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.
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Stan Chia, IE 2005, grew up fascinated with anything that had to do with outer space and especially space shuttles. So it should come as no big surprise that he originally wanted to be an aerospace engineer. So how did he become an industrial engineer? Read on.
Imagine going through Georgia Tech in three years. Add two internships, senior design, and co-founding a club while being a president of another to the mix. What do you get? Nishi Anand, a recent ISyE alumna who graduated with honors no less.
William W. “Bill” George, IE 1964, Honorary Ph.D. 2008, is the former chairman and chief executive officer of Medtronic, one of the largest medical technology companies in the world. He and his wife, Penny reside in Minneapolis, Minnesota, and are members of The Hill Society. George talks with the Campaign Quarterly about his vision for Georgia Tech and the importance of giving back.
Corey Rockwell, IE 1998, who has spent 10 years working for Major League Soccer in the United States, attended this summer’s World Cup as a spectator. While Rockwell describes his World Cup experience as the trip of a lifetime, he also couldn’t have anticipated some of the situations he found himself in.
Ken Muncy, IE 1982, will be the first to tell you that he’s no designer. But he knows far more than most about a critical step in the design process—one that innovators often overlook—and that’s how to protect your design work with a patent.
Phillip Deutschler, IE 2006, admits that when he graduated, he didn’t fully appreciate the flexibility his degree would eventually afford him. It wasn’t until later that he realized that the value of his experience at ISyE reached beyond what he learned in the classroom and it became increasingly apparent when he delved deeper into his career.
Lee Burrell graduated from ISyE's one year Master of Science in Supply Chain Engineering in 2012. He found ISyE’s top-ranked program a bit intimidating – at first. Since graduating, he's gone on to work on global logistics projects for some of the world's top companies in a multitude of industries.
Dr. Peter Rhee, BS Health Systems 1983, recently released a mesmerizing memoir depicting his life as a trauma surgeon. Co-written with reporter Gordon Dillow, Rhee shares the demanding training surgeons take on, the considerations that go into setting up a top of the line trauma center, and the preparation required in making split-second, life-or-death decisions.