It was her interest in mathematics, physics, and the arts that drew her to engineering and her enthusiasm for mentorship that attracted her to teaching. So, becoming an engineering professor seemed like a no-brainer. Say “Hello” to the ISE Department’s newest faculty member, Dr. Leila Hajibabai.
Assistant Professor Hajibabai, who received her Ph.D. in civil engineering from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, selected NC State for two reasons. “I was attracted to working at NC State due to its amazing academic environment,” said Hajibabai. “NC State is very prestigious in engineering, science, and math, and ISE at NC State is among the top-ranked industrial engineering departments in the nation.” She always wanted to be part of a university where she can grow and educate successful future leaders. “I also like the Raleigh area as it is a great city for living in terms of size, weather, access to amenities, and raising a family.”
Her research focuses on resilient and economic transportation services in regards to emerging technologies and human-made decisions. Some examples include dynamic resource management, automation in transportation networks, routing and scheduling, supply chain logistics, and asset management. “I am focusing on renewable-energy-driven mobility services with their underlying infrastructure design, utilization management, and social perspectives,” shared Hajibabai. ”My team develops methodologies to solve these complex problems in large-scale networks.”
Please join us in welcoming Leila Hajibabai to the NC State ISE Department as she bolsters our data science concentration area.