Dr.David Claudio

Dr. David Claudio



Dr. David Claudio is an Associate Professor in Industrial Engineering in the Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering at Montana State University. He has been the mentor for the MSU IISE student chapter since 2011. Dr. Claudio obtained his B.S. in Industrial Engineering from the University of Puerto Rico, Mayagüez Campus. He worked with General Electric as part of their Operational Management Leadership Program (OMLP). He then obtained his M.S. in Industrial and Management Engineering from the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, located in Troy, NY, and his Ph.D. in Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering from Pennsylvania State University. He is also a Professional Engineer (PE) and is certified in Production and Inventory Management (CPIM) from The Association for Operations Management (also known as APICS). His research interests include Human Factors, Service Systems, Healthcare Engineering, and Decision Making.

He has been awarded IISE Global and IISE Regional Outstanding Faculty Advisor Award for the year 2016-2017.


Deepak Sharma_IISE President

Deepak Sharma



I am currently studying Master of Science Degree in Industrial and Management Engineering. I received Bachelor’s degree in Chemical Engineering from India. Chemical Engineering is concerned about how different things are made and Industrial Engineering teaches how to make things better. I believe it is a best combination. I want to develop innovative products while boosting bottom line gains of the company. I believe in addition to technical skills, soft skills such as communication skills, presentation skills, and networking skills are very important to succeed in life. Being an IISE club officer, I hope to develop these skills. I like reading novels, meeting people, hiking, camping, and swimming.



Lizzy Thompson_IISE Vice President

Lizzy Thompson

Vice President



I am a sophomore in the Industrial and Management Systems department. I enjoy reading, climbing, biking, running, and anything else outdoors! I am most interested in the human factor and health care side of Industrial Engineering. As the Vice-President, event coordinator for SWE, and a member of the WIE board, I amexcited to serve the students of the Industrial and Management Systems department.




Chris Schopp_IISE Secretary

Chris Schopp 



I'm Chris Schopp, a senior in IMSE.  I'm most recently from Alaska, where I was stationed in the Army.  I got involved in IISE because I wanted to meet new people and gain experience that would help me in industry after graduation.


Ransom Taylor_IISE Treasurer

Ransom Taylor



I'm a senior this fall of 2017, and am from Denver, Colorado. I decided to join the IISE chapter on campus to develop my professional skills and relationships beyond those which I'm afforded in my classes! I'm looking to enter the healthcare process improvement field. I love to bicycle, cook, and crochet in my free time!


Mikela Atkinson_IISE Activities Coordinator

Mike'la Atkinson

 Activities Coordinator& Recruitment Officer


I grew up in Billings, MT and am currently a junior in the IMSE program here at MSU. I decided to run for an officer position for the IISE club because I enjoy volunteering and wanted to get more involved in the College of Engineering. Being an officer is a great way to meet new people and expand your social and leadership skills. I look forward to being in this position and broadening my knowledge about IMSE.