Georgia Tech Associated Faculty

Eva K Lee, PhD
Professor & Director of Center for Operations Research in Medicine and HealthCare, Industrial and Systems Engineering;
Co-Director, NSF-CHOT.
Education: B.S., Mathematics and Computer Science, Hong Kong Baptist University; Ph.D., M.A, Computational and Applied Mathematics, Rice University.
Research Interest: Systems modeling, information technology, optimization, and software design for healthcare and medicine; machine learning and predictive models; medical decision making, and quality assurance; operation and process efficiency and cost-effectiveness; and economic and decision analysis.
Selected Honors: 2007 INFORMS Franz Edelman Winner, with Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center on Operations Research Advances Cancer Therapeutics. 2005 INFORMS Pierskalla research excellence in HealthCare and Management Science for research on Emergency Treatment Response and Real-Time Staff Allocation for Bioterrorism and Infectious Disease Outbreak. Selected as one of the Extraordinary Women Engineers, 2004. NSF Information Technology Research Award on Theory and Computation Advances in Cancer Therapeutics, 2003. Whitaker Foundation Biomedical Research Award (First and only IE recipient), 2000. NSF Presidential Young Investigator award, 1996. NSF/NATO Postdoctoral Fellowship on Scientific Computing 1995.

Barbara Boyan, PhD
Professor, Price Gilbert, Jr. Chair in Tissue Engineering;
Associate Dean for Research, College of Engineering;
GT administrative advisor, NSF-CHOT.
Education: B.A., M.A., Ph.D., Biology, Rice University.
Research Interest: Mechanism of action of hormones and growth factors in chondrocytes and osteoblasts; normal and pathological calcification, tissue engineering; response of cells to biomaterials.
Selected Honors: Rice University Alumni of the Year, 2008. Fellow, American Institute of Mechanical and Biological Engineering, 2006. Atlanta Woman of the Year (Science), 2005. The Birnberg Research Award, Columbia University School of Dental and Oral Surgery, 2003. Fellow, American Association for the Advancement of Science, 2002. Society for Biomaterials Clemson Award for Contributions to the Literature, 2001. Albert-Hoffa-Prize (with Drs CH Lohmann, Z Schwartz, Y Liu, H Guerkov, B Simon, BD Boyan), Die Norddeutsche Orthop denvereinigung e.V (North German Orthopaedic Society) Research Prize, 2001. American Academy of Periodontolgy, R. Earl Robinson Regeneration Award (with Drs Z Schwarts, DD Dean, CH Lohmann, D Andreacchio, TC Weesner, DL Carnes, DL Cochran), October, 2001.

Hayriye Ayhan, PhD
Associate Professor, Industrial and Systems Engineering;
Faculty member, NSF-CHOT.
Education: B.S., Industrial Engineering, Bosphorous University; Ph.D., Industrial Engineering, Texas A&M.
Research Interest: Stochastic (Max,+) linear systems; performance analysis of queueing and production systems via series expansions; and Markov decision processes (with applications to admission control, inventory/production control).
Selected Honors: 2000 National Science Foundation CAREER Award. Member of the Institute of Operations Research and Management Sciences (INFORMS) and secretary and the treasurer of the INFORMS Applied Probability Society.

Niquelle Brown, MS
Research Associate, NSF-CHOT;
Project Manager, CORM.
Education: B.S., Industrial Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology; M.S., Health Systems, Georgia Institute of Technology.
Research Interest: Healthcare system strengthening (patient flow, medication error prevention, staffing efficiencies); public health resource allocation; multivariate data analysis and predictive models.
Selected Honors: 2009 Georgia Tech William Randolph Hearst Fellow, Alpha Pi Mu Industrial Engineering Honor Society.

David Cowan, MSHS
MSHS Program Director, Executive in Residence, Health Systems Institute.
Education: MS, Health Systems, Georgia Institute of Technology.
Research Interest: Healthcare information technology, facilities planning, financial turnarounds, and strategic planning.
Selected Honors: President of Management Systems Consultants. Distinguished Alumni in the School of Industrial Engineering, 2001. Founding President of the Georgia Chapter of the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) in 1984. Fellow in HIMSS. Fellow in the Healthcare Financial Management Association. Senior Member of the Institute of Industrial Engineers. On the national board of the IIE Society for Health Systems.

Serhat Gul, PhD
NIH Postdoctoral Fellow;
Research Associate, NSF-CHOT.
Education: B.S., Manufacturing Systems Engineering, Sabanci University, Turkey; Ph.D., M.S., Industrial Engineering, Arizona State University.
Research Interest: Healthcare delivery systems modeling and optimization; scheduling theory and algorithms; stochastic programming; simulation.
Selected Honors: NIH Postdoctoral Fellowship, 2011. Veteran Affairs Engineering Resource Center Postdoctoral Fellowship, 2010.

Michael Wright, MHA, FACHE
SVP Operations, Grady Memorial Hospital;
Education: MBA, University of Baltimore.
Research Interest: Responsible for guiding the overall research strategies, and many service lines at Grady, many of which have significant research initiatives in process.
Selected Honors: SVP Operations, Grady Memorial Hospital; Former Board Member, National Association of Health Services Executives.

Tsung-Lin Wu, PhD
NIH Postdoctoral Fellow;
Research Associate, NSF-CHOT.
Education: B.B.A., Business Administration, National Taiwan University; M.S., Industrial Engineering and Engineering Management, National Tsing Hua University; Ph.D., Industrial and Systems Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology.
Research Interest: Healthcare applications, optimization, operations research, machine learning.