Industrial engineering, operations research, and systems engineering are fields of study intended for individuals who are interested in analyzing and formulating abstract models of complex systems with the intention of improving system performance. Unlike traditional disciplines in engineering and the mathematical sciences, the fields address the role of the human decision-maker as key contributor to the inherent complexity of systems and primary benefactor of the analyses.
Georgia Tech pursues leading-edge research with industry, government, and community partners.
At ISyE, we are a national leader in 10 core research areas: Advanced Manufacturing, Analytics and Big Data, Economic Decision Analysis, Health, Optimization, Statistics, Stochastics and Simulation, Supply Chain Engineering, Sustainable Systems Engineering, and System Informatics and Control.
ISyE's faculty and staff members strive to provide a world-class educational experience for the Stewart School's undergraduate and graduate students, and to forge long-lasting relationships with ISyE alumni and industry partners. If you have benefited from a connection with an ISyE faculty or staff member, feel free to take a moment to send a thank-you note to that person via this web form.
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Rita Breen is a Double Jacket: She earned her B.S. in psychology from Georgia Tech in 1990 and her M.S. in industrial engineering from ISyE in 1992. In this interview, Breen talks about how her psychology and ISyE degrees complement one another, the career path that led to her current role as executive director of both the Georgia Power Foundation, Inc. and the Southern Company Charitable Foundation, and how she uses her ISyE skills in this role.
ISyE alumna Yuxi Wu has been avidly interested in supply chain and logistics ever since she was an undergraduate at Ohio State University, where she earned a bachelor’s degree in logistics management. ISyE's world-class academic reputation drew her to the Stewart School for her master’s in supply chain engineering. In this interview, she talks about her particular interest in humanitarian supply chain and her current role with UNICEF in Amman, Jordan.
In addition to being a lifelong fan of the Yellow Jackets, Rockwell also nurtured a passion for “the beautiful game” – soccer – eventually moving from player to refereeing while a student at Tech and now on the professional level for Major League Soccer (MLS) games.
In this Q-&-A, Rockwell discusses his lifetime love for soccer, his refereeing career, and even how he uses his ISyE skills as a ref.