The Stewart School of Industrial & Systems Engineering is starting the New Year off with a new School Chair, H. Edwin Romeijn.
Natashia Boland joins the ISyE faculty this winter as a professor. She hails from the University of Newcastle's School of Mathematics and Physical Sciences where she was a Professor of Applied Mathematics. Boland is no stranger to Georgia Tech, having completed a postdoctoral research fellowship at ISyE.
Out of twenty four teams of undergraduate students in the Stewart School of Industrial & Systems Engineering (ISyE), the Emory Winship Senior Design Team took home first place in the Fall 2014 Senior Design Competition.
H. Milton “Milt” Stewart, IE 1961, and his wife, Carolyn Stewart, speak with the Campgaign Quartlerly about their Georgia Tech legacy, philantropy, and positive outlook for ISyE.
ISyE Senior Design participated in the Georgia Tech Capstone Design Expo held December 5 at McCamish Pavilion. This year’s finalist includes the teams who worked on projects for the CDC, Emory (Winship), Interface, and UPS (Peak).
Georgia Tech Professor Spyros Reveliotis has been named a 2015 Fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineering (IEEE) for his extraordinary accomplishments in the field of discrete event systems for resource allocation.
Paul Griffin will be returning to ISyE as the Joseph C. Mello Chair, starting January 2015. The Joseph C. Mello Chair was created through an endowment established by Joseph Mello, IE 1980, to support the work of an outstanding ISyE faculty member whose work focuses on health care delivery operations.
Once again, faculty, students, and alumni in the Stewart School of Industrial & Systems Engineering (ISyE) were among those selected as winners for the various prizes and awards given at the 2014 INFORMS Annual Meeting, held November 9th through 12th in San Francisco, California.
Nidhi Koshy, ISyE undergraduate student, has a diverse background and a strong affinity to public service, especially with One Voice Atlanta, where she serves as the Vice President of External Affairs. Born in India, raised in Japan and now pursuing her IE degree at ISyE, Koshy has a worldwide mindset and is excited to use her IE degree to her advantage when she graduates in 2016.
Lou Fouts, IE 1990, was presented the Hill Society Citation for his lifetime contributions to Georgia Tech by President GP “Bud” Peterson during the October 2014 ISyE advisory board meeting.
The Stewart School of Industrial and Systems Engineering (ISyE) hosted its fall advisory board meeting on October 10, 2014.
Sebastian Pokutta, Coca-Cola Assistant Professor in ISyE, along with Nadine Gatzert, Professor for Insurance Economics and Risk Management at the University of Erlangen-Nuremberg, and her Ph.D. student, Nikolai Vogl, received the 2014 SCOR/EGRIE Young Economist Best Paper Award at the 41st Annual Seminar of the European Group of Risk and Insurance Economists (ERGIE).
The Georgia Tech Mentor Jackets program is currently seeking supply chain and logistics mentors for the 2014-2015 academic year.
This year’s featured speaker for ISyE’s Distinguished Leadership Lecture, John Marshall, IE 1996, shared his experiences in taking AirWatch from an apartment startup to a billion dollar buyout.
Pinar Keskinocak, ISyE's William W. George Chair, was appointed the College of Engineering’s ADVANCE professor by Dean Gary S. May.
Bill George, IE 1964, has established The George International Study Abroad Scholarship will award up to $5,000 to 40-50 students each year for the next five years. George was not able to study abroad during his time at Tech and wants to afford students the opportunity he never had.
Kamran Paynabar, ISyE assistant professor, has been selected to take part in the National Academy of Engineering's (NAE) sixth Frontiers of Engineering Education symposium. He is one of the nation's seventy-seven innovative, young engineering educators who were selected from a highly competitive pool of applicants.
Georgia Tech’s statistics and operational research programs have ranked fifth in the QS World University Ranking for 2014. The QS World University Ranking lists the top universities in the world for statistics and operational research.
Georgia Tech’s graduate supply chain programs have been ranked in the top five in the 2014 Gartner Top U.S. Supply Chain Graduate University rankings.
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.
Nicoleta Serban, ISyE associate professor at the Stewart School of Industrial & Systems Engineering at Georgia Tech, has recently released a new book, Understanding and Managing the Complexity of Healthcare.
Hepatocellular carcinoma, the most common type of liver cancer, is the fastest growing cause of cancer-related death in the United States. In collaboration with MD Anderson Cancer Center, ISyE’s Turgay Ayer and team are proposing a novel modeling framework to determine the most cost-effective practical policies from a societal perspective to detect liver cancer.
To assist disaster and waste management officials in assessing the cost of determining processing location sites and capacities and decisions related to debris flow such as collection, transportation, reduction, recycling, and disposal of debris, the Georgia Tech Center for Health & Humanitarian Systems (HHS) recently launched a website that provides an Excel based user-friendly decision support tool. The tool is available for download online at no charge.
Nicoleta Serban, ISyE Coca-Cola Associate Professor, and Julie Swann, ISyE’s Harold R. and Mary Anne Nash Associate Professor, recently launched the new Georgia Tech Health Analtyics group. The aim of the group is to conduct research and mentor students in data science methodologies to improve decision making in health care delivery and public health.
Once again, Georgia Tech's Stewart School of Industrial & Systems Engineering (ISyE) undergraduate program maintained its top ranking in the 2015 Edition of America's Best Colleges by U.S. News and World Report.
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.
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.
Aman Advani, IE 2007, and his company Ministry of Supply help design high-performance men’s dress clothes that resist wrinkles, moisture and more.
The Health & Humanitarian Logistics Center has recently changed its name to the Center for Health & Humanitarian Systems (HHS) to better reflect the Center’s focus on systems.
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.
The humanitarian tragedies unfolding around the world have left many wondering what they can do to help. The Georgia Tech Health & Humanitarian Logistics Center uses science to improve areas of humanitarian need. Julie Swann, co-director of the center and associate professor in the H. Milton Stewart School of Industrial & Systems Engineering, offers advice to those who want to help struggling areas.
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.
Ben Haaland joined the Stewart School of Industrial & Systems Engineering as an assistant professor.
Matthew Plumlee, a fifth year Ph.D. student at the Stewart School of Industrial & Systems Engineering, recently received two impressive awards: The Ellis R. Ott Scholarship and the Achievement Rewards for Academic Scientists (ARCS) Scholar Award.
Interested alumni and friends, please complete the form at www.scl.gatech.edu/sclaffinity for us to gather and gauge interest as well as understand how potential members would like to be involved (we are open to your suggestions and ideas) in this exciting new Alumni Association initiative.
H. Edwin Romeijn has been appointed the new H. Milton and Carolyn J. Stewart School Chair in the Stewart School of Industrial & Systems Engineering effective January 1, 2015. Romeijn is currently professor and Richard C. Wilson Faculty Scholar in the Department of Industrial and Operations Engineering at the University of Michigan and program director for Service Enterprise Systems and Manufacturing Enterprise Systems at the National Science Foundation in Arlington, Va.
Nicoleta Serban has been appointed as the Coca-Cola Associate Professor in the H. Milton School of Industrial & Systems Engineering for a three year term effective July 1, 2014. Coca-Cola Early Career Professorships are designed to enhance the ability of ISyE to attract and support outstanding ISyE junior faculty at the assistant and associate levels.
Sebastian Pokutta has been appointed as the Coca-Cola Assistant Professor in the H. Milton School of Industrial & Systems Engineering for a three year term effective July 1, 2014. Coca-Cola Early Career Professorships are designed to enhance the ability of ISyE to support outstanding ISyE junior faculty at the assistant and associate levels.
Seong-Hee Kim has been appointed the Coca-Cola Associate Professor in the H. Milton School of Industrial & Systems Engineering for a three year term effective July 1, 2014. Coca-Cola Early Career Professorships are designed to enhance the ability of ISyE to support outstanding ISyE junior faculty at the assistant and associate levels.
Yajun Mei has been appointed as the Coca-Cola Associate Professor in the H. Milton School of Industrial & Systems Engineering for a three year term effective July 1, 2014. Coca-Cola Early Career Professorships are designed to enhance the ability of ISyE to support outstanding ISyE junior faculty at the assistant and associate levels.
Simon Chow, ISyE undergraduate student, is spending the summer as a research intern studying cancer for Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory in Cold Spring Harbor, New York. He is a part of their undergraduate research program to support their work in bioinformatics and computational biology sponsored by a grant from the National Science Foundation.
In early June, Georgia Tech’s Communication Center and the Stewart School of Industrial & Systems Engineering collaborated on a pilot Dissertation Writing Boot Camp, a week-long series of intense writing sessions designed to provide students with time, space, and resources to make significant progress on their dissertations.
ISyE Professor Shabbir Ahmed has recently been honored with two prestigious appointments. Dean Gary May and the College of Engineering have appointed Ahmed to the position of Dean’s Professor. Ahmed has also been appointed with a three year term as a Stewart Faculty Fellow by the Stewart School of Industrial & Systems Engineering.
Georgia Tech stands proud of all these veterans who honorably carried out their duties and bravely defended our freedoms. While we can’t share every one of their stories, we’ve identified seven remarkable veterans who represent a wide range of experiences, from a World War II bomb disposal expert to a current student who recently transitioned out of the military. Two of them are ISyE alumni: Jasmine Walker, MS OR 2014, Captain in the U.S. Army, and Ron Johnson, MS OR 1985, General in the U.S. Army (retired).
Media roundtables give the Institute a unique opportunity to raise Georgia Tech’s profile among many of its key audiences on a national level including media, congressional staff and other influencers.
Global supply chains and organizations that provide service to them must be able to adapt to change. The bill that cleared the way for the harbor in Savannah to deepen and expand is an example, necessitated by an infrastructure investment thousands of miles away in Panama. Freight transport infrastructure change is one of six major global trends identified by Georgia Tech Stewart School of Industrial & Systems Engineering at Georgia Tech Professors Chip White, the Schneider National Chair in Transportation and Logistics, and Alan Erera, Coca-Cola Professor.
Dr. Jane Ammons received the prestigious Frank and Lillian Gilbreth Industrial Engineering Award at the IIE Conference in Montreal on June 2, 2014. This award is one of the highest and most esteemed honor bestowed by IIE.
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.
Georgia Tech is now offering a one-year Master of Science in Analytics to meet the growing demand for savvy professionals who can transform data into relevant insights for making better business decisions.
ISyE alumnus, Juan Carlos Varela, IE 1985, was declared the victor of Panama's presidential election on May 4, 2014. Varela, who will take office July 1, dedicated his victory to Panama's democracy.
Don Ratliff has been named the chair of the World Economic Forum’s Global Agenda Council on the Future of Logistics & Supply Chains for the 2014-2016 term
Teams from the Georgia Institute of Technology are recipients of four grants recently announced by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST). The funding is designed to support research that will strengthen U.S. manufacturing and innovation performance across industries.
Martin Savelsbergh will be joining the ISyE faculty as the James C. Edenfield Chair this August 2014.
Out of twenty four teams of undergraduate students in the Stewart School of Industrial & Systems Engineering, the World Food Program team received the first place award in the Spring 2014 Senior Design Competition.
ISyE Senior Design participated in the Georgia Tech Capstone Design Expo held April 24 at McCamish Pavilion. Out of the 170 participating teams from across campus, 24 were from ISyE. At the end of the Expo, three ISyE finalists were announced: Heidelberg Spare Parts, Manheim SureSell, and United Nations World Food Program. These teams will move on to present their project at the ISyE Senior Design Finalist presentation on Wednesday April 30 at 6:30pm in Klaus 1443.
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.
Georgia Tech Manufacturing Institute (GTMI) has been awarded a National Science Foundation (NSF) grant aimed at training undergraduate students, particularly veterans, in the fundamental principles of advanced manufacturing science and technology and entrepreneurship.
Students, faculty, parents, alumni, and award sponsors joined together to recognize some of ISyE’s exceptional undergraduate students for their outstanding academic achievement as well as for their contributions to the School and the community on April 15, 2014 at ISyE’s annual Undergraduate Awards Ceremony.
ISyE undergrad, Shinjini Das, will be graduating this May. But before she does, Das will give the coveted Undergraduate Reflection Speech at the morning commencement ceremony.
ISyE Professor Eva Lee has been appointed to the Food and Drug Administration as a special government employee for the Center for Devices and Radiological Health.
Joel Sokol, Fouts Family Associate Professor, has received the Class of 1940 W. Howard Ector Outstanding Teacher Award for teaching excellence.
Kamran Paynabar, assistant professor, has received the 2014 CETL/BP Junior Faculty Teaching Excellence Award. This award, offered through the joint support of CETL and BP America, provides Georgia Tech with the opportunity to highlight excellent teaching and the educational innovation that Junior Faculty bring to campus.
ISyE’s Jeff Wu, Coca-Cola Chair in Engineering Statistics and Professor, has received the 2014 Sigma Xi Sustained Research Award for his outstanding and exceptional accomplishments in engineering statistics, quality engineering and practice, and other operations research methodologies.
Randell “Randy” Cain Jr., IE 1991, Marie Klaer, IE 1979, Samuel Lee, IE 1990, and Mark Moon, IE 1985, recently joined the H. Milton Stewart School of Industrial & Systems Engineering Advisory Board. Existing board member, Guy Primus, IE 1992, will now serve as the board’s chair.
The Jane Chumley Ammons Scholarship was recently established by the Stewart School of Industrial & Systems Engineering alumni, faculty, staff, and friends to honor the service, research, education, and leadership of Dr. Jane Chumley Ammons, ISyE School Chair. The new scholarship made its debut at the recent 2014 Women in Engineering Banquet and was awarded to Breona Jenkins.
Don't stress over filling out that NCCA Tournament bracket. Joel Sokol, Fouts Family Associate Professor at ISyE, explains how the Logistic Regression Markov Chain method knows who's going to win it all. Hint: Pick Louisville.
With a primary goal of stimulating and supporting research in predictive health, ISyE selected six proposals, recommended by a panel of expert reviewers, to receive seed grant funding provided by the George Family Foundation. A key component of these grants is to support sustainable research programs and important new discoveries and innovative advances in predictive health.
The Stewart School of Industrial & Systems Engineering's graduate program maintained its top ranking once again in the 2015 edition of the U.S. News & World Report.
Georgia Tech’s Valerie Thomas, a leading expert in energy and environmental analysis, has been invited by the U.S. Department of Agriculture and the Department of Energy to serve as a member of the Biomass Research and Development Technical Advisory Committee.
The disproportionate number of male to female students at Georgia Tech may long have drawn attention — despite the fact that the Institute has established itself as the No. 1 producer of female engineers in the United States. But in reality, those female engineers have been drawing significant attention of their own.
The Institute’s College of Engineering ranked No. 6 and all 11 of the programs within the college are ranked in the top 10.
Pinar Keskinocak was appointed to the William W. George Chair in the H. Milton School of Industrial & Systems Engineering beginning March 1, 2014.
Ying Hung, PhD IE 2008, has been selected as the winner of this year’s Tweedie New Researcher Award as well as the NSF Career award. She was a former student of Roshan Vengazhiyil, ISyE professor, and Jeff Wu, Coca-Cola Chair at ISyE.
Two ISyE Senior design teams took first and second place at the IIE Southeastern regional conference for their student technical papers on March 2014.
The Georgia Tech Supply Chain & Logistics Institute is teaming with Broward College to lead a consortium of 12 Universities and Colleges from across the country in a $25 million dollar grant to develop a set of eight industry recognized supply chain operations and logistics certifications.
ISyE's Valerie Thomas, Anderson Interface Associate Professor of Natural Systems in the Stewart School of Industrial & Systems Engineering, and Alain Louchez, Managing Director of the Center for the Development and Application of Internet of Things Technologies (CDAIT) at Georgia Tech, co-wrote E-waste and the Internet of Things for International Telecommunications Union.
ISyE's Ben Wang has been keeping his finger on the pulse of manufacturing in the United States.
ISyE Professor Eva Lee presented a novel software program at the American Association for the Advancement of Sciences called RealOpt, a program that sifts through massive amounts of data to better optimize decision-making during the event of an emergency scenario – especially in the case of a deadly outbreak.
Valerie Thomas, Anderson Interface Associate Professor of Natural Systems at ISyE, and team developed an assessment for Kimberly-Clark on the environmental and broader sustainability issues related to using non-forest alternative fibers.
The College of Engineering at the Georgia Institute of Technology is seeking nominations and applications from qualified individuals for the position of Chair of the H. Milton Stewart School of Industrial and Systems Engineering. The successful candidate will also hold the H. Milton and Carolyn Stewart Endowed Chair.
The Health & Humanitarian Logistics Center collaborates with Habitat for Humanity International to improve disaster response.
Alex Berry, second-year IE major and Chinese minor, is the sophomore class president for Student Government Association (SGA). An incredibly active student on Tech’s campus, he is involved in multiple SGA committees and campus events, including this week’s Martin Luther King Jr. Day activities. When he’s not busy with homework and SGA proposals, Berry can be found on the soccer field, with his many friends or sometimes even napping.
Jane Ammons, who has served as the school chair of the Stewart School of Industrial & Systems Engineering for the past two and a half years, will be retiring at the end of the current academic school year.
Jeff Wu, Coca-Cola Chair in Engineering Statistics at ISyE, was selected to give a keynote at the IEEE International Conference in Bangkok, Thailand on Quality Improvement: From Autos and Chips to Nano and Bio in December 2013.
Alan Erera, ISyE associate chair for graduate studies, has been named a Coca-Cola Associate Professor in the Stewart School of Industrial & Systems Engineering (ISyE) for a three year term of service. The Coca-Cola Early Career Professorship is designed to enhance the ability of ISyE to “retain eminent teacher-scholars.”
A new patent mapping system that considers how patents cite one another may help researchers better understand the relationships between technologies – and how they may come together to spur disruptive new areas of innovation.
After receiving such great response and feedback at the plenary talk Professor George Nemhauser gave at EURO-INFORMS, he agreed to present the talk to a group of graduate students at Georgia Tech. This fascinating and informative talk is available for download at: http://hdl.handle.net/1853/49829
The Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences (INFORMS®) announced the six finalist organizations that will compete for the 2014 INFORMS Franz Edelman Prize. Eva Lee and team worked on a project to model and optimize emergence department workflow for Grady Memorial Hospital in Atlanta, Georgia.
The Georgia Department of Public Health blog shared how scientists at Georgia Tech and the CDC have made it easier for physicians, individuals and parents to keep up with missed shots: computerized tools that create a customized schedule for catching up on vaccines.
The Home Depot team has received the first place award in the ISyE Fall 2013 Senior Design Competition. Students Lauren Kley, Drew Keller, Michael Gilkenson, Bryce Ferguson, Robert Faulk, Silvana Vivanco, Jing Mei Ho, and Melanie Ostis, guided by their faculty advisor, Steve Hackman, were chosen for their project “Analyzing paint Department Operations to Improve Customer Service.”
Georgia Institute of Technology graduate programs continue to earn high marks from U.S. News & World Report's annual rankings.