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Joel Sokol

Associate Professor
Industrial & Systems Engineering

Contact Information

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404.894.6484
404.894.2301

Education

Ph.D. Operations Research (1999), Massachusetts Institute of Technology
B.S. Applied Sciences in Engineering (1994), Rutgers University
B.A. Mathematics and Computer Science (1994), Rutgers University

Joel Sokol

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Joel Sokol is a Fouts Family Associate Professor professor in the Stewart School of Industrial & Systems Engineering and Director of Georgia Tech's interdisciplinary Master of Science in Analytics degree.

Dr. Sokol's primary research interests are in sports analytics and applied operations research. He has worked with teams or leagues in all three of the major American sports. Dr. Sokol's LRMC method for predictive modeling of the NCAA basketball tournament is an industry leader, and his non-sports reseach has won the EURO Management Science Strategic Innovation Prize. He currently serves as INFORMS Vice President of Education, and is a past Chair and founding officer of the INFORMS section on sports operations research.

Dr. Sokol has also won recognition for his teaching and curriculum development from IIE and the NAE, and is the recipient of Georgia Tech's highest awards for teaching.

Dr. Sokol's PhD in operations research is from MIT, and his bachelor's degrees in mathematics, computer science, and applied sciences in engineering are from Rutgers University.

Expertise:
  • Analytics
  • Applied Operations Research
  • Sports Analytics
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Supply Chain & Logistics Institute
H. Milton Stewart School of
Industrial & Systems Engineering
765 Ferst Drive, NW, Suite 228
Atlanta, GA 30332
Phone: 404.894.2343