Women in Industrial and Systems Engineering

Key Advances and Perspectives on Emerging Topics

  • Alice E. Smith

Part of the Women in Engineering and Science book series (WES)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Background

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
  3. Analytics

  4. Education

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 157-157
    2. Tracee Walker Gilbert, Janis Terpenny, Tonya Smith-Jackson
      Pages 159-183
    3. Hulya Julie Yazici, Lisa A. Zidek, Halcyon St. Hill
      Pages 185-196
  5. Health

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 197-197
    2. Julie Simmons Ivy, Muge Capan, Karen Hicklin, Nisha Nataraj, Irem Sengul Orgut, Amy Craig Reamer et al.
      Pages 233-274
    3. Yinlin Fu, Bhavika K. Patel, Teresa Wu, Jing Li, Fei Gao
      Pages 301-319
  6. Logistics

  7. Production

  8. Back Matter
    Pages 607-609

About this book


This book presents a diversity of innovative and impactful research in the field of industrial and systems engineering (ISE) led by women investigators.  After a Foreword by Margaret L. Brandeau, an eminent woman scholar in the field, the book is divided into the following sections:  Analytics, Education, Health, Logistics, and Production.  Also included is a comprehensive biography on the historic luminary of industrial engineering, Lillian Moeller Gilbreth.  Each chapter presents an opportunity to learn about the impact of the field of industrial and systems engineering and women’s important contributions to it. Topics range from big data analysis, to improving cancer treatment, to sustainability in product design, to teamwork in engineering education. A total of 24 topics touch on many of the challenges facing the world today and these solutions by women researchers are valuable for their technical innovation and excellence and their non-traditional perspective.  Found within each author’s biography are their motivations for entering the field and how they view their contributions, providing inspiration and guidance to those entering industrial engineering.

  • Features contributions from leading female scientists in industrial and systems engineering in academia, industry, and government jobs;
  • Presents an opportunity to learn about the breadth, depth and impact of the field of ISE and women’s important contributions to it; 
  • Covers a wide range of topics from optimization to human factors, to simulation.


Women in science and engineering Women in STEM Women in Industrial and Systems Engineering Industrial and Systems Engineering Operations Research Statistics Management Science

Editors and affiliations

  • Alice E. Smith
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Industrial and Systems EngineeringAuburn UniversityAuburnUSA

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2020
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Engineering Engineering (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-3-030-11865-5
  • Online ISBN 978-3-030-11866-2
  • Series Print ISSN 2509-6427
  • Series Online ISSN 2509-6435
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