Four new faculty members have joined the ranks at the H. Milton Stewart School of Industrial and Systems Engineering entering the fall semester. Eunhye Song and Weijun Xie have both earned assistant professor appointments as Coca-Cola Foundation Early Career Professors, Arthur Delarue is also an incoming assistant professor, and Xin Chen a professor.
Learn more about each faculty member and their research below.
Assistant Professor Eunhye Song
Song comes to ISyE from Penn State University, where she was a Harold and Inge Marcus Early Career Assistant Professor. Her research interests include design of simulation experiments, model risk quantification, and simulation optimization.
In 2021, Song earned a CAREER Award from the National Science Foundation, which will fund her work through 2026. She also served on the INFORMS Simulation Society’s Underrepresented Minorities and Women Committee from 2018-20.
She earned her Ph.D. in Industrial Engineering and Management Sciences from Northwestern University in 2017.
Assistant Professor Weijun Xie
Xie spent nearly five years at Virginia Tech in the Grado Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering before joining Georgia Tech this semester. He is returning home to ISyE after obtaining his Ph.D. in Operations Research at Georgia Tech in 2017.
Xie’s research interests lie in theory and applications of stochastic, discrete, and convex optimization. His works have won awards, including the 2022 New Investigator Award from Virginia Space Grant Consortium at NASA, the 2021 NSF Career Award, and the 2020 INFORMS Young Researchers Paper Prize, among other honors.
He currently serves as the vice chair of optimization under uncertainty at the INFORMS Optimization Society and the associate editor of Mathematical Programing and the Journal of Global Optimization.
Assistant Professor Arthur Delarue
Delarue joins ISyE’s faculty after recently completing his Ph.D. at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and serving as a postdoctoral fellow at Lyft Rideshare Labs. His primary goal as a researcher is to leverage data, optimization, and machine learning to solve practical problems that matter to society. More specifically, he is interested in applications of mixed-integer optimization in transportation, machine learning, educational operations, and public policy.
In 2020, Delarue participated in the COVIDAnalytics initiative, which was awarded the 2020 Pierskalla Award. As part of the project, he helped design optimization tools to support MIT’s pandemic planning during the 2020-21 school year.
Professor Xin Chen
Chen is joining ISyE after 18 years at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, where he has studied data analytics, revenue management and dynamic pricing, operations research, optimization, inventory and supply chain management, and more.
Chen earned his Ph.D. in Operations Research from MIT in 2003 and served as a postdoctoral research there for the following year, after which he joined the faculty at Illinois. He received the INFORMS Revenue Management and Pricing section prize in 2009 and is the coauthor of the book The Logic of Logistics: Theory, Algorithms, and Applications for Logistics and Supply Chain Management.
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