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McGinnis Invited Keynote Speaker for PhD Colloquium at 2010 Winter Simulation Conference

December 13, 2010 | Atlanta, GA

Leon McGinnis, professor and Eugene C. Gwaltney Chair in Manufacturing Systems in
the H. Milton Stewart School of Industrial and Systems Engineering,
was the invited keynote speaker for the PhD Colloquium at the 2010 Winter Simulation Conference. Speaking before 100 recent or soon-to-be
PhD's on the topic, “Life After the PhD: What I Wish I had Known Sooner,” McGinnis
identified some lessons learned in his 35 years at Georgia Tech that he
really would like to have known sooner.

For example, McGinnis said that he wished it hadn't taken him 20 years
to realize that the business he really was in was not the business of teaching
and learning, but the intellectual capital business, and he wishes he had known
earlier how to distinguish the important calls for his time from the urgent

The Winter Simulation Conference (WSC) is the
premier international forum for disseminating recent advances in the field of system
simulation, and the PhD Colloquium & Poster Session provides PhD students
with the opportunity to present their work to the public. In addition to a
technical program of unsurpassed scope and quality, WSC provides the central
meeting place for simulation practitioners, researchers, and vendors working in
all disciplines in industrial, governmental, military, and academic sectors.

  • Professor Leon McGinnis, Eugene C. Gwaltney Chair
    Professor Leon McGinnis, Eugene C. Gwaltney Chair
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