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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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.
Kevin Chen, IE 2014, has forged an impressive path while at ISyE and is on his way to meet his goal of one day becoming a professor. In this interview, he discusses how he handled his intense workload and still had free time to do what he enjoyed.
Bill George, IE 1964, Honorary PhD IE 2008, recently received the distinguished 2014 Bower Award for Business Leadership from The Franklin Institute for his “visionary leadership of Medtronic Corporation, his promotion and writings on corporate social responsibility and leadership, as well as his extraordinary philanthropic contributions to education and health care through The George Family Foundation.”
When you hear fashion, you don’t immediately think of Georgia Tech. However, when you have an industrial engineering degree, like Aman Advani, IE 2007, the possibilities are endless. Advani has combined his IE degree with his business degree from MIT, and is on a mission to merge fashion and function with the recently founded Ministry of Supply.