Professor Zuo-Jun "Max" Shen has just been named to be the next chair of the Department of Industrial Engineering & Operations Research (IEOR) at UC Berkeley. Professor Shen will take over for Professor Ken Goldberg as the new department chair starting January 1, 2019.
Shen obtained his Ph.D. in Industrial Engineering and Management Sciences from Northwestern University. He joined the department in July 2004. Before that he taught at the Industrial and Systems Engineering Department at the University of Florida. His primary research interests are in the general area of integrated supply chain design and management, and practical mechanism design. Shen holds a joint appointment in the Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering (CEE) at UC Berkeley and is also the co-director of Environmental Science & New Energy Center at the Tsinghua-Berkeley Shenzhen Institute.
Shen will serve as the 16th chair of IEOR following Goldberg (2017-2019), Kaminsky (2011-2016), Righter (2008-2010), Adler (2005-2007), and Schruben (2001-2004).