Professor profiled in Industrial and Systems Engineering Magazine

Published: Jun 3, 2020 12:15 PM

By Cassie Montgomery

Alice E. Smith, the Joe W. Forehand/Accenture Distinguished Professor of industrial and systems engineering (ISE), and her recently published book were profiled in the June issue of Industrial and Systems Engineering Magazine. The book, Women in Industrial and Systems Engineering: Key Advances and Perspectives on Emerging Topics, chronicles female engineers’ contributions to the field.

In the profile, Smith, who has a joint appointment in Auburn University’s Department of Computer Science and Software Engineering, discussed her entry into ISE, her research focus and the impact that women have had on the field.

“Engineering is the last profession to be strongly male-dominated,” she said in the article. “I think we need to encourage all younger women and girls to consider STEM and not be intimidated. They do not have to be math wizards or science geeks to excel at engineering and enjoy it as a career.”

The monthly magazine is a publication of the Institute of Industrial and Systems Engineering and is circulated to approximately 11,000 institute members. The full profile on Smith and her book can be found here:

Media Contact: Cassie Montgomery,, 334-844-3668

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