Fall 2020 MS & PHD Orientation

The faculty, staff, and students of the IEOR department are excited to welcome our new master of science and PhD students to our program! We will hold orientation events on August 24 and 25 to welcome new students and provide important information about the program to help new students learn Berkeley systems and meet our community.

Tentative Agenda

August 24

9:00 a.m. - 9:30 a.m. PDT: Introductions & Welcome from IEOR Staff
9:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. PDT:  IEOR Department Introduction with IEOR Department Chair Professor Max Shen

10:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. PDT:  Program Overview with IEOR Graduate Advisor Professor Dorit Hochbaum
10:30 a.m. - 11:15 a.m. PDT:  Resource Talks

11:15 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. PDT :  Break
11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. PDT:  Recent alumni panel on Navigating the Program with Mark Velednitsky, Junyu Cao, and Kevin Li

August 25

3:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. PDT - IEOR Faculty and Graduate Student Research Talks


5:00 p.m. PDT:  Social Hour with IEOR Graduate Community - Join the staff, faculty, and your fellow MS and PhD students for a gather.town social hour to make introductions and meet each other! 

Important Links

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Department Rankings

The IEOR graduate program is currently ranked #3 in the US according to US News & World Reports. Berkeley Engineering as a whole is ranked 3rd in the US and 7th globally.

What is IEOR?

Operations Research combines stochastics and optimization, developing  mathematical methods for modeling uncertainty and computing extrema in high-dimensional functions under numerical constraints.  

Industrial Engineering applies OR methods to industrial-scale systems to optimize time, value, return on investment, human resources, materials, information, equipment, energy, and other resources.

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Proud IEOR 2019 Graduates!

MS & PhD students enjoying food in the graduate student offices in Etcheverry Hall

Professor Ken Goldberg posing with researchers in his AUTOLAB.