Georgia Tech's School of ISyE Joins the Vanguard Academic Partnership Program

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February 2, 2007 - Vanguard Software Corporation, the leader in Web-based collaborative modeling software for enterprise simulation and planning, has partnered with the Georgia Institute of Technology's

School of Industrial and Systems Engineering (ISyE) through the Vanguard Academic Partnership Program. As part of this program, Vanguard Software donated licenses of the new Vanguard System to ISyE.

"We deeply appreciate this gift from Vanguard Software Corporation. The Vanguard System is a cutting-edge decision support solution and will be a valuable resource for our students and faculty," said Chelsea C. White III, the H. Milton and Carolyn J. Stewart School Chair in ISyE and the Schneider National Chair in Transportation.

The Vanguard System software is intended to provide valuable student learning experiences in classrooms and computer labs as well as to help faculty advance the state of research. The Vanguard System is the first business analytics application to support modeling and simulation on an enterprise scale, and combines all the elements necessary for Web-based, enterprise-wide decision-making, collaborative modeling, knowledge-capture, and sophisticated analytics.

"ISyE is the top industrial/manufacturing engineering program in the world and we are delighted to work with its faculty to integrate the Vanguard System in the classroom curricula and research activities," said Brian Lewis, Vanguard Software's VP of Professional Services. "It is also personally gratifying to be able to give back to my alma mater." Dr. Lewis received his Ph.D. from ISyE in 2005, working with Professors Chip White and Alan Erera.

The Vanguard Academic Partnership Program also offers faculty members a new teaching and research outlet, the Vanguard Global Knowledge Portal. The Global Knowledge Portal is a Wiki-style, Web portal for Vanguard's free-access, shared library of models that were created by the Vanguard System user community. Through continued use and contribution, the Global Knowledge Portal has become a key resource for analytical modelers and decision-makers. It reaches a world-wide audience of academic, business, and government users. The Global Knowledge Portal can be found at:

More about Vanguard Software Corporation:

Vanguard Software, the leader in Web-based collaborative modeling software for enterprise simulation and planning, is a privately held corporation founded in 1995 to develop business Decision Support software. Customers in over 60 countries and in every major industry use Vanguard's software for forecasting, resource optimization, Web-based expert systems, and financial modeling. For more information about Vanguard Software Corporation, visit For more information, contact Katherine Robertson, Vanguard Software Corporation, at (919) 859-4101 ext. 161 or or


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