Graduate Program

The overall objective of the graduate programs in the department is to conduct fundamental research in industrial engineering and operations research in accordance with scientific and technological developments, and to provide the students with a strong analytical basis for advanced theoretical work or for development of new approaches to applications. Current research areas are optimization theory/mathematical programming (linear and non-linear optimization, combinatorial and integer optimization, graph theory and network optimization, large scale optimization, optimization under uncertainty), stochastic systems (queueing models, maintenance, inventory control, modeling and optimization), simulation, statistics (estimation in stochastic systems, nonparametric analysis, Bayesian methods, data analysis), manufacturing systems (advanced manufacturing technologies, robotics, flexible manufacturing systems, micro/nano technologies, modeling and analysis of production systems), supply chain management and logistics, pricing and revenue optimization, scheduling, production planning and control systems, operations research methods in finance and energy, sustainable operations.