Dr. William B. Rouse
Alexander Crombie Humphreys Professor
School of Systems & Enterprises (SSE)
Dr. William B. Rouse is a researcher, educator, author and entrepreneur. His current positions include Alexander Crombie Humphreys Chair in Economics of Engineering in the School of Systems and Enterprises at Stevens Institute of Technology and 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, Chair of the School of Industrial and Systems Engineering, CEO of two innovative software companies – Enterprise Support Systems and Search Technology – and earlier faculty positions at Georgia Tech, University of Illinois, Delft University of Technology, and Tufts University. His expertise includes individual and organizational decision making and problem solving, as well as design of organizations and information systems. In these areas, he has consulted with well 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 current research focuses on understanding and managing complex public-private systems such as healthcare, energy and defense, with emphasis on mathematical and computational modeling of these systems for the purpose of policy design and analysis. Among many advisory roles, he has served as Chair of the Committee on Human Factors of the National Research Council, a member of the U.S. Air Force Scientific Advisory Board, and a member of the DoD Senior Advisory Group on Modeling and Simulation. He has been designated a lifetime National Associate of the National Research Council and National Academies. Rouse received his B.S. from the University of Rhode Island, and his S.M. and Ph.D. from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.