Industrial Engineering

IE Welcomes New Faculty Members

Clemson’s Department of Industrial Engineering (IE), one of the nation’s top 20 public IE programs, is pleased to announce the arrival of three outstanding faculty members. 

Caglar Calayan, Assistant Professor.

Dr. Caglar Caglayan joined the IE faculty after earning a Ph.D. in Operations Research at the Georgia Institute of Technology in August 2019.  Dr. Caglayan’s research interests include mathematical modeling, optimization under uncertainty, and data- and decision-centric analytics.  He utilizes a broad range of analytical tools to help medical researchers and healthcare providers conduct data-driven, clinically-relevant research.  He has collaborated extensively with researchers at the prestigious Mayo Clinic and Emory University.  He is a professional member of the Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences (INFORMS), the Institute of Industrial and Systems Engineers (IISE), the American Society of Hematology (ASH) and the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO).


Jamiahus WaltonAssistant Professor.

Dr. Jamiahus Walton joined the IE faculty after earning a Ph.D. in Human-Computer Interaction at Iowa State University in August 2019.  Dr. Walton’s research centers on teamwork, collaboration and training (TCT) and finds wide applicability in multiple domains (e.g., academia, healthcare or military), where team training is critical to maintaining capable team and task skills.  His work examines areas such as computer-supported cooperative work, team training, and virtual collaboration.  The objective of his lab is to develop agents (e.g., Intelligent Team Tutoring Systems) and training environments that efficiently improve teamwork by sharpening task and team skills.  Dr. Walton’s research to date has focused on developing an Intelligent Team Tutoring System that provides feedback in a way that enhances team performance.


Mariah MagagnottiLecturer.

Dr. Mariah Magagnotti earned a Ph.D. in Industrial Engineering at Clemson in 2014 and returns to the department as a Lecturer after spending four years teaching in Clemson’s General Engineering program.  In addition to her teaching duties, she will serve as Program Coordinator of the department’s Master of Engineering (MEng) program – a fully online master’s degree program tailored to the needs of working professionals.  Dr. Magagnotti is a highly-respected educator whose extensive teaching experience will significantly enhance the educational experience of undergraduate and graduate IE students alike.