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Augustine Esogbue is a Professor Emeritus in the H. Milton Stewart School of Industrial and Systems Engineering at Georgia Tech.
Dr. Esogbue's research interests include dynamic programming, fuzzy sets, decision making and control in a fuzzy environment, and operations research with applications to socio-technical systems such as health care, water resource management and disaster control planning. He was the Director of the Intelligent Systems and Controls Laboratory. In addition to his research, Dr. Esogbue taught courses in dynamic programming, stochastic operations research, engineering design, and neuro-fuzzy control. He was (and remains) considerably involved in a number of civic activities in Atlanta such as the Atlanta Sister Cities Commission (Vice-Chair), Leadership Atlanta Development Corporation, and the 100 Black Men of Atlanta, Inc.
Dr. Esogbue came to Tech in June 1972 as an Associate Professor with a joint appointment with the Health Systems Research Center. In June of 1977, he was promoted to Professor with tenure. Dr. Esogbue retired from Georgia Tech in October 2010, and received the title of Professor Emeritus in December 2012.
Large Scale and Socio-technical Systems
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Industrial and Systems Engineering
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