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)

Jim Hendler

  • Director, Institute for Data Exploration and Applications and Tetherless World Chair of Computer, Web and Cognitive Sciences
  • PhD Computer Science, Brown Univ, 1986.

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

John E. Mitchell

  • Graduate Program Director
  • Ph.D. Operations Research (Cornell University, 1988)

    M.S. Operations Research (Cornell University, 1986)

    B.A. Hons Mathematics (University of Cambridge, 1983)

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

Thomas C Sharkey

  • Associate Professor
  • Ph.D. Industrial and Systems Engineering (University of Florida, 2008)

    M.S. Mathematical Sciences (Johns Hopkins University, 2004)

    B.S. Mathematical Sciences (Johns Hopkins University, 2004)

William Wallace

  • Yamada Corporation Professor
  • PhD/MS, Management Science, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, NY and BChE, Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago, IL


John T. Wen

  • Head, Industrial & Systems Engineering
  • Ph.D. Computer and Systems Engineering (Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, 1985), M.S. Electrical Engineering (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 1981), B.S. Electrical Engineering (McGill University, 1979)

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

Affiliated Faculty       Emeritus Faculty       Staff       Visiting Scientists       Advisory Council       Ph.D. Students

ISE Faculty

Mohamed Aboul-Seoud Mark Embrechts William J. Foley Martha Grabowski Cheng (Kent) Hsu
Charles Malmborg David Mendonca Jennifer Pazour Sergio Pequito Thomas C. Sharkey
William (Al) Wallace John Wen Wei Xie

Affiliated Faculty

Stanley M. Dunn Wayne Gray Aparna Gupta
Jim Hendler John E. Mitchell

Emeritus Faculty

Daniel Berg Pat Sullo Thomas R. Willemain


Jamie Auger

Administrative Coordinator

Debora Jackson

Business Administrator

Visiting Scientists

Richard Little

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

Advisory Council

Jim Birnby

VP, Technology Group, Ayco, a Goldman Sachs Company

James Daviero

Director, AT&Ts Global IP

Greg Dietrich

VP, Operations Engineering, Computer Science Corp.

Bill Fosnight

Chief Development Officer, Alert Innovation

Paul Hainsworth

VP - Supply Chain Operations, Regeneron Pharmaceutical

Robert Kewley

Head of Systems Engineering Department, West Point United States Military Academy

David Levermore

Lead Systems Engineer, MITRE

Lori Parrott

Program Manager, Sandia National Lab

William Rauch

Director of Analytics, Albany Medical College

Ravi Ravichandrant

Director of Strategic Development, BAE Systems (Chair of ISE Advisory Council)

Colleen Shugrue

Associate Director, Learning Operations, United Technology Corp.

Rui Soares

Senior Manager, Deloitte Consulting

Chris Vasiloff

Owner, Cool Breeze Cyclery, Trek Bicycle, Charlotte NC

Peter Velez

Shell (Retired)

Doctoral Students

Orkun Nail Baycik

Advisor: Thomas Sharkey.

Mustafa Camur

Advisor: Tom Sharkey.

Joshua Eaton

Advisor: David Mendonca.

Rostyslav Korolov

Advisor: Al Wallace.
Research Interests: Network science, Human behavior modeling, Knowledge extraction.

Seyed Shahab Mofidi

Advisor: Jennifer Pazour.
Research Interests: Applied Operations
Research in Supply Chains,
Logistics Designs and Material Handling Systems.
Network Optimization,
Stochastic Process Simulation.

Uzma Mushtaque

Advisor: Jennifer Pazour. Research Interests: Simulation,
Optimization in supply chains, Linear Programming.

Huy Nguyen

Advisor: David Mendonca.

Lilian Ni

Advisor: Thomas Sharkey.
Research Interests: Optimization Algorithms, Supply Chain Management.

Molly Renaud

Advisor: David Mendonca.
Research Interests: decision systems engineering, individual and team decision making.

Orlando Romero

Advisor: Dr. Sergio Pequito.

Aaron Rowen

Advisor: Dr. Martha Grabowski.
Research Interests: Technology evaluation and human control of complex, safety-critical systems.

Yeming Shen

Advisor: TBD

Kaan Unnu

Advisor: Jennifer Pazour.

Bo Wang

Advisor: Wei Xie.

Yuan Yi

Advisor: Wei Xie.

Pu Zhang

Advisor: Wei Xie.
Research Interests: Data Mining, Bayesian Statistics, Input Modeling in Stochastic Simulation, Machine

Xin Zhang

Advisor: David Mendonca.
Research Interests: decision analysis, human factors.