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Tue, 01/25/2022

Richard Hansen gives to ISE

A longtime friend continues to give to ISE, energized by mentoring and developing the diverse teams of the future.

The UW in the evening light

Tue, 10/05/2021

Engineering excellence for the public good

The College of Engineering's strategic plan focuses on four key areas: creating a healthier and more just world through our work; embracing the power of diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI); translating innovation into impact; and investing strategically in our future. 

Tue, 03/30/2021 | Department of Industrial & Systems Engineering

Graduate student spotlight: Auður Anna Jónsdóttir

Graduate student Auður Anna Jónsdóttir is working with the Center of Dialysis Innovation on developing a mobile and wearable dialysis machine.

Thu, 03/04/2021 | Department of Industrial & Systems Engineering

Talking with board member Sean Xuan

Catching up with Sean Xuan, one of ISE’s newest board members, to talk about the elevator pitch night and more.

Wed, 03/03/2021 | Department of Industrial & Systems Engineering

Former Chair Richard Storch supports ISE faculty endowed fellowship fund for Ph.D. research

Former Chair Richard Storch helped establish the ISE Department and gives to strengthen it into the future.

Mon, 02/22/2021 | Department of Industrial & Systems Engineering

ISE capstone team places in top ten at IISE

ISE capstone team “Stryker” presented its research into improving the company’s packaging inventory system at IISE.

Wed, 01/13/2021 | Department of Industrial & Systems Engineering

Chiwei Yan joins ISE faculty

ISE welcomed Chiwei Yan to the department in the fall of 2020.

Tue, 11/10/2020 | Department of Industrial & Systems Engineering

Message from the chair

ISE Chair Linda Boyle welcomes us back to the new academic year with pride, hope and inspiration.

Wed, 10/21/2020 | Department of Industrial & Systems Engineering

Your bus ETA courtesy of machine learning

An ISE capstone introduces King County Metro to a promising method to more accurately predict bus arrival times.

Tue, 10/20/2020 | Department of Industrial & Systems Engineering

Renewables present challenges in planning energy delivery

ISE’s William Yang is developing an algorithm to streamline the incorporation of more renewables into the grid.

Sat, 10/10/2020 | Department of Industrial & Systems Engineering

ISE’s capstones adjust to the pandemic

As ISE’s capstones adjusted to pandemic life, the Millipore Sigma team shows us how they prototyped from home.

Thu, 10/01/2020 | UW News

Researchers map Seattle's pandemic over time

A team of UW researchers, including ISE's Youngjun Choe, scan the streets every few weeks to track Seattle's COVID-19 response over time.

Fri, 09/25/2020 | Department of Industrial & Systems Engineering

The human factors of improving cybersecurity

ISE’s Prashanth Rajivan discusses the human factors he researches so we can manage our cybersecurity better.

Fri, 08/14/2020

Lowering COVID-19 infections in King County

ISE's Shan Liu leads a team developing a model to help lower COVID-19 infections in King County.

Thu, 07/30/2020 | Department of Industrial & Systems Engineering

Banerjee wins Amazon award

Ashis Banerjee has been awarded the prestigious 2019 Amazon Research Award.

Tue, 05/26/2020

ISE student wins research award

Congratulations to ISE undergrad Abby Snyder on receiving a Population Health Recognition Award. Abby was honored for her research on optimizing vaccine distribution in rural Mozambique.

Wed, 04/29/2020 | Department of Industrial & Systems Engineering

Liu awarded grant for trauma care study

Shan Liu has been awarded a UW Population Health initiative grant to study how to improve trauma care in Washington.

Wed, 12/11/2019

ISE honors Steve Snelling with Distinguished Friend Award

ISE is thrilled to award Steve Snelling the inaugural ISE Distinguished Friend Award for his many contributions to the department.

Tue, 12/10/2019

Zabinsky elected INFORMS fellow

INFORMS has recognized Professor Zelda Zabinsky for lifetime achievement in operations research and the management sciences

Mon, 12/09/2019

Chaoyue Zhao joins ISE faculty

ISE welcomed Chaoyue Zhao in autumn of 2019 as an assistant professor.

Mon, 08/19/2019

How ergonomic is your warehouse job? Soon, an app might be able to tell you

Ashis Banerjee and a team of researchers used machine learning to develop a new system that can monitor factory and warehouse workers for ergonomic issues.

Mon, 05/20/2019

Undergrad research spotlight: Aman Ankit

ISE junior Aman Ankit has gained valuable research and data analysis skills through the opportunity to work with an ISE faculty mentor.

Mon, 05/06/2019

Senior Design Project Showcase

At the showcase, seniors present their culminating projects, which are solutions to industry-proposed problems.

Tue, 04/30/2019 | College of Engineering

ISE student wins Dean's Medal

ISE student Thanika Painruttanasukho has been awarded a 2019 Dean's Medal for Academic Excellence! We're thrilled to see her hard work recognized by the College with this honor.

Fri, 02/22/2019 | Industrial and Systems Engineering

Linda Reeder is UW “ISE Alumni of the Year”

Linda Reeder was honored with the first annual “ISE Alumni and Friend of the Year” award for 2018.