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UW Crest with engineering background
4/27/2022

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
4/18/2022

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,…

Collin Nelson with Scott Breidigan
3/31/2022

Peer mentorship program creates connections in industrial engineering

As a first-year industrial engineering student at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, Tess Vasilakos got an early lesson in the value of having an older student as a mentor. Not only…

Students examine an anesthesia delivery unit at GE Healthcare
3/07/2022

Industrial engineering undergrads get glimpse of real-world challenges in senior design

Less than a month away from the conclusion of their senior design project, University of Wisconsin-Madison industrial engineering students Josie Beres, Conner Boldt, Jasmine Brewer and Will Gallagher uncovered a…

Photo of Jeff Linderoth and Jim Luedtke
1/26/2022

Optimization researchers earn best paper award for open-source software package

Jeff Linderoth and Jim Luedtke, professors of industrial and systems engineering at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, have earned a best paper award from the journal Mathematical Programming Computation for their…

Kaibo Liu
1/11/2022

Liu mines data to meet industry needs

In a manufacturing plant, a nuclear reactor, a traffic network and a host of other complex systems, millions of sensors are constantly collecting torrents of data. But that data, in…

Photo of Jacob Breit adapting a toy
12/15/2021

UW-Madison students tune toys to work for children with disabilities

For many kids, the holidays are indeed the most wonderful time of the year—especially when it comes to tearing through wrapping paper to reveal toys they’ve had their hearts set…

Photo of Jingshan Li
12/12/2021

Collaboration the key for Li during ‘difference-making’ career

If there’s one thing Professor Jingshan Li knows, it’s the importance of collaboration. Li, an expert in the field of operations research and faculty member in the Department of Industrial…

Photo of ISyE 210 class session
11/30/2021

New intro analytics course teaches engineering students statistical fundamentals

Dana Tabaza has her eyes on a possible consulting career once she graduates from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in a few years. The sophomore is double majoring in industrial engineering…

Rachel Rutkowski
10/25/2021

Health systems engineering PhD student nets pair of awards

Rachel Rutkowski, a PhD student in the Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, has landed two honors in recognition of her work in human factors…