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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Bill George (BSIE 64, Honorary Ph.D. 08), former CEO of Medtronic, is Senior Fellow at Harvard Business School specializing in developing authentic leaders. His wife, Dr. Penny George, is a... Read More
By Gary Goettling
A child born today will probably ride to middle school in a driverless car or bus, guided safely along its route by machine-learning algorithms.
Machine learning is a branch of artificial intelligence in... Read More
Imagine being given the task of relocating over two million books and other research materials from a library to another building almost five miles away. And a time frame of just a few months in which to complete the project.... Read More
Twenty-three teams from the Stewart School of Industrial & Systems Engineering (ISyE) participated in the Fall 2016 Senior Design Capstone Expo on Dec. 6, 2016. At the Expo, Team Wrigley’s Lifesavers took home the ISyE... Read More
Most professional sports leagues and teams have embraced data analytics as a way to evaluate player performance and influence playcalling, a movement most famously depicted in the book and movie "Moneyball." But the... Read More
Twenty-eight Senior Design teams from the Stewart School of Industrial & Systems Engineering (ISyE) completed real-world Capstone projects for the spring 2016 semester. Altogether, this group of Senior Design teams... Read More
In many ways, Leo Benatar is very similar to many of his fellow graduates at this week’s Commencement ceremonies. He’s following up his bachelor’s degree from Georgia Tech with a master’s degree from the... Read More
The Capstone Design Expo is a right of passage for most engineering graduates, and while some projects turn into viable prototypes or business plans many students expect to finish their involvement with their projects when they... Read More