Industrial Engineering and Operations Research

University of California, Berkeley

About the Program

The Department of Industrial Engineering and Operations Research (IEOR) offers three graduate programs: a Master of Engineering (MEng), a Master of Science (MS), and a PhD. These programs have been developed to meet the needs of individuals with backgrounds in engineering or the mathematical sciences who wish to enhance their knowledge of the theory, development, and use of quantitative models for design, analysis, risk management, and decision making in complex systems in the industrial, service, or public sectors, including energy systems, supply chains, healthcare systems, and financial systems. Students may concentrate on theoretical studies in preparation for doctoral-level research, or on applications of state-of-the-art techniques to real world problems.

Master of Engineering (MEng)

The MEng is a professional, full-time, accelerated professional master's degree program.  Students learn advanced techniques in IEOR and skills that prepare them to lead teams in developing new engineering solutions: skills in managing complex projects, motivating people, and directing financial and operational matters.

Master of Science (MS)

The MS is a full-time technical master's degree program. Students focus on both the theory of IEOR techniques, and application of those techniques. The MS is a terminal degree, meaning that students enrolled in the MS program do not typically continue further into the IEOR PhD program. Participants in the program are self-funded; the Department of IEOR does not offer funding and students will not be eligible for ASE (academic student employment) appointments funded by the department.

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)

The paramount requirement of a doctoral degree is the successful completion of a thesis on a subject within Industrial Engineering and Operations Research. Research areas may include the investigation of the mathematical foundations of and computational methods for optimization or stochastic models, including risk analysis. Research also may be undertaken to develop methodologies for the design, planning, and/or control of systems in a variety of application domains, including supply chains, energy systems, healthcare systems, and financial systems.

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Admissions

Admission to the University

Minimum Requirements for Admission

The following minimum requirements apply to all graduate programs and will be verified by the Graduate Division:

  1. A bachelor’s degree or recognized equivalent from an accredited institution;
  2. A grade point average of B or better (3.0);
  3. If the applicant comes from a country or political entity (e.g., Quebec) where English is not the official language, adequate proficiency in English to do graduate work, as evidenced by a TOEFL score of at least 90 on the iBT test, 570 on the paper-and-pencil test, or an IELTS Band score of at least 7 (note that individual programs may set higher levels for any of these); and
  4. Sufficient undergraduate training to do graduate work in the given field.

Applicants Who Already Hold a Graduate Degree

The Graduate Council views academic degrees not as vocational training certificates, but as evidence of broad training in research methods, independent study, and articulation of learning. Therefore, applicants who already have academic graduate degrees should be able to pursue new subject matter at an advanced level without need to enroll in a related or similar graduate program.

Programs may consider students for an additional academic master’s or professional master’s degree only if the additional degree is in a distinctly different field.

Applicants admitted to a doctoral program that requires a master’s degree to be earned at Berkeley as a prerequisite (even though the applicant already has a master’s degree from another institution in the same or a closely allied field of study) will be permitted to undertake the second master’s degree, despite the overlap in field.

The Graduate Division will admit students for a second doctoral degree only if they meet the following guidelines:

  1. Applicants with doctoral degrees may be admitted for an additional doctoral degree only if that degree program is in a general area of knowledge distinctly different from the field in which they earned their original degree. For example, a physics PhD could be admitted to a doctoral degree program in music or history; however, a student with a doctoral degree in mathematics would not be permitted to add a PhD in statistics.
  2. Applicants who hold the PhD degree may be admitted to a professional doctorate or professional master’s degree program if there is no duplication of training involved.

Applicants may apply only to one single degree program or one concurrent degree program per admission cycle.

Required Documents for Applications

  1. Transcripts: Applicants may upload unofficial transcripts with your application for the departmental initial review. If the applicant is admitted, then official transcripts of all college-level work will be required. Official transcripts must be in sealed envelopes as issued by the school(s) attended. If you have attended Berkeley, upload your unofficial transcript with your application for the departmental initial review. If you are admitted, an official transcript with evidence of degree conferral will not be required.
  2. Letters of recommendation: Applicants may request online letters of recommendation through the online application system. Hard copies of recommendation letters must be sent directly to the program, not the Graduate Division.
  3. Evidence of English language proficiency: All applicants from countries or political entities in which the official language is not English are required to submit official evidence of English language proficiency. This applies to applicants from Bangladesh, Burma, Nepal, India, Pakistan, Latin America, the Middle East, the People’s Republic of China, Taiwan, Japan, Korea, Southeast Asia, most European countries, and Quebec (Canada). However, applicants who, at the time of application, have already completed at least one year of full-time academic course work with grades of B or better at a US university may submit an official transcript from the US university to fulfill this requirement. The following courses will not fulfill this requirement:
    • courses in English as a Second Language,
    • courses conducted in a language other than English,
    • courses that will be completed after the application is submitted, and
    • courses of a non-academic nature.

If applicants have previously been denied admission to Berkeley on the basis of their English language proficiency, they must submit new test scores that meet the current minimum from one of the standardized tests.

Where to Apply

Visit the Berkeley Graduate Division application page

Doctoral Degree Requirements

Normative Time Requirements

Normative Time to Advancement

Total normative time to advancement is 2-3 years.

Step I: This process normally takes 1 year (to take the entrance exam).

Step II: After passing the preliminary or entrance exam, students prepare for their PhD oral qualifying examination. This step lasts one to two years. With the successful passing of the orals, students are advanced to candidacy for the PhD degree.

Normative Time in Candidacy

Step III: Students undertake research for the PhD dissertation under a three-person committee in charge of their research and dissertation. The students then write the dissertation based on the results of this research. On completion of the research, workshops and approval of the dissertation by the committee, the students are awarded the doctorate.

Total Normative Time

Total normative time is 5-6 years or 10-12 semesters.


Time to Advancement

Doctoral Entrance Exam

Every doctoral student is required to take the doctoral entrance examination. Students entering without an MS degree are required to complete all MS degree requirements, and may do so by completing the MS course requirements and passing the doctoral entrance exam.

The entrance examination consists of three parts:

  1. An optimization exam: Students are required to take IND ENG 262A and at least one other course in Group A (see below) to be prepared for this exam.
  2. A stochastic processes exam: Students are required to take IND ENG 263A and at least one other course in Group B (see below) to be prepared for this exam.
  3. An exam on modeling and applied operations research: Students are required to take two courses in Group C (see below to be prepared for this exam.

All required courses for the doctoral entrance examination must be taken for a letter grade.

The entrance examination will be offered near the end of every spring semester, approximately one week before finals. Passing the entrance examination is based on both superior performances on all parts of the exam, and on previous coursework. Students are required to take the entire exam at the same time. In order to take the exam, students are expected to perform sufficiently well in their first year courses. During the middle of the spring semester, a faculty committee will review the performance of first year doctoral students, and students who have performed sufficiently well on their coursework (so that a superior performance on all parts of the exam will lead to passing) will be permitted to take the exam.

All students who would like to be considered for the doctoral program are expected to take this exam no later than their third semester in this department. In particular, students who enter in the fall are expected to take the exam at the end of the spring semester in the same academic year.

Curriculum

Advanced undergraduate courses in linear algebra and real analysis (equivalent to MATH 110 and MATH 104) are prerequisites for the PhD program. Students who have not taken these courses prior to entering the graduate program are required to do so during their first year.

Some students have specific research interests and goals when they enter a doctoral program; for others, these interests develop in the process of taking courses and preparing for the entrance examination. In either case, it is imperative that students begin their research as soon as possible after completing their entrance examination. One of the important initial steps in this process is finding a faculty member who will agree to supervise the dissertation (thesis adviser). Every student is required to complete at least one unit of independent study with a faculty member each semester after passing the entrance examination until finding a thesis adviser.

A minimum of nine graduate courses are required in the major, including those taken prior to the entrance examination. Usually, these are courses taken in this department, but to a very limited extent, courses taken in other departments or at other institutions may be counted as part of this requirement. These courses should provide depth in the student's probable research area.

In addition, course work is required in two minor areas. This is a College of Engineering requirement, which specifies that two or three courses (of advanced undergraduate or graduate level) typically represent a minimum program for a minor. This loose wording reflects the diverse needs of the College. In this department, each minor must consist of six units at the graduate level, at least three of which must be taken for a letter grade. A minor may serve either to strengthen theoretical foundations (e.g., measure-theoretic probability theory), or as an area of application (e.g., transportation). At most one course of one minor can be a course from within this department, as long as this course is distinct from the major. Both minors should be selected to strengthen the student's background in his or her research area, and subject to the approval of the head graduate adviser. Graduate courses at other institutions may make up part of a minor if the subject matter is appropriate.

The thesis adviser, once known, should be consulted about all matters regarding the program of study.

Coursework is comprised of an approved study list based on the student’s research interest, which must include the following:

IND ENG 262AMathematical Programming I4
IND ENG 263AApplied Stochastic Process I4
IND ENG 298Group Studies, Seminars, or Group Research1
Group A: Optimization: Select a minimum of one of the following:3
Mathematical Programming II
Computational Optimization
Network Flows and Graphs
Integer Programming and Combinatorial Optimization
Group B : Stochastic Modeling: Select a minimum of one of the following:3
Introduction to Data Modeling, Statistics, and System Simulation
Experimenting with Simulated Systems
Applied Stochastic Process II
Queueing Theory
Applied Dynamic Programming
Group C: Modeling and Applied Operations Research: Select a minimum of two of the following: 16
Analysis and Design of Databases
Economics and Dynamics of Production
Introduction to Financial Engineering
Introduction to Production Planning and Logistics Models
Facilities Design and Logistics
Supply Chain Operation and Management
Production and Inventory Systems
Learning and Optimization
Applied Dynamic Programming
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In addition to the courses listed here, many occasionally-offered 290 series courses fit into this category, such as IND ENG 290A (Dynamic Production Theory and Planning Models) and IND ENG 290R (Topics in Risk Theory; check with the head graduate adviser about specific courses which may be approved.

Foreign Language(s)

In addition to English, the program does not require other language.

Qualifying Examination (QE)

The qualifying examination is an oral examination administered by four faculty members. Three of these faculties members are required to be IEOR faculty members and the fourth committee member must be from outside the department, and have expertise in one of the student’s minor areas of study. Students are expected to take the qualifying exam within three semesters after completing the doctoral entrance exam. Priority in department funding (especially NRTs) will be given to students who have passed their doctoral entrance exams and are in their third, fourth and fifth semesters. Although it is necessary for a student to identify a potential research area and some potential dissertation topics in order to complete this exam, it is not necessary for the student to do a substantial amount of research in the area of the examination.

The student is required to have completed or be currently enrolled in courses that will complete at least one of the two minors at the time of the qualifying examination. At least one of the minors completed or being completed at the time of the examination must consist entirely of courses from outside the department. In addition, at the time of the qualifying examination, the student is required to have a specific plan for completing the other minor within two semesters.

Prior to the exam, the student is required to identify a research area (broadly defined) in which he or she will be able to demonstrate expertise during the oral part of the examination. In addition, the student must be prepared to demonstrate expertise in one minor field. The objective of the exam is to assess the student’s ability to demonstrate knowledge in a broad research area, and to identify potential research topics within this area.

At least six weeks prior to the approximate date of the qualifying examination, the student needs to begin to arrange for Graduate Division approval of the exam committee. The student needs to pick up the appropriate form from the student affairs officer. Once the date and the exam committee are decided upon, the student must also request a room in which the exam can be held. Meanwhile, the student should prepare a list of topics, called a syllabus, which will form the basis of the exam. The syllabus should include topics from the three subject areas to be listed on the Application for Qualifying Examination form, i.e., equivalent to several courses, together with topics from one the minor areas.

At least one month before the exam date, the student must also prepare and submit the following documents to head graduate adviser: a white program of study card that includes all major and minor courses taken or planned (whether or not they are included in the syllabus), a transcript, a list of faculty members who will serve on the exam committee, a syllabus, a preliminary draft of the technical report for the exam committee, and the student’s adviser’s signature to approve the intended date and topics. Both the Graduate Division's application for qualifying examination form and the program of study card must be approved and signed by the head graduate adviser.

At least two weeks prior to the exam, the student must submit his or her qualifying exam report, to the qualifying exam committee. This report should be in the form of a research proposal, and should include both a substantial survey and critical evaluation of the literature in the likely area of the dissertation, and a potential research agenda in this area. If the student has completed preliminary research in this area, it is also appropriate to include a report of this research in this document. However, preliminary results are not required, and cannot make up the bulk of the document.

The qualifying exam document will be reviewed by the three professors who represent the major on the student’s qualifying examination committee, to determine adequacy of preparation for the research area. For students who follow these guidelines and the recommendations of the graduate adviser and thesis adviser, this usually results in quick approval. However, if preparation is judged to be inadequate, they may recommend additional course work and postponement of this examination.

In many departments, including ours, it has been the practice for students to schedule their own qualifying examinations. This exam is to be scheduled for three hours, at a time when all committee members can attend.

The oral portion of the qualifying examination has two parts. In the first part, the student presents a 45-minute talk based on his or her qualifying examination report. The committee will ask questions pertaining to the report and presentation at this time. During the second part of the oral examination, the committee will ask more general questions to determine the student’s level of expertise in the broadly defined research area specified by the student (and described in the syllabus). During this time, the outside committee member will also ask questions about one of the student’s minor areas.

If the student's performance is judged to be unsatisfactory, the committee may recommend reexamination, possibly after additional preparation has been completed. If the reasons for the unsatisfactory performance are judged to be major and fundamental, the committee may recommend that a second attempt be denied.


Time in Candidacy

Advancement

After passing the qualifying examination, the student should file an application for advancement to candidacy, which sets up a three-person guidance committee for the dissertation. Once this is approved, the student is eligible for reduced fees. After advancing to candidacy, the student is expected to spend full time doing research on his or her dissertation, and on related teaching tasks.


Required Professional Development

Teaching Opportunities

The Department of IEOR strives to provide every student with an opportunity to gain teaching experience. Every year, students work as teaching assistants responsible for discussion or laboratory sections (Graduate Student Instructors, or GSIs) and serve as readers assisting with grading but not conducting independent teaching.

Professional Conference Attendance

Workshops

At least once a year after passing the qualifying examination, the student is required to hold a dissertation workshop. Each dissertation workshop has two primary objectives:

  1. It provides the department an opportunity to review the progress of students who have passed the qualifying examination, toward completion of their doctoral dissertation.
  2. It facilitates interaction between the student and the dissertation committee and provides the basis for useful and consistent guidance. While the dissertation committee is primarily responsible for providing guidance, feedback from other faculty and from students is sought as well.

During the workshop, the candidate is expected to present a prospective of, and results from, the dissertation research. Dissertation advisers should advise students about the appropriate time for the workshops. However, initiation of the workshops is the student's responsibility. The student needs to notify the department at least one month in advance of the desired workshop date, and coordinate this date with the dissertation committee. At least two weeks prior to each workshop, the student shall distribute to the dissertation committee a report called the dissertation prospectus. Announcement of the workshop will be made through all the channels used to announce departmental seminars.

Each workshop is divided into two parts. The first part is devoted to a public presentation by the student and subsequent discussion. This part is conducted as a seminar and is open to all faculty and students. Graduate students and faculty who have research interests that relate to the workshop are encouraged to attend; this may be their best opportunity to provide constructive feedback to the candidate. (Graduate students who have not yet reached this stage in their own program often find that participating in workshops is a valuable educational experience.) The dissertation committee moderates the presentation and discussion, controls the asking of questions by the audience, and calls an end to the first part of the workshop.

In the second part of the workshop, which immediately follows the public presentation, the dissertation committee and other interested faculty members will reconvene in private with the candidate for the purpose of giving more feedback and specific guidelines for continuing research. At this time, the committee may decide that the candidate's progress is unsatisfactory. Should the committee reach this conclusion, it will be reported in writing, with proper justification, to the candidate and the department chair. The committee may require an additional workshop sooner than one year after the unsatisfactory one. Recurrent failure to present a satisfactory prospectus workshop may result in disqualification of the student and termination of doctoral candidacy.

Dissertation Defense Workshop

Once the candidate has completed his or her research and completely written the thesis, a defense workshop must be scheduled and held. A completed copy of the thesis must be distributed to the committee at least two weeks before this final workshop. This workshop will follow the same format as other workshops. The committee will inform the candidate about any remaining problems or issues with the thesis. If the committee has serious issues with the thesis, they may require an additional defense workshop.

Master's Degree Requirements (MS)

Unit Requirements

Students are required to complete 24 semester units of coursework, 12 units of which must be graduate courses in the major taken for a letter grade. IND ENG 298 units do not count towards this requirement.

Curriculum

All students are required to take 1 unit of IND ENG 298; at least one course each from the following categories: Optimization, Stochastic Models, and Modeling (see below); and additional courses.

Beyond these requirements, the program is quite flexible. No more than two units of IND ENG 299 may be counted toward the degree. The remainder of the program can include electives outside the department. Entering students are expected to have two years of undergraduate mathematics, primarily calculus but including linear algebra. In addition, they are expected to have completed at least one semester each of upper division courses in probability and in statistics. They should also have competency in a scientific programming language.

The requirements for each concentration follow the course lists for the three categories, below.

Optimization courses
IND ENG 160Nonlinear and Discrete Optimization3
IND ENG 162Linear Programming and Network Flows3
IND ENG S162Linear Programming3
IND ENG 262AMathematical Programming I4
or EL ENG C227T Introduction to Convex Optimization
IND ENG 262BMathematical Programming II3
IND ENG 264Computational Optimization3
IND ENG 266Network Flows and Graphs3
IND ENG 269Integer Programming and Combinatorial Optimization3
Stochastic Models courses
IND ENG 131Discrete Event Simulation3
IND ENG 165Engineering Statistics, Quality Control, and Forcasting3
IND ENG 166Decision Analytics3
IND ENG 173Introduction to Stochastic Processes 13
IND ENG 231Introduction to Data Modeling, Statistics, and System Simulation3
IND ENG 261Experimenting with Simulated Systems3
IND ENG 263AApplied Stochastic Process I4
IND ENG 263BApplied Stochastic Process II3
IND ENG 267Queueing Theory3
IND ENG 268Applied Dynamic Programming3
Modeling courses
IND ENG 150Production Systems Analysis3
IND ENG 153Logistics Network Design and Supply Chain Management3
IND ENG 215Analysis and Design of Databases3
IND ENG 220Economics and Dynamics of Production3
IND ENG 221Introduction to Financial Engineering3
IND ENG 250Introduction to Production Planning and Logistics Models3
IND ENG 251Facilities Design and Logistics3
IND ENG 253Supply Chain Operation and Management3
IND ENG 254Production and Inventory Systems3
IND ENG 265Learning and Optimization3
IND ENG 268Applied Dynamic Programming3
IND ENG 290ADynamic Production Theory and Planning Models3
IND ENG 290RTopics in Risk Theory3
 
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IND ENG 173 Introduction to Stochastic Processes replaced IND ENG 161.  Student will receive no credit for IND ENG 173 after taking IND ENG 161.

Course Requirements by Concentration

Operations Research Concentration

IND ENG 262AMathematical Programming I (fulfills Optimization requirement)4
IND ENG 263AApplied Stochastic Process I (fulfills Stochastic Models requirement)4
IND ENG 298Group Studies, Seminars, or Group Research1
Select two from the following (at least one must be a Modeling course):
Introduction to Financial Engineering
Experimenting with Simulated Systems
Mathematical Programming II
Applied Stochastic Process II
Computational Optimization
Network Flows and Graphs
Queueing Theory
Applied Dynamic Programming
Integer Programming and Combinatorial Optimization

Production & Service Operations Concentration

When selecting options below, please be sure to select at least one course from each category: Optimization, Stochastic Models, and Modeling (see above).

IND ENG 298Group Studies, Seminars, or Group Research1
Select two of the following:
Introduction to Production Planning and Logistics Models
Facilities Design and Logistics
Production and Inventory Systems
Select one of the following:
Production Systems Analysis
Service Operations Design and Analysis
Logistics Network Design and Supply Chain Management
Select one of the following:
Methods of Manufacturing Improvement
Discrete Event Simulation
Production Systems Analysis (if not select above)
Service Operations Design and Analysis (if not selected above)
Logistics Network Design and Supply Chain Management (if not selected above)
Engineering Statistics, Quality Control, and Forcasting

Simulation & Decision Technology Concentration

IND ENG 115Industrial and Commercial Data Systems (fulfills Modeling requirement)3
or IND ENG 215 Analysis and Design of Databases
IND ENG 261Experimenting with Simulated Systems (fulfills Stochastic Models requirement)3
or IND ENG 131 Discrete Event Simulation
IND ENG 298Group Studies, Seminars, or Group Research1
Select two of the following (one must be from the Optimization category):
Decision Analytics
Mathematical Programming I
Introduction to Convex Optimization
Special Topics in Operations and Information Technology Management

Financial Systems Concentration

IND ENG 131Discrete Event Simulation (fulfills Stochastic Models requirement)3
or IND ENG 231 Introduction to Data Modeling, Statistics, and System Simulation
IND ENG 221Introduction to Financial Engineering (fulfills Modeling requirement)3
IND ENG 222Financial Engineering Systems I3
IND ENG 223Financial Engineering Systems II3
IND ENG 298Group Studies, Seminars, or Group Research1

The Comprehensive Exam or Project

In addition to course and waiver exam requirements, students are required to complete one of two options: a comprehensive exam or a master's project and oral presentation of this project. The structure of the comprehensive exam may vary from year to year, but is designed so that students whose curriculum includes 12 units of graduate courses in the major and satisfies the group distribution listed above should be prepared to take the exam. At the current time, the comprehensive exam consists of a short oral presentation to a panel of two or three faculty of a solution to a case study, for which the students will be given at least two weeks to prepare, followed by relevant questions from the faculty panel.

Master of Science Plan I (Thesis)

Students may complete the requirements by writing a thesis, rather than taking a comprehensive examination. The course requirements under the thesis option are the same as under the comprehensive option. Under the thesis option, the minimum unit requirement of regular course work is 20 units, not including the thesis. A committee of three professors, including one from outside the IEOR Department, will be formed to guide and approve the thesis.

Relation to Doctoral Requirements

In general, the first year doctoral requirements meet the requirements of the MS degree, but the reverse is not necessarily true. Students who are interested in earning a PhD should apply to enter the MS/PhD if they do not yet have an MS degree. More detailed information on the entrance exam may be found on the Doctoral Degree Requirements tab.

Master's Degree Requirements (MEng)

Unit Requirements

Minimum number of units to complete degree: 24 semester units.

Curriculum

Technical Course work (must be taken for a letter grade):

  • Core Courses: All students are required to take IND ENG 240 & 241. Students in the part-time evening Decision Analytics concentration must also take IND ENG 242 and 290.
  • Technical Electives: Students must complete a minimum of 6 units of IND ENG 200 level technical electives from the lists below. 

Leadership Courses (must be taken for a letter grade) 

  • All students must complete 6 semester units of core leadership courses, which must be in the 200-series.
  • The Innovation Lecture Series (IND ENG 295 taken S/U), is optional.

Capstone Project Courses:

  • Students must take the capstone integration course each semester.
  • All students must complete 5 units of capstone courses: 2 units in the fall semester and 3 units in the spring semester (see the course lists below).

Required Technical Courses 

IND ENG 240Optimization Analytics3
IND ENG 241Risk Modeling, Simulation, and Data Analysis3

Fall Technical Electives

IND ENG 222Financial Engineering Systems I (Fall Courses)3
IND ENG 250Introduction to Production Planning and Logistics Models3
IND ENG 262AMathematical Programming I4
IND ENG 263AApplied Stochastic Process I4
IND ENG 266Network Flows and Graphs3

Spring Technical Electives

IND ENG 220Economics and Dynamics of Production3
IND ENG 221Introduction to Financial Engineering3
IND ENG C227BConvex Optimization and Approximation3
IND ENG 242Applications in Data Analysis3
IND ENG C253Supply Chain and Logistics Management3
IND ENG 262BMathematical Programming II3
IND ENG 265Learning and Optimization3
IND ENG 267Queueing Theory3
IND ENG 290Special Topics in Industrial Engineering and Operation Research (Fundamentals of Machine Learning & Data Analytics)3
IND ENG 290RTopics in Risk Theory (Portfolio and Risk Analytics)3

Required Technical Electives (Decision Analytics Concentration Only)

IND ENG 242Applications in Data Analysis3
IND ENG 290Special Topics in Industrial Engineering and Operation Research (Fundamentals of Machine Learning & Data Analytics)3

Required Leadership Courses

ENGIN 271Engineering Leadership I (Fall)3
ENGIN 272Engineering Leadership II (Spring)3

Required Capstone Courses

ENGIN 295Communications for Engineering Leaders (Fall and Spring)1
ENGIN 296MAMaster of Engineering Capstone Project (Fall)2
ENGIN 296MBMaster of Engineering Capstone Project (Spring)3

Courses

Industrial Engineering and Operations Research

IND ENG 215 Analysis and Design of Databases 3 Units

Offered through: Industrial Engin and Oper Research
Terms offered: Spring 2011, Fall 2007, Fall 2006
Advanced topics in information management, focusing on design of relational databases, querying, and normalization. New issues raised by the World Wide Web. Research projects on current topics in information technology.

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IND ENG 220 Economics and Dynamics of Production 3 Units

Offered through: Industrial Engin and Oper Research
Terms offered: Spring 2017, Spring 2016, Spring 2015
Analysis of the capacity and efficiency of production systems. Development of analytical tools for improving efficiency, customer service, and profitability of production environments. Design and development of effective industrial production planning systems. Modelling principles are illustrated by reviewing actual large-scale planning systems successfully implemented for naval ship
overhaul and for semiconductor manufacturing.
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IND ENG 221 Introduction to Financial Engineering 3 Units

Offered through: Industrial Engin and Oper Research
Terms offered: Spring 2017, Spring 2016, Spring 2015
A course on financial concepts useful for engineers that will cover, among other topics, those of interest rates, present values, arbitrage, geometric Brownian motion, options pricing, & portfolio optimization. The Black-Scholes option-pricing formula will be derived and studied. Stochastic simulation ideas will be introduced and used to obtain the risk-neutral geometric Brownian
motion values for certain types of Asian, barrier, and lookback options. Portfolio optimization problems will be considered both from a mean-variance and from a utility function point of view. Methods for evaluating real options will be presented. The use of mathematical optimization models as a framework for analyzing financial engineering problems will be shown.
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IND ENG 222 Financial Engineering Systems I 3 Units

Offered through: Industrial Engin and Oper Research
Terms offered: Fall 2016, Fall 2015, Fall 2014
Introductory graduate level course, focusing on applications of operations research techniques, e.g., probability, statistics, and optimization, to financial engineering. The course starts with a quick review of 221, including no-arbitrage theory, complete market, risk-neutral pricing, and hedging in discrete model, as well as basic probability and statistical tools. It then covers Brownian
motion, martingales, and Ito's calculus, and deals with risk-neutral pricing in continuous time models. Standard topics include Girsanov transformation, martingale representation theorem, Feyman-Kac formula, and American and exotic option pricings. Simulation techniques will be discussed at the end of the semester, and MATLAB (or C or S-Plus) will be used for computation.
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IND ENG 223 Financial Engineering Systems II 3 Units

Offered through: Industrial Engin and Oper Research
Terms offered: Spring 2017, Spring 2016
Advanced graduate course for Ph.D. students interested in pursuing a professional/research career in financial engineering. The course will start with a quick review of 222: the basics of Brownian motion, martingales, Ito's calculus, risk-neutral pricing in continuous time models. It then covers rigorously and in depth the most fundamental probability concepts for financial engineers, including
stochastic integral, stochastic differential equations, and semi-martingales. The second half of the course will discuss the most recent topics in financial engineering, such as credit risk and analysis, risk measures and portfolio optimization, and liquidity risk and models.
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IND ENG C227A Introduction to Convex Optimization 4 Units

Offered through: Industrial Engin and Oper Research
Terms offered: Prior to 2007
The course covers some convex optimization theory and algorithms, and describes various applications arising in engineering design, machine learning and statistics, finance, and operations research. The course includes laboratory assignments, which consist of hands-on experience.,Offered through: Industrial Engin and Oper Research
Terms offered: Fall 2013
The course covers some convex optimization
theory and algorithms, and describes various applications arising in engineering design, machine learning and statistics, finance, and operations research. The course includes laboratory assignments, which consist of hands-on experience.
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IND ENG C227A Introduction to Convex Optimization 4 Units

Offered through: Industrial Engin and Oper Research
Terms offered: Prior to 2007
The course covers some convex optimization theory and algorithms, and describes various applications arising in engineering design, machine learning and statistics, finance, and operations research. The course includes laboratory assignments, which consist of hands-on experience.,Offered through: Industrial Engin and Oper Research
Terms offered: Fall 2013
The course covers some convex optimization
theory and algorithms, and describes various applications arising in engineering design, machine learning and statistics, finance, and operations research. The course includes laboratory assignments, which consist of hands-on experience.
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IND ENG C227A Introduction to Convex Optimization 4 Units

Offered through: Industrial Engin and Oper Research
Terms offered: Prior to 2007
The course covers some convex optimization theory and algorithms, and describes various applications arising in engineering design, machine learning and statistics, finance, and operations research. The course includes laboratory assignments, which consist of hands-on experience.,Offered through: Industrial Engin and Oper Research
Terms offered: Fall 2013
The course covers some convex optimization
theory and algorithms, and describes various applications arising in engineering design, machine learning and statistics, finance, and operations research. The course includes laboratory assignments, which consist of hands-on experience.
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IND ENG C227A Introduction to Convex Optimization 4 Units

Offered through: Industrial Engin and Oper Research
Terms offered: Prior to 2007
The course covers some convex optimization theory and algorithms, and describes various applications arising in engineering design, machine learning and statistics, finance, and operations research. The course includes laboratory assignments, which consist of hands-on experience.,Offered through: Industrial Engin and Oper Research
Terms offered: Fall 2013
The course covers some convex optimization
theory and algorithms, and describes various applications arising in engineering design, machine learning and statistics, finance, and operations research. The course includes laboratory assignments, which consist of hands-on experience.
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IND ENG C227B Convex Optimization and Approximation 3 Units

Offered through: Industrial Engin and Oper Research
Terms offered: Spring 2017, Spring 2016, Spring 2015
Convex optimization as a systematic approximation tool for hard decision problems. Approximations of combinatorial optimization problems, of stochastic programming problems, of robust optimization problems (i.e., with optimization problems with unknown but bounded data), of optimal control problems. Quality estimates of the resulting approximation. Applications in robust engineering
design, statistics, control, finance, data mining, operations research.
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IND ENG 231 Introduction to Data Modeling, Statistics, and System Simulation 3 Units

Offered through: Industrial Engin and Oper Research
Terms offered: Spring 2017, Spring 2016, Spring 2015
This course uses simulation models for analyzing and optimizing systems where the underlying processes and/or parameters are not fully known, but data may be available, sampled, or artificially generated. Monte Carlo simulations are used in a weekly laboratory to model systems that may be too complex to approximate accurately with deterministic, stationary, or static models; and to
measure the robustness of predictions and manage risks in decisions based on data-driven models.
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IND ENG 240 Optimization Analytics 3 Units

Offered through: Industrial Engin and Oper Research
Terms offered: Fall 2016, Fall 2015, Fall 2014
Computing technology has advanced to the point that commonly available tools can be used to solve practical decision problems and optimize real-world systems quickly and efficiently. This course will focus on the understanding and use of such tools, to model and solve complex real-world business problems, to analyze the impact of changing data and relaxing assumptions on these decisions,
and to understand the risks associated with particular decisions and outcomes.
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IND ENG 241 Risk Modeling, Simulation, and Data Analysis 3 Units

Offered through: Industrial Engin and Oper Research
Terms offered: Fall 2016, Fall 2015, Fall 2014
This is a Masters of Engineering course, in which students will develop a fundamental understanding of how randomness and uncertainty are root causes of risk in modern enterprises. The technical material will be presented in the context of engineering team system design and operations decisions.

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IND ENG 242 Applications in Data Analysis 3 Units

Offered through: Industrial Engin and Oper Research
Terms offered: Spring 2017, Spring 2016
This course applies foundational concepts in programming, databases, machine learning, and statistical modeling to answer questions from business and social science. The goal is for students to develop the experience and intuition to gather and build new datasets and answer substantive questions.

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IND ENG 248 Supply Chain Innovation, Strategy, and Analytics 3 Units

Offered through: Industrial Engin and Oper Research
Terms offered: Fall 2013
This course introduces you to the field of supply chain management through a series of lectures and case studies that emphasize innovative concepts in supply chain management that have proven to be beneficial for a good number of adopters. Innovations that we will discuss include collaborative forecasting, social media, online procurement, and technologies such as RFID.

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IND ENG 250 Introduction to Production Planning and Logistics Models 3 Units

Offered through: Industrial Engin and Oper Research
Terms offered: Fall 2016, Fall 2015, Fall 2014
This will be an introductory first-year graduate course covering fundamental models in production planning and logistics. Models, algorithms, and analytical techniques for inventory control, production scheduling, production planning, facility location and logistics network design, vehicle routing, and demand forecasting will be discussed.

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IND ENG 251 Facilities Design and Logistics 3 Units

Offered through: Industrial Engin and Oper Research
Terms offered: Fall 2013, Fall 2012, Spring 2005
Design and analysis of models and algorithms for facility location, vehicle routing, and facility layout problems. Emphasis will be placed on both the use of computers and the theoretical analysis of models and algorithms.

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IND ENG 252 Service Operations Management 3 Units

Offered through: Industrial Engin and Oper Research
Terms offered: Spring 2014, Spring 2013, Spring 2012
This course focuses on the design of service businesses such as commercial banks, hospitals, airline companies, call centers, restaurants, Internet auction websites, and information providers. The material covered in the course includes internet auctions, procurement, service facility location, sevice quality management, capacity planning, airline ticket pricing, financial plan design
, pricing of digital goods, call center management, service competition, revenue management in queueing systems, information intermediaries, and health care. The goal of the instructors is to equip the students with sufficient technical background to be able to do research in this area.
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IND ENG 253 Supply Chain Operation and Management 3 Units

Offered through: Industrial Engin and Oper Research
Terms offered: Spring 2016, Spring 2014, Spring 2013
Supply chain analysis is the study of quantitative models that characterize various economic trade-offs in the supply chain. The field has made significant strides on both theoretical and practical fronts. On the theoretical front, supply chain analysis inspires new research ventures that blend operations research, game theory, and microeconomics. These ventures result in an unprecedented
amalgamation of prescriptive, descriptive, and predictive models characteristic of each subfield. On the practical front, supply chain analysis offers solid foundations for strategic positioning, policy setting, and decision making.
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IND ENG C253 Supply Chain and Logistics Management 3 Units

Offered through: Industrial Engin and Oper Research
Terms offered: Spring 2017, Spring 2016, Spring 2015
Supply chain analysis is the study of quantitative models that characterize various economic trade-offs in the supply chain. The field has made significant strides on both theoretical and practical fronts. On the theoretical front, supply chain analysis inspires new research ventures that blend operations research, game theory, and microeconomics. These ventures result in an unprecedented
amalgamation of prescriptive, descriptive, and predictive models characteristic of each subfield. On the practical front, supply chain analysis offers solid foundations for strategic positioning, policy setting, and decision making.
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IND ENG 254 Production and Inventory Systems 3 Units

Offered through: Industrial Engin and Oper Research
Terms offered: Spring 2014, Fall 2012, Spring 2012
Mathematical and computer methods for design, planning, scheduling, and control in manufacturing and distribution systems.

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IND ENG 258 Control and Optimization for Power Systems 3 Units

Offered through: Industrial Engin and Oper Research
Terms offered: Spring 2017
One of the grand challenges of this century is the modernization of electrical power networks. This graduate-level course provides a fundamental understanding of the mathematics behind the operation of power grids.

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IND ENG 261 Experimenting with Simulated Systems 3 Units

Offered through: Industrial Engin and Oper Research
Terms offered: Spring 2014, Spring 2010, Spring 2009
This course will introduce graduate and upper division undergraduate students to modern methods for simulating discrete event models of complex stochastic systems. About a third of the course will be devoted to system modeling, with the remaining two-thirds concentrating on simulation experimental design and analysis.

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IND ENG 262A Mathematical Programming I 4 Units

Offered through: Industrial Engin and Oper Research
Terms offered: Fall 2016, Fall 2015, Fall 2014
Basic graduate course in linear programming and introduction to network flows and non-linear programming. Formulation and model building. The simplex method and its variants. Duality theory. Sensitivity analysis, parametric programming, convergence (theoretical and practical). Polynomial time algorithms. Introduction to network flows models. Optimality conditions for non linear optimization
problems.
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IND ENG 262B Mathematical Programming II 3 Units

Offered through: Industrial Engin and Oper Research
Terms offered: Spring 2017, Spring 2016, Spring 2015
Basic first year graduate course in optimization of non-linear programs. Formulation and model building. Theory of optimization for constrained and unconstrained problems. Study of algorithms for non-linear optimization with emphasis on design considerations and performance evaluation.

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IND ENG 263A Applied Stochastic Process I 4 Units

Offered through: Industrial Engin and Oper Research
Terms offered: Fall 2016, Fall 2015, Fall 2014
Conditional Expectation. Poisson and general point process and renewal theory. Renewal
reward processes with application to inventory, congestion, and replacement models. 
Discrete and continuous time Markov chains; with applications to various stochastic 
systems--such as queueing systems, inventory models and reliability systems.

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IND ENG 263B Applied Stochastic Process II 3 Units

Offered through: Industrial Engin and Oper Research
Terms offered: Spring 2017, Spring 2016, Spring 2015
Continuous time Markov chains. The reversed chain concept in continuous time Markov chains with applications of queueing theory. Semi-Markov processes with emphasis on application. Brownian Motion. Random walks with applications. Introduction to Martinjales.

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IND ENG 264 Computational Optimization 3 Units

Offered through: Industrial Engin and Oper Research
Terms offered: Spring 2017, Spring 2016, Spring 2015
This course is on computational methods for the solution of large-scale optimization problems. The focus is on converting the theory of optimization into effective computational techniques. Course topics include an introduction to polyhedral theory, cutting plane methods, relaxation, decomposition and heuristic approaches for large-scale optimization problems.

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IND ENG 265 Learning and Optimization 3 Units

Offered through: Industrial Engin and Oper Research
Terms offered: Spring 2017, Spring 2016, Spring 2015
This course will cover topics related to the interplay between optimization and statistical learning. The first part of the course will cover statistical modeling procedures that can be defined as the minimizer of a suitable optimization problem. The second part of the course will discuss the formulation and numerical implementation of learning-based model predictive control (LBMPC)
, which is a method for robust adaptive optimization that can use machine learning to provide the adaptation. The last part of the course will deal with inverse decision-making problems, which are problems where an agent's decisions are observed and used to infer properties about the agent.
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IND ENG 266 Network Flows and Graphs 3 Units

Offered through: Industrial Engin and Oper Research
Terms offered: Fall 2016, Fall 2015, Fall 2014
Survey of solution techniques and problems that have formulations in terms of flows in networks. Max-flow min-cut theorem. Minimum cost flows. Multiterminal and multicommodity flows. Relationship with linear programming, transportation problems, electrical networks and critical path scheduling.

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IND ENG 267 Queueing Theory 3 Units

Offered through: Industrial Engin and Oper Research
Terms offered: Spring 2016, Spring 2015, Fall 2012
The result "L = (lambda) w" and other conservation laws. Elementary queueing models; comparing single- and multiple-server queues. PASTA. Work. Markovian queues; product form results. Overflow models. Embedded Markov chains. Random walks and the GI/G/l queues. Work conservation; priorities. Bounds and approximations.

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IND ENG 268 Applied Dynamic Programming 3 Units

Offered through: Industrial Engin and Oper Research
Terms offered: Spring 2017, Fall 2013, Fall 2012
Dynamic programming formulation of deterministic decision process problems, analytical and computational methods of solution, application to problems of equipment replacement, resource allocation, scheduling, search and routing. Brief introduction to decision making under risk and uncertainty.

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IND ENG 269 Integer Programming and Combinatorial Optimization 3 Units

Offered through: Industrial Engin and Oper Research
Terms offered: Spring 2010, Spring 2009, Spring 2004
The course deals with discrete optimization problems and their complexity. These topics include complexity analysis of algorithms and its drawbacks; solving a system of linear integer equations and inequalities; strongly polynomial algorithms, network flow problems (including matching and branching); polyhedral optimization; branch and bound and lagrangean relaxation.

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IND ENG 270 Current Readings in Innovation 3 Units

Offered through: Industrial Engin and Oper Research
Terms offered: Fall 2015, Spring 2015, Fall 2014
This seminar and discussion class aims to survey current and classic research on innovation and help
doctoral students formulate their research designs. Readings are drawn from economics, organizations,
and other social sciences, and engineering and in particular, data science research on analyzing large
data sets. Students develop research designs and present each week and
formally for their final. A
written paper is also required. Authors join us, physically or virtually.

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IND ENG 280 Systems Analysis and Design Project 3 Units

Offered through: Industrial Engin and Oper Research
Terms offered: Spring 2011, Spring 2010, Spring 2009
A project course for students interested in applications of operations research and engineering methods. One or more systems, which may be public or in the private sector, will be selected for detailed analysis and re-designed by student groups.

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IND ENG 288 Automation Science and Engineering 3 Units

Offered through: Industrial Engin and Oper Research
Terms offered: Spring 2013
Automation is a central aspect of contemporary industrial engineering that combines sensors, actuators, and computing to monitor and perform operations. It is applied to a broad range of applications from manufacturing to transporation to healthcare. This course provides an introduction to analysis, models, algorithms, research, and practical skills in the field and includes a laboratory component where students
will learn and apply basic skills in computer programming and interfacing of sensors and motors that will culminate in a team design project.
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IND ENG 290 Special Topics in Industrial Engineering and Operation Research 2 - 3 Units

Offered through: Industrial Engin and Oper Research
Terms offered: Spring 2017, Fall 2016, Spring 2016
Lectures and appropriate assignments on fundamental or applied topics of current interest in industrial engineering and operations research.

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IND ENG 290A Dynamic Production Theory and Planning Models 3 Units

Offered through: Industrial Engin and Oper Research
Terms offered: Spring 2016, Spring 2014, Fall 2009
Development of dynamic activity analysis models for production planning and scheduling. Relationship to theory of production, inventory theory and hierarchical organization of production management.

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IND ENG 290G Advanced Mathematical Programming 3 Units

Offered through: Industrial Engin and Oper Research
Terms offered: Spring 2017, Spring 2016, Spring 2014
Selected topics in mathematical programming. The actual subjects covered may include: Convex analysis, duality theory, complementary pivot theory, fixed point theory, optimization by vector space methods, advanced topics in nonlinear algorithms, complexity of mathematical programming algorithms (including linear programming).

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IND ENG 290R Topics in Risk Theory 3 Units

Offered through: Industrial Engin and Oper Research
Terms offered: Spring 2016, Spring 2015, Spring 2014
Seminar on selected topics from financial and technological risk theory, such as risk modeling, attitudes towards risk and utility theory, portfolio management, gambling and speculation, insurance and other risk-sharing arrangements, stochastic models of risk generation and run off, risk reserves, Bayesian forecasting and credibility approximations, influence diagrams, decision trees.
Topics will vary from year to year.
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IND ENG 295 A. Richard Newton Lecture Series 1 Unit

Offered through: Industrial Engin and Oper Research
Terms offered: Spring 2017, Fall 2016, Spring 2016
This lecture series serves as an entry point for undergraduate and graduate curriculum sequences in entrepreneurship and innovation. The series, established in 2005 is named in honor of A. Richard Newton, a visionary technology industry leader and late dean of the University of California-Berkeley College of Engineering. The course features a selection of high-level industry speakers
who share their insights on industry developments, leadership and innovation based on their careers.
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IND ENG 298 Group Studies, Seminars, or Group Research 1 - 4 Units

Offered through: Industrial Engin and Oper Research
Terms offered: Spring 2017, Fall 2016, Spring 2016
Advanced seminars in industrial engineering and operations research.

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IND ENG 299 Individual Study or Research 1 - 12 Units

Offered through: Industrial Engin and Oper Research
Terms offered: Summer 2017 10 Week Session, Summer 2017 8 Week Session, Spring 2017
Individual investigation of advanced industrial engineering problems.

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IND ENG 601 Individual Study for Master's Students 1 - 12 Units

Offered through: Industrial Engin and Oper Research
Terms offered: Summer 2017 8 Week Session, Summer 2016 8 Week Session, Spring 2016
Individual study for the comprehensive in consultation with the field adviser. Units may not be used to meet either unit or residence requirements for a master's degree.

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IND ENG 602 Individual Study for Doctoral Students 1 - 12 Units

Offered through: Industrial Engin and Oper Research
Terms offered: Summer 2017 8 Week Session, Summer 2016 8 Week Session, Spring 2016
Individual study in consultation with the major field adviser, intended to provide an opportunity for qualified students to prepare themselves for the various examinations required of candidates for the Ph.D. (and other doctoral degrees). May not be used for unit or residence requirements for the doctoral degree.

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Faculty and Instructors

Faculty

Ilan Adler, Professor. Financial engineering, optimization theory, combinatorial probability models.
Research Profile

Anil Jayanti Aswani, Assistant Professor.

Alper Atamturk, Professor. Logistics, integer programming, computational optimization, robust optimization.
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Laurent El Ghaoui, Professor. Decision-making under uncertainty, convex optimization, robust solutions, semidefinite programming, exhaustive simulation.
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Lee Fleming, Professor. Invention, innovation, patents, big data, leadership.
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Ken Goldberg, Professor. Robotics, art, social media, new media, automation.
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Xin Guo, Professor. Financial engineering, industrial engineering and operations, stochastic processes and applications, stochastic control, semi-martingale and filteration expansions, credit risk, (ir)reversible investment.
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Dorit S. Hochbaum, Professor. Data mining, integer programming, discrete optimization, network flow techniques, clustering, image segmentation, machine vision, pattern recognition.
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Philip M. Kaminsky, Professor. Biotechnology, logistics, distribution, algorithms, planning, optimization, control, manufacturing, semiconductors, scheduling, biomanufacturing, probabilistic methods, production scheduling, supply chain management, operations management, logistic.
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Javad Lavaei, Assistant Professor.

Robert C. Leachman, Professor. Logistics, manufacturing, semiconductors, scheduling, supply chain systems, dynamic production models, production planning and scheduling.
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Shmuel S. Oren, Professor. Economics, algorithms, financial engineering, risk management, planning, optimization, operation of electric power systems, market based coordination of network systems, trading instruments.
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Christos H. Papadimitriou, Professor. Economics, evolution., algorithms, game theory, networks, optimization, complexity.
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Rhonda L. Righter, Professor. Modeling, optimization, stochastic systems, systems with uncertainty.
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Lee W. Schruben, Professor. Health care systems, simulation, optimization of simulation system response, foundations of simulation modeling, supply chains, experimental designs, biopharmaceuticals, Production.
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Zuo-Jun Shen, Professor. Logistics, supply chain design and management, inventory management, auction mechanism design.
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Ikhlaq Sidhu, Adjunct Professor. Technology management, industrial engineering and operations, technology commerialization, interdisciplinary engineering.
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Candace Yano, Professor. Inventory control, production planning, distribution systems planning, integrated production-quality models, integrated manufacturing-marketing models.
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Lecturers

Solomon Darwin, Lecturer.

Nicholas L. Gunther, Lecturer.

Han Jin, Lecturer.

Tal Lavian, Lecturer.

David Law, Lecturer.

Ronald Lesniak, Lecturer.

Mehdi Maghsoodnia, Lecturer.

Deepak Rajan, Lecturer.

Kenneth Sandy, Lecturer.

Ken Singer, Lecturer.

Naeem Zafar, Lecturer.

Emeritus Faculty

Richard E. Barlow, Professor Emeritus. Industrial engineering and operations, reliability theory, statistical data analysis, Bayesian probability modeling.
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Stuart E. Dreyfus, Professor Emeritus. Neural networks, dynamic programming, limits of operations research modeling, cognitive ergonomics.
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C. Roger Glassey, Professor Emeritus. Simulation of manufacturing systems, production planning & scheduling, mathematical optimization.
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Robert M. Oliver, Professor Emeritus. Risk management, operations research, industrial engineering, prediction of rare events, default and fraud detection, credit risk scoring, analysis tools, computer software, acquisition and negotiation strategies.
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Sheldon M. Ross, Professor Emeritus. Financial engineering, simulations, stochastics, statistical analysis.
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J. George Shanthikumar, Professor Emeritus. Scheduling, production system modelling & analysis, queueing theory & applications, reliability & probability theory, sequencing, simulation methodology, stochastic processes & modelling.
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Ronald W. Wolff, Professor Emeritus. Stochastic processes, queueing theory, queuing network, transmission systems.
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Contact Information

Department of Industrial Engineering and Operations Research

4141 Etcheverry Hall

Phone: 510-642-5484

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Department Chair

Ken Goldberg

4143 Etcheverry Hall

Phone: 510-642-5484

goldberg@berkeley.edu

Head Graduate Adviser

Dorit S. Hochbaum

4181 Etcheverry Hall

Phone: 510-642-4998

hochbaum@ieor.berkeley.edu

MEng Graduate Student Affairs Officer

Yerdua (Yeri) Caesar-Kaptoech

4137 Etcheverry Hall

Phone: 510- 642-7983

ycaesark@berkeley.edu

MS & PhD Graduate Student Affairs Officer

Anayancy Paz

4145 Etcheverry Hall

Phone: 510-642-5485

anayancy@berkeley.edu

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