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ISEA TEK, LLC (Industrial & Systems Engineering Analysis Technologies) focuses on delivering exceptional research and development capabilities for commercial and defense applications.

We have expertise in:

  • Mathematically defining real-world problems of interest
  • Developing rigorous mathematical models representing the problems of interest
  • Designing exact and/or heuristic algorithms
  • Development of prototype code

Learn more about ISEA TEK Areas of Expertise.

The President of ISEA TEK, Dr. Michael Hirsch, has spent the past 20+ years developing innovative technical solutions for both defense and commercial problems.

Dr. Hirsch worked for AMPAC Technologies from 1996 – 2001, and the Raytheon Company from 2001 – 2014. During this time, Dr. Hirsch focused on leading both small and large research teams, developing mathematical models, algorithms, prototype code, and embedded software flight code.

Dr. Hirsch has earned a Ph.D. in Systems Engineering (Operations Research concentration) from the University of Florida, a M.S. in Applied Mathematics from the University of Delaware, and a B.A. in Mathematics from West Chester University of Pennsylvania.


Awards

  • Recipient of the 2013 Raytheon Mentoring Excellence Award.
  • Recipient of the 2012 AIAA GNC Best Paper in Session Award.
  • Recipient of the 2009 Roberto D. Galvão Prize, XLI Symposium of the Brazilian Operational Research Society, for best paper.
  • Recipient of the 2008 Raytheon Net-Centric Systems Paper of the Year, runner–up, Award.
  • Recipient of the 2007 Raytheon Net-Centric Systems Paper of the Year Award.
  • Recipient of the 2007 Raytheon Net-Centric Systems Paper of the Year, runner–up, Award.
  • Recipient of the 2006 Raytheon Net-Centric Systems Paper of the Year Award.
  • Recipient of the 2004 Raytheon Net-Centric Systems Paper of the Year Award.
  • Recipient of the 2004 Raytheon Net-Centric Systems Paper of the Year, runner–up, Award.
  • Recipient of the Raytheon Advanced Study Award, August 2004 – December 2006.
  • Nominated for the Gould Award for Teaching Excellence, Spring 2000.

Professional Activities:

  • Doctoral Research Supervision:
    • Michael Margitus, ‘‘Matroids and Knapsack Problems.’’ University at Buffalo, in progress. (Committee Member)
    • Hector Ortiz-Pena, ‘‘The Price of Decentralization on Planning and Control Systems of Autonomous Unmanned Vehicles.’’ University at Buffalo, June 2015. (Co-Advisor)
    • Alvaro Maggiar, ‘‘Optimization of Smoothed Functionals and Applications of Nonlinear Programming to Fastest Path Finding for Vehicles in Anisotropic Media.’’ Northwestern University, December 2014. (Committee Member)
    • Brandon Ha, ‘‘Renewable Energy Integration for Hybrid Power Systems: Analysis and Optimization Algorithms.’’ Southern Methodist University, December 2013. (Committee Member)
  • INFORMS Annual Meeting, Philadelphia, PA. November 01 – 04, 2015.
    • Session Chair: Military O.R. and Applications I.
    • Session Chair: Military O.R. and Applications II.
    • Session Chair: Military O.R. and Applications III.
    • Session Chair: Military O.R. and Applications IV.
    • Session Chair: Military O.R. and Applications V.
  • INFORMS Annual Meeting, San Francisco, CA. November 09 – 12, 2014.
    • Session Chair: Sensors and Weapons.
    • Session Chair: Mission Planning II.
    • Session Chair: Search Theory.
    • Session Chair: Heuristic Optimization.
  • INFORMS Annual Meeting, Phoenix, AZ. October 14 – 17, 2012.
    • Session Chair: Military Search and Surveillance.
    • Session Chair: Military Vehicle Routing I.
    • Session Chair: Heuristics for Global Optimization, and Real-World Applications.
  • INFORMS Annual Meeting, Charlotte, NC. November 13 – 16, 2011.
    • Session Chair: Military Vehicle Routing Problems – Risk and Uncertainty.
    • Session Chair: Heuristics for Global Optimization and Applications.
  • Scientific Committee Member, 3rd International Conference on the Dynamics of Information Systems, Gainesville, FL. February 16 – 18, 2011.
  • Scientific Committee Member, 2nd International Conference on the Dynamics of Information Systems, Destin, FL. February 3 – 5, 2010.
  • Co-chair, International Conference on the Dynamics of Information Systems, Gainesville, FL. January 28 – 30, 2009.
  • Co-chair, 8th International Conference on Cooperative Control and Optimization, Gainesville, FL. January 30 – February 1, 2008.
  • Co-chair, 7th International Conference on Cooperative Control and Optimization, Gainesville, FL. January 31 – February 2, 2007.
  • Editorial Board Member, International Journal of Business Analytics. 2012 – Present.
  • Editorial Board Member, Journal of Optimization Letters. 2010 – Present.
  • Editorial Board Member, International Journal of Operations Research and Information Systems (IJORIS). 2008 – Present.