Department Leadership

Luis Nunes Vicente | Department Chair

Dr. Luis Nunes Vicente joined Lehigh University as ISE Department Chair in August 2018 as the Timothy J. Wilmott '80 Endowed Faculty Professor. He obtained his Ph.D. in Applied Mathematics from Rice University in 1996. His research interests include Continuous Optimization, Computational Science and Engineering, and Machine Learning and Data Science.

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Derya Pamukcu | Associate Chair and UG Director

Dr. Pamukcu teaches courses in organizational planning and control, systems engineering and decision analysis, and applied data mining. His research interests include Information Systems and Software Engineering, Engineering Decision Making, Design and Analysis of Network and Communication Systems, and Computer Graphics and Project Management. Dr. Pamukcu has been a member of the faculty since 2012.

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Frank E. Curtis | PhD Program Director

Dr. Curtis is ISE's Director of Graduate Studies. His research interests revolve around the area of large-scale mathematical optimization and its applications, which lies at the intersection between applied mathematics, scientific computing, and operations research. He obtained his Ph.D. from Northwestern University in Industrial Engineering in 2007. Dr. Curtis joined the faculty in 2009.

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Department Staff

Sheila Dorney | Communications Specialist and Undergraduate Student Coordinator

Sheila is responsible for providing support to the undergraduate programs, department events and meetings, content creation, website maintenance, social media and communications, fund-raising and alumni engagement, and recruiting/job placement.



Joyce Gabay | Graduate Coordinator (Communications, Recruitment, Advising)

Joyce is the ISE Department and Graduate Coordinator. She is responsible for the coordination of graduate programs, as well as general ISE office management and providing assistance to the Department Chair.




Mark Motsko | IT Client Support Coordinator

Mark provides IT assistance to the department and maintains the technology in Mohler Laboratory's labs and classrooms.





Christina Stauffer | Business Manager

Christina provides financial support to the Department by managing accounts, writing financial reports, and assisting with purchases and subscriptions.