Industrial engineering, operations research, and systems engineering are fields of study intended for individuals who are interested in analyzing and formulating abstract models of complex systems with the intention of improving system performance. Unlike traditional disciplines in engineering and the mathematical sciences, the fields address the role of the human decision-maker as key contributor to the inherent complexity of systems and primary benefactor of the analyses.
Georgia Tech pursues leading-edge research with industry, government, and community partners.
At ISyE, we are a national leader in 10 core fields of specialization: Advanced Manufacturing, Analytics and Machine Learning, Applied Probability and Simulation, Data Science and Statistics, Economic Decision Analysis, Energy and Sustainable Systems, Health and Humanitarian Systems, Optimization, Supply Chain Engineering, and Systems Informatics and Control.
ISyE's faculty and staff members strive to provide a world-class educational experience for the Stewart School's undergraduate and graduate students, and to forge long-lasting relationships with ISyE alumni and industry partners. If you have benefited from a connection with an ISyE faculty or staff member, feel free to take a moment to send a thank-you note to that person via this web form.
You can stay in touch with all things ISyE through our news feed, by reading one of our publications, or attending one of our upcoming events. ISyE employs some of the world’s most experienced researchers in their fields who enjoy sharing their perspectives on a wide variety of topics. Our faculty is world-renowned and our students are intellectually curious. Our alumni can be found around the globe in leadership positions within a wide variety of fields.
Bill George (BSIE 64, Honorary Ph.D. 08), former CEO of Medtronic, is Senior Fellow at Harvard Business School specializing in developing authentic leaders. His wife, Dr. Penny George, is a leader in the national movement to transform medicine and health care through the principles and practices of integrative medicine. Together, they founded the George Family Foundation in 1994 to support programs they are passionate about and that transform lives by changing the systems affecting those lives for the better.
ISyE alumna Mallory Soldner is an advanced analytics manager for UPS. She recently gave a TED talk that was featured on the TED website and has been viewed almost 675,000 times. In this interview, Soldner discusses her passion for solving humanitarian issues and the idea of data philanthropy, which was the subject of her TED talk.
ISyE alumna Trisha Long (B.S. IE 2015) has interned for various utility companies and worked with a sustainability focus since she was at Georgia Tech. Currently, she applies her ISyE skills as a commodity leader for Upwind Solutions, a San Diego-based technology company that specializes in wind power services – from engineering to maintenance to parts servicing – a role she discusses in the following interview.
Sixty individuals, including Jill Furstenau, a 1982 industrial engineering major from Georgia Tech, will be part of the second cohort of the Woodrow Wilson Teaching Fellowship program in the state of Georgia.
Taylor Poulos, a newly graduated alumna of the Stewart School of Industrial and Systems Engineering (ISyE), will be joining UBS Investment Bank as an equity derivatives analyst this summer. During her time at Georgia Tech, Poulos also had a passion for volunteering for the nonprofit organization, Wish for WASH.