Distinguished Lecture:

September 23, 2010
Learning for the Experience of Others
Bradley Efron

Executive Masters in International Logistics – Supply Chain Strategy:

Congratulations to the Class of 2010 who graduated in May.

Safe travels to the Class 2011 while they travel to Europe for Residence II.

EMIL-SCS is accepting applications for the Class of 2012 to launch in April 2011

October 20 - 22, 2010
EMIL-SCS International Logistics-Supply Chain Summit - 10 year Anniversary

Executive Education:

Click here to view Executive Education 2010 Course Catalog

July 20-23, 2010
World-Class Transportation and Distribution

August 10-12, 2010
Building the Lean Supply Chain Problem Solver

August 17-20, 2010
Logistics Performance, Cost, and Value Measures

September 14-16, 2010
Building the Lean Supply Chain Professional

September 27-28, 2010
Re-engineering your Warehouse

October 12-14, 2010
Redesign and Improve Supply Chain Processes

October 19-21, 2010
Building the Lean Supply Chain Leader

October 25-26, 2010
FinListics: The Financial Supply Chain Management Connection Workshop

November 3-5, 2010
Warehouse/Distribution Center Layout

November 16-19, 2010
World-Class Logistics and Supply Chain Strategy

Executive Forum:

October 6-7, 2010
Supply Chain Executive Forum


June 14, 2010
Supply Chain Network Webinar

June 18, 2010
Supply Chain Metrics Webinar


July 26-29, 2010
2010 Mixed Integer Programming Workshop

ISyE Alumni Magazine

Georgia Tech Alumni Magazine


School Chair:

Chelsea C. White III, Ph.D.
H. Milton and Carolyn J. Stewart School Chair and Professor and Schneider National Chair in Transportation Logistics

Associate Chairs:

R. Gary Parker, Ph.D.
Associate Chair for Graduate Studies and Professor

Chen Zhou, Ph.D.
Associate Chair for Undergraduate Studies and Associate Professor

Harvey Donaldson
Associate Chair for Industry and International Programs and Managing Director of the Georgia Tech Supply Chain & Logistics Institute


For an updated listing of events, visit


ISyE E-news

June 2010


Institute News:

Georgia Tech is now a member of the Association of American Universities (AAU). >> Read More

Georgia Tech was named to Green Honor Roll >> Read More

Georgia Tech’s College of Engineering was ranked No. 4 nationwide for the sixth consecutive year in U.S. News and World Report's annual list of the best American graduate school programs. >> Read More

College of Engineering Dean will become ASEE President-Elect in June. >> Read More


School/Program News:

For an unprecedented twentieth consecutive year, U.S. News & World Report has ranked Georgia Tech's H. Milton Stewart School of Industrial & Systems Engineering (ISyE) as the number one graduate program for industrial and manufacturing engineering in the nation. >> Read More

The Georgia Tech Supply Chain & Logistics Institute opened the Integrated Food Chain Center (IFC) in May with the goal of designing, analyzing and improving the cold chain for cold and perishable products. >> Read More

(Global Atlanta) Georgia Tech nears decision on Panama Logistics Center >> Read More

The spring 2010 ISyE Advisory Board met to discuss School updates in April. >> Read More

The EMIL-SCS program welcomed the Class of 2011 in April, the most international class in the history of the program. The EMIL-SCS program, along with the class, will benefit from the genuine divergence of people while they face the global logistics and supply chain issues they are expected to encounter during their EMIL-SCS journey. >> Read More

In a field of outstanding project teams, the UPS Senior Design team stood out as the Spring 2010 winner of the renowned Senior Deign Project competition. Considered to be the most important and most challenging undergraduate industrial engineering course, Senior Design pushes students to apply what they have learned in the classroom in solving a complex real-world problem. >> Read More


Faculty News:

William "Bill" Rouse recently published, Engineering the System of Healthcare Delivery, the third volume in the Tennenbaum Institute Series on Enterprise Systems. This volume advocates a complete re-thinking of healthcare from a systems perspective – an engineering approach to healthcare – and then describes how to set about it. >> Read More

Joel Sokol is the recipient of the 2010 Annual Award for Excellence in the Teaching of Operations Research from the Institute of Industrial Engineers’ (IIE) Operations Research (OR) Division. >> Read More

Alan Erera was invited to lecture on the topic of "Stochastic and Robust Optimization in Logistics" at the Spring School on Combinatorial Optimization in Logistics held at the University of Montreal in May. >> Read More

Jeff Wu has drawn to the program some of the most talented young statisticians and PhD students in the world. >> Read More

Shabbir Ahmed, Eva Lee, Martin Savelsbergh, and Ming Yuan are among the Georgia Tech faculty whose cancer research is profiled in the winter issue of Research Horizons. >> Read More

Christos Alexopoulos and Dave Goldsman were selected to receive the Institute of Industrial Engineer's Best Paper Prize in Operations Engineering and Analysis for their paper "Area variance estimators for simulation using folded standardized time series." >> Read More

(Air World Cargo) "Collaborative key to disaster recovery": In a viewpoint column, Pinar Keskinocak builds a case for collaboration as the key to disaster recovery. >> Read More


Research News:

(WABE) "Georgia Tech Professors, Students Gauge Debris Cleanup in Haiti." Associate Professor Ozlem Ergun was featured on WABE discussing a recent trip to Haiti to investigate debris collection and removal in Haiti. Her team is now compiling their findings in an effort to lobby governments around the world to offer Haitians more help and resources. >> Listen to the segment

(World Trade Magazine) "Optimizing the LTL Industry": This article appears in the June issue of World Trade Magazine and highlights Alan Erera and Martin Savelsbergh's thoughts on optimizing the LTL industry >> Read More

(Food Logistics Magazine) To celebrate the opening of the Georgia Tech Supply Chain & Logistic Institute's new Integrated Food Chain Center (IFC), Food Logistics Magazine will feature a series of columns for the rest of 2010 titled, "Cool Insights." The first column features thoughts from Don Ratliff, executive director of IFC, on the increasing necessity of the integrated food chains. >> Read More

(Science of Better Podcast) On April 30, 2010, Eva Lee was interviewed by Barry List to gain insights into the way analytics goes to war against cancer. >> Listen to the interview

The spring 2010 Supply Chain Executive Forum focused on rethinking and rebuilding supply chains. >> Read More

In a year when the world's attention has focused on the vast and complex effort of humanitarian relief, more than 175 people committed to health and humanitarian support came together in March for the second annual Conference on Health and Humanitarian Logistics. >> Read More


Student Spotlights:

Alina Staskevicius, who graduated in May, was selected to receive the Tau Beta Pi Cup. >> Read More

Emmanuel Miller was honored as the 2010 Work Abroad Student of the Year. In this interview, Emmanuel shares his experiences traveling, studying, and working abroad. >> Read More


Alumni News:

(Minyanville) Most Influential CEOs: Walmart’s Mike Duke Grows a Greener Operation. >> Read article

Tom Atkins, IE 1974, retired on March 31, 2010, after thirty-four years of working for his alma mater, Georgia Tech. Atkins will work part-time overseeing planning for the co-op program’s centennial in 2012-13. Former co-op students with ideas for the celebration or interest in volunteering may e-mail Atkins.

Joey Depa, IE 2005, and brother Michael Depa, Mgt 2009, started an organic fertilizer service, Boost of Nature LLC.

Gregory G. Dess, IE 1971, received an honorary doctorate from the University of Bern in Switzerland in December. He is the Andrew R. Cecil endowed chair in applied ethics at the University of Texas in Dallas.

E. Steve DeWeese, IE 1984, of Vienna, VA, led a team that wrote "Capability of the People's Republic of China to Conduct Cyber Warfare and Computer Network Exploitation." The report has been featured in the Wall Street Journal, New York Times, and Washington Post.

Walt Ehmer, IE 1989, will speak at a complimentary breakfast in the new Tech Square Waffle House on June 15th. In his presentation, he will share his insights into the career decisions he made that propelled him through his successful rise to the top of the Waffle House organization. "A Morning with Walt: Keys to Professional Success" is the final Waffle House Career Development installment of the Spring 2010 series.

Walter E. Gilbert, IE 1966, has served as CEO of a nonprofit Christian adoption agency in Thomasville, GA, for fifteen years.

J. E. "Eddie" Hicks, IE 1963, has just completed a two-year term as chairman of the board of the Worldwide Vending Association (WVA). Headquartered in Brussels, WVA speaks on behalf of the vending industry in 21 countries and represents 20,000 companies operating some 10 million vending machines.

Joseph C. Mello, IE 1980, received the Hill Society Award in recognition of his leadership in the healthcare industry and generous contribution to Georgia Tech and ISyE.

Meredith Moore, ISyE 1998, was named to the Atlanta Business Chronicle's "40 Under 40 Rising Stars" list in 2009. Moore was also nationally named one of "Four Under 40" by the National Association of Insurance and Financial Advisors for 2010.

Porsche Hodge Page, IE 2003, of Sterling Heights, MI, is a senior systems engineer for General Dynamic Land Systems. In 2008, she was honored as a Modern Day Technology Leader at the Black Engineer of the Year Awards conference.

Willis J. Potts Jr., IE 1969, received the Technical Association of the Pulp and Paper Industry’s 2010 Herman L. Joachim Distinguished Service Award during the 2010 PaperCon Conference in Atlanta.

Galen Kilpatrick Smith, IE 1982, has achieved both internal and external certification from the Project Management Institute as a project management professional and IBM-certified executive project manager. For 2009, her project was awarded IBM Project of the Year.



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