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Message from the Chair

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Dear Friends of Industrial and Management Systems Engineering,

On behalf of the students, staff, and faculty of IMSE, I offer you our warmest greetings. It is a pleasure to be a part of the Industrial and Management Systems Engineering Department at USF where our commitment to student success and engagement with alumni and community continues to thrive through education, research, innovation, and service.

We have several initiatives aimed at enhancing "student success." We continue to emphasize a comprehensive undergraduate mentoring approach where students are guided to develop a holistic portfolio of accomplishments including leadership, community engagement, mental and physical health, language competency, global exposure, undergraduate research, university/state/national scholarships, and life skills. Our BSIE curriculum has undergone a major revision to improve our students' knowledge of data analytics. We now have four (4) new data sciences core courses covering topics on programming, database management, data mining, and machine learning.

Our Industry Consortium for Industrial and Management Systems Engineering (icIMSE) continues to grow, prompting partnership between the IMSE department and companies in the Tampa Bay Area. The icIMSE offers opportunities for experiential learning through problem solving by teams comprised of both undergraduate and graduate students. The BSIE capstone experience class is currently undergoing a transformation to emphasize innovation and entrepreneurship.

The IMSE graduate programs remain strong both in enrollment and quality. Our MSEM program is now ranked by U.S. News and World Report to be 17th among all engineering online graduate programs in the nation. Our Ph.D. graduates continue to receive highly competitive offers in both academia (as tenure track professors) and industry. USF's INFORMS student chapter has won the prestigious Summa-Cum-Laude award three years in a row.

Finally, like all other major academic institutions, our ability to create a better opportunity of success for our students depends greatly on your support, especially via a share of your charitable resources. Click here to donate. 

Most sincerely,

Tapas K. Das