About Us

Message from the Chair


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 continue to thrive through education, research, innovation, and service.

We are keenly focused on enhancing "student success." We emphasize a comprehensive student mentoring approach through development of a holistic portfolio of accomplishments including leadership, community engagement, mental and physical health, language competency, global exposure, research and discovery, university/state/national scholarships, and life skills. Our BSIE curriculum has undergone a major revision to further refine our students' knowledge of machine learning and optimization in decision making. Our BSIE curriculum has four (4) core courses aimed at harnessing data intelligence:  programming, database management, statistical learning, and machine learning.

Our Industry Consortium for Industrial and Management Systems Engineering (icIMSE) harnesses the power of partnership between the IMSE department and companies in the Tampa Bay Area. The icIMSE offers opportunities for experiential learning through problem solving in teams comprised of both undergraduate and graduate students. Our unique two-semester long BSIE senior design experience class emphasizes innovation and entrepreneurship. We offer a college wide opportunity for all students to participate in our ‘Interns Present’ competition, which fosters a spirit of practice learning through internships and co-ops. IMSE Board members conduct a yearly panel on ‘Transition to Profession’ aimed at offering all students of our college a smooth transition.   

The IMSE graduate programs remain strong both in enrollment and quality. Our MSEM program continues to be ranked in top 40 among all online graduate engineering programs by U.S. News and World Report. 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 eight times in the last ten years one of the two Summa-Cum-Laude awards that INFORMS offers among all of its student chapters. An impressive feat indeed.

Finally, like all other major academic institutions, our ability to create a better opportunity of success for our students depends greatly on receiving generous support of your financial and other resources. Click here to donate. 

Most sincerely,

Tapas K. Das