Our Mission

  • Advance the ISE discipline through successful leadership, innovative research and sound scholarship.
  • Educate students via a variety of pedagogical approaches that support different learning styles to prepare our students for professional success and encourage life-long learning.
  • Benefit our organizational and community partners and alumni through high-quality interactions with faculty, students, and staff.

Welcome from the Chair

Dr. Victor Paquet.

Created in 1946, the Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering is one of the founding departments of the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences at UB. We are committed to research and educational excellence across a broad range of industrial and systems engineering disciplines - including operations research, production systems, manufacturing, quality, simulation, and human factors.

Our world-class faculty work together at the intersection of these areas on research in a variety of domains including health and healthcare, defense and security, critical infrastructure resilience, transportation and logistics and advanced manufacturing. Joint projects and joint publications are a way of life for us, reflecting real-world problems that do not fit neatly into traditional academic divisions. Our faculty and student research not only ranges across academic disciplines but also challenges traditional notions of problem-solving to develop groundbreaking solutions.

Most importantly, our department culture is one of mutual support and respect for all members of the ISE community - undergraduate and graduate students, post-doctoral scholars, faculty, and staff. We are proud to provide a scholarly home to enthusiastic students and faculty who have come from all over North America and the world.

As prospective scholars, research collaborators, industry partners, or alumni, we welcome your interest in UB ISE and hope you take the time to get to know our department through our website.


Victor Paquet, ScD
Professor and Chair