Yildirim chosen to lead IISE Energy Systems Division

Murat Yildirim writing equations on a whiteboard

Murat Yildirim, assistant professor of industrial and systems engineering at Wayne State University, was elected as a director for the Energy Systems Division within the Institute of Industrial and Systems Engineers (IISE), the premier professional society for industrial engineers.

In this role, Yildirim will oversee the organization of such activities as track sessions for the IISE annual conference, networking events for division members, and best paper and career competitions for students and researchers of energy systems.

IISE was founded in 1948 and is an international, nonprofit society that provides leadership for application, education, training, research and development of industrial and systems engineering. Energy systems is one of its foundational divisions for researchers and practitioners who are committed to advancing excellence in innovative modeling and exploring the use of the tools for energy systems.

Yildirim has been a faculty member in the Wayne State University College of Engineering since 2019. He directs the Cyber-Physical Systems Lab, which focuses on fundamental problems revolving around advancing the integration of mathematical programming and data analytics in such domains as energy, mobility and manufacturing. The lab’s research projects are supported by $4.54 million in total funding, with a personal share of $1.15 million, from the National Science Foundation, Department of Energy and other agencies.

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