Teresa Zigh (tzigh)

Teresa Zigh

Teaching Associate Professor

School of Systems and Enterprises

Altorfer 419
(201) 216-5541


  • PhD (1997) Stevens Institute of Technology (Computational Linguistics)
  • MS (1985) Stevens Institute of Technology (Management Science)
  • BE (1978) Stevens Institute of Technology (Chemical Engineering)


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.

Institutional Service

  • Honor Board Advisory Committee Member
  • Middle States Assessment Coordinator Chair
  • Society of Asian Scientists and Engineers Member

Professional Societies

  • Systems Dynamics Society Member
  • INFORMS Member
  • Sigma Xi Member


ISE 451
ISE 457
ISE 490
ISE/EM 345
EM 489
EM 605
ES 660
SYS 670