University of Wisconsin Madison College of Engineering

Welcome to Industrial and Systems Engineering!

Vicki M. Bier


Vicki M. Bier

Professor and Chair
Industrial and Systems Engineering
College of Engineering

Industrial and systems engineers make things better! We focus on improving goods and services, making them more cost-effective and of greater value to people, industries and society.

Thank you for your interest in our department. Please feel free to visit us on the web, by phone (608-262-2686) or in person!


What is Industrial and Systems Engineering? »

Why choose Industrial and Systems Engineering at UW-Madison? » 

Strategic plan, 2014-2015 »

ISyE Department  2015 Snapshot


Enrollment, Spring 2014

Bachelor of Science in IE: 222 

Master of Science in IE: 82

PhD students in IE : 65

Degrees conferred, 2013-2014

Bachelor of Science in IE: 56 

Master of Science in IE: 51

PhD in IE: 12

Faculty, 2014-2015

11 full professors, including 4 named professorships

5 associate professors

2 assistant professors

2 National Academy of Engineering members

1 Institute of Medicine member


Graduate student appointments, Spring 2014

90% of our doctoral students receive financial support sufficient to cover living expenses plus tuition

14 project assistants

18 teaching assistants 

43 research assistants

Campus research facts 2014

UW-Madison and College of Engineering Research Facts