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Department Vision

The Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering at UF strives to be:

  1. A resource for comprehensive ISE education and research training.
    • A department with research thrusts and coursework covering a breadth of disciplines (Human-systems, operations research, smart manufacturing and production, supply chain and logistics systems).
    • A department making use of advanced computing technology, cutting-edge programming languages, social media, data mining, AI, etc. to best support needs, interests, and training of students.
  2. An engine for scientific contributions with societal-level impact.
    • Generating research results that make organized work and activities better for people and improve quality of life.

Department Objectives


  • Recruit outstanding and diverse faculty in critical methodological and demanding application areas.
  • Create a world-class undergraduate curriculum for highly skilled and uniquely qualified candidates.
  • Deliver high-demand professional degree and certificate programs.


  • Develop center/institute level research activity in each research thrust area.
  • Expand department interdisciplinary research.
  • Increase department PhD student supervision and quality through practical research and teacher training.


  • Increase ISE foundation support through new and expanding alumni and corporate relations.

Current Major Initiatives

  • Hiring new faculty
  • Increasing Undergraduate program competitiveness
  • Graduate program enhancement and expansion
  • Strengthening Department media
  • Improving Alumni engagement