William B. "Bill" Rouse, professor in the Stewart School of Industrial and Systems Engineering (ISyE) and executive director of the Tennenbaum Institute for Enterprise Transformation, retired from Georgia Tech on August 15, 2012 after over thirty years of service. Rouse also held a joint appointment with the College of Computing. Following his retirement from Georgia Tech, Rouse will serve as the Alexander C. Humphreys Chair in the School of Systems and Enterprises at Stevens Institute of Technology in New Jersey.
Rouse received his B.S. from the University of Rhode Island, and his S.M. and Ph.D. from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He has over thirty years of experience in research, education, management, marketing, and engineering related to individual and organizational performance, decision support systems, and information systems. In these areas, he has consulted with over one hundred large and small enterprises in the private, public, and non-profit sectors, where he has worked with several thousand executives and senior managers. His expertise includes individual and organizational decision making and problem solving, as well as design of organizations and information systems.
Rouse has written hundreds of articles and book chapters, and is the author of several books, including his most recent Engineering the System of Healthcare Delivery, the third volume in the Tennenbaum Institute Series on Enterprise Systems. Rouse is a member of the National Academy of Engineering, as well as a fellow of four professional societies -- the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), the International Council on Systems Engineering, the Institute for Operations Research and Management Science, and the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society. In 2011, he was given the Lifetime designation as a National Associate by the National Research Council and the National Academies. Rouse received the Joseph Wohl Outstanding Career Award and the Norbert Wiener Award from the IEEE Systems, Man, and Cybernetics Society; a Centennial Medal and a Third Millennium Medal from IEEE; and the O. Hugo Schuck Award from the American Automation Control Council. He is listed in Who's Who in America , Who's Who in Engineering, and other biographical literature, and has been featured in publications such as Manager's Edge, Vision, Book-Talk, The Futurist, Competitive Edge, Design News, Quality & Excellence, and IIE Solutions.