Fulton Schools Professor Pitu Mirchandani has been granted Fellow status in the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers for his achievements over a 40-year career. IEEE is the world’s largest organization of technical professionals.
Mirchandani teaches in the industrial engineering program in the School of Computing, Informatics, and Decision Systems Engineering. He holds the AVNET Chair in Supply Chain networks, and is also the current chair of the Industrial Engineering Graduate Program Committee.
The IEEE elevated Mirchandani to its most prestigious level of membership specifically for “contributions to stochastic dynamic networked systems in intelligent transportation and production systems.”
His work in those areas reflects his broader expertise in the management of complex networked systems, which aids planning and decision making under conditions with uncertainties and random variations.
He is considered a pioneer in integrating the use of advanced modeling, information technologies and data-driven decision-making tools into transportation and logistics operations.
His modeling ideas have explored applications in optimizing energy systems, water distribution systems, urban infrastructure planning and development, land use and health care.
Mirchandani is also a Fellow of the Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences.
In addition to authoring scholarly books and many published research papers, he has given about 250 technical presentations at engineering and technology conferences and workshops.
Mirchadani earned bachelor’s and master’s degrees in engineering from the University of California, Los Angeles, and then a master’s degree in aeronautics and astronautics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, where he also received a doctoral degree in operations research.
His selection as an IEEE Fellow will be recognized at the IEEE Phoenix Section Annual Banquet on Saturday, February 11, 2017.
Mirchandani is joined as a new IEEE Fellow by four other Fulton Schools faculty members, Associate Professor Hugh Barnaby, Professor Yu Cao and Professor Richard King, all of whom teach in the School of Electrical, Computing and Energy Engineering programs.