May 2023

May 25, 2023
In 2018, Joel Reiss and his wife Lilya established The Joel B. And Lilya K. Reiss Endowed Scholarship to support School of Engineering EOF students with an initial contribution of $50,000. “It seemed like a lot of money at the time, but it didn’t support the scholarship contributions we envisioned,” he recalls. “Over the next few years, we continued to increase our funding, until January 2022 when we made the commitment to fund the scholarship to $1 million by December 2026.” 
May 1, 2023
Assistant Professor Aziz Ezzat Has been elected to serve as the 2023-2024 president of the Energy Systems Division at the Institute of Industrial & Systems Engineering’s (IISE).  Has received the 2022-2023 IISE Data Analytics Teaching Award, which recognizes excellence in teaching courses related to data analytics in industrial engineering Associate Professor Zhimin Xi
May 1, 2023
Since joining the ISE faculty in fall 2022, assistant professor Farzad Yousefian has received major funding from the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) and the Office of Naval Research (ONR) for collaborative projects with Uday Shanbhag from Penn State. “Both projects are broadly related to my area of research on multi-agent optimization,” he says. “The motivation, the algorithms, and the applications are distinctly identified.”
May 1, 2023
Rachel Eden Fu Ren Wesley has always been curious about how things work – and how to improve them, which prompted her to pursue a master’s degree in industrial engineering at Rutgers. The program teaches a wide spread of topics and offers depth in specific focus areas,” the May graduate says of her choice. “I was able to take the general courses, and from there figure out what I wanted to study further.”
May 1, 2023
The ISE department is actively pursuing funded research across an array of industrial engineering-related areas. Developing Autonomous Wheelchairs A $50,000 National Science Foundation National I-Corps Program grant supports associate professor Zhimin Xi’s and his team’s investigation of wheelchair limitations and the development of affordable and reliable autonomous wheelchairs to enhance mobility for people with disabilities. Addressing Wind Energy Challenges

February 2023

February 9, 2023
“I know for certain that from all I’ve learned from my time here at Rutgers through the ISE department, I’ll be prepared for all the future may hold.” As undergraduates, Industrial and Systems Engineering major Masser Ghannam and her Senior Design Project teammates were excited to create a cutting-edge machine learning AI model that can detect agricultural anomalies. She looks forward to being a part of the future in this emerging field. Why Rutgers?

December 2022

December 20, 2022
Congratulations to Rutgers ISE Professor Dr. Elsayed Elsayed for receiving the Industrial Engineering and Operations Management (IEOM) Distinguished Educator Award , from IEOM Society International, Sept 2022. The IEOM Society International is a global organization dedicated to the advancement of industrial engineering and operations management.

November 2022

November 18, 2022
A School of Engineering Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering team led by associate professor Zhimin Xi has been studying autonomous wheelchairs for five years. “A wheelchair is more human than a chair and should be as reliable as a good pair of shoes,” Xi insists. Their research has culminated with a $50,000 NSF National I-Corps Program grant to study and identify market opportunities for autonomous wheelchairs. 
November 15, 2022
Congratulations to Dr. Farzad Yousefian on being awarded a $400,000 grant from the Department of Energy (DOE) for his project titled “Randomized Federated Learning Methods for Nonsmooth, Nonconvex, and Hierarchical Optimization.” This project is in collaboration with Dr. Uday V. Shanbhag from Penn State University (09/2022 – 08/2024, Rutgers’ portion: $214K, total: $400K).
November 1, 2022
Professor David Coit has been awarded the Jean d’Alembert Fellowship from the Université Paris-Saclay Paris, France to support his research and academic studies in France in 2023 and 2024. Prof. Coit will conduct research at University Paris Saclay CentraleSupelec during his Rutgers sabbatical Spring 2023 semester and during summers in 2023 and 2024. The Jean d’Alembert fellowship is a prestigious award intended to bring the top researchers around the world to France to collaborate with professors, researchers, and students at University Paris Saclay. Prof.