The doctoral program in Industrial and Systems Engineering focuses on operations research (linear, integer, nonlinear, and stochastic programming, combinatorial and global optimization, and stochastic processes) with applications in areas such as health care, supply chain management, data mining, transportation, financial engineering, security, and manufacturing management.
The research strengths of the department lie in operations research theory, methodology, and application. The department exhibits a strong emphasis in optimization and algorithmic development, along with data analysis and stochastic modeling.
Much of the department’s applied work is centered around the six centers and labs housed in the department. The Center for Applied Optimization produces research on a wide variety of problems using various optimization and data mining techniques. The Computational and Stochastic Optimization (CSO) lab focuses on solving large-scale stochastic optimization problems generally in supply chain management or energy systems. The SCaLE (Supply Chain and Logistics Engineering) Center, RMFE (Risk Management and Financial Engineering) Lab and DOOR (Defense Oriented Operations Research) laboratories have become international leaders in their respective application areas.
Funding comes from a variety of sources, including federal sources such as the National Science Foundation, Air Force Office of Scientific Research, Office of Naval Research, Defense Threat Reduction Agency, National Institute of Health, Veterans Administration Hospital, Department of Transportation, and the Department of Energy. State funding sources include the Florida Department of Transportation and the Florida Department of Health.
Teaching and research assistantships are available from the department, and the Graduate School provides additional funding for fellowships. The assistantships and fellowships provide funding for tuition and a stipend.
Correspondence and Information
Dr. Jean-Philippe Richard
Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering
P.O. Box 116595
University of Florida
Gainesville, Florida 32611-6595
Telephone: 352-392-1464 x2018