ISyE Chair Chelsea White Honored with IEEE Society's Joseph G. Wohl Award

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Dr. White leads the School of Industrial and Systems Engineering at Georgia Tech, where he holds the H. Milton and Carolyn J. Stewart School Chair and the Schneider National Chair in Transportation. He is also former executive director of The Logistics Institute. The Joseph G. Wohl Award is the Society’s highest award, given for career service to the systems community, the IEEE, and/or the SMC Society. The award is not given annually; it is only presented when there is a uniquely qualified nominee, says Pierre Borne, Society Awards Chair and Professor "de classe exceptionnelle" at the Ecole Centrale de Lille, France. "These awards are attributed after a call for nominations by a committee," says Borne. "This year seven persons were nominated for the Award, and Chip White was chosen with a strong majority," he added. White was honored at the Society’s International Conference held in Hawaii this October. In the past, he has received the Society’s prestigious Norbert Wiener Award, given for technical contributions in the areas of Systems, Humans, and/or Cybernetics. Former ISyE chair William Rouse, now executive director of Georgia Tech’s Tennenbaum Institute for Enterprise Transformation, is also recipient of both awards. "I am delighted to receive the Wohl award and deeply appreciate having the opportunity to contribute to the IEEE Systems, Man, and Cybernetics Society throughout my professional career," says White. "The Society has had significant impact on the Systems Engineering profession, and I am proud to be part of this. Having known Joe Wohl, an outstanding systems engineering leader and good friend, the award is particularly meaningful to me." The School of Industrial and Systems Engineering The School of Industrial and Systems Engineering at Georgia Tech is the largest and most prestigious program in industrial engineering in the United States. More than 10,000 graduates of the School can be found in consulting, engineering, financial services, healthcare, transportation, nonprofit organizations, entrepreneurial enterprises, law, retail, and major academic institutions around the world. Nearly one in ten Georgia Tech ISyE graduates rise to the top positions of their respective organizations, and distinguished faculty members are internationally known for their research in virtually every subdiscipline of industrial and systems engineering and operations research. For more information about ISyE at Georgia Tech, visit


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