IEOR students and faculty are actively engaged in a variety of research projects that have made and continue to make important contributions to both the theory and practice of operations research and industrial engineering.

Some of the research areas represented in the IEOR department are analysis of algorithms, automation and robotics, combinatorics and integer programming, convex optimization, financial engineering, inventory theory, risk analysis, robust optimization, queueing theory, supply chain management, scheduling, simulation.

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RIOT is a web-based interactive repository and testbed for optimization algorithms. It offers the web audience interactive educational and research tools for optimization problems. Examples include linear programming, network flow algorithms, applications such as testing VLSI circuits, planning of mining operations, sports team tournaments problems (elimination of teams), scheduling, geometric algorithms for manufacturing purposes, clustering and pattern recognition.