Otieno, Wilkistar

Associate Professor, Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering

Department Chair, Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering

(414) 229-3134
Eng & Math Sciences 1061

Wilkistar Otieno is an Associate Professor and Chair of Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. Her research interests include data analytics applied to manufacturing, sustainable manufacturing particularly remanufacturing, reliability engineering and overall systems optimization. She has a passion for engineering education and is a principal investigator of an NSF STEM grant and serves as a long-term faculty mentor for the UWM Wisconsin Alliance for Minority Participation, also an NSF grant.

She is also passionate about Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) matters and serves on the INFORMS (Institute for Operations Research and Management Sciences ) DEI Subcommittee.

She served as the IEEE-Milwaukee Chair from 2018-2020.

Fun Fact:

Dr. Otieno set out to run marathons in as many States as possible but stopped at eleven due to injuries.

I can offer...

  • Workshops on analytics with engineering applications
  • Panel discussions on STEM engineering education
  • Panel discussion on matters of DEI.


IME 367 - Introduction to Probability and Statistics

IME 575 - Design and Analysis of Experiments

IME 590/890 - Topics in Industrial Engineering--Introduction to Connected Enterprises

IME 716 - Advanced Statistical Analysis.