A Message From the Chair

Jorge Nocedal, Sachs Professor, ChairWelcome to the Department of Industrial Engineering and Management Sciences.

Our department is one of the most innovative and highly ranked programs in the United States. Our graduates streamline business processes; develop predictive analytics systems; help non-profit organizations to be more effective; improve the delivery of health care services; give quantitative support for enterprise risk management; and help structure organizations to make effective use of the expertise of their employees. And they plan and improve manufacturing and production systems, too.

The basis of our discipline is mathematics, statistics, and computing. Because the systems we design are large, complex, critical, and expensive, trial and error is not an option. So, instead, we develop mathematical, statistical, and computer models and implement them with confidence on real world applications. And because IE touches many aspects of the enterprise, IEMS students get a broad background that includes organizational behavior, economics, entrepreneurship, and innovation.

At the graduate level, our Master of Engineering Management (MEM) students come from all of the engineering disciplines and a diverse universe of companies to learn business basics and industrial engineering tools. Our Master of Science in Analytics (MSiA) teaches students the skills that drive business success in today's data-driven world. This includes the design of optimized recommendation systems, and the mining of vast quantities of data.

Our PhD students invent and extend basic methods in optimization, stochastic modeling, and engineering statistics, and apply them in production, supply chain services, financial engineering, health care, and organizational analysis.

If you are not an IEMS student, this website will provide you with an introduction to industrial engineering and management sciences at all levels. For our current students you will find information to support you in your studies and job search.

Jorge Nocedal
Sachs Professor and Chair