Industrial Engineering and Operations Research 24, Section 1

A Short History of Innovation in American Business and Technology (1 unit, P/NP)

Professor C. Roger Glassey
Thursday 3:00-4:00, 30 Wheeler Hall, Class number: 46271

We will discuss "The Business of America" by John Steele Gordon. This is an unusual history because it consists of vignettes of individual people who were significant innovators. I expect each student to have a copy and be prepared to participate in discussions by reading the assigned articles before class.

Instructor Bio

Professor Glassey's undergraduate degree was from Cornell in Mechanical Engineering, followed by a year at the University of Manchester, England, three years in the Navy, and six years as an engineer for Eastman Kodak. During this time, he completed a MS in Applied Mathematics at the University of Rochester. He then returned to Cornell for a PhD in Operations Research. Professor Glassey joined the Berkeley faculty in 1965. His research interests included planning and scheduling of semiconductor manufacturing, solid waste management, and modeling of energy-economic interactions. In 1980, he spent two years. in the Energy Information Administration in Washington where he directed a group of individuals who built and ran several large-scale models to study that topic. Since retiring, he has taught robotics for undergraduates, using Lego Mindstorms kits.

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