faculty profile

Teresa Zigh, PhD

RESEARCH ASSOCIATE
Building: Babbio
Room: 520
Email: tzigh@stevens.edu
Education

Ph.D.  1997  Stevens Institute of Technology

M. Mgmt. Sci.  1985  Stevens Institute of Technology

B. Engineering  1978  Stevens Institute of Technology

Research

Research interests include neural networks, genetic algorithms, data mining, queueing theory, game theory, and stochastic processes. 

General Information

Dr. Teresa Zigh received her Bachelor of Engineering (1978), her Masters of Managment Science (1985) and her Ph.D. (1997) from Stevens. Her Ph.D. work examined the use of neural networks to discern meaning in English-language stories.  Since receiving her doctorate, she has taught in both the Howe School of Management and the newly-formed School of Systems and Enterprises.  She teaches a range of subjects: MIS, statistics and probability, artificial intelligence, operations research, and forecasting. 

She successfully developed and taught one of the first online courses in the Center for Improved Engineering and Science Education program, teaching elementary school educators to use the Web to enhance instruction in science and mathematics.  Her areas of interest include statistics and probability, stochastic processes, modeling & simulation, applied neural networks and linguistics.  She's currently employed at Stevens in the School of Systems and Enterprises, where she is a research associate in the Graphical CONOPS projects as well as teaching and advising students in the Engineering Management and Systems Engineering programs. 

She has spent most of her career in industry, working as an engineer and a programmer for firms such as Combustion Engineering, Computer Sciences Corporation, UPS, and most recently, Computershare, where she was responsible for the generation of over 50 million documents a year.

Professional Societies

Member, Sigma Xi

Courses
  • SYS 670 Forecasting and Demand Modeling Systems
  • EM 605 Elements of Operations Research
  • EM 365 Statistics for Engineering Managers
  • EM 322 Engineering Design VI
  • EM 345 Modeling and Simulation
  • EM 451 Analysis of Networks & Strategies
  • EM 357 Elements of Operations Research
  • MA 649 Intermediate Differential Equations
  • COGN 602 Introduction to Artificial Intelligence
  • MGT 679 Management Informations Systems
  • COMM 530 Writing for Engineers