DIE/OR COVID-19 initiatives

With the COVID-19 pandemic continuing to affect the country, the Department of Industrial Engineering and Operations Research has been taking an active role in aiding the government’s efforts to optimize healthcare-related solutions by partnering with institutions all over the Philippines. One of its flagship efforts is the Integrated Emergency Healthcare System, or ieHEALS, a total systems design project with the Philippine General Hospital. ieHEALS is an integrated personnel, material, and information systems for managing critical hospital operations in an emergency setting, such as the COVID-19 crisis. The system was developed by DIE/OR faculty…Read more …

Department hosts “A.I. Hacked: A Practical Guide to the Future with Artificial Intelligence”

The Department of Industrial Engineering and Operations Research invites all interested participants to "A.I. Hacked: A Practical Guide to the Future with Artificial Intelligence", a talk on the future directions of A.I.-enabled technology, to be given by our esteemed alumnus, Elzar "Dodjie" Simon. Mr. Simon is the author of A.I. Hacked, an in-depth exploration of the meaning of Artificial Intelligence from an Information Technology perspective, alongside the potential dangers and benefits it can bring in the future. He has been involved in the transformation of several global IT organizations into highly competitive and innovative…Read more …

Prof. Nestor Rañeses, 63, passes away

It is with heavy hearts that the Department announces the passing of one of our esteemed colleagues, Prof. Nestor Rañeses, who joined his creator yesterday, October 4. Prof. Rañeses, or Sir Nes, as he was known to most, was with the Department of Industrial Engineering and Operations Research from 1977, and served in various leadership positions both in the academe and in the industry. He was the Director of the Institute for Small-Scale Industries from 2010 to 2019, and was also Assistant Vice President for Administration for the UP System. Prof. Rañeses was…Read more …

Search for the New DIE/OR Official Logo

The Department of Industrial Engineering and Operations Research is seeking to revitalize its brand by updating our logo to reflect the current landscape of Industrial Engineering, as it approaches 50 years of service in providing world-class IE education and research. Current students, alumni, and the UPD DIE/OR community are encouraged to submit their designs that will encapsulate the department’s four tracks (Production Systems, Operations Research, Information Systems, Human Factors and Ergonomics) and its mission and vision into one symbol. Mechanics: Participants may join the search for the new logo as individuals, teams, or…Read more …

IE Graduation Dinner

  Last June 23, 2016 at the Celebrity Sports Plaza, graduating Industrial Engineering Students celebrated their upcoming graduation during Reminisce, this year’s Industrial Engineering Graduation Dinner. An annual tradition, the event is an avenue for the graduating students to be celebrate and remember their years in the university together with their batchmates. The dinner was filled with nostalgia as the graduates reminisced about their college years. One of the graduates, Andrei Mallare, gave a heartwarming speech that brought everyone to think about all the experiences they have had together and of course, the…Read more …

#Converge

#Converge is an awareness campaign headed by the IE Representatives and Alliance of Industrial Engineering Students (ALLIES) that explores industrial engineering in the non-corporate sector - whether in government agencies, NGOs, start-ups, or the teaching profession. The campaign is founded on the idea that industrial engineering has a great, yet unrealized potential in contributing to a more efficient and effective Philippine economy and society. It is unrealized because most, if not all UPD IE students are attracted to the stability of a corporate career when they graduate. We want to affect a change…Read more …

Reminiscence: IE Graduation Dinner 2015

IESC’s send-off to its department’s graduates took place last June 26, 2015 titled “Reminiscence: IE Graduation Dinner” at the Celebrity Sports Plaza, hosted by IE students Trisha Oleta and Alfrey Oria. Together with the original purpose of giving the graduates something to remember by as they reminisce their college days through some of their college photos with their college “besties”, we also wanted them to be acquainted, and eventually inducted, with our department’s prestigious alumni association – UP IEAA which is headed by a former IE professor, Mr. Jaime del Rosario. Since the…Read more …

UP IE Team Bags Championship in International Statistics Competition

The Department of Industrial Engineering and Operations Research congratulates our IE Team for winning and becoming the First​ Champion ​in the recent International Statistics Competition for Engineering Students held last 25-27 November 2014 at Parahyangan Catholic University (UNPAR), Bandung, Indonesia with the Theme: "Statistics Applications in Supply Chains: Enhancing Global Competitiveness. The UP ​Diliman ​ IE Team is composed of: Leonardo Espenilla Gabrielle Santos Kristine Sarreal Faculty Coach: Simon Anthony LorenzoRead more …

Seasonal GA

Members of the IE Department along with 84 students got together last November 7, 2013 in the Engineering Theatre for the 1st General Assembly. The event, which was hosted by Charlie Santos and Franco Del Rosario, started off with a friendly game comprising of participants from the two home organizations (UP CIEM and UP IEC). Tokens of appreciation were given to Ma’am Iris, our previous Department Chair, and to Sir Lowell as well, to welcome him as our new Department Chair. Engineering Cup participants, particularly those who demonstrated much passion in playing their…Read more …

Project G

The Filipino youth today are building their future not just by studying hard, reaping good grades and developing their talents and skills. They are also building their future by planting trees. This was the creed of more than 30 volunteers who represented various schools and organizations during the Project G! Tree-Planting in Plaridel, Bulacan held last October 13. The volunteers planted 500 Narra saplings in the project site through the assistance of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources. The manpower needed and the funds raised for the activity were generated through the…Read more …