Welcome to Industrial and Systems Engineering!
The David Gustafson Chair of Industrial and Systems Engineering
Thanks to the generosity of several alumni, our department chair position is now endowed. The chair is named in honor of pioneering – and still active – researcher David Gustafson. Harvey D. Spangler Professor Jeff Linderoth will be the inaugural holder of the David Gustafson Chair of Industrial and Systems Engineering.
Welcome Yonatan Mintz
Yonatan Mintz is ISyE’s newest Assistant Professor. He specializes in applying optimization and machine learning methods to personalize healthcare.
Congratulations to UW-Madison INFORMS Students
The UW-Madison Student Chapter of the Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences (INFORMS) is a winner of the 2020 Student Chapter Annual Award, at the Cum Laude level.
Helping in the Fight Against COVID-19
Assistant Professor Justin Boutilier is lending his expertise in predictive analytics and machine learning to a new effort ot develop an advanced surveillance system to identify future waves of COVID-19 and responsive training for frontline healthcare workers in Wisconsin.
Wearing face masks and maintaining physical distance from others during the global coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, undergraduate students Jane Gehringer (left) and Xi (Chelsea) Chen talk outside of the Engineering Building at the University of Wisconsin-Madison on Aug. 7, 2020. The photo was made as part of a UW-Madison Smart Restart marketing campaign and demonstrates health and safety protocols as campus reopens for the Fall 2020 semester. (Photo by Bryce Richter / UW-Madison)
Congratulations to UW-Madison HFES Students
The UW-Madison Student Chapter of the Human FActors and Ergonomics Society (HFES) was awarded Gold Status in recognition of their outstanding work.
The UW-Madison Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering has a long track record of excellence in the field. Consistently ranked in the top 10 nationwide, the department offers the highest quality educational experience, world-class research opportunities and cutting edge facilities to work and study in. Please see the department’s Snapshot for more details and stop by the department main office in Mechanical Engineering, Room 3107.
How do we compare to other programs?
- Our undergraduate program is ranked #10 in the U.S. (U.S. News and World Report, 2019)
- Our graduate program is ranked #6 in the U.S. (U.S. News and World Report, 2020)
What is industrial and systems 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.
Work on real problems for real companies while you learn in one of the best IE programs in the country. Whether it's helping a hospital redesign emergency department workflows to make sure the sickest patients get treated quicker, helping a small manufacturing company worried about its bottom line redesign its processes to do more with less.
The department is one of the nation’s premier teaching and research facilities devoted not only to improving contemporary production and service systems but also to aiding people who operate the systems. We maintain strong ties to local industries and service institutions, many with national and international reputations.
As a graduate student, you benefit from the fact that we are the current national leader in research funding with world class faculty, opportunities, and facilities at your fingertips. We are recognized for our strength and leadership in: Operations Research, Manufacturing, Health Systems Engineering, and Human Factors and Ergonomics.