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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