Our department identifies seven interest areas of research. Read on to find out more about these interest areas, the faculty who specialize in them, and some of our featured research projects.
Applied Operations Research
Applied operations research uses mathematical optimization approaches in order to support decision making to improve a wide range of application areas: public policy, sustainability, energy, etc.
Data Analytics for Decision Making
Industrial engineers both create and use data analytics approaches in order to not just gain insight into data, but to also utilize data for making optimal decisions.
Emerging Transportation Logistics
Industrial engineers use optimization and simulation approaches to design and evaluate new transportation logistics technologies such as drones, hyperloop, etc.
Industrial engineers analyze and design healthcare delivery process by addressing process efficiency, productivity and patient access resulting in safer and more cost-effective systems.
Designing systems to improve human-computer interaction focuses on the interface between human capabilities and computer technologies in order to improve human performance.
Quality & Reliability Engineering
Quality and reliability engineering seeks to ensure acceptable outcomes and reduce process failure in manufacturing and other systems.
Supply Chain / Logistics / Material Flow
Industrial engineers design and analyze the flow of goods and services in order to optimize overall supply chain performance.