IISE is the most prestigious institute for industrial and systems engineering

Larry SnyderLehigh ISE Professor Lawrence V. Snyder has been elected as a Fellow of the Institute of Industrial & Systems Engineers (IISE). This honor is reserved for a few distinguished members of IISE. The newly selected Fellows will be recognized during the 2024 IISE Annual Conference & Expo, to be held in Montreal, Canada, during May 18-21.

The IISE Fellow Award recognizes outstanding leaders of the profession who have made significant, nationally recognized contributions to industrial and systems engineering. A Fellow is the highest classification of IISE membership.

Larry Snyder is an established leader in the field of operations research and systems engineering, with a vast and highly cited publication record. He received his PhD from Northwestern University in 2003 with a dissertation on robustness and reliability of supply chains. Since that time, he has greatly expanded his research portfolio to include work on logistics, transportation theory, facility location, inventory models, energy systems, decision-making under uncertainty, and machine and reinforcement learning. He has a strong record of interdisciplinary research excellence, spanning his entire career over 20 years at Lehigh, where he has also been a stellar educator, highly appreciated by his students. He served as Co-Director and Director of Lehigh's Institute for Data, Intelligent Systems, and Computation (I-DISC) during 2019-2023. He currently serves as Lehigh’s Deputy Provost for Faculty Affairs.

“It is a great honor to be elected a Fellow of a society I have always admired and respected. Throughout my career IISE has been there and has helped guide me through all the stages of career development. This recognition means a lot.” says Larry Snyder.