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Operations, Information & Technology

In the operations, information, and technology (OIT) area, the focus is on the management of systems, processes, and networks.

Examples of faculty research include health care systems, product design and manufacturing processes, supply networks, information systems, energy and environmental systems, homeland security systems, financial systems, and social networks. We employ methods from the fields of operations research, game theory, econometrics, computer science, and probability and statistics, and exploit the growing availability of data.

Each student, in close cooperation with his or her principal faculty advisor, writes a dissertation on a subject of his or her choice. Graduates of the OIT PhD Program usually pursue academic careers in the areas of operations, manufacturing, or information systems.

Preparation and Qualifications

The program is intended for students with strong training in relevant mathematical methods and models who are interested in academic careers. Students who enroll in this program must have strong preparation in advanced calculus, linear algebra, or probability. Competence in optimization, computer programming, microeconomics, and classical statistics is also helpful.

Recent Journal Articles in Operations, Information & Technology

Kala Mehta, Francois Rerolle, Sonali V. Rammohan, Davis C. Albohm, George Muwowo, Heidi Moseson, Lesley Sept, Hau L. Lee, Eran Bendavid
American Journal of Public Health. November
12, 2015
Mohsen Bayati, Marc Lelarge, Andrea Montanari
Annals of Applied Probability. April
2015, Vol. 25, Issue 2, Pages 753-822
Erjie Ang, Sara Kwasnick, Mohsen Bayati, Erica Plambeck, Michael Aratow
Forthcoming in Manufacturing and Service Operations Management (MSOM).

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