Klutke elected IIE Fellow

May 25, 2005

COLLEGE STATION, Texas -- Dr. Georgia-Ann Klutke, professor of industrial engineering at Texas A&M University, has been elected a Fellow of the Institute of Industrial Engineers (IIE). The Fellow award is the highest classification of membership in IIE and recognizes outstanding leaders of the profession that have made significant, nationally recognized contributions to industrial engineering. Klutke, whose expertise is in probabilistic operations research, was recognized for her outstanding methodological contributions to queueing theory, stochastic scheduling and maintenance science, as well as her contributions to the industrial engineering practice. Klutke joined the Texas A&M Department of Industrial Engineering in 1995 and directs the Institute for Manufacturing Systems. She previously taught in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Texas at Austin and in the Department of Industrial Engineering and Operations Research at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, and has served as program director for Operations Research and Production Systems at the National Science Foundation. A registered professional engineer in Texas, Klutke is also a member of the Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences, the Association for Women in Mathematics and the American Society of Mechanical Engineers. She holds a bachelor's degree in mathematics and a master's degree in biostatistics, both from the University of Michigan. She holds a second master's degree in operations research from Wayne State University and a Ph.D. in industrial engineering and operations research from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University. Klutke is currently on developmental leave at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor.

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