Shane Kimbrough (M.S. Operations Research, 1998) is midway through his four-month mission as commander of the International Space Station.
Donte Preston has been awarded the Christopher Scholarship, which honors Barbara Christopher, retiring ISyE communications manager.
ISyE undergraduate Julieanne McCallum shares her thoughts on studying abroad and living a life of balance.
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.
We need to redefine what it means to succeed.
A collaborative project between ISyE and the CDC addresses the issue of organ transplant risk estimation and perception.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Once again, faculty members and graduate students from ISyE have received awards at this year's INFORMS conference.
Yellow Jackets kicker and ISyE senior Harrison Butker talks about football, Tech's Catholic Center, and staying close to home during his time at Georgia Tech.
Shane Kimbrough is aboard the International Space Station to begin a four-month stay in orbit.
Nagela Nukuna is many things: a fourth-year student in ISyE, an aspiring Harvard Business School (HBS) attendee, a figure skater who once wanted to make the Olympic team, an introvert, and – perhaps what she is most known for on Tech’s campus – the Student Government Association (SGA) president. In this interview, Nukuna talks about her role as SGA president – a position that she’s held since April – and what she’s learned about leadership through her experiences at Tech.
Suriya Arulselvan (MSCE 2015) and Valerie Thomas, a professor in Georgia Tech’s Stewart School of Industrial & Systems Engineering (ISyE), have been awarded the Judges’ Choice Award for the 2016 Aviation contest from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Climate CoLab.
John Bartholdi III, Craig Tovey, and John Vande Vate, all researchers who hail from Georgia Tech’s No. 1-ranked Stewart School of Industrial & Systems Engineering (ISyE) – are part of an interdisciplinary team that has been designated as recipients of the 2016 Golden Goose Award. The Golden Goose Award honors scientists whose federally funded work may have been considered silly, odd, or obscure when first conducted, but has resulted in significant benefits to society.
ISyE and the Supply Chain & Logistics Institute are proud to announce that the first four students have been selected as Amazon Masters of Science in Supply Chain Engineering Supply Chain Systems Design Track Fellows. The awarded fellowships are for the amount of $12,000 each.
The Institute of Statistical Mathematics (ISM) and the Japan Statistical Society (JSS) have announced that ISyE's Jeff Wu will be the inaugural lecturer for the Akaike Memorial Lecture Award. Wu, who is also ISyE’s Coca-Cola Chair in Engineering Statistics and professor, will deliver his speech at Kanazawa University on September 5.
Huan Xu was hired in August 2016 by ISyE as an assistant professor.
John Connelly and Amelia Musselman, Ph.D. students in ISyE, have each have been awarded an ARCS Scholars Award from Georgia Tech.
The ISyE Health Analytics team is analyzing 500 billion Medicaid claims that are right at Georgia Tech.
ISyE alumna Trisha Long (B.S. IE 2015) has interned for various utility companies and worked with a sustainability focus since she was at Georgia Tech. Currently, she applies her ISyE skills as a commodity leader for Upwind Solutions, a San Diego-based technology company that specializes in wind power services – from engineering to maintenance to parts servicing – a role she discusses in the following interview.
ISyE junior Kaitlin Rizk has pursued helping with issues related to women’s empowerment – particularly sanitation – with a single-minded focus in her extracurricular activities at George Tech. In this interview, Rizk particularly discusses her extensive work with Days for Girls.
The ISyE Health Analytics team is analyzing 500 billion Medicaid claims that are right at Georgia Tech.
The 2016 Health & Humanitarian Conference (HHL) co-organizers are pleased to announce the two keynote speakers for the 8th annual conference: Anne Schuchat, MD and Rear Admiral, U.S. Public Health Service; Principal Deputy Director, Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC); and Michelle Nunn, President and CEO, CARE USA, who will be interviewed by Dr. Sanjay Gupta of CNN.
The M.S. of Analytics program is actually one of several relatively new master’s degrees involving the College of Engineering that have a strong professional emphasis – two others being a master in supply chain engineering and a master of biomedical innovation and development. Together, the degrees demonstrate a remarkable level of agility from the nation’s largest engineering college, particularly in the ability to forge robust academic offerings that answer the fast-emerging needs of industry.
Georgia Tech's undergraduate supply chain programs have been ranked No. 6 among North American undergraduate programs by Gartner.
Research conducted by scientists in the Health Analytics Group at Georgia Tech details the extreme oral health care disparities between children eligible for public insurance and those whose families can afford care through other financial means.
Alexandra Mandrycky (B.S. IE 13) is helping the NHL’s Minnesota Wild put analytics to work on the ice.
The ACM Special Interest Group on Electronic Commerce (ACM SIGecom) has presented ISyE professors John Bartholdi and Craig Tovey with the Test of Time Award for two different papers.
Senior Georgia Tech volleyball player Rebecca Martin (BSIE 2017) balances the demands of her sport – what essentially amounts to a near full-time job – with her ISyE studies. In this interview, Martin reveals her passion for her chosen sport, what motivates her during a hard practice, and why she chose ISyE for her major.
Georgia Tech’s burgeoning Master of Science in Analytics program trains students to find patterns—and profits—in massive data sets.
In May 2016, the Center for Health and Humanitarian Systems (HHS) successfully completed its fifth professional certificate program in Health & Humanitarian Supply Chain Management. The 2016 class brought together the most geographically diverse group of practitioners yet, from 20 different nationalities, who have lived and worked in 80 countries altogether,
Sixty individuals, including Jill Furstenau, a 1982 industrial engineering major from Georgia Tech, will be part of the second cohort of the Woodrow Wilson Teaching Fellowship program in the state of Georgia.
It’s a headline that’s been around for years: 90 percent of Medicaid dollars are spent on just 10 percent of the most medically needy patients. But new research from three researchers in ISyE shows that’s not exactly true, and the spending gap is much smaller than we think, particularly for children.
Kyle Zimmerman and Sam Norris, who are entering the Georgia Tech interdisciplinary M.S. of Analytics program in fall 2016, are the first recipients of the program’s HPCC Systems® fellowships.
Numerous studies have shown that patient demand on hospital emergency departments (ED) has increased exponentially, and that demand is only growing each year. Thanks to an interdisciplinary undergraduate team of students from Georgia Tech, the web-based application FindED.io finds the lowest wait times for non-ambulance arrivals to local hospital emergency rooms.
Taylor Poulos, a newly graduated alumna of the Stewart School of Industrial & Systems Engineering (ISyE), will be joining UBS Investment Bank as an equity derivatives analyst this summer. During her time at Georgia Tech, Poulos also had a passion for volunteering for the nonprofit organization, Wish for WASH.
ISyE Ph.D. student Simon Mak recently was awarded the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada Postgraduate Scholarship-Doctoral.
The Society of Automotive Engineers has recognized Georgia Tech professor John-Paul Clarke with its 2016 Environmental Excellence in Transportation Award. Clarke is a professor of the School of Aerospace Engineering with a courtesy appointment in ISyE.
Twenty-eight teams presented their projects at the spring 2016 Capstone Expo. Out of this group, three teams — Interface Prod, reFUEL, and UPS Air Opt —were chosen as finalists to compete in the Best of Senior Design on May 4.
Sebastian Pokutta has been appointed David M. McKenney Family Assistant Professor, as announced by ISyE.
The WIE program awarded scholarships to 16 female students in ISyE.
Leo Benatar will earn his Master's of Science in Industrial Engineering degree Friday night, 59 years after he was ready to receive it.
ISyE alumna Shireen Khan thinks globally and acts—globally.
Two ISyE students, Titilayo Funso and Kexin Zhang, received Institute awards at the 2016 Student Honors Celebration.
Sean Monahan and Alex Moran are the first students from the Stewart School of ISyE in the 17-year history of the Petit Scholar program.
Enlu Zhou has been appointed Fouts Family Assistant Professor by ISyE.
One of the annual fellowships given out by ISyE is the Robert Goodell Brown Fellowship.This year, one of the recipients is Ph.D. student Jan Vlachy.
ISyE fourth-year student Alex Berry stays busy. His focus is always directed outward, looking at global issues and perspectives, but amidst his many activities, he remains firmly grounded at Georgia Tech.
ISyE’s undergraduate and graduate students continue to earn numerous awards and honors. Here are a few highlights from the past two semesters.
Georgia Tech’s Stewart School of Industrial & Systems Engineering (ISyE) has hired new faculty in the last two semesters. ISyE has also made several new faculty appointments, thanks to generous endowments from our alumni, as well as the College of Engineering.
ISyE faculty continue to win prominent awards and recognition. Here are highlights from the past couple of semesters.
Members of ISyE faculty and staff presented awards to outstanding ISyE graduate and undergraduate students.
ISyE dedicated the ISyE Studio in honor of esteemed faculty member Cecil Johnson.
At the spring 2016 meeting, the ISyE Advisory Board welcomed five new members and the new chair.
Researchers work to avoid potholes and pitfalls on the road to autonomous vehicles.
Three ISyE alums were recently honored with Georgia Tech College of Engineering Alumni Awards.
2014 ISyE grad Sangeeta Gadepalli explains how her Senior Design project helped her land a contract with the UN World Food Programme in Rome.
ISyE first-year Ph.D. candidate Pravara Harati was awarded a prestigious 2016 NSF Graduate Research Fellowship.
Robin Thomas -- Professor of Mathematics, Regents' Professor, and Courtesy Appointment in ISyE -- was named the Class of 1934 Distinguished Professor.
Team O-Mazing, consisting of students in Georgia Tech's interdisciplinary M.S. of Anaytics program, won the Krannert Walmart Data Dive Competition.
ISyE alum Andy Ibbotson talks about his interest in entrepreneurship, the lessons he’s learned by starting his own companies, and the advice he would give to his younger self.
ISyE alum and Cisco supply chain expert Subhash Segireddy explains his passion for supply chain engineering, and his two-year participation in Cisco's Leadership Development Program.
ISyE sophomore Suraj Sehgal spends his time at Georgia Tech maintaining a wide-ranging world focus.
Chenxi Zeng is a current Ph.D. student at the Stewart School of Industrial & Systems Engineering (ISyE). He is graduating this May and will be continuing his work in Seattle, WA, as a research scientist for Amazon Web Services (AWS). He received the Georgia Tech Research and Innovation Conference (GTRIC) fellowship for his dissertation, as well as the 2015 Doing Good with Good OR Award at INFORMS.
With Matthew Plumlee's award from GT's Sigma Xi for Best Dissertation, the honor returns to ISyE after eight years.
ISyE professor Jan Shi has been awarded the IISE David F. Baker Distinguished Award.
With the release of U.S. News & World Report’s 2017 graduate school rankings, Georgia Tech’s Stewart School of Industrial & Systems Engineering has maintained its No. 1 status for the 26th year in a row.
Sachin Mehta has just started an out-of-this-world internship with NASA, is a graduate student at Georgia Tech earning his professional masters in applied systems engineering, and is founding his own company, DynamiCoupons.
Georgia Tech announced that HPCC Systems® has contributed the first fellowships to the Institute’s interdisciplinary M.S. in Analytics one-year degree program.
ISyE's Pinar Keskinocak, William W. George Chair and ADVANCE Professor, and Julie Swann, Harold R. and Mary Anne Nash Professor, have been honored with George Tech’s 2016 Steven A. Denning Award for Global Engagement.
ISyE alumna Shelly Ballard is a supply chain engineer with a humanitarian focus.
This installment features Q&A's with prominent FAS-affiliated scientists and engineers. Dr. Valerie Thomas is the Anderson Interface Professor of Natural Systems in the School of Industrial & Systems Engineering at Georgia Tech, with a joint appointment in the School of Public Policy. She is also a member of the FAS Board of Experts. Current research projects include the environmental impacts of biofuels and electricity system policy and planning.
Georgia Tech’s Stewart School of Industrial & Systems Engineering (ISyE) announced that Assistant Professor Turgay Ayer has been appointed the George Family Foundation Assistant Professor of Predictive Health, effective April 1, 2016.
Harshil Goel, an ISyE junior (BSIE 2017) is the recipient of the nationally awarded John. L. Imhoff Globalization Scholarship from Alpha Pi Mu (APM), the IE honor society. He currently serves as president of the Georgia Tech chapter of APM. As an international student from India, he also serves as president of the Georgia Tech International Ambassadors.
In this interview, Goel talks about giving back to the Georgia Tech community through his work with these two organizations and why that’s important to him, and how his IE training strengthens his leadership roles.
Instead of buying loved ones flowers or chocolates, make them a disaster preparedness food kit.
The Georgia Tech Supply Chain & Logistics Institute (SCL) is pleased to announce that Georgia Tech has elevated it to a new status: Interdisciplinary Research Center (IRC). SCL is one of a handful of successful units that have been given this designation to further enhance interdisciplinary research and educational program development.
ISyE student Misha Desai has gained entrepreneurial experience by participating in several of Georgia Tech's on-campus opportunties, including Grand Challenges and the VIP program.
Three ISyE alums, now Enova employees, give their perspectives on preparing for the many diverse careers in analytics.
Guanghui (George) Lan is an associate professor in the H. Milton Stewart School of Industrial & Systems Engineering at Georgia Tech. He is the newest member of the ISyE faculty.
As the East Coast braces for blizzard-like conditions, some may grumble about weather-related closings of schools, workplaces and government offices. They may look at the weather reports and think it is all much ado about nothing. While that may be true in some areas, Pinar Keskinocak and Julie Swann, co-directors of Georgia Tech's Health & Humanitarian Logistics Center, say leaders must make decisions about closings and preparations early -- even when there is still uncertainty about weather conditions.
John-Paul Clarke, a professor in Georgia Tech’s Daniel Guggenheim School of Aerospace Engineering with a courtesy appointment in the Stewart School of Industrial & Systems Engineering (ISyE), has been elected as a Fellow in the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA).
Combining information about electric power plant operation with real-time air quality predictions has allowed researchers to create a new capability for minimizing the human health effects of air pollution from power generating facilities.
Georgia Tech alumni Stan Chia, SVP of Operations at GrubHub, is working with ISyE James C. Edenfield Chair and Professor Martin Savelsbergh to optimize the delivery network in order to ultimately deliver a superior diner, restaurant, and driver experience.
Matias Siebert Sandoval, an ISyE Ph.D. student earning his doctorate in operations research (2019), is part of a team selected as a finalist for the prestigious INFORMS Franz Edelman Award.
Georgia Tech’s Stewart School of Industrial & Systems Engineering (ISyE) announced that Assistant Professor David Goldberg has been appointed to the A. Russell Chandler III Assistant Professorship within the school, beginning on February 15, 2016.
Stewart School of Industrial & Systems Engineering (ISyE) Assistant Professor Alejandro Toriello has been awarded a prestigious CAREER grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF).The $500,000 award begins in mid-May 2016 and lasts for five years.
Georgia Tech is now offering a dual degree option allowing students to combine an MBA with an M.S. or Ph.D. degree in programs within the College of Engineering and College of Computing.
PBA president and ISyE alum Wonya Lucas has always been a woman of vision.
ISyE Professor Nagi Gebraeel has been named to an appointment as Georgia Power Associate Professor in the College of Engineering.
With Martin Luther King Day coming up, and its increasing importance as a day of service, we sat down for a chat with Alfonso, who is heavily involved with volunteer opportunities on Georgia Tech’s campus.
This is a story about George L. Nemhauser, the A. Russell Chandler III Chair and Institute Professor in Georgia Tech’s Stewart School of Industrial & Systems Engineering (ISyE). It’s not a story that recycles his lengthy list of notable professional accomplishments; rather, it reveals what his presence on the ISyE faculty has meant in terms of leaving what, by any fair-minded assessment, has proven to be not only an indelible mark of quality, but one that has been fundamentally transformative to the School.