Dr. Augustine O. Esogbue


Prefix: Dr.
First Name: Augustine
Middle Name: O.
Last Name: Esogbue


Researched on various programming algorithms and has published 33 research papers.


Employment: Dr. Esogbue is a Professor in the School of Industrial and Systems Engineering at the Georgia Institute of Technology

Augustine came to Georgia Tech in June 1972 as an Associate Professor of Industrial and Systems Engineering with joint appointment with the Health Systems Research Center. In June of 1977, he was promoted to Full Professor with tenure. His research interests include dynamic programming, fuzzy sets, decision making and control in a fuzzy environment, and operations research with applications to socio-technical systems such as health care, water resource management and disaster control planning. He is also the Director of the Intelligent Systems and Controls Laboratory which is currently investigating a hybrid approach to intelligent control via fuzzy sets, neural networks, and reinforcement learning theories as well as its application to various large-scale, nonlinear and uncertain dynamical systems.

Formerly, Chancellor's Distinguished Professor of Industrial Engineering and Operations Research and Management Sciences, University of California-Berkeley. Adjunct Professor of Mathematical Sciences, Atlanta University, and Adjunct Professor of Community Medicine, Morehouse School of Medicine; Assistant Professor of OR, Case Western Reserve University, Research Associate of Engineering and Medicine, University of Southern California, and Development Engineer, Water Resources Center, University of California-Los Angeles. Consultant to various agencies and organizations. Chair, ORSA Health Applications Technical Section, 1990-1992. Former Chair, ORSA/TIMS Visiting Lecturer Program. Author, Dynamic Programming for Optimal Water Resources Systems Analysis. Co-author, Mathematical Aspects of Scheduling and Applications, Decision Criteria and Optimal Inventory Management. (with B. Liu). Panel Member, National Research Council, National Academy of Sciences.

In addition to his research and professional activities, Dr. Esogbue teaches courses in dynamic programming, stochastic operations research, engineering design, and neuro-fuzzy control. He is also considerably involved in a number of civic activities in Atlanta such as the Atlanta Sister Cities Commission (Vice-Chair), Leadership Atlanta Development Corporation, and the 100 Black Men of Atlanta, Inc.


Advisory Editor, International Journal of Fuzzy Sets and Systems; Associate Editor, Journal of Mathematical Analysis and Applications.


  1. Bellman, Richard Ernest; Esogbue, Augustine O.; Nabeshima, Ichirô Mathematical aspects of scheduling and applications. International Series in Modern Applied Mathematics and Computer Science, 4.Pergamon Press, Oxford-Elmsford, N.Y., 1982. xiv+329 pp. ISBN: 0-08-026477-8; 0-08-026476-X
  2. Liu, Baoding; Esogbue, Augustine O. Decision criteria and optimal inventory processes. International Series in Operations Research & Management Science, 20. Kluwer Academic Publishers, Boston, MA,1999. xiv+210 pp. ISBN: 0-7923-8468-7
  3. Edited by A. O. Esogbue. The mathematics of systems and computations. Papers from the Second Bellman Continuum held at the Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, Georgia, June 1986. Comput. Math. Appl. 16 (1988), no. 10-11. Pergamon Press, Oxford, 1988. pp. i--iv and 773--981.
  4. Edited by Augustine O. Esogbue. Sixth International Workshop of the Bellman Continuum. Papers from the Workshop on Intelligent Systems and Innovative Computations (6th Bellman Continuum) held at Tokyo Metropolitan University, Hachioji, August 1--2, 1994. Comput. Math. Appl. 37 (1999), no. 11-12. Pergamon Press, Oxford, 1999. pp. ix--xvi and 1--232.