Alan Erera has been appointed associate chair for graduate studies for the Stewart School of Industrial and Systems Engineering. Erera stepped into this new role on November 25th, succeeding Paul Kvam who held the position since 2011.
"Graduate education programs are critical to the success of our school,” said Erera. “The outstanding students in our Ph.D. program work with faculty to create new knowledge through research, and we are focusing our Master’s programs on developing the skills required to translate cutting-edge research into practical solutions. I look forward to leading these important programs in my new role.”
As associate chair for graduate studies for the number one ranked program of its kind in the nation, Erera will oversee the graduate experience focusing on policy matters relative to all graduate academic programs, activities, and curricula, including graduate admissions, class scheduling, and performance assessment.
Erera received his B.S. Eng. from Princeton University, and his Ph.D. in Industrial Engineering and Operations Research from the University of California, Berkeley. For the past two years, he has led ISyE's newest master's degree program, serving as faculty director of the M.S. in Supply Chain Engineering program. Erera also maintains a large, active research program supported by federal agencies as well as major U.S. freigh transportation and manufacturing firms, and he currently serves as co-Director of the Center for Global Transportation at ISyE's Supply Chain and Logistics Institute.
His research focuses primarily on transportation and logistics systems planning and control, with a focus both on innovative modeling and solution methodologies, and on challenging application areas including dynamic and stochastic vehicle routing and scheduling, robust resource management, service network design, and supply chain security and resiliency.
Industrial and Systems Engineering