IISE Data Analytics and Information Systems (DAIS) Division Teaching Award

The division now invites nominations for the “Data Analytics Teaching Award.” The award will be presented at the IISE Annual Conference & Expo, May 20-23, 2023, in New Orleans, Louisiana. The award recognizes individual faculty for sustained performance of excellence in teaching DAIS-related courses.

Eligibility Criteria

  • The candidate should have offered one DAIS-related course at either undergraduate or graduate level within industrial engineering or other closely related programs.
  • The candidate should be a full-time tenured or tenure-track faculty and a member of DAIS of IISE.
  • Course materials for which they are being recognized should have been developed and taught by the candidate at least twice over the past 5 years (from Fall 2018 to Fall 2022).

Application Process

The candidate must be nominated by the candidate’s department chair or program director. The nomination package must include:

  • A cover letter.
  • Curriculum Vitae of the candidate.
  • A one-page statement of teaching philosophy.
  • One nomination Letter from the department chair or program director.
  • Course syllabus, sample lecture notes, and other supporting items such as demonstration code or project.
  • At least two copies of teaching evaluations over the past 5 years (from 2018 Fall to 2022 Fall).
  • At least two support letters from academic or industrial peers highlighting the impacts of the course.

All supporting documents in the nomination package must be submitted in a single PDF format. The deadline for nominations is Feb. 28, 2023. Please email the application package in one PDF file to  Na Zou . The winner will be notified by March 31, 2023.

Evaluation Process

The nominee will be evaluated by a panel with five senior judges based on the following criteria:
  • Innovation in teaching content and delivery methods (40%).
  • Broader impacts on data analytics teaching, including but are not limited to publications, presentations, industrial collaborations, etc. (30%).
  • Evaluations from students and peers (30%).


  • Recognition at the Annual Conference:
    • at the DAIS Town Hall Meeting
    • in Honors and Awards program
  • Certificate provided by IISE (either mailed or given at the town hall meeting) for the 1st, 2nd and 3rd prize winners.
  • 1st Place winner receives a complimentary ticket to the Honors and Awards banquet.
  • Recognition in ISE magazine
  • Recognition on DAIS webpage and in the newsletter

The award committee will invite senior faculty members to form a panel to evaluate the nomination documents. Only one award will be given. The award committee will send an email to notify all nominees about the result, and the winner will be recognized with a certificate at the DAIS town hall meeting.

If you have any questions, please contact Amy Straub at IISE.

2022 Winners

Ahmed Aziz Ezzat
Rutgers University

Hao Yan
Arizona State University