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.
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At ISyE, we are a national leader in 10 core research areas: Advanced Manufacturing, Analytics and Big Data, Economic Decision Analysis, Health, Optimization, Statistics, Stochastics and Simulation, Supply Chain Engineering, Sustainable Systems Engineering, and System Informatics and Control.
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In developing countries, health care workers (HCW) — doctors, nurses, pharmacists, and dentists — are as precious a commodity as gold. As Dr. Mark Rosenberg, former president and CEO of the Task Force for Global... Read More
Today’s most pressing problems faced by humanity and our planet are complex, requiring a systems-level perspective. Pinar Keskinocak, ISyE’s William W.George Chair and Professor, emphasizes the systems engineering... Read More
In September 2015, the United Nations held a summit on sustainable development. At this convocation, world leaders adopted the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, which includes a set of 17 sustainable development goals (... Read More
By Suraj Sehgal, ISyE undergraduate
When we think of success, we often don’t know how to define it, and when we do, that definition tends to never work in our favor. Rather than becoming a constructive benchmark or... Read More
Interview by Barbara Christopher
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... Read More
By Gary Goettling
A child born today will probably ride to middle school in a driverless car or bus, guided safely along its route by machine-learning algorithms.
Machine learning is a branch of artificial intelligence in... Read More
Imagine being given the task of relocating over two million books and other research materials from a library to another building almost five miles away. And a time frame of just a few months in which to complete the project.... Read More
Twenty-three teams from the Stewart School of Industrial & Systems Engineering (ISyE) participated in the Fall 2016 Senior Design Capstone Expo on Dec. 6, 2016. At the Expo, Team Wrigley’s Lifesavers took home the ISyE... Read More