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Shabbir Ahmed

Anderson-Interface Chair and Professor
Industrial & Systems Engineering

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404.894.2320
404.894.2301

Education

Ph.D. Industrial Engineering (2000), University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
M.S. Industrial Engineering (1997), University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
B.Eng. Mechanical Engineering (1993), Bangladesh University of Engineering & Technology

Shabbir Ahmed

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Shabbir Ahmed is a Dean's Professor and Stewart Faculty Fellow in the Stewart School of Industrial & Systems Engineering at Georgia Tech. He received his M.S. and Ph.D. from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 1997 and 2000, respectively.

Dr. Ahmed’s research interests are in developing methods for large-scale optimization problems, and their applications in energy and other networked systems. His research in these areas has been supported by Federal agencies such as the Advanced Research Program Agency - Energy (ARPA-E), the Air force Office of Scientific Research, the National Science Foundation, and the Office of Naval Research; as well as by industrial organizations such as ExxonMobil, IBM and Samsung.

Dr. Ahmed has served as the chair of the Stochastic Programming Society (2007-2010), and as a vice-chair (Stochastic Programming) of the INFORMS Optimization Society (2006-2008). His honors include the National Science Foundation CAREER award, two IBM Faculty Awards, the Coca-Cola Junior Professorship from ISyE, and the INFORMS Dantzig Dissertation award. Dr. Ahmed is an Associate Editor for Mathematical Programming A, Mathematical Programming C, Operations Research, and Operations Research Letters, and was an area editor for Surveys in Operations Research and Management Science and a department editor for IIE Transactions (Operations Engineering and Analysis). 

Expertise:
  • Optimization
Appointed Dean's Professor - 2014
Appointed Stewart Faculty Fellow - 2014
Meritorious Service Award, Operations Research - 2013
Top cited author in Discrete Optimization for 2005 - 2010
Coca-Cola Faculty Fellowship, ISyE, $500,000 endowment 2005 - 2008
IBM Faculty Partnership Award, $40,000 - 2005
IBM Faculty Partnership Award, $30,000 - 2002
CAREER Award, National Science Foundation - 2002
First prize, INFORMS Dantzig Dissertation Award - 2000
IBM Research Fellowship 1999 - 2000
UIUC Mavis Memorial Fund Scholarship - 1999
Listed on UIUC’s “Incomplete list of teachers ranked as excellent by their students - 1999
UIUC M&IE Alumni Teaching Fellowship - 1998
Best research paper award, Bangladesh Association of Advancement of Science - 1994
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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