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Georgia Tech College of Engineering Dean and Southern Company Chair Gary S. May has announced that Pinar Keskinocak, William W. 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.
Along with serving as the George Chair, Keskinocak is also the Advance Professor for the College of Engineering; the associate director of research for the Health Systems Institute, and the co-director of the Center for Health and Humanitarian Systems at Georgia Tech. Before joining the ISyE faculty in 1999, Keskinocak also served as a post-doctoral fellow at the IBM T.J. Watson Research Center.
Her research focuses on applications of operations research and management science with societal impact (particularly health and humanitarian applications) and supply chain management, with an emphasis on resource allocation, revenue management, production planning/scheduling, and logistics/transportation. She received B.S. and M.S. degrees in industrial engineering from Bilkent University in Ankara, Turkey, in 1991 and 1992, and a Ph.D. in operations research from Carnegie Mellon University in 1997.
Kim Kurtis, who has served as CoE’s associate dean for faculty development and scholarship since 2014, has been named interim chair of the School of Civil and Environmental Engineering, effective July 1, while a search for a new school chair is being conducted.
“Pinar will do an outstanding job in her new role as interim associate dean for the College of Engineering, and we are grateful to her for stepping into this complex and important role,” said May. “We look forward to Pinar’s leadership in this area .”