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The faculty take special pride in our graduate program; a program that provides our students with almost complete coverage of the field of industrial and systems engineering (ISE). Graduate study in ISE is available in the areas of: 


Please contact the following ISE personnel or web page for more information.

About Contact
General questions Hannah Parks, Graduate Program Coordinator
MEA and SYSE programs Paula Van Curen, Academic Advisor
Extended Campus Graduate Programs

ISE Graduate Student Mentoring

ISE graduate student mentors are students that provide peer-to-peer engagement for new incoming ISE graduate students. They help to foster a sense of social and academic support for first year graduate students. ISE graduate student mentors are an available resource from the time you receive an admission to the ISE graduate program through your first year of graduate studies in ISE. The following students serve as ISE graduate student mentors for the 2015-2016 academic year:

Name Contact Area
Kristine Cantin Email Human Factors
Tomilayo Komolafe Email Management Systems
Aditya Kulkarni Email Operations Research
Devita Mccullough Email Manufacturing Systems
Laura Peveler Email Operations Research
Missy Smith Email Human Factors
Hongyue Sun Email Manufacturing Systems

Research Facilities

The breadth of our program is further enhanced by the breadth and depth of research and of research sponsors. The ISE department has, or is affiliated with, dozens of research laboratories and centers, providing research and application experiences for graduate students. While working on a valuable advanced degree, most students are focused on a challenging problem for the improvement of systems, people, or society itself!



Graduate Program Coordinators


  •     Parks, Hannah
  • Hannah Parks
  • Graduate Program Coordinator
  • (540) 231-5586
  • hsswiger@vt.edu
  • 233 Durham Hall (MC0118)
    1145 Perry St.
    Blacksburg, VA 24061


Graduate Program Director 


  •     Dr. Maury Nussbaum
  • Maury A Nussbaum
  • H.G. Prillaman Professor and Assistant Department Head
  • (540) 231-6053
  • nussbaum@vt.edu
  • 521 Whittemore Hall (MC 0118)
    1185 Perry Street
    Blacksburg, VA 24061