Industrial Engineering Academic Genealogy
IE Lineage
Exploration of the IE Genealogy Tree

Welcome to the website of IElineage, the academic genealogy tree database for industrial engineering (IE).

The Design of IE Academic Genealogy (DIEAGY) now has an official database name (IELineage) and this dedicated website (

About the Logo:

The IE academic genealogy database, IELineage, was named by Dr. Femi Omitaomu, Senior Scientist at Oak Ridge National Lab (ORNL), who volunteered his time to design the initial database structure.  On June 2, 2013, Prof. Adedeji Badiru, Head of Systems Engineering at the Air Force Institute of Technology (AFIT), conjectured and designed the logo for the database. Having worked together on several information systems projects in the past, Prof. Badiru and Dr. Omitaomu took on the roles of initial primary custodians of the IE genealogy database. They will jointly monitor and mediate entries into the database and, over time, add additional database experts as volunteers. The lines in the logo serve to underscore the importance of the IELineage project. The incremental lengths of the lines represent the growth rate, albeit not to scale, and rapid expansion of the industrial engineering profession. The oval encasing the text of the logo represents the egg-yolk relationships of academic descendants in the genealogy tree. The name itself, apart from the literal meaning of "lineage," embodies a concatenation and word permutation of mnemonic significance: IE (industrial engineering), lineage (descendant), ag (academic genealogy), and age (chronological advancement of the profession).

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