Following are various labs, centers, and groups that currently exist within the Stewart School and that are formed around an array of educational and research themes. The level of activity across these groups and alliances may vary substantially.
Supply Chain & Logistics Institute (SCL)
The Supply Chain & Logistics Institute (SCL) is a unit of Georgia Tech's H. Milton Stewart School of Industrial & Systems Engineering, the nation's top Industrial Engineering program by US News & World Report for 20 consecutive years. SCL is the largest supply chain and logistics leadership institute in the world providing comprehensive research, education, and outreach programs. SCL's mission is to enable supply chain professionals, businesses and international governments to transform complex supply chains, improve logistics performance and trade, and increase competitiveness by applying education, innovation and solutions (emerging practices).
Director: Don Ratliff, Ph.D.
Established through a $5 million gift from Georgia Tech alumnus Michael Tennenbaum, The Tennenbaum Institute is the first multidisciplinary center of its kind, uniting academic, government, and corporate experts to create industry shaping business models. The Tennenbaum Institute focuses on developing business practices and organizational cultures that help existing enterprises become more cost-effective and competitive. The Institute has major initiatives in global manufacturing, healthcare delivery, and energy management. Georgia Tech, a well-recognized leader in technological innovations, is a natural partner for researching and developing transformation initiatives.
Director: Bill Rouse, Ph.D.
The Georgia Tech Manufacturing Institute
Taking a holistic approach to re-energizing U.S. manufacturing and shepherding new technologies across the valley of death, the Georgia Tech Manufacturing Institute (GTMI) catalyzes collaborations of industry/government with many units across the Georgia Tech campus - from engineering to science to business to policy. In addition to working closely with academic faculty and students, GTMI personnel collaborate with the Georgia Tech Research Institute, Georgia Manufacturing Extension Partnership and Georgia Tech's technology transfer functionaries and business incubators on additive processes, materials, rapid certification and supply chain realignment.
Executive Director: Ben Wang
Modeling & Simulation
Research & Education Center
MSREC's mission is to create and support cross-disciplinary research and development activities, including researchers in core M & S areas, supporting technologies, and innovative applications. It will develop and maintain education programs to train M & S practitioners, educators and researchers.
Director: Christos Alexopoulos, Ph.D.
The Health Systems Institute (HSI) is creating a new model for healthcare delivery through integrative interdisciplinary solutions, drawing from medicine, engineering, computing, management and public policy.
The Institute's mission is to develop and implement novel
multidisciplinary and collaborative research, education, and outreach programs
to transform health care delivery systems and lead the nation away from an
ineffective, reactive, disease-focused system to achieve a cost-effective,
pro-active, health- and wellness-focused system.
for Operations Research in Medicine
The Center for Operations Research in Medicine, founded in 1998, is a collaborative education and research center established between the Stewart School of Industrial & Systems Engineering at Georgia Institute of Technology and medical researchers in different disciplines. Our mission is to foster interdisciplinary education and research efforts involving the development and application of sophisticated techniques from the field of operations research including mathematical modeling and computational algorithms to address problems in medicine, including medical diagnosis, optimal treatment design, drug delivery, and early detection, target intervention, monitoring and controlling of disease.
Director: Eva K. Lee, Ph.D.
W.M. Keck Virtual Factory Lab
The W. M. Keck Virtual Factory Lab is the ISyE home for model based systems engineering applied to discrete event logistics systems. Research in the lab uses a state of the art systems modeling language, model transformation technology, and commercial off-the-shelf optimization, simulation, and statistical analysis tools to create domain specific design and operational decision support for warehouses, factories, and global supply chains.
Director: Leon McGinnis, Ph.D.
Energy, Sustainability and Natural Systems
Research areas include biomimicry, the impacts of globalization, recycling, the environmental impacts of products and manufacturing systems, and energy efficiency for freight transport. ISYE faculty collaborate broadly with faculty from other schools at Georgia Tech, especially through ECDM, ECLIPs and the Center for Biologically Inspired Design.
Director: Valerie Thomas, Ph.D.
System Informatics and Control
The research and educational program of the SIAC group focuses on the effective modeling, analysis, monitoring, and control of manufacturing and service systems in a data rich environment by integrating data analysis methods with engineering domain knowledge. This multidisciplinary group features expertise in systems modeling and informatics, automation and control, prognostics and performance monitoring, quality and reliability, and industrial statistics.
Director: Jianjun (Jan) Shi
Systems Monitoring and Prognostics (SMP) Laboratory
The SMP Laboratory was established in 2007 by Prof. Nagi Gebraeel at the Georgia Institute of Technology. The SMP Lab is located in Room 462 in the Manufacturing Research Center (MARC) at Georgia Tech. Our research activities focus on leveraging sensor-based data streams to improve the predictability of unexpected failures of engineering systems and to advance the effectiveness of subsequent operational and logistical decision making.
Outline of Research Agenda
Our research agenda can be classified into the following parts:
Director: Nagi Gebraeel Ph.D.