Congratulations to the latest ISyE appointments at Georgia Tech! 

Santanu Dey | Anderson-Interface Professor 

As the accomplished A. Russell Chandler III Professor and Associate Chair of Graduate Studies, Dr. Santanu Dey was appointed to the endowed professorship position as ISyE’s next Anderson-Interface Professor. Dey brings an extensive amount of knowledge in the area of non-convex optimization, and in particular mixed integer linear and nonlinear programming. 

Xiaoming Huo | A. Russell Chandler III Professor 

Dr. Xiaoming Huo is an admired professor in the H. Milton Stewart School of Industrial and Systems Engineering and also serves as the Associate Director for Research in the Institute for Data Science and Engineering (IDEaS). Huo has recently been appointed the professorship and will continue his research work spanning statistical theory, statistical computing, and data analytics, with significant contributions in areas like sparse representation, wavelets, and statistical problems in detectability. 

Mohit Singh | Coca-Cola Foundation Professor 

As an Associate Professor and Director of the Algorithms and Randomness Center (ARC), Dr. Mohit Singh was appointed to the professorship as a Coca-Cola Foundation Professor. He brings expertise in discrete optimization, approximation algorithms, and convex optimization. His research focuses on optimizing cloud computing, logistics, network design, and machine learning. 

Kamran Paynabar | Fouts Family Professor 

Dr. Kamran Paynabar has become the Fouts Family Professor and Associate Professor at the H. Milton Stewart School of Industrial and Systems Engineering. His research interests lie in the integration of applied and theoretical aspects of data mining and statistical modeling. Prior to this appointment, Paynabar was the Fouts Family Early Career Professor from 2018 to 2023.  

Joel Sokol | Harold E. Smalley Professor 

Professor Joel Sokol is renowned for his work in sports analytics and applied operations research, as the next Harold E. Smalley Professor. Additionally, he serves as the Director of Georgia Tech's interdisciplinary Master of Science in Analytics degree program (MSA). His LRMC method for predictive modeling in the NCAA basketball tournament is widely recognized, and his non-sports research has received prestigious accolades. 

We extend our warmest congratulations to these exceptional individuals on their well-deserved appointments and look forward to their continued contributions to the field of Industrial and Systems Engineering at Georgia Tech. 

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