News & Events


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.

Wed, 04/05/2017
Chair Linda Ng Boyle introduced the field of Industrial & Systems Engineering to female students attending Holy Names Academy as the keynote speaker for their Career Day event.
Fri, 03/17/2017 | GeekWire
GISE alumnus Ahmed ElAyouti is cofounder of Pacific Hyperloop, a competitor in the Hyperloop One Global Challenge. The Hyperloop system, conceptualized by SpaceX founder Elon Musk, uses a series of low-pressure tubes to transport levitated pods in an attempt to revolutionize transportation. Pacific Hyperloop’s goal is to reduce the travel time from Seattle to Portland to just 15 minutes by achieving near-supersonic speeds. Pacific Hyperloop is among the semifinalists that will present at the Global Challenge showcase in Washington, D.C. on April 5th.
Wed, 03/15/2017 | Department of Industrial & Systems Engineering
Congratulations to the ISE team on winning the FlexSim competition! The team was composed of undergraduate students Rungpatch Nethnapat, Brandon Pittaway, Courtney Seto, and Dustin Wang. Up against thirty other teams, the team took first place, and the $2,500 prize, at the Institute of Industrial and Systems Engineers FlexSim Software Student Simulation Competition.
Mon, 02/13/2017 | College of Engineering
College of Engineering spoke with alumna Susie Lu about how her unique double-major in Painting and Industrial & Systems Engineering set her on a career path to data visualization.
Mon, 01/30/2017 | Department of Industrial & Systems Engineering
Congratulations to ISE undergraduates Rungpatch Nethnapat, Brandon Pittaway, Courtney Sato, and Dustin Wang for being selected as finalists in the IISE FlexSim Software Student Simulation Competition. The team will compete in the finals at the Healthcare Systems Process Improvement Conference in March.
Fri, 01/13/2017 | Department of Industrial & Systems Engineering
ISE caught up with a few of our exceptional alumni to learn how their time in the department shaped them and their post-graduation experiences.
Thu, 12/29/2016 | International Journal of Industrial Ergonomics
Ph.D. Graduate Fah Thamsuwan was recognized by the International Journal of Industrial Ergonomics for her highly cited paper. The paper, "Whole body vibration exposures in bus drivers: A comparison between a high-floor coach and a low-floor city bus," was one of the five most cited papers published in the journal in the past three years. Congratulations Fah!
Wed, 11/16/2016 | College of Engineering
Engineering student Yoel Tekle discusses how scholarships have allowed him to pursue a degree in ISE and conduct research in Professor Linda Ng Boyle's Human Factors and Statistical Modeling Lab.
Fri, 10/28/2016 | Society for Medical Decision Making
Ying Lin is the winner of the Lee B. Lusted Student Prize for outstanding presentations of research in quantitative methods and theoretical developments at the 38th Annual North American Meeting of the Society for Medical Decision Making. Her research is titled “Adaptive Monitoring of Depression Patient Population: A Selective Sensing Approach.” Congratulations to Ying!
Mon, 08/22/2016 | National Science Foundation
Wei Guo, a 2nd year Ph.D. student in the Department, has won an NSF Travel Award to attend the Doctoral Consortium at the prestigious 2016 IEEE Conference on Automation Science and Engineering. She is advised by Assistant Professor Ashis Banerjee and her work is on Methods and Applications of Feature Extraction Using Topological Data Analysis.
Sun, 07/31/2016 | The Seattle Times
ISE's Chair & Professor Linda Boyle is the leader in distracted driving studies at the UW!
Mon, 07/25/2016 | College of Engineering
Since 2010, Mike Francis, ’06, has been an emerging leader in the Northwest’s craft brewing industry, thanks to a degree in Industrial & Systems Engineering.
Wed, 07/20/2016 | Australian Broadcasting Corporation
ISE Professor Tom Furness was back in the news, raising awareness about technology's potential to create violent worlds.
Wed, 06/15/2016

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Wed, 03/23/2016 | IEEE Visualization & Graphics Technical Committee
Professor Tom Furness received the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers’ Virtual and Augmented Reality Career Award for his significant contribution to the community through his research.
Wed, 12/30/2015 | National Public Radio

Professor Thomas Furness was featured on NPR for his work in Virtual Reality!

Wed, 12/30/2015

Thank you from ISE's faculty, staff and students!