IEOR 24: Freshman Seminar: Intro to IEOR


Professor Ken Goldberg (Professor of IEOR and EECS and iSchool, Director BCNM)
425 Sutardja Dai Hall
goldberg [AT] berkeley [DOT] edu
Office Hours: Mon 2:15-3:00pm in BCNM Commons, or by appointment; see

1 unit
Wednesdays: 4:00 - 5:00 in 3105 Etcheverry Hall

Prerequisites: This course is open to freshman and sophomore students from any department.

Course Objectives: This course provides an introduction to the field of Industrial Engineering and Operations Research through a series of lectures by IEOR faculty.

Grading Based on:

  • 30% Class Attendance and Participation
  • 30% Taking Notes for 2 Class Sessions
  • 40% 3-Page Indep. Project Report

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.

Info about: UC Berkeley IEOR Department

Info about Speakers: UC Berkeley IEOR Faculty

Tentative Schedule

Dates Topic Student Notes
Aug 26  Introduction Week One, Week One
Sep 2 Example Applications: Disney RideMax Week Two
Sep 9 Prof. Ilan Adler Week Three
Sep 16  Prof. Stuart Dreyfus Week Four, Week Four,
Sep 23  Prof. Lee Schruben Week Five, Week Five
Sep 30 Prof. Roger Glassey
Week Six
Oct 7 Prof. Ken Goldberg
Oct 14  Prof. Xin Guo Week Seven
Oct 21  Prof. Max Shen Week Eight, Week Eight
Oct 28  Prof. Rhonda Righter Week Nine, Week Nine, Week Nine
Nov 4 Prof. Ying-Ju Chen Week Ten
Nov 11  No Class, Veterans Day Week Eleven
Nov 18  Prof. Shmuel Oren Week Twelve, Week Twelve,
Week Twelve, Week Twelve,
Week Twelve
Nov 25  No Class (Thanksgiving)
Dec 2  Wrap-Up, Reports Due Week Fourteen Week Fourteen
Dec 9 No Class


Prof. Ken Goldberg: goldberg at