News & Events


Thu, 07/30/2020 | Department of Industrial & Systems Engineering
Ashis Banerjee has been awarded the prestigious 2019 Amazon Research Award to support his new work on generalizable robot perception.
Tue, 05/26/2020
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
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 is thrilled to award Steve Snelling the inaugural ISE Distinguished Friend Award for his many contributions to the department.
Tue, 12/10/2019
INFORMS has recognized Professor Zelda Zabinsky for lifetime achievement in operations research and the management sciences
Mon, 12/09/2019
ISE welcomed Chaoyue Zhao in autumn of 2019 as an assistant professor.
Mon, 08/19/2019
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
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
At the showcase, seniors present their culminating projects, which are solutions to industry-proposed problems.
Tue, 04/30/2019 | College of Engineering

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 was honored with the first annual “ISE Alumni and Friend of the Year” award for 2018.
Wed, 01/16/2019 | Industrial and Systems Engineering
Ivan Iturriaga and Robert Crittenden placed fourth among 300 teams in Simio’s December 2018 Student Simulation Competition.
Mon, 12/10/2018
PhD student Daniel Quoc Dung Cao wins INFORMS' competition for his disaster recovery research.
Wed, 11/28/2018
ISE welcomes Prashanth Rajivan to our faculty as assistant professor. Most recently a post doctoral fellow at Carnegie Mellon University, Professor Rajivan researches solutions to cyber security challenges.
Fri, 04/13/2018
ISE grad students discuss their research and why they chose UW ISE in four short videos.
Mon, 01/22/2018 | Marquis Who’s Who Top Engineers
Assistant Professor Ashis Banerjee has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Engineers for dedication, achievements and leadership in Industrial, Systems and Mechanical Engineering. Dr. Banerjee has held his current position since 2015, after working with the Complex Systems Engineering Laboratory at the global research division of General Electric for three years. He has also worked with the Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Dr. Banerjee has found a natural progression to his work with using lasers to control microscopic objects since he arrived in the U.S. for his education, and has found tying science and engineering together to result in new and exciting projects. He is hoping to become a tenured associate professor and a leader in digital manufacturing, particularly smart manufacturing, automated manipulation using laser light, as well as 3D printing on a micro scale.
Tue, 12/19/2017 | Department of Industrial & Systems Engineering
ISE Professor Christina Mastrangelo will lead the new UW site for the Center for Health Organization Transformation, a National Science Foundation funded Industry-University Cooperative Research Center focused on providing innovative, evidence-based transformational strategies in healthcare.
Thu, 11/30/2017 | College of Engineering
The special student research edition of Washington Engineer featured the ISE senior design project Multi-order automation for Amazon Fulfillment, which broke the heuristics of the human packing process down into a set of logical steps that form the basis of robot packing algorithms.
Tue, 11/28/2017 | UW Today
Professor Tom Furness was elected as a 2018 fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers. Furness was honored for his “leadership in virtual and augmented reality.”
Mon, 11/20/2017 | College of Engineering
Study abroad programs give students the opportunity to develop a global perspective. Engineering Rome, a program offered through Civil & Environmental Engineering, challenges students to understand what engineer has been — and what it can be — while navigating thousands of years of engineering history. ISE student Agustin Castro is featured.
Wed, 11/15/2017 | Toyota
Toyota has announced the new research projects it will partner on in an effort to develop a better understanding of how drivers use and respond to advanced vehicle technologies. Professor Linda Ng Boyle received an award to research the effectiveness of educational models on risk mitigation and safe driving skills.
Tue, 11/14/2017 | Department of Industrial & Systems Engineering
ISE has launched its first ever mentorship program. The program is a collaborative effort between the ISE department, the ISE Executive Advisory Board, and the UW and Puget Sound chapters of the Institute of Industrial & System Engineers. Thirteen ISE seniors have been paired with industry mentors, who will guide them in the key transition from college to the working world.
Tue, 09/26/2017 | College of Engineering
The ISE Department welcomes its newest faculty member, Ji-Eun Kim! Assistant professor Kim joins us this fall from the Pennsylvania State University, where she completed her Ph.D. in industrial engineering. Kim’s research focuses on human factors, a specialization that is rooted in her previous study of cognitive neuroscience.
Fri, 09/22/2017 | The Seattle Times
Michiyas Assefa, a recent graduate of the BSIE program, penned an editorial for the Seattle Times in which he paid thanks to the janitorial staff at the University of Washington. Assefa is part of the Seattle Habesha community, composed of Eritrean and Ethiopian immigrants. Among the janitorial staff at UW are Habesha mothers and fathers who moved here to seek a better life for their children and who take pride in the success of the new generation to which Assefa belongs.
Tue, 05/30/2017 | College of Engineering
The STARS program is designed to increase the number of students from disadvantaged backgrounds who graduate with engineering degrees. STARS students participate in a “redshirt” year their first year and typically spend five years at the UW; however, three students from the first cohort, including ISE's Courtney Seto, have completed the program and their engineering degrees in just four years.