H. Edwin Romeijn has been appointed the new H. Milton and Carolyn J. Stewart School Chair in the Stewart School of Industrial and 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.
“Edwin has a unique blend of research expertise, teaching excellence and national leadership, which is exactly what we need to maintain the finest industrial engineering program in the country,” said Gary S. May, dean of the College of Engineering. “He has the vision, experience, temperament and outstanding reputation in fields critical to the school that make him ideally suited and prepared to keep our industrial engineering program at the forefront internationally.”
As the new chair, Romeijn will oversee a school that consistently ranks as the No. 1 industrial engineering program in both graduate and undergraduate education according to U.S. News & World Report. The school was originally established in 1924, and it has become the largest industrial engineering program in the country with more than 2,000 students and 60 faculty members.
"These are exciting times for the field of industrial and systems engineering,” said Romeijn. “I am looking forward to joining Georgia Tech and helping ISyE both continue and expand its tradition of excellence and leadership in research and teaching in this field."
Romeijn received his M.S. in econometrics and Ph.D. in operations research from Erasmus University Rotterdam in the Netherlands in 1988 and 1992, respectively. He was a faculty member at the Department of Decision and Information Sciences at the Rotterdam School of Management of Erasmus University Rotterdam and the Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering at the University of Florida before joining the Department of Industrial and Operations Engineering at the University of Michigan in 2008.
He currently serves as program director for the Manufacturing and Service Enterprise Systems programs at the National Science Foundation. He has taught courses in operations research, stochastic processes, applied probability and statistics, supply chain management, and decision support systems. His research focuses on optimization theory and applications, in particular in the areas of supply chain optimization and optimization in health care.
While at Michigan, he has served as chair of the graduate admissions and financial aid committee for the Department of Industrial and Operations Engineering and on the faculty search and promotion committees. He is currently area editor for Optimization and Health Care Systems Applications, Omega, and associate editor of IIE Transactions.
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