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Assistant Professor Justin Boutilier and undergraduate student Katherine Breen
January 23, 2023

New program helps industrial engineering undergrads explore research

Over the course of three years spent working on the same research project, University of Wisconsin-Madison undergraduate Katherine Breen made a fundamental self-discovery that went beyond any data she’ll publish….

Industrial engineering students Greyson Wainwright, Josie Beres and Rayne Wolf work on a desktop hydroponics system.
December 2, 2022

New industrial engineering course puts design, manufacturing into students’ hands

University of Wisconsin-Madison industrial engineering students Rayne Wolf, Josie Beres and Greyson Wainwright huddle around a desktop hydroponic system, inspecting the growth of alfalfa, mung beans and soybeans. Later in…

Yonatan Mintz and PhD student Eric Pulick working at a computer
November 8, 2022

Mintz creating framework for safe, ethical AI

Artificial intelligence is spreading across industries, handling tasks like credit card and insurance approvals, assisting with medical diagnoses and even surgeries, and driving autonomous vehicles. Before long, AI could make…

October 31, 2022

UW-Madison a partner in $15 million effort to commercialize more university advances

The University of Wisconsin-Madison is among 14 Midwest universities to join the National Science Foundation Innovation Corps (I-Corps) network—a program designed to move more discoveries from research laboratories into the…

Graduate students Veronica White and Carmen Haseltine
October 4, 2022

Graduate students work to bolster diversity in operations research

As a Black woman pursuing her undergraduate degree and now PhD in electrical engineering, Carmen Haseltine has seen and experienced plenty of the forces that dissuade aspiring scientists and engineers…

Hantang Qin
September 8, 2022

Focus on new faculty: Qin taking 3D printing to new heights

To test the 3D printing technology he hopes will one day reach the International Space Station or even Mars, Hantang Qin loads his novel equipment onto an airplane for a…

Tony McDonald
August 29, 2022

Focus on new faculty: McDonald integrates human factors into machine learning

Tony McDonald has a vision for bridging the fields of human factors engineering and machine learning, allowing them to inform each other and work in concert to create a safer…

Grad student Anna Konstant examines a collaborative robot
August 8, 2022

In manufacturing jobs, robot workers could become human helpers

A future in which robot-powered automated manufacturing lines endlessly pump out products across industries sounds like a boon for efficiency and productivity. It also feels more than a little dystopian,…

UW Crest with engineering background
April 27, 2022

Personalized disease screenings for patients with chronic conditions could save lives, money

Current healthcare guidelines focus on management of one disease and ignore some patients’ underlying, chronic conditions. New research in the journal Management Science finds that if personalized disease screening recommendations…

Assistant Professor Justin Boutilier
April 18, 2022

Special delivery: Drone-delivered defibrillators could save lives

As a kid, Justin Boutilier would sometimes get roped into helping his dad, a paramedic and firefighter, perform automated external defibrillator demonstrations in and around his hometown of Niagara Falls,…