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Celebrating the IOE graduate class of 2024

This spring 58 students graduated from the U-M IOE PhD and master’s program. Many of whom were honored with awards. 

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IOE hosts its annual Senior Design Expo

The IOE Senior Design Expo highlights the research of its graduating seniors before they go off into the world to solve real world problems in industrial engineering and operations research.

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

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U-M IOE hosts its inaugural Undergraduate Research Symposium to showcase student research

On November 3, 2023, the University of Michigan Industrial and Operations Department hosted its inaugural Undergraduate Research Symposium to highlight undergraduate success in research. This event was deemed a success with over 100 attendees and 16 poster presentations from students.

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Standardizing bilevel optimization for future researchers and practitioners

Bilevel optimization is used not only in research, but also in business to identify the best solutions for a variety of hierarchical problems. A U-M researcher aims to develop a comprehensive software package that will enable many industries to use this in everyday decision-making.

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University of Michigan Faculty Members Recognized with Prestigious IISE Awards

Albert Berahas, Amy Cohn, Eunshin Byon and Raed Al Kontar have all been honored with awards from IISE for their work in the field of industrial and systems engineering.

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Raed Al Kontar receives promotion to associate professor with tenure

Since joining the U-M IOE department he has developed and taught data analytics courses that impact students and secured $1.75 million in research funding.

Many people in graduation attire

Celebrating the IOE graduate class of 2024

This spring 58 students graduated from the U-M IOE PhD and master’s program. Many of whom were honored with awards. 

Many people stand in a crowded room looking at research posters

IOE hosts its annual Senior Design Expo

The IOE Senior Design Expo highlights the research of its graduating seniors before they go off into the world to solve real world problems in industrial engineering and operations research.

Amy Cohn sitting at desk on computer

Amy Cohn named as IISE Fellow

This designation is exceptionally prestigious, with the Institute conferring the title of Fellow upon less than 20 individuals annually from a membership exceeding 10k.

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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U-M IOE hosts its inaugural Undergraduate Research Symposium to showcase student research

U-M IOE hosts its inaugural Undergraduate Research Symposium to showcase student research

On November 3, 2023, the University of Michigan Industrial and Operations Department hosted its inaugural Undergraduate Research Symposium to highlight undergraduate success in research. This event was deemed a success with over 100 attendees and 16 poster presentations from students.
“It’s a cheat code”: Alonzo Wilson speaks on his experiences as a U-M IOE alum

“It’s a cheat code”: Alonzo Wilson speaks on his experiences as a U-M IOE alum

Alonzo Wilson graduated from the University of Michigan in 2013 with a BSE in Industrial and Operations Engineering. He started his career working at Goldman Sachs and now works as a Project Controls Specialist for a commercial construction company in Kalamazoo, Mich. And if that isn’t enough Wilson is now running for a seat in…
Students celebrated at U-M IOE Graduation Reception

Students celebrated at U-M IOE Graduation Reception

On Thursday, April 7, 2023 students, faculty, and staff from the Univerisity of Michigan Industrial and Operations Engineering (U-M IOE) Department came together to celebrate the accomplishments of their graduating graduate students at the Michigan League. This spring 67 students graduated from the U-M IOE PhD and master’s program. Many of whom were honored with…