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Industrial and Operations Engineering


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Explore our top-tier undergraduate program and gain lifelong skills to launch your career.

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Our graduate students have the flexibility to tailor their degrees to suit their careers.

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


Ranked Best Undergraduate Industrial Engineering Program in U.S. News & World Report


Ranked Best Graduate Industrial Engineering Program in U.S. News & World Report


Faculty with expertise in business, health, energy, mobility, and many other sectors of the economy

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$4.5 million renovation approved for the Industrial and Operations Engineering Building

The IOE Building, last updated in 1998 will undergo a 8,850-square-foot renovation to increase spaces for collaboration, learning, research and community building.


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University of Michigan Hosts Optimaize Day to Spark Interest in Engineering Among Detroit High School Students

In partnership with the Detroit Educational Takeover Team, Optimaize Day bridges theoretical understanding of engineering with everyday applications, leaving a lasting impression on the minds of potential future engineers.

Shifting power operations to reduce wildfires

New method can help avoid public safety power shut-offs during fire-prone climate conditions

University of Michigan IOE PhD Student Yifan Li honored with teaching awards

Yifan Li has been honored with the 2024 Richard and Eleanor Towner Prize for Distinguished Academic Achievement, the Distinguished Leadership Award from the College of Engineering and the Rackham Outstanding Graduate Student Instructor (GSI) Award

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IOE PhD student Jianhao Ma awarded a Rackham Predoctoral Fellowship

The Rackham Predoctoral Fellowship supports PhD students who have achieved candidacy and are actively working on dissertation research and writing

Nick Tran selected for the Aviation Week Network’s 2024 20 Twenties Class

These top 20 students are poised to make significant strides in the arenas of aviation, aerospace or defense.

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New statistical tool to distinguish shared and unique features in data from different sources

Personalized PCA method overcomes the challenges of heterogeneous data analysis


April 23, 2024

1-2pm EST

IOE Social Hour

April 25, 2024

3-4pm EST

899 Seminar Series: Ashwin Pananjady

May 6, 2024

8-12:30pm EST

Strategy Session for the U-M Lean Lab