Industrial and Systems Engineering

School of Engineering


Faculty Listing

Mohamed Aboul-Seoud

  • Lecturer
  • Ph.D., University of Louisville
    reliability engineering, quality control, operations research.

    M.S., University of Louisville, KY
    Industrial Engineering

    B.S., Cairo University, Egypt
    Civil Engineering

Wai Kin (Victor) Chan

  • Associate Professor
  • Ph.D. Industrial Engineering and Operations Research (University of California, Berkeley, 2005), M.Eng. Electrical Engineering (Tsinghua University, 2000), B.E. Electrical Engineering (Shanghai Jiao Tong University, 1997)

Mark J. Embrechts

  • Professor
  • Ph.D. Nuclear Engineering (Virginia Tech) 1981,

    M.S. Nuclear Engineering (Virginia Tech) 1978,

    M.S. Electrical Power Engineering (University of Leuven, Belgium, Great Distinction) 1977.

William J. Foley

  • Lecturer
  • Ph.D. Operations Research & Statistics (Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, 1983),
    M.S. Operations Research & Statistics (Rensselaer, 1974),
    B.S. Mechanical Engineering (University of Connecticut, 1972)

Martha Grabowski

  • Ph.D. (Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute), M.B.A. (Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute), B.S. (US Merchant Marine Academy, Kings Point, NY)

Kent Hsu

  • Professor
  • Ph.D., Ohio State University
    Management Sciences
    M.S., Ohio State University
    Industrial and Systems Engineering
    B.S., Tunghai University
    Industrial Engineering

Charles Malmborg

  • Professor
  • Ph.D., Georgia Institute of Technology
    Industrial and Systems Engineering

David Mendonca

Jennifer Pazour

  • Assistant Professor
  • Ph.D. Industrial Engineering, University of Arkansas, 2011

    M.S. Industrial Engineering, University of Arkansas, 2008

    B.S. Industrial Engineering, Mathematics Minor, South Dakota School of Mines and Technology, 2006

Jennifer K Ryan

  • Associate Professor
  • Ph.D. Department of Industrial Engineering and Management Sciences (Northwestern University, 1997), M.S. Department of Industrial Engineering and Management Sciences (Northwestern University, 1996), B.A. Mathematics and the Social Sciences (Dartmouth College, 1986)

Thomas C Sharkey

  • Assistant Professor
  • Ph.D. Industrial and Systems Engineering (University of Florida, 2008), M.S. Mathematical Sciences (Johns Hopkins University, B.S. Mathematical Sciences (Johns Hopkins University)

Thomas R. Willemain

  • Professor Emeritus
  • Ph.D. Electrical Engineering (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1972), M.S. Electrical Engineering (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1970), B.S. Electrical Engineering (Princeton University, 1969)

Wei Xie

  • Assistant Professor
  • Ph.D. Industrial Engineering and Management Sciences (Northwestern University),
    M.S. Industrial Engineering and Management Sciences (Northwestern University),
    M.S. Engineering Mechanics (University of Nebraska-Lincoln),
    B.S. Mechanical Engineering (Yangtze University).

ISE Faculty

Mohamed Aboutl-Seoud Wai Kin (Victor) Chan Mark Embrechts William J. Foley Martha Grabowski
Cheng (Kent) Hsu Charles Malmborg David Mendonca Jennifer Ryan Thomas C. Sharkey
William (Al) Wallace John Wen Wei Xie

Affiliated Faculty

Xuegang (Jeff) Ban Stanley M. Dunn Wayne Gray
Aparna Gupta John E. Mitchell

Emeritus Faculty

Daniel Berg Pat Sullo Thomas R. Willemain


Mary Wagner

Administrative Coordinator

Ginette Kirkpatrick

Business Administrator

Lee Vilardi

Student Administrator

Visiting Scientists

Richard Little

Visiting Research Scholar
B.S. Geology, RPI
M.S. Urban-Environmental Studies, RPI

Advisory Council

Dudley Anderson

President, TAK Capital Management, Palo Alto, CA

John Hendrick

(Former) Manager of Business Data Management, Raytheon, Waltham, MA

Ken Kinsley

Chairman of Board, Kinsley Group, East Granby, CT

John Lorio

Manager of Surveillance, Sandia National Lab, Albuquerque, NM

Anne Massey

Associate Vice Provost, Indiana Univ., Bloomington, IN

Lynn Momrow-Zielinski

Founder, Extreme Molding, Watervliet NY

Daniel Pickett, III

Chairman of Board & CEO, nfrastructure, Clifton Park, NY

Chris Vasiloff

Owner, Cool Breeze Cyclery, Trek Bicycle, Charlotte NC

Kevin Young

Founding Partner, Young, Sommer LLC, Albany, NY

José L. Zayas-Castro

Associate Dean of Research, University of South Florida, Tampa, FL

Doctoral Students

Orkun Nail Baycik

Advisor: Tom Sharkey

Prasanna Date

Advisor: Mark Embrechts. Areas of interest: Fractal Geometry, Computational Intelligence, Neural Networks, Data Mining, Machine Learning, Supply Chain Management

Caroline Hsia

Advisor: David Mendonca

Richard Garrett

Advisor: Tom Sharkey.
Areas of Interest: network optimization, stochastic programming, scheduling, security and military operations research applications.

Rostyslav Korolov

Advisor: Al Wallace.
Area of Interest: Network science, Human behavior modeling, Knowledge extraction.

Ryan Loggins

Advisor: Al Wallace. Areas of Interest: optimization, data analytics, advanced manufacturing, design of decision tools, Geographic Information Systems (GIS)

Huy Nguyen

Advisor: David Mendonca

Michelle Park

Advisor: Jennifer Ryan.
Areas of Interest: Supply Chain Management, Condition-based Inventory Management, MILP for Production Scheduling

Hari Prasadh

Advisor: Stanley Dunn.
Area of interest: Design of Experiments, Nonlinear Mathematical Programming, Data Mining, Business Analytics.

Hongtan Sun

Advisor: Jennifer Ryan

Yulia Tyshchuk

Advisor: Al Wallace

Uzma Mushtaque

Advisor: Victor Chan. Areas of Interest: Simulation,
Optimization in supply chains, Linear Programming.

Yuan Yi


Xin Zhang

Advisor: David Mendonca. Areas of Research: decision analysis, human factors.