* NEW for Fall 2016 *

IEOR 66: A Bivariate Introduction to IE and OR

(3 units, Freshman Level: Open Only to 1st Year Undergraduates)

Description: This Freshman-level Introductory course will provide an intuitive overview of the fundamental problems addressed and methods in the fields of Industrial Engineering and Operations Research including Constrained Optimization, Linear Programming, Graphs and Networks, Machine Learning/Classification, Scheduling, Queues and Chains, Collaborative Filtering, and Game Theory. The course will focus on two-dimensional, i.e., bivariate, examples where the problems and methods are amenable to visualization and geometric intuition. The course will discuss applications such as dieting, scheduling, and transportation. This course will not require pre-requisites and will present the core concepts in a self-contained manner that is accessible to Freshmen to provide the foundation for future coursework.

Syllabus on Bcourses

Professor Ken Goldberg (Professor of IEOR and EECS and iSchool)
425 Sutardja Dai Hall
goldberg [AT] berkeley [DOT] edu
Office Hours: See Prof. Goldberg's website: http://goldberg.berkeley.edu/

3 units
Class Wednesdays: 4:10 - 7:00 in 1174 Etcheverry Hall

Prerequisites: None. This course is open to freshman students from any department.

Course Objectives: This course provides an introduction to the field of Industrial Engineering and Operations Research.

Grading Based on:

  • 20% Class Attendance and Participation
  • 20% Homeworks
  • 20% Mid-Term Exam
  • 40% Final Exam

I respect and will accommodate religious beliefs, disabilities, and other special circumstances. Please contact me in person with advance notice so that we can plan accordingly. I welcome constructive criticism. Please email me with feedback on the course, teaching and format at any time during the term.

Videos about IEOR:

What is Industrial Engineering? (10 mins)

What is Operations Research? (6 mins)

Industrial Engineering at Disneyland (11 mins)

Info about: UC Berkeley IEOR Department


Prof. Ken Goldberg: goldberg at berkeley.edu