For She’s a Jolly Good Fellow, Again.

For the second time in six months, ISE professor Julie Ivy has earned a Fellow Award from an international organization. In November 2022, it was from the Institute for Operations Research and Management Sciences (INFORMS); in May 2023, it was from the Institute of Industrial and Systems Engineers (IISE). Her most recent prize, the 20th in the department’s history, only strengthens that NC State has the country’s highest percentage of IISE Fellows. “NC State is extraordinarily lucky to have so many excellent ISE faculty,” shared Julie Swann, ISE department head. “The hard work by previous heads, such as Jim Wilson, contributed to the many Fellows recognized in the department. I am delighted to recognize Dr. Julie Ivy as our newest IISE Fellow, with complements her recognition as an INFORMS Fellow and the inaugural class of the MIF Fellows.”

The IISE Fellow Award is the highest rank a member can achieve and recognizes outstanding leaders who have made significant, nationally-recognized contributions to the industrial and systems engineering field. Ivy has had an extraordinary impact on education through her work with the health certificate program and the Master of Engineering Management program. “She is well-known for her extensive work mentoring undergraduate students, graduate students and faculty, especially women and people from under-represented communities,” confided Swann. “Her level of research and funding remains high, and she collaborates with government, companies and non-profits to impact society in areas such as improved health systems and food aid while capturing the impact on cost, outcomes and inequities.”

Although she has received these awards lately, some believe they needed to come sooner. “This recognition is long overdue, including Dr. Ivy’s work at NC State and her impact on IISE and the associated Society for Health Systems, where she has been the faculty advisor for many years,” said Swann. “Dr. Ivy is a faculty treasure!”

The Class of 2023 IISE Fellows

  • Kash Barker, University of Oklahoma
  • Linda Ng Boyle, University of Washington
  • David Coit, Rutgers University
  • Denis Cormier, Rochester Institute of Technology
  • Julie Ivy, North Carolina State University
  • Xueping Li, University of Tennessee, Knoxville
  • Lukasz Mazur, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
  • Emanuel Melachrinoudis, Northeastern University
  • Jonathan H. Owen, General Motors Co.
  • Chase Rainwater, University of Arkansas
  • Om Prakash Yadav, North Carolina A&T State University
  • Li Zheng, Tsinghua University