Student Success

ISE graduate students are the life blood of our department, and their success are of the upmost importance to us. Their work is integral to teaching and research, their climb is steep, and their accomplishments can help change the world.

This page is dedicated to the successes of graduate students, both as current graduate students and as alumni.


Best Graduate School in Industrial / Manufacturing / Systems Engineering, U.S. News and World Report


of 2020-2021 MS & PhD graduates secured full-time employment/continuing education opportunities post-graduation



median salary of  2020-2021 PhD graduates in full-time employment positions

Where do they work?

  • 4R Systems
  • Abbott Molecular
  • Abdullah Gul University
  • Amazon
  • American Airlines
  • Apple
  • Ascending Technolgies
  • Axis, Inc.
  • Boston Consulting Group
  • C3 loT
  • California State University, Long Beach
  • Center for Bionic Medicine, Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago, Feinberg School of Medicine
  • Chicago Mercantile Exchange
  • Cornelius (Bershire Hathaway Group)
  • Credit Suisse AG
  • Elster Solutions
  • Epic Systems Corporation
  • GE Global Research Center
  • General Motors Research & Development
  • Goldman Sachs (3)
  • Great Lakes Technologies
  • HighRadius Corp. (2)
  • IBM
  • Infosys Public Services
  • ISO New England
  • Kettering University
  • Korea National Defense University
  • Lenze Americas
  • MIT Lincoln Laboratory
  • Molex Inc.
  • Molex LLC
  • National University of Singapore
  • Nazarbayev University
  • Raths, Raths & Johnson, Inc.
  • Sandia National Laboratories
  • SanDisk Corporation
  • Singapore University of Technology and Design
  • South Korean Military
  • Teklink International
  • The State University of New York at Buffalo
  • United States Military Academy-West Point (2)
  • University of Illinois (2)
  • University of Missouri-St. Louis
  • University of Montreal
  • Walmart Labs
  • Yahoo!

Recent Ph.D. Dissertations

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Student and research area Adviser Topic
Arian, Ebrahim
Spring 2022
Research Area: Operations Research
Chen, Xin New revenue management problems for online platforms
Buccafusca, Lucas D
Spring 2022
Research Area: Decision and Control Systems
Beck, Carolyn Applying cooperative control techniques to improve performance of wind farms
Xiao, Peijun
Spring 2022
Research Area: Data Analytics
Sun, Ruoyu Towards faster algorithms for large-scale constrained and min-max problems
Xie, Xiaotian
Spring 2022
Research Area: Data Analytics
Beck, Carolyn System identification for the bar model: Algorithms, consistency and sample complexity
Fan, Lei
Fall 2021
Research Area: Financial Engineering
Sirignano, Justin Machine learning methods for pricing and hedging financial derivatives
Kim, Jinju
Fall 2021
Research Area: Design and Manufacturing
Kim, Harrison Designing an optimal module-based product family and commonality for circularity
Nick Zinat Matin, Hossein
Fall 2021
Research Area: Decision and Control Systems
Sowers, Richard Asymptotic behavior of optimal velocity dynamical model
Wang, Kuocheng
Fall 2021
Research Area: Decision and Control Systems
Kesavadas, T FEA-based simulation of breast deformation in real-time using artificial neural network