Contact Information

Dr. Joel Sokol
Harold E. Smalley Professor
Director, Master of Science in Analytics
(Atlanta Online Shenzhen)

Email: Campus Phone: 404-894-6484
Office Location: Groseclose 419


Joel Sokol is founding Director of Georgia Tech's interdisciplinary1 Master of Science in Analytics degree (on campus and online) and Harold E. Smalley Professor in the H. Milton Stewart School of Industrial and Systems Engineering.

His primary research interests are in applied analytics and data science in health/medicine, sports, supply chain logistics, and other areas.

Dr. Sokol's research has won the EURO Management Science Strategic Innovation Prize and been a finalist for the Cozzarelli Prize, and has been successfully used by professional sports teams and leagues, medical decision-makers, industry, NGOs, and the military. His LRMC method is an industry leader and has attracted widespread popular attention.

As a teacher, Dr. Sokol has won recognition from NAE, IISE, INFORMS, and EURO; served two terms as INFORMS Vice President of Education; and is the recipient of Georgia Tech's highest awards for teaching and student impact.

Dr. Sokol's PhD in operations research is from MIT2, and his bachelor's degrees in mathematics, computer science, and applied sciences in engineering are from Rutgers University.


1 Interdisciplinary between the Stewart School of Industrial and Systems Engineering, the Scheller College of Business, and School of Computational Science and Engineering
2 Interdisciplinary between the Sloan School of Management and School of Engineering