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Daniel J. Epstein Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering

Ethel Percy Andrus
Gerontology Center 240
(213) 740-4893
FAX: (213) 740-1120

Chair: James E. Moore II, Ph.D.

Associate Chair and Director, Systems Architecting and Engineering: F. Stan Settles, Ph.D. (Astronautics)


Daniel J. Epstein Chair: Sheldon M. Ross, Ph.D.

J. Robert Fluor Chair in Process Engineering: S. Joe Qin, Ph.D. (Chemical Engineering and Materials Science, Electrical Engineering/Systems)

IBM Chair in Engineering Management: F. Stan Settles, Ph.D. (Astronautics)

David Packard Chair in Manufacturing Engineering: Stephen C-Y Lu, Ph.D. (Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering)

TRW Professor of Software Engineering: Barry Boehm, Ph.D. (Computer Science)

Professors: Maged Dessouky, Ph.D.*; Randolph Hall, Ph.D.; Carl F. Kesselman, Ph.D. (Computer Science); Behrokh Khoshnevis, Ph.D.; Najmedin Meshkati, Ph.D. (Civil Engineering)*; James E. Moore II, Ph.D. (Civil Engineering, Policy, Planning, and Development); Detlof von Winterfeldt (Policy, Planning, and Development)

Associate Professors: Elaine Chew, Ph.D. (Electrical Engineering/Systems); Fernando Ordoñez, Ph.D. (Computer Science); Mansour Rahimi, Ph.D.

Assistant Professors: Yong Chen, Ph.D.; Shinyi Wu, Ph.D.; Maria Yang, Ph.D.

Adjunct Professors: Paul J. Kern; Michael Mann, Ph.D.

Adjunct Associate Professors: Daniel Harvey, Ph.D.; James Hines; Thomas McKendree, Ph.D.; Marilee Wheaton

Research Professors: Yigal Arens, Ph.D.; Carole Beal, Ph.D.; Malcolm Currie, Ph.D.; Mohamed I. Dessouky, Ph.D.; Don Kleinmuntz, Ph.D. (Policy, Planning, and Development); Peter Will, Ph.D.

Research Assistant Professors: Raymond Madachy, Ph.D.; Richard Waltz, Ph.D.

Professor of the Practice of Industrial and Systems Engineering: George Friedman, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of the Practice of Industrial and Systems Engineering: Kurt Palmer, Ph.D.*

Senior Lecturers: Geza Bottlik, Engineer; Dana Sherman, Esq. (Civil and Environmental Engineering)

Emeritus Professors: Clinton J. Ancker, Jr., Ph.D., P.E.; Gerald A. Fleischer, Ph.D., P.E.; Antranig V. Gafarian, Ph.D., P.E.; Homer H. Grant, M.S.; Ralph Keeney, Ph.D. (Information and Operations Management); Gerald Nadler, Ph.D., P.E.

*Recipient of university-wide or school teaching award.

Honor Societies

Alpha Pi Mu
Alpha Pi Mu is the industrial engineering honor society. Qualifications for election are: juniors in the upper one-fifth of their class; seniors in the upper one-third of their class; master's degree students who have completed at least one-third of the courses required for their degree and rank among the top 10 students in all ISE master's degree programs; and doctoral students recommended by the department chair. The advisor is Kurt Palmer, Associate Professor of the Practice of Industrial and Systems Engineering, (213) 740-5960.

Omega Rho
Omega Rho is the operations research honor society to recognize academic excellence in operations research and encourage study of operations research, management science and closely associated disciplines. Election is by nomination only during the spring semester. The advisor is Maged Dessouky, Professor, (213) 740-4891.