The Stewart School of Industrial and Systems Engineering is starting the New Year off with a new School Chair, H. Edwin Romeijn.
“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.”
Previously, Romeijn was the program director for Service Enterprise Systems and Manufacturing Enterprise Systems at the National Science Foundation in Arlington and a professor and Richard C. Wilson Faculty Scholar in the Department of Industrial and Operations Engineering at the University of Michigan.
As the new chair, Romeijn will oversee a school that is 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.