1 program of its kind according to the 2013 edition of U.S. News & World Report.
Bill Cook continues to receive notable reviews for his new book In Pursuit of the Traveling Salesman: Mathematics at the Limits of Computation, recently being featured in The New York Times, as well as The Wall Street Journal.
In a recent article for The Atlantic Cities titled “How to Keep Buses From Bunching,” John Bartholdi discusses “self-equalizing” bus routes that may reduce wait time and increase reliability.
Marakada “Mike” Chitharanjan Shetty, retired professor in ISyE, passed away on February 25, 2012 in Great Falls, Virginia.
Representatives from industry, labor, government, and academia gathered on Feb. 28-29 for the U.S. Manufacturing Competitiveness Initiative: Dialog on Next Generation Supply Networks and Logistics.
The EMIL-SCS program has launched a new Facebook page.
Kristin Goin, MS HS 2008, has been selected to be the Institute of Industrial Engineers (IIE) representative for the 2012 New Faces of Engineering.
A team of ISyE undergraduate students, who won the fall 2011 Senior Design Competition, received first place in the IIE Undergraduate Student Technical Paper Competition for their project “Private Fleet Optimization.”
Don Ratliff was recently featured in Modern Materials Handling Magazine after delivering his keynote address at the 2012 Modex tradeshow on February 8 at the Georgia World Congress Center.
Bill George, IE 1964, Honorary PhD 2008, has been elected to the National Academy of Engineering for his accomplishments in applying engineering principles in manufacturing to advance health care.
Özlem Ergun, who is also a visiting associate professor at Harvard, took the work she is doing in the Georgia Tech Center for Health and Humanitarian Logistics to a group of Harvard students who were participating in the IACS Computational Challenge.
John Kang, IE 2011, and his father Chang W. Kang, PhD recently shared a unique Senior Design experience.
In a recent video posted on YouTube, Joel Sokol discusses how LRMC, a computer ranking system, has predicted the outcomes of NCAA tournament games more accurately than other competing ranking systems.
Ming Yuan, associate professor in the H. Milton Stewart School of Industrial and Systems Engineering (ISyE), has been awarded the Coca-Cola Junior Professorship for a three-year term.
The winning fall 2011 Senior Design team has been featured in an article for The New York Times titled “RMI Sponsors Award-Winning Student Design Team from Georgia Tech.”
The Stewart School of Industrial and Systems Engineering is now on Facebook. Stay connected with ISyE by clicking “Like” on the fan page at www.facebook.com/GeorgiaTechISyE.
Bill Cook, Chandler Family Chair and professor in ISyE, has released his new book In Pursuit of the Traveling Salesman: Mathematics at the Limits of Computation.
Santanu Dey, assistant professor in ISyE, has received the prestigious National Science Foundation CAREER Award for his work on non-traditional cutting-plane algorithms for mixed-integer programs.
Dr. Ben Wang has been named to serve as the Eugene C. Gwaltney Jr. Chair in Manufacturing Systems in the College of Engineering. Dr. Wang joined the ISyE faculty on January 1, 2012, and will serve half time as the new Executive Director of Georgia Tech’s Manufacturing Research Center.
ISyE leads the way in advanced manufacturing research and development at Georgia Tech, specializing in many related disciplines.
G.P. "Bud" Peterson, president of Georgia Tech, Rafael Bras, provost, Gary May, dean of the College of Engineering, and Jane Ammons, H. Milton and Carolyn J. Stewart School Chair for ISyE, recently shared their thoughts on Tech’s path for the future.
R. Gary Parker discusses operations research in ISyE.