Professor Jiangang (Jim) Dai was appointed the Chandler Family Chair in the Stewart School of Industrial and Systems Engineering (ISyE) beginning August 15, 2013. The Chandler Family Chair is designed to enhance ISyE’s ability to “identify and employ a senior professor of international eminence in the fields associated with the missions of the School. The appointee will be an individual with a distinguished research record as evidenced by a significant record of publications in outstanding journals, prize paper awards, editorships of high quality journals, and elected positions in national professional organizations."
Dai is currently on leave at the School of Operations Research and Information Engineering at Cornell University. He has been a Special Term Professor at Tsinghua University since 2002 and a Visiting Professor in Decision Sciences at National University of Singapore since 2009. Dai received his bachelor’s and master’s degrees in mathematics from Nanjing University in China. He received a Ph.D. from Stanford University in applied probability and joined the Georgia Tech faculty in 1990. For more than twenty years, he has worked on stochastic models arising from communications, manufacturing, and service systems that include data switches, semiconductor wafer fabrication lines, call centers, and healthcare-delivery systems. Dai is an elected fellow of Institute of Mathematical Statistics and an elected fellow of Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences (INFORMS). He is currently the Editor-in-Chief for Mathematics of Operations Research, a past Area Editor for Operations Research, a past Series Editor for Handbooks in Operations Research and Management Science.
Industrial and Systems Engineering