UF ISE Alum Honored as 2023 Gator100 Awardee

Gator100 honors the 100 fastest-growing, Gator-owned or Gator-led businesses in the world. Congratulations to Industrial & Systems Engineering alumnus Michael Hirsch, Ph.D., who made the list for leading one of the World’s Fastest Growing Gator Companies!

Michael Hirsch, Ph.D.Michael Hirsch, Ph.D.
Industrial & Systems Engineering

Dr. Hirsch is the president of ISEA TEK, which focuses on delivering exceptional system and software capabilities for commercial and defense applications. ISEA TEK rigorously applies concepts from the mathematical sciences to develop innovative and computationally robust technologies. ISEA TEK has deep expertise in optimization, information fusion, autonomy, cooperative control, resource allocation and machine learning. ISEA TEK has received multiple contracts to develop technologies in support of the U.S. Government, specifically the Department of Defense.

Dr. Hirsch has spent the past 25-plus years developing innovative technical solutions for both defense and commercial problems. He worked for AMPAC Technologies from 1996 – 2001, and Raytheon Technologies from 2001 – 2014. During this time, Dr. Hirsch focused on leading both small and large research teams, developing mathematical models, algorithms, prototype code and embedded software flight code.

Dr. Hirsch earned a Ph.D. in Systems Engineering (Operations Research concentration) from the University of Florida, an M.S. in Applied Mathematics from the University of Delaware and a B.A. in Mathematics from West Chester University of Pennsylvania.

See the complete list of engineering alumni honored in the Gator100.