The H. Milton Stewart School of Industrial and Systems Engineering (ISyE) at Georgia Tech is one of the leaders in our field, both nationally and globally, and it is an honor to be the H. Milton and Carolyn J. Stewart School Chair.

Industrial and systems engineers create quantitative models and techniques and use the increasingly rich and diverse sources of data that are available today while recognizing uncertainties about the future to improve the design and operation of complex systems in industry and society. The expertise of our outstanding faculty reflects the importance of and need for both pushing the frontiers of fundamental methodologies and technologies and making a concrete societal impact by contributing to the solution of some of the grand challenges facing the world today. The expertise of our faculty range from operations research and statistics to analytics, supply chain management, decision-making in healthcare, manufacturing, energy and sustainability, and finance. Industrial and systems engineering is a highly interdisciplinary field, and we emphasize the importance of joining forces with experts in other fields as well as in business, government, and not-for-profit organizations.

The ISyE programs provide a rigorous and comprehensive education that prepares our graduates for today's important challenges, but also provides them with the fundamental background that will enable them to address new issues that will arise in the future. ISyE graduates have risen to great heights and become true leaders in their field and beyond. I look forward to working with students, faculty and staff, and alumni to continue to leverage and expand ISyE's strengths to continue to broaden our impact in the field as well as society through innovative educational programs and impactful research.

Go Jackets!

H. Edwin Romeijn, Ph.D.
H. Milton and Carolyn J. Stewart School Chair and Professor
H. Milton Stewart School of Industrial and Systems Engineering