Fire ants use their bodies to construct Eiffel Tower-looking structures when they run into a tall obstruction while looking for food or escaping to new areas. A new study suggests that they build these structures without a leader or coordinated effort. Each ant wanders around aimlessly, adhering to a certain set of rules, until it unknowingly participates in the construction of a tower several inches tall.
Dr. Keskinocak, George Professor in the Stewart School of Industrial & Systems Engineering (ISyE), has been named as interim associate dean for faculty development and scholarship in the College of Engineering (CoE) Dean’s Office, effective July 1.
Abe Cheung was a senior in high school when his business teacher approached him about enrolling in the Georgia Tech LEAP program. Having previously taken some logistics courses as part of his high school curriculum, Cheung knew that he was interested in pursuing additional education in supply chain and logistics. Plus, he said, there was the motivation of doing work that was recognized by Georgia Tech.
David Gachuz is just one of the LEAP (Logistics Education and Pathways) program’s latest success stories. The high school senior, who is days away from graduation, has always wanted to work for Delta Airlines. Accordingly, he signed up for and completed the first of four LEAP courses, Supply Chain Management Principles, when he heard it could help him get a job at Delta.
How a degree from the top-ranked IE program in the U.S. led two ISyE alums to medical school.
ISyE announced that Professor Xiaoming Huo has been selected by the American Statistical Association as a 2017 Fellow for distinguished contributions to the field of statistical science.
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.
The Georgia Tech Agile Communication Architectures team is one of 30 teams selected to participate in the DARPA Spectrum Collaboration Challenge. The team is spearheaded by Matthieu Bloch, an associate professor in the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering, and Sebastian Pokutta, David M. McKenney Family Associate Professor in ISyE. The team comprises graduate students from both schools and comes out of the interdisciplinary Center for Machine Learning at Georgia Tech (ML@GT).
ISyE announced that Dean's Professor and Stewart Faculty Fellow Shabbir Ahmed has been appointed to the Anderson-Interface Chair, effective July 1, 2017.
ISyE announced that Professor Eva Lee has been appointed to the Virginia C. and Joseph C. Mello Chair, effective July 1, 2017.
Professor Alejandro Mac Cawley (Ph.D., Georgia Tech ISyE) and his Chilean graduate students from the Pontificia Universidad Catolica de Chile recently visited Georgia Tech in May. This was a prime experience for the students, who are studying industrial engineering and supply chain and are looking to gain insights on U.S. company practices and culture.
Coca-Cola Chair in Engineering Statistics and Professor Jeff Wu has received the 2017 Box Medal Award from ENBIS, the European Network for Business and Industrial Statistics.
The Box Medal is named after George Box, the late British-American statistician who is considered one of the greatest statistical minds of our time.
A long string of successes in the technology sector characterizes Ann Dunkin’s (BSIE 86, MSIE 88) career. Much of that she attributes to being in the right place at the right time. This profile covers many of Dunkin's successes in the tech sector and in working for government organizations.
31 practitioners in global health and humanitarian response, from 17 countries across the globe, gathered at Georgia Tech’s Global Learning Center for a week in May to participate in the certificate program in Health & Humanitarian Supply Chain Management offered by Georgia Tech’s Center for Health & Humanitarian Systems.
Thirty-one Senior Design teams from Georgia Tech’s Stewart School of Industrial & Systems Engineering (ISyE) completed real-world Capstone projects for the spring 2017 semester. The 31 teams presented their projects at the spring 2017 Capstone Expo on April 18, 2017. Out of this group, four teams — CDC Contact Tracing, CDC Smoke, Emory Discharge, and MBUSA Drone – were chosen as finalists to compete in the ISyE Best of Senior Design on May 3. Team MBUSA Drone was selected as the first-place winner.
Panamanian President Juan Carlos Varela, a 1985 Georgia Tech alumnus with a degree in Industrial Engineering, returned to his alma mater to deliver the commencement address at the morning bachelor’s ceremony on May 6, 2017. Read more about his speech.
Tyler Perini, a first-year Ph.D. candidate in operations research (OR), is the recipient of a prestigious National Science Foundation (NSF) Graduate Research Fellowship. Only a few fellowships were awarded for the IE/OR field nationwide, making this achievement even more special.
Georgia Tech’s Business Analytics Center, housed at Scheller College of Business, recently hosted a Master Modeler Competition, a contest focused on analytics. The two winning teams – Na’Vi and Brew Crew – were composed of students from Tech’s interdisciplinary Master of Science in Analytics program, which is housed in the Stewart School of Industrial & Systems Engineering.
Edwin Romeijn and Chuck Zhang have been chosen by the Institute of Industrial and Systems Engineers (IISE) for the 2017 Fellow Award.
In 10 days, Sean Monahan will receive a diploma from an engineering school ranked among the five best in America.
But it's another high-stakes issue that has the Georgia Tech graduate-to-be a little distracted as commencement day nears.
In conjunction with his studies, the St. Thomas More alum has been working as an undergraduate researcher for a group hoping to influence health care legislation in the state of Georgia.
From an early age, Drew Klaer has been involved in sports, whether swimming and playing water polo in high school or managing teams in college. Now, he is making sports the focus of his professional career. Klaer recently sat down for a quick Q-&-A about his time at Georgia Tech, his work with the Atlanta Braves, and how he uses his ISyE skills in his current role with the Atlanta Hawks.
The Georgia Tech Women in Engineering (WIE) program awarded scholarships to 25 female undergraduate students in ISyE at the program’s banquet on April 11, 2017.
On April 13, 2017, members of ISyE faculty and staff, including Edwin Romeijn, H. Milton and Carolyn J. Stewart School Chair, and Dawn Strickland, Director of Student Services, presented awards to outstanding ISyE graduate and undergraduate students.
A student team from Georgia Tech is competing this week in the Microsoft Imagine Cup 2017 in Seattle, Wash.
More than 50 professionals from industry, government and academia participated in the first ever Georgia Tech-sponsored ports logistics conference April 10-11 in Savannah. The program was sponsored by DINALOG (Dutch Institute for Advanced Logistics) and the Georgia Tech Supply Chain & Logistics Institute (SCL).
Georgia Tech graduate Shane Kimbrough is finally back on Earth. He landed in Kazakhstan early Monday morning to wrap up a 173-day mission in space. As commander of the International Space Station (ISS), he circled the globe 2,768 times and traveled 73.2 million miles.
This year, the CoE inducted six alumni from ISyE: Alan L. Dorris, Elaine Ho Johns, John David Ratliff, Michael E. Tennenbaum, Maurice A. Trebuchon, and Annie McKay Walker.
Georgia Tech graduate Shane Kimbrough is back here on Earth following a nearly six-month stay on the International Space Station (ISS). Kimbrough and two Russian cosmonauts undocked from the station 250 miles above the planet early Monday morning. They landed in Kazakhstan 3.5 hours later to officially end a 173-day mission that began on October 19.
Alfredo Boratto, Kim Felix, John McKenney, Steve Necessary, and Ronda Sides joined ISyE's Advisory Board in the spring of 2017. Major General Kelly McKeague was inducted as the Advisory Board’s new chair.
Tonight (March 29) is metro Atlanta’s final, best chance to see the International Space Station (ISS) before Georgia Tech graduate Shane Kimbrough returns to Earth on April 10. The orbiting laboratory will speed across the sky for five minutes beginning at 8:15.
Dr. John Bartholdi recently held the race, which involves shipping packages from the Supply Chain & Logistics Institute at Georgia Tech to a hard-to-reach destination around the world.
In this interview, Bambot talks about his leadership development through Georgia Tech’s business fraternity, Alpha Kappa Psi (AKPsi), as well as the idea for and development of InternBlitz, the startup for which Bambot and his partner are 2017 InVenture Prize finalists.
Shi will serve a four-year term as the editor-in-chief of IISE Transactions, which is the monthly flagship journal of the Institute of Industrial and Systems Engineers.
As human spaceflight inches closer to launching a Mars mission, onboard planning and mission adjustments loom large as potential issues. On a Mars flight, the communications lag time with Mission Control will be between four and 22 minutes, and astronauts need to be able to make some decisions on their own, especially in the event of an emergency.
When the best-laid plans need to be adjusted, how do astronauts reconnoiter?
This question is at the heart of "Technologies for Mixed-Initiative Plan Management for Human Space Flight," research conducted by three Georgia Tech engineering professors, including ISyE's Martin Savelsbergh, James C. Edenfield Chair and professor.
The CAREER award is NSF’s most prestigious award in support of the early career-development activities of teacher-scholars.
Daniel Gurevich, an undergraduate in ISyE, is the only student from the School to have been named a Petit Scholar for 2017.
Georgia Tech place kicker and ISyE senior Harrison Butker has accepted an invitation to participate in the 2017 National Football League Scouting Combine from Feb. 28-March 2 in Indianapolis.
Georgia Tech graduate Shane Kimbrough (M.S. Operations Research 1998) will be in space a bit longer than expected. NASA has announced that Kimbrough will stay onboard the International Space Station (ISS) until April 10. He was originally scheduled to leave at the end of this month. Kimbrough has been on the orbiting laboratory since October 21.
David A. Goldberg will serve as the A. Russell Chandler Associate Professor.
Alejandro Toriello has been promoted to the rank of ISyE associate professor, effective August 15, 2017.
Valerie Thomas has been reappointed by the USDA and the DOE to serve a second term as a member of the Biomass Research and Development Technical Advisory Committee.
Professor Arkadi Nemirovski, who holds the John Hunter Chair in ISyE, has been elected to the National Academy of Engineering (NAE).
In announcing Nemirovski’s election to the prestigious organization, the NAE commended him for his work in “developing efficient algorithms for large-scale convex optimization problems.”
Tuo Zhao joined ISyE as an assistant professor in January 2017.
Anne Stanford recently joined ISyE as the new communications manager, coming to the School from Georgia Tech's Office of Development where she was a senior writer/editor.
Lauren Silver joined ISyE as an academic advisor in January 2017.
Siva Theja Maguluri joined ISyE as an assistant professor in January 2017.
Mohit Singh joined ISyE as the H. Milton Stewart Associate Professor in January 2017.
He Wang joined ISyE as an assistant professor January 2017.
Jeff Caimano joined ISyE as the financial manager in January 2017.
ISyE fourth-year Danielle Mathis balances her time at Georgia Tech between her ISyE studies and a strong interest in the arts. She is responsible for producing an annual fall concert focused on social justice, and this year has written and produced a musical called "What's Going On" with similar themes.
Evren Ozkaya (MSIE 05, Ph.D. 08) has long been fascinated by supply chain management. In this interview he discusses his passion for and interest in supply chains, his motivation for starting a supply chain consulting company, and the future of supply chain management.
Tens of thousands of patients each year are diagnosed with heart valve disease, with many in need of lifesaving surgery to treat the condition.
Now, researchers at the Georgia Tech Manufacturing Institute -- including ISyE Professor Chuck Zhang -- are working on a tool that could help cardiologists care for patients with the disease. Using highly detailed imaging from CT scans, engineers are using 3-D printers to make an exact model of an individual patient’s heart valve.
The White House Office of Science and Technology Policy named Juan Pablo Vielma (Ph.D. IE 2009) as one of the recipients of the 2017 Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE).
The Georgia Institute of Technology has announced a new online master of science degree that will be offered at a quarter of the cost of its on-campus program. The Institute’s top 10-ranked program in analytics will be delivered in collaboration with edX, the leading nonprofit MOOC provider.
Being devoted to public service in a variety of ways has long motivated Lois Johnson, a junior in Georgia Tech’s ISyE. In this interview, she discusses her various leadership roles on Tech’s campus, the Federal Jackets Fellowship that enabled her to intern this past fall at the White House, and the inspiration that came from meeting President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama while she was there.
The role will make Johnson a liaison between civilians and the Army.
For Julianna Trimm of Stone Mountain, Ga., her three older brothers helped her find her place at Georgia Tech and follow in their footsteps to earn a degree from one of the most prestigious public institutions in the country.
Four new faculty members joined ISyE in January 2017: Mohit Singh, Siva Theja Maguluri, He Wang, and Tuo Zhao.
Donte Preston has been awarded the Christopher Scholarship, which honors Barbara Christopher, retiring ISyE communications manager.
Shane Kimbrough (M.S. Operations Research, 1998) is midway through his four-month mission as commander of the International Space Station.
Because food delivery systems in the U.S. are so efficient, they are also potentially excellent bio-weapons delivery systems. A team from ISyE is examining the relationship between the food supply chain and bioterrorism and how to mitigate the risk of a terrorist attack on the U.S. food supply chain.
Today's most pressing problems faced by humanity and our planet are complex, requiring a systems-level perspective, such as that of William W. George Chair and Professor Pinar Keskinocak.
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 leader in the national movement to transform medicine and health care through the principles and practices of integrative medicine. Together, they founded the George Family Foundation in 1994 to support programs they are passionate about and that transform lives by changing the systems affecting those lives for the better.
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.
This is exactly the challenge that was being faced by the staff of Georgia Tech’s library in the spring of 2016. A Senior Design team from ISyE stepped in to help with the process.
For Georgia Tech engineers, machine learning presents both opportunities and challenges — and the H. Milton Stewart School of Industrial & Systems Engineering (ISyE) is well positioned to take a leading role.
Yao Xie, ISyE Assistant Professor, has been applying her work in Big Data to a geophysical project funded by the National Science Foundation. The project entails mapping shallow earth structures in Yellowstone National Park, with possible further applications for the oil industry.
MRI machines are powerful tools used widely in conventional medicine, including tracking the progression of mild cognitive impairment (MCI) and early Alzheimer’s disease (AD).
A team from ISyE worked with collaborators at Harvard Medical School to determine the measurement error rate for MRI machines and its effects on patient diagnosis.
The ready availability of electricity is something we take for granted here in the U.S., while many developing African countries do not have the infrastructure to bring electricity to the citizens of their rural regions. This is a problem on which a team from ISyE is working.
ISyE undergraduate Julieanne McCallum shares her thoughts on studying abroad and living a life of balance.
We need to redefine what it means to succeed.
Clean water and sanitation for the developing country of Tanzania are the focus of ISyE alumna Tracy Hawkins. Hawkins is the face of SAFE Water Now (SWN), a U.S.-based nonprofit organization providing expertise, services, and resources to solve the problem of unsafe drinking water in Tanzania.
Nagi Gebraeel, Georgia Power Associate Professor and Associate Director of the Strategic Energy Institute, is working on two projects that represent the spectrum of optimization and Big Data problems within the energy industry.
A collaborative project between ISyE and the CDC addresses the issue of organ transplant risk estimation and perception.
Twenty-three teams from the Stewart School of Industrial & Systems Engineering participated in the Fall 2016 Senior Design Capstone Expo on Dec. 6, 2016. At the Expo, Team Wrigley’s Lifesavers took home the ISyE Judges’ Choice Award. Out of the 23 teams, three – GTAA Gameday Flow, Janssen Plan, and CDC HIV Network – were selected as finalists to compete in Best of Senior Design on Dec. 14.
ISyE alumna Mallory Soldner is an advanced analytics manager for UPS. She recently gave a TED talk that was featured on the TED website and has been viewed almost 675,000 times. In this interview, Soldner discusses her passion for solving humanitarian issues and the idea of data philanthropy, which was the subject of her TED talk.
ISyE recently joined forces with Amazon to help shape and develop ISyE’s master’s degree in supply chain engineering. To this end, ISyE, the Supply Chain & Logistics Institute, and Amazon have announced funding of $665,000 from Amazon during the next five years.