Why choose the H. Milton Stewart School of Industrial and Systems Engineering (ISyE) at Georgia Tech?
The Path Forward
The current opportunities in industrial and systems engineering are tremendous, and we are making a difference. The faculty, students, alumni, and staff of the H. Milton Stewart School of Industrial and Systems Engineering have amazing intellectual talent, curiosity, drive, expertise, and skills to address the grand challenges facing our world today and shaping our future tomorrow. In striving to be the world’s leader in expanding and communicating engineering knowledge and innovation associated with designing, operating, and improving processes for acquiring, producing, selling, and delivering sustainable products and services, and graduating future leaders in these areas, we will develop and deliver individual and collective knowledge, valued service, and lasting impact.
The H. Milton Stewart School of Industrial and Systems Engineering at Georgia Tech will be the world’s leader in expanding and communicating engineering knowledge and innovation associated with designing, operating, and improving processes for acquiring, producing, selling, and delivering sustainable products and services, and graduating future global leaders in these areas.
- Prepare and train our students to be leaders in the industry, academia, and government
- Sustain and enhance excellence in scholarship and research
- Ensure innovation, entrepreneurship, and public service are fundamental characteristics of ISyE graduates
- Expand ISyE’s global footprint and influence to ensure that it is graduating global citizens
- Relentlessly pursue institutional effectiveness
ISyE’s mission is to create, assimilate, integrate, and disseminate knowledge involving industrial and systems engineering.
ISyE graduates rise to the top of their respective organizations in positions such as CEOs, presidents, CFOs, or even university presidents. After graduation, our Ph.D. alumni equally select academic and non-academic positions. Those entering universities take positions at large research institutions or at smaller liberal arts colleges and universities.
World Class Faculty
The ISyE faculty is a distinguished one.
- Our members have earned numerous scholarly honors and awards as well as appointments to important professional positions.
- Our faculty research is among the most innovative in the country.
- Besides our distinguished faculty members, we have many notable emerging scholars in within our ranks.
- Visiting scholars augment our full-time faculty. They contribute to our intellectual pool while providing experience from different parts of the world and academic disciplines beyond our own.
The ISyE faculty is active in research. The quality, depth, and breadth of their work are what keep ISyE at the top of the rankings charts.
We are leaders in the field of industrial and systems engineering. We pave the way in making any product or service more cost-effective, more pragmatic, and more valuable.
We persistently advance our fundamental understandings and applications of optimization, simulation, stochastics, and statistics.
Our faculty members are fully committed to influencing the next generation of scholars. They aggressively seek talented and curious students to partner in research activities.
We work closely with a wide network of collaborators. Through these mutually beneficial partnerships, we deepen our knowledge and build our influence in our respective arenas.
We partner with:
- Non-Governmental Agencies
- Community at large
- Academic Units
- Professional Societies
Limitless Career Opportunities
Graduates of ISyE have the skills to work in a plethora of arenas. Our alumni often go on to make a lasting positive impact on the world around them. They hold leadership positions around the globe in areas such as:
- Financial Services
Erikka Mallet, IE 1996
“IE’s can go anywhere and do anything. It is one of the best engineering disciplines for a diverse career and mine is a reflection of that. My degree from ISyE prepared me for success in all scenarios by teaching me to look at a situation, analyze it, and be pragmatic in my approach to it.”
Pelin Pekgun, Ph.D., 2007
"I chose to pursue my degree at ISyE because it was ranked #1 among industrial engineering schools. Moreover, the School’s breadth of research was impressive with outstanding faculty members who have expertise in a wide variety of subjects. Upon completion of my degree, not only did I receive an excellent education in theory, but also in the applicability and practical relevance of the research."
Dr. Peter Rhee, BS 1983
“I have an upper hand on the health care system and the issues globally than the other surgeons who did not have this degree. The systems approach that I learned at ISyE helps me tremendously as I work towards developing a more efficient patient-based system to deliver not only trauma care but health care to all the patients treated at this hospital. It has also been of great benefit to me as I work at the national level to improve health care.”
MD MPH, FACS, FCCM, DMCC Chief of Trauma, Surgical Critical Care, Burns & Emergency Surgery and Marin Gluck Professor of Surgery at the University of Arizona.