The IE Department studies organised human activity and educates engineers capable of creating value in socio-technical systems. Our work is founded on critical reason and systems thinking and on strong quantitative analysis. Our approach emphasizes identifying and structuring issues and formulating problems, as much as it seeks to develop and implement effective courses of action. We promote interdisciplinary research and participation in joint research programs. We encourage the involvement of the industry, the students and the alumni in departmental activities.
To be a research department that communicates knowledge of organized human activity. To connect research with instruction and educate professionals who are competent to deal with complex issues in socio-technical systems.