Anil Aswani
4119 Etcheverry
Office hours – MW 10-11A
aaswani [at] berkeley [dot] edu


Ilgin Dogan
4176-A Etcheverry
Office hours – W 3-4P, F 11-12pm
ilgindogan [at] berkeley [dot] edu


MW 12-1P, in 3108 Etcheverry


F 12-1P, in 3108 Etcheverry


Optional Textbook:


IEOR 161, IEOR 162, and a course in statistics


Homeworks (20%); labs attendance (3 unexcused absences are allowed) and participation (10%); midterm (30%); final exam (40%)


Wednesday, October 30, 2019   12-1P

Final Exam:

Friday, December 20, 2019   1130-230P


This course is concerned with improving processes and designing facilities for service businesses such as banks, health care organizations, telephone call centers, restaurants, and transportation providers. Major topics in the course include design of service processes, layout and location of service facilities, demand forecasting, demand management, employee scheduling, service quality management, and capacity planning.


Specific topics that will be covered include:
  • Service Quality Management – Review of probability; hypothesis testing; risk in hypothesis testing; newsvendor model; data-driven newsvendor (about 3 weeks)
  • Resource Allocation and Game Theory – Review of optimization; matching markets (e.g., kidney exchanges); adverse selection models; moral hazard models (about 3 weeks)
  • Location Planning and Routing – p-median problem; p-center problem; set covering location model; traveling salesman problem; vehicle routing (about 3 weeks)
  • Workforce Scheduling – Service queueing models; Little's law; square-root staffing law; long-term planning (about 3 weeks)

Lecture Notes:


Sep 09
Homework 1 – Due Monday, September 23, 2019
Sep 23
Homework 2 – Due Monday, October 7, 2019
Oct 07
Homework 3 – Due Monday, October 21, 2019
Nov 18
Homework 4 – Due Monday, December 2, 2019
Nov 25
Homework 5 – Due Friday, December 13, 2019