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McCourt Welcomes Organizational and Information Systems Expert William Rouse

Rouse will also hold the title of senior fellow in the office of Georgetown’s senior vice president for research. He will begin his tenure in July, 2019.

Rouse is a researcher, educator, author and entrepreneur. His expertise includes individual and organizational decision making and problem solving, as well as design of organizations and information systems.

“Bill’s expertise in managing complex public-private systems is of great value to the McCourt School,” said Maria Cancian, dean of the McCourt School. “As we continue to realize our goal of building a next-generation school of public policy, Bill’s work will enrich our approach to policy design and analysis.”

Understanding Healthcare Delivery

His current research focuses on understanding and managing complex public-private systems such as healthcare delivery, urban systems and defense, with emphasis on mathematical and computational modeling of these systems for the purpose of policy design and analysis.

Within the McCourt School, Rouse will focus on computational approaches to public policy issues in health, education, and transportation, leveraging Georgetown’s expertise in these areas. Within the office of the senior vice president for research, he will develop and implement strategies for leveraging systems science and engineering across Georgetown.

An Accomplished Scholar

Rouse comes to McCourt from the Stevens Institute of Technology, where he was the Alexander Crombie Humphreys Chair within the School of Systems and Enterprises and Director of the Center for Complex Systems and Enterprises.

Rouse also holds the title of professor emeritus in the School of Industrial and Systems Engineering at the Georgia Institute of Technology. His earlier positions include Executive Director of the university-wide Tennenbaum Institute and Chair of the School of Industrial and Systems Engineering at Georgia Tech.

He is an elected member of the National Academy of Engineering and an elected fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, the International Council on Systems Engineering, the Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences, and the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society.

“I am very pleased to join the Georgetown University community with its rich multi-disciplinary intellectual strengths and great relationships with key stakeholders in society’s important issues and concerns,” Rouse said.