Industrial Engineering & Operations Research

PhD Program

Apply to the IEOR PhD Program

Join the Next Generation of Technology Leaders

Deadline to Apply:
December 15, 2020

GRE is now optional

Application opens September 15, 2020

Call: 510.642.7983
Email: ieoradmissions@berkeley.edu

Program Overview

Our PhD and master of science programs will prepare you with the latest theory, computational tools, and research methods for a career of discovery in academia or industry. You will learn to innovate in a wide range of domains such as artificial intelligence, high-tech, healthcare, energy, finance, consulting, data science, management, robotics, logistics, human factors.

Register for our MS / PhD Infosession on 10/21

Interested in learning more about the University of California, Berkeley IEOR PhD and MS programs?

At this information session (10/21), Professors Alper Atamturk, Candace Yano, Rajan Udwani, Paul Grigas and PhD students will give a brief overview of the program, its curriculum, and the diverse career possibilities within the field.

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Join Innovative Researchers

As a PhD student in IEOR at Berkeley, you work with faculty that are leading experts in their field and become part of a determined cohort of researchers shaping a sustainable, safe, and inclusive future for our world.

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Become Leading Academics

With a PhD in IEOR from Berkeley, you are well poised for successful careers in academia, serving as researchers and professors in various technical departments at some of the finest universities across the world.

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Explore Exciting Careers

As a Berkeley IEOR PhD student, you gain theoretical and computational expertise to become an ideal candidate for innovative firms in domains like finance, healthcare, energy, services, and many more.

How to Apply

Application deadline for fall 2021 PhD program: December 15, 2020

UPDATE as of August 2020: Due to Covid 19 testing difficulties, the GRE is not required for Fall 2021 admits. However, you are welcome to include the exam in your portfolio.

Admission Deadlines

For more information requirements, fees, and about the program, read the Graduate Student Handbook.

MS/PhD Deadlines for Fall 2021:

  • Application opens September 15, 2020
  • Online application: December 15, 2020, 8:59 p.m. PST
  • Official GRE and TOEFL (if applicable) scores: (received by) December 15, 2020, 8:59 p.m. PST
  • 3 letters of recommendation: December 15, 2020, 8:59 p.m. PST

MEng Deadlines for Fall 2021:

January 6, 2021

Application link: http://grad.berkeley.edu/admissions/apply/

The IEOR Department does not offer Spring admissions.

The entire application process is electronic. Please do not mail any documents to the IEOR Department.

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Student Profiles

Recent Grad Profiles

Academia:

T. Tony Ke

Assistant Professor, Marketing, MIT Sloan School of Management

Shan Li

Assistant Professor at Baruch College, City University of New York Shan Li Class of 2010 IEOR Ph.D. What are you currently working on? After graduating from Cal in 2010, I started off working for Amazon as an operations research scientist in Seattle, to drive the performance improvement of Amazon’s giant supply chain network. I also…

Yong Liang

Associate Professor at Tsinghua University

Mengshi Lu

Assistant Professor in Operations Management at the Krannert School of Management, Purdue University    

Wei Qi

Assistant Professor, the Desautels Faculty of Management, McGill University

Auyon Siddiq

Assistant Professor of Decisions, Operations and Technology Management, University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) Anderson School of Management

Dashi Singham

Research Associate Professor, Operations Research Department, Naval Postgraduate School

Industry:

Kelly Sin Man Choi

Senior Software Engineer at Google

Kevin Li

Data Science at Uber

Isaac Yuan Mao

Portfolio Manager at BlackRock

Daphne Qi

Sr. Quantitative Researcher at proprietary trading firm

Amber Richter

Quantitative Analyst at Google

Birce Tezel

Research Scientist at Facebook

Kai-Chuan Yang

Sr. Decision Science Consultant at The Walt Disney Company

Recent News

Berkeley IEOR Postdoc wins INFORMS Optimization Society Student Paper Prize

October 12, 2020 | Comments Off on Berkeley IEOR Postdoc wins INFORMS Optimization Society Student Paper Prize

Yingjie Bi, a Berkeley IEOR post-doctoral researcher with Professor Javad Lavaei, recently received the Best Student Paper Prize from the INFORMS Optimization Society. Yingjie, who completed his PhD in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Cornell University earlier this year, was awarded for his co-authored paper titled ‘Duality gap estimation via…

Berkeley IEOR Student Selected as 2020 INFORMS Undergraduate Operations Research Prize Finalist

October 2, 2020 | Comments Off on Berkeley IEOR Student Selected as 2020 INFORMS Undergraduate Operations Research Prize Finalist

Berkeley IEOR PhD student Anna Deza has been selected as one of 10 finalists for the 2020 INFORMS Undergraduate Operations Research Prize. Anna’s submission, which she worked on during her undergraduate program at the University of Toronto, was titled A Multistage Stochastic Integer Programming Approach to Distributed Operating Room Scheduling.…

5 Year Masters Program applications due October 20

September 22, 2020 | Comments Off on 5 Year Masters Program applications due October 20

The 5 Year IEOR-ORMS Masters Program is now accepting applications from IEOR or ORMS seniors graduating in December 2020 or May 2021. The Department Application deadline is Tuesday, October 20, 2020 at 5 p.m. PST. To learn more about the program, visit the webpage and attend the info-session hosted by…

Graduate program applications open for Fall 2021

September 16, 2020 | Comments Off on Graduate program applications open for Fall 2021

Berkeley IEOR is excited to announce that the Fall 2021 application cycle for all Graduate programs is now open. Due to testing restrictions related to COVID 19, applications for the Fall 2021 cycle do not require submission of GRE scores. Listed below is the application information about individual programs: Applicants…

Berkeley IEOR researchers awarded best student paper in Energy, Natural Resources and the Environment

September 8, 2020 | Comments Off on Berkeley IEOR researchers awarded best student paper in Energy, Natural Resources and the Environment

The work by the Berkeley research group comprising of Julie Mulvaney-Kemp, Salar Fattahi, and Prof Javad Lavaei was selected to receive the 2020 Energy, Natural Resources and the Environment (ENRE) Student Best Paper Award at the INFORMS Annual Meeting. The paper was titled “Smoothing Property of Load Variation Promotes Finding…

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510.642.7983
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