Faces of ISE
Faces of ISE celebrates our outstanding alumni and showcases the infinite possibilities that our current students have available to them. We’re always looking for stellar alumni to feature as the next Faces of ISE! If you’re interested in nominating someone (including yourself), fill out the form below. Need to ask a few questions first? Contact the ISE Service Desk and we’ll be happy to answer them!
OR Ph.D., 2019
Joe is an assistant professor of industrial engineering at Oregon State University. He researches mixed-integer and multilevel optimization techniques to develop data-driven decision support tools for decision-makers in health care. Other interests of his include optimization in machine learning and game theory.
Adam is CEO and founder of Baseline Controls Inc., a Raleigh-based project management consulting firm established in 2010. He and his team plan and execute projects through project management, project controls, portfolio management and process improvement in a wide variety of industries. Adam engages with the ISE Department and NC State by offering a welcoming home to many engineering students.
ISE Ph.D. 2020
Parth is a Marie Curie Postdoctoral fellow at ETH Zurich. He works on methods for the high-throughput fabrication of biological tissues such as muscles and tendons. His specialization lies in developing living biomedical implants that mimic the properties of natural human tissues and organs.
Lisa is an Industrial and Systems Engineer in the financial services industry. She specializes in enterprise data operations and transformation, combining people, processes and products to enable data management solutions. She leads a global program innovating state-of-the-art data resiliency capabilities and leads a cross functional team solving complex, enterprise-wide challenges.
BSIE, 2018 | MSOR, 2019
Ben is an operation research specialist for Delta Air Lines. He uses the mathematical modeling and coding techniques he learned at NC State to optimize flight schedules and ensure you always have a plane to get to your destination.
Ashley is an ambulatory surgery center administrator for Hospital Corporation of America, Medical Center Healthcare. Specialties include Gastroenterology, general, ENT, GYN, pain, and Podiatry. Her role consists of operations management, data analysis and quality/process improvement.
Katy (Smith) Ifkovits
ISE Ph.D., 2019
Katy is a management engineer at Emory Healthcare. Her responsibilities include developing simulation models and implementing solutions to improve hospital operations for patients and staff. She is also responsible for training other engineers in simulation and analytics.
BSIE, 2016 | MEM, 2021
Melissa is a management engineering team lead at Duke Health Performance Services, where she utilizes her ISE tools and leadership skills as she explores her dual passions of engineering and healthcare. After working at Duke for several years, she returned to NC State and became one of the first people to earn a Master of Engineering Management.
ISE Ph.D., 2020
Ling is a research scientist at Amazon. His work continues his Ph.D. study on time-varying Queueing models focusing on the stochastic modeling, simulation and real-time control of customer contact centers. He has developed an automated platform that optimizes the reallocation of idle service resources in continental-level networks. His goal is to harness the potential of operations research to provide the best service to Amazon customers.