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ANALYZE, DESIGN & OPTIMIZE — ALL TYPES OF SYSTEMS.

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This is where students and faculty collaborate, thrive and optimize.

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We analyze data to improve decision making and shape systems comprised of humans, machines, and processes.

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Industrial and operations engineers analyze data to improve decision making and shape systems comprised of humans, machines, and processes. Since its inception in 1956, the Department of Industrial and Operations Engineering (IOE) at the University of Michigan (U-M) has advanced scientific and mathematical methods to help solve local and global challenges, expanding its research and teaching focus from the manufacturing industry into all sectors of the economy.