Posted June 16, 2005 ATLANTA
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Contact Lisa Grovenstein
Chelsea (Chip) C. White III has been named chair of the School of Industrial and Systems Engineering (ISyE) at Georgia Tech.
The school is ranked No. 1 among industrial and systems engineering programs in the United States by U.S. News & World Report.
White, the Schneider National chair in Transportation and Logistics in ISyE, will assume his duties as chair July 1 from William Rouse, now director of the Tennenbaum Institute for Enterprise Transformation at Georgia Tech.
"I am very pleased that Chip White has accepted this responsibility," said College of Engineering Dean Don Giddens. "He is an outstanding scholar and academic administrator, and his vision for the future will help lead ISyE to even greater prominence."
White is also the director of Georgia Tech's Trucking Industry Program, a member of the Sloan Foundation's Industry Centers Network and executive director of The Logistics Institute.
His current research focuses on how real-time information can improve productivity and security in the transportation and logistics sector of the economy. He teaches courses on decision making under certainty and risk. His areas of research include optimization and artificial intelligence for problem solving in transportation, logistics and supply chain systems.
"I look forward to working with the ISyE faculty, our students, the administration, our alumni and our sponsors to continue the ISyE tradition of excellence and leadership in research, education and service," White said.
White is the past president of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) Systems, Man and Cybernetics Society and is former editor of several of the IEEE Transactions and a Fellow of IEEE. He is a member of the board of directors of several public and private organizations, including CNF Inc., a Fortune 500 transportation and logistics company.