The Department of Industrial Engineering and Operations Research combines two closely related professions concerned with the efficient operation of complex systems.
The industrial engineering profession involves the design, organization, implementation, and economic operation of integrated production and service systems using people, materials, and equipment. Areas of application include not only the basic manufacturing and high technology production processes essential to our economy, but also service organizations such as banks, health care facilities, libraries, and government agencies.
Operations research emphasizes the basic understanding of the functioning of complex systems of technology and management through mathematical models for the purpose of predicting system behavior or optimizing system performance under economic and technological constraints.
Our department offers undergraduate and graduate degrees in Industrial Engineering and Operations Research. Please see the links on the left for information.
The newest research facility on the campus of UC Berkeley was dedicated on Friday, Feb. 27, and embodies the innovation and entrepreneurship needed to fuel economic growth and arrives at a time when the state and nation seek relief from the recession.
Live and interactive views overlooking the construction site of the new Davis Hall North building, and future headquarters for CITRIS are available at:
Ken Goldberg's Co-Opticon Camera on Cory Hall.
Dan Garcia's Time-Lapse experience of the construction site.