I like to think of Industrial and Systems Engineering as applied problem solving. The foundation of my classes is math like probability, statistics, and linear algebra which we then use for operations research to solve complex problems. These problems can vary to economic to resource allocation problems which really allow for a diverse application.
— Ally Reister (@AllyReister) May 5, 2014
Within Industrial and Systems Engineering, I am on the Computer Science track. This track is specifically designed to solve Computer Science problems and provides a solid foundation of coding and computer algorithms.
Industrial engineers are needed anytime information has to be analyzed. This could be figuring out how to price products to make the maximize profit, or how to design a lightbulb that uses the least amount of energy. This summer I’ll be using my systems knowledge to analyze the AGILE method at Visa and to figure out how to make the business team as efficient and productive as possible.
FUN FACT: Tim Cook, CEO of Apple, is an Industrial and Systems Engineer!Meet Ally