Industrial engineering, operations research, and systems engineering are fields of study intended for individuals who are interested in analyzing and formulating abstract models of complex systems with the intention of improving system performance. Unlike traditional disciplines in engineering and the mathematical sciences, the fields address the role of the human decision-maker as key contributor to the inherent complexity of systems and primary benefactor of the analyses.
Georgia Tech pursues leading-edge research with industry, government, and community partners.
At ISyE, we are a national leader in 10 core fields of specialization: Advanced Manufacturing, Analytics and Machine Learning, Applied Probability and Simulation, Data Science and Statistics, Economic Decision Analysis, Energy and Sustainable Systems, Health and Humanitarian Systems, Optimization, Supply Chain Engineering, and Systems Informatics and Control.
ISyE's faculty and staff members strive to provide a world-class educational experience for the Stewart School's undergraduate and graduate students, and to forge long-lasting relationships with ISyE alumni and industry partners. If you have benefited from a connection with an ISyE faculty or staff member, feel free to take a moment to send a thank-you note to that person via this web form.
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Dawn Strickland is the Director of Student Services and instructor in the Stewart School of Industrial and Systems Engineering at Georgia Tech.
Dr. Strickland’s primary responsibilities focus on academic advising for our ISyE undergraduate students. She also works with ISyE student organizations, industry representatives, the Mission Possible summer camp, our ISyE GT 1000 seminars, and teaches one class per semester. Her office is in the Academic Office area on the 2nd floor of Groseclose.
Previously, Strickland served as the assistant dean of Graduate Student Services and Postdoctoral Affairs for the Columbia University School of Engineering and Applied Science in New York City. She was also an adjunct associate professor in both the Industrial Engineering and Operations Research and Computer Science departments. Before Columbia, she served as an assistant professor of Mathematics at Winthrop University.
Dr. Strickland received her B.S. in mathematics from Duke University in 1997 and her M.S. and Ph.D. in operations research from ISyE in 1999 and 2002, respectively. While a graduate student in ISyE, she was a Presidential Fellow and an ARCS Fellow. Her thesis was advised by Fouts Family Associate Professor Joel Sokol and Professor Earl Barnes.
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Industrial and Systems Engineering
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