Areas of Focus
At the annual Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences (INFORMS) conference, a number of faculty members and students from Georgia Tech’s Stewart School of Industrial & Systems Engineering received awards for presentations and papers.
The Center for Health & Humanitarian Systems (CHHS) at Georgia Tech recently hosted Health Systems: The Next Generation. To review the presentations, posters and photos from the forum visit http://pwp.gatech.edu/hsng2017/
Researchers from the Georgia Institute of Technology have identified how medical surplus items can be distributed more efficiently by humanitarian organizations. Two recent articles, “Effective Medical Surplus Recovery” and “Truthful Mechanisms for Medical Surplus Product Allocation,” identify operations methodology that enables recipients to request and receive items that best match their needs.
Ben Wang was recently selected as chair of the National Materials and Manufacturing Board (NMMB), National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine. Wang is executive director of the Georgia Tech Manufacturing Institute, Gwaltney Chair & professor in the Stewart School of Industrial & Systems Engineering, and professor in Materials Science & Engineering
“Alejandro has made valuable contributions to both the Stewart School and his field through his research related to supply chain management, logistics, and optimization,” said Edwin Romeijn, ISyE’s H. Milton and Carolyn J. Stewart School Chair. “His appointment to the Leo and Louise Benatar Early Career Professorship will enable him to further advance in his career and impact his field.”
As the world’s largest professional association dedicated to and promoting best practices and advances in operations research, management science, and analytics to improve operational processes, decision-making, and outcomes, INFORMS reserves the Fellow Award for distinguished individuals who have demonstrated outstanding and exceptional accomplishments in operations research and the management sciences.
The Georgia Tech Supply Chain & Logistics Institute served on a task force for #SupplyChainCity, an initiative created by the Metro Atlanta Chamber aimed at transforming the region’s traditional supply chain into a digital supply chain powered by the cross-section of smart devices and the Internet of Things.
Led by the Georgia Institute of Technology, the NSF Engineering Research Center for Cell Manufacturing Technologies (CMaT) could help revolutionize the treatment of cancer, heart disease, autoimmune diseases and other disorders by enabling broad use of potentially curative therapies that utilize living cells – such as immune cells and stem cells – as “drugs.”
Xie’s new appointment will allow her to further pursue her research in sequential statistical methods, statistical signal processing, big data analysis, compressed sensing, and optimization.
The Georgia Institute of Technology will direct a new cross-disciplinary institute established with a $1.5 million National Science Foundation award.
Dr. Keskinocak, George Professor in the Stewart School of Industrial & Systems Engineering (ISyE), has been named as interim associate dean for faculty development and scholarship in the College of Engineering (CoE) Dean’s Office, effective July 1.
David Gachuz is just one of the LEAP (Logistics Education and Pathways) program’s latest success stories. The high school senior, who is days away from graduation, has always wanted to work for Delta Airlines. Accordingly, he signed up for and completed the first of four LEAP courses, Supply Chain Management Principles, when he heard it could help him get a job at Delta.
Abe Cheung was a senior in high school when his business teacher approached him about enrolling in the Georgia Tech LEAP program. Having previously taken some logistics courses as part of his high school curriculum, Cheung knew that he was interested in pursuing additional education in supply chain and logistics. Plus, he said, there was the motivation of doing work that was recognized by Georgia Tech.
ISyE announced that Professor Xiaoming Huo has been selected by the American Statistical Association as a 2017 Fellow for distinguished contributions to the field of statistical science.
The Georgia Tech Agile Communication Architectures team is one of 30 teams selected to participate in the DARPA Spectrum Collaboration Challenge. The team is spearheaded by Matthieu Bloch, an associate professor in the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering, and Sebastian Pokutta, David M. McKenney Family Associate Professor in ISyE. The team comprises graduate students from both schools and comes out of the interdisciplinary Center for Machine Learning at Georgia Tech (ML@GT).
The event drew over 200 attendees from 39 countries and 127 organizations, including non-governmental organizations and UN agencies as well as government, industry, foundations, and academia.
ISyE announced that Dean's Professor and Stewart Faculty Fellow Shabbir Ahmed has been appointed to the Anderson-Interface Chair, effective July 1, 2017.
Professor Alejandro Mac Cawley (Ph.D., Georgia Tech ISyE) and his Chilean graduate students from the Pontificia Universidad Catolica de Chile recently visited Georgia Tech in May. This was a prime experience for the students, who are studying industrial engineering and supply chain and are looking to gain insights on U.S. company practices and culture.
31 practitioners in global health and humanitarian response, from 17 countries across the globe, gathered at Georgia Tech’s Global Learning Center for a week in May to participate in the certificate program in Health & Humanitarian Supply Chain Management offered by Georgia Tech’s Center for Health & Humanitarian Systems.
The 9th annual Health & Humanitarian Logistics Conference draws practitioners from across various sectors to discuss supply chain, logistics, and systems design for global health and humanitarian response / long-term development.
Watch VIDEO recap of the April 19th seminar from professors in College of Computing, the School of City & Regional Planning, and the Enterprise Innovation Institute on new research related to improving health and urban planning locally and internationally.
More than 50 professionals from industry, government and academia participated in the first ever Georgia Tech-sponsored ports logistics conference April 10-11 in Savannah. The program was sponsored by DINALOG (Dutch Institute for Advanced Logistics) and the Georgia Tech Supply Chain & Logistics Institute (SCL).
For the 27th consecutive year, the Stewart School of Industrial & Systems Engineering (ISyE) graduate program has maintained its No. 1 status in U.S. News & World Report’s 2018 edition of Best Graduate Schools.
Dr. John Bartholdi recently held the race, which involves shipping packages from the Supply Chain & Logistics Institute at Georgia Tech to a hard-to-reach destination around the world.
As human spaceflight inches closer to launching a Mars mission, onboard planning and mission adjustments loom large as potential issues. On a Mars flight, the communications lag time with Mission Control will be between four and 22 minutes, and astronauts need to be able to make some decisions on their own, especially in the event of an emergency.
When the best-laid plans need to be adjusted, how do astronauts reconnoiter?
This question is at the heart of "Technologies for Mixed-Initiative Plan Management for Human Space Flight," research conducted by three Georgia Tech engineering professors, including ISyE's Martin Savelsbergh, James C. Edenfield Chair and professor.
Shi will serve a four-year term as the editor-in-chief of IISE Transactions, which is the monthly flagship journal of the Institute of Industrial and Systems Engineers.
Tens of thousands of patients each year are diagnosed with heart valve disease, with many in need of lifesaving surgery to treat the condition.
Now, researchers at the Georgia Tech Manufacturing Institute -- including ISyE Professor Chuck Zhang -- are working on a tool that could help cardiologists care for patients with the disease. Using highly detailed imaging from CT scans, engineers are using 3-D printers to make an exact model of an individual patient’s heart valve.
Evren Ozkaya (MSIE 05, Ph.D. 08) has long been fascinated by supply chain management. In this interview he discusses his passion for and interest in supply chains, his motivation for starting a supply chain consulting company, and the future of supply chain management.