January 6, 2015

This workshop will highlight concepts, challenges, and results arising from the use of models to predict the spread and facilitate the control of Ebola in W. Africa with a focus on the following central themes: predicting and interpreting initial outbreak dynamics, planning and evaluating interventions, real-time monitoring and surveillance, and modeling as a tool for communication.

Out of twenty four teams of undergraduate students in the Stewart School of Industrial & Systems Engineering (ISyE), the Emory Winship Senior Design Team took home first place in the Fall 2014 Senior Design Competition. 

Abrar Ismail and Todd Shea, professionals in the disaster response field in Pakistan, lead a presentation and lively discussion about emergency disaster response and long-term disaster rehabilitation and reconstruction.

The Georgia Institute of Technology Center for International Strategy, Technology, and Policy at the Sam Nunn School of International Affairs will host a talk presented by Ambassador Reuben E. Brigety II, the U.S. Representative to the African Union, titled “Ebola: Challenge and Crisis for  the African Union.

Pinar Keskinocak, ISyE's William W. George Chair, was appointed the College of Engineering’s ADVANCE professor by Dean Gary S. May.

William W. “Bill” George, IE 1964, Honorary Ph.D. 2008, is the former chairman and chief executive officer of Medtronic, one of the largest medical technology companies in the world. He and his wife, Penny reside in Minneapolis, Minnesota, and are members of The Hill Society. George talks with the Campaign Quarterly about his vision for Georgia Tech and the importance of giving back.

Nicoleta Serban, ISyE associate professor at the Stewart School of Industrial & Systems Engineering at Georgia Tech, has recently released a new book, Understanding and Managing the Complexity of Healthcare.