Dieker Appointed Fouts Family Assistant Professor

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Ton Dieker has been appointed as the Fouts Family Assistant Professor in the Stewart School of Industrial & Systems Engineering (ISyE) for a three year term of service, beginning August 15, 2013. The Fouts Family Early Career Professorship is designed to enhance the ability of ISyE to “attract and retain eminent teacher-scholars.”

Dieker works in the area of applied probability, and his research is motivated, in part, by applications to computer networks and to business processes such as workforce management and service systems. His expertise includes stochastic processes, stochastic networks, and stochastic analysis of algorithms. His recent research recognition includes the 2012 Erlang Prize from the Applied Probability Society of INFORMS, a 2013 National Science Foundation CAREER award, and a 2013 IBM Faculty Award.  He currently serves as an associate editor for Operations Research and Mathematics of Operations Research. Dieker earned his master's degree in Operations Research from the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam in 2002. He carried out his Ph.D. research at the Center for Mathematics and Computer Science (CWI) in Amsterdam, and earned his PhD degree at the University of Amsterdam in 2006. He came to Georgia Tech from the IBM T.J. Watson Research Center in Yorktown Heights, NY. Prior to that, he worked at the University College Cork, Ireland, as a postdoctoral researcher.

“The Fouts Family early career professorship appointment provides a well-deserved opportunity to enhance Ton’s growing research and educational impacts,” said Jane Ammons, ISyE School Chair.


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