Message to Alumni

Happy Year of 2022. We’d like to stay in touch with you, learning about your successes and keeping you up-to-date on department news.

This message is about Professor William (Al) Wallace. At the end of the spring 2022 semester, we would like to celebrate Al’s impressive career and upcoming retirement. Since Al has been such a unique representation of our department/program (serving RPI for more than 50 years), it seems like we are celebrating the ups and downs and adaptability of our department as well.

We would like to seek your input on ideas of events, blogs, stories, pictures, videos, etc. Anything fun and exciting. We would like to plan intimate and warm events. And we would like to continuously post stories on our website and social media upon your agreement. Please send your ideas to

With thanks on behalf of the ISE community,

Emily Liu, Ph.D.

Professor and Department Head

Department of Industrial & Systems Engineering (ISE)