Another successful year for college and department awards

We are delighted to announce all College and Department awards won by our students, faculty, and staff in 2022.

2022 Rossin Stout Dissertation

Lehigh ISE Ph.D. student Baoyu Zhou has won the 2022 P.C. Rossin College of Engineering and Applied Science Elizabeth V. Stout Dissertation Award. The title of Baoyu's thesis was "Methods for Large Scale Nonlinear Optimization and Equality Constrained Stochastic Optimization”, developed under the supervision of Professor Frank E. Curtis. This is our second Stout award in four years. Congratulations Baoyu!




2022 Rossin Citizenship Staff Award

Lehigh ISE IT client support specialist Mark Motsko has won the 2022 P.C. Rossin College of Engineering and Applied Science Citizenship Staff Award. This award recognizes an exceptional Rossin college staff member who goes above and beyond the call of duty in their daily work and activities, serving as an example of dedication, support and excellence in upholding the college’s mission and supporting its various initiatives. This is our second Rossin staff award in three years. Congratulations Mark!




2022 Rossin Outstanding Doctoral Student Advising Award

Lehigh ISE George N. and Soteria Kledaras ’87 Endowed Chair Professor Tamás Terlaky has won the 2022 P.C. Rossin College of Engineering and Applied Science Outstanding Doctoral Student Advising Award. This award recognizes a Rossin college faculty member who has a strong commitment to the doctoral education and provides excellent support and mentorship to doctoral students they work with. This is our fifth Rossin faculty award in four years. Congratulations Tamás!





2022 ISE Distinguished Alumni Award

We are pleased to announce Tais O’Dwyer, Head of Financial Services Business Strategy at Microsoft, as the recipient of the 2022 ISE Distinguished Alumni Award. This annual award acknowledges the importance of our fabulous alumni community, and its many contributions to our educational mission and industry engagement over the years. Tais has had an impressive career in management consulting, financial services, and technology, in various leadership positions at Morgan Stanley, Bank of America, CIT Group, and Google. Congratulations Tais!




2022 Lawrence E. White Fellowship

We are pleased to announce Matthew Harrison as the recipient of the 2022 Lawrence E. White Fellowship for Master’s in Management Science and Engineering. This fellowship is made available through the generosity of Lehigh and department alumnus Lawrence E. White (’64, ’65, ’69) for a full tuition towards 30 credits of master’s degree study. Matthew Harrison graduated from Lehigh University with a Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering in 2015. After graduation, he went on to work in the beverage distribution and software industries in sales and logistics. The Selection Committee was formed by Professors Robert E. Storer, Tamás Terlaky, and Luis Nunes Vicente (chair). Congratulations Matt!



2022 Van Hoesen Family Best Publication Award

We are pleased to announce Man Yiu (Tim) Tsang as the recipient of the sixth annual Van Hoesen Family Best Publication Award. Tim will receive a $1,000 monetary prize for his paper “Stochastic Optimization Models for a Home Service Routing and Appointment Scheduling Problem with Random Travel and Service Times”, co-authored with his adviser Professor Karmel S. Shehadeh. This award inspires students to publish influential research, software tools, and applications, and was made available through a generous gift of Everett Van Hoesen ‘55. The Selection Committee was formed by Professors Akwum Onwunta, Frank E. Curtis (chair), and Daniel P. Robinson. Congratulations Tim!



2022 Lehigh ISE Student and Faculty of the Year Awards

Lehigh ISE is honored to announce the following awards in recognition and appreciation of students and faculty, for their achievements throughout the 2021-2022 academic year. The department congratulates these students and faculty and thanks them for their contributions and dedication to the ISE Department.

  •  Industrial and Systems Engineering Sophomore of the YearBrooke Canon and Claire Samson
  •  Integrated Business and Engineering Sophomore of the Year: Owen Brown
  •  Industrial and Systems Engineering Junior of the YearJosie Charles and Morgan Heller
  • ​ Integrated Business and Engineering Junior of the YearTobey Bill and Matthew Calvin
  •  Industrial and Systems Engineering Senior of the Year: Sophie Champ
  •  Integrated Business and Engineering Senior of the Year: Joseph Min
  •  Industrial and Systems Engineering Master’s Student of the Year: Jorgo Damtew Tesfa
  •  Management Science and Engineering Master’s Student of the Year: Jorge Hernandez
  •  Healthcare Systems Engineering Master’s Student of the Year: Swati Lakshmi Palghat
  •  Financial Engineering Master’s Student of the Year: Jack Dean
  •  ISE Ph.D. Student of the Year: Mohammadhossein Mohammadisiahroudi
  •  Undergraduate Faculty Member of the Year: Professor Gregory L. Tonkay
  •  Master’s Faculty Member of the Year: Professor Ana I. Alexandrescu
  •  Ph.D. Faculty Member of the Year: Professor Frank E. Curtis