The Department of Industrial Engineering and Management comprises 34 faculty members. The areas of research in the department include: production engineering, management and analysis: distribution and material handling, layout and location, flexible manufacturing systems, production planning and control, scheduling, project management, scheduling, resource allocation, preventive maintenance, machining economics, inventory models; operations research: graph theory, combinatorial optimization, design and analysis of algorithms, approximation algorithms, stochastic optimization, nonsmooth optimization, multiscale geometrical analysis, computational methods, scientific computing; forecasting; simulation; decision analysis; statistics and quality control; flexible manufacturing systems; CAD-CAM-CIM; robotics; automation; human factors; man-machine interfaces; information technologies; information systems analysis, design and management; decision support systems; communication systems; computers in industry; artificial intelligence in industry; data mining; machine learning; intelligent systems; complex systems; chaotic systems; multimedia systems; industrial management; R&D management; engineering economics; transportation models; highway safety; driver behavior; network problems; medical decision making and quality control; urban environmental problems; and natural resources engineering management.
The department has well-equipped state-of-the-art laboratories: work methods, advanced industrial engineering, ergonomics, intelligent multi-media systems, man-machine interfaces, transportation systems modeling, production and measurement,.automation, robotics, tele-robotics, mobile robots, and computer integrated manufacturing, In addition, several micro-computer laboratories are connected to a local network and to the main frame computer which provide excellent facilities for basic and applied research, as well as for a wide range of instructional activities.
The department offers a program towards the B.Sc. degree in two areas: information systems and production engineering. M.Sc. programs are offered in the following areas: industrial engineering, information systems and system engineering. In the industrial engineering area several specialized tracks are offered: production and operational systems, intelligent systems, human factors, natural resources engineering management, and transportation systems engineering management. Ph.D. degrees in all the areas of industrial engineering and management are offered. The department enrollment is the largest in the faculty of Engineering Sciences and the demand for the under-graduate program is very significant in terms of quantity and quality by its applicants.
Senior departmental members are internationally recognized in their fields. They are involved as members on the editorial boards of leading journals in their fields such as: Management Science, Human Factors, Production and Operations Management, Annals of Operations Research, European Journal of Operations Research, Medical Decision Making and more.