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Shmuel Oren wins INFORMS 2015 Best Publication Award

Congratulations to Shmuel and alum Tony Papavasiliou for winning the INFORMS Section on Energy, Natural Resources, and the Environment (ENRE) Best Publication Award for 2015 for their paper "Multi-Area Stochastic Unit Commitment for High Wind Penetration in a Transmission Constrained Network".

Lee Schruben Keynote Speaker at BPD Process Analytics Symposium

Professor Lee Schruben was the keynote speaker at the 2015 Biomanufacturing and Process Development (BPD) Process Analytics Symposium hosted by the North Carolina Biotechnology Center where he delivered his talk titled "The Dastardly D's of Data".

Congratulations to IEOR faculty member, Dr. Javad Lavaei, for winning the 2015 INFORMS Optimization Prize!

Dr. Lavaei was recognized (along with his co-author, Somayeh Sojoudi) in the Young Researchers category for their paper "Exactness of Semidefinite Relaxations for Nonlinear Optimization Problems with Underlying Graph Structure."

Dr. Javad Lavaei

Gift from Pantas Sutardja and Ting Chuk Renames the Center for Entrepreneurship & Technology

IEOR is the home academic department of the Center for Entrepreneurship & Technology (CET) and the Engineering Leadership Professional Program (ELPP) developed and led by Prof. Ikhlaq Sidhu(link to Dean Sastry's message)

Clarification for IEOR 160 and IEOR 162!

Siebel Energy Institute launches with major Berkeley presence
Two IEOR faculty share in research grants,
Prof. Oren and Prof. Lavaei.

Four UC Campuses Collaborate in new CITRIS "People and Robots" Initiative

Cloud Robotics, Deep Learning, Human-Centric Automation, and Bio-Inspired Robotics are among the primary research themes in the new CITRIS People and Robots Initiative, with 75 affiliated faculty from UC Berkeley, UC Davis, UC Merced, and UC Santa Cruz.
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Best Paper Presentation Award: Professor Sidhu and Sutardja Center Team, Lavian and Howell, win Best Paper Presentation Award at IEEE/ICE International Technology Management Conference, Belfast Ireland, June 22-24, 2015 for "R&D Models for Advanced Development & Corporate Research, Understanding Six Models of Advanced R&D" .
(link to paper) (slides)

The inaugural Bay Area Optimization Meeting was held at UC Berkeley, and featured speakers from bay area companies and universities discussing the latest results in optimization theory and their applications to problems in data science, finance, and machine learning. Planning for the next yearly Bay Area Optimization Meeting has already begun and details will be announced next Spring.

NYTimes Article: New Research Center Aims to Develop Second Generation of Surgical Robots

IEOR Undergrad Program
Chairman Kaminsky's CalDay Presentation

IEOR Alum Thibault Duchemin (M.Eng. '14 IEOR) developed Transcense - a mobile app that aims to end some of the professional and social isolation caused by hearing loss.
(Read complete article.)




Events and Programs

Sutardja Center Announces the $325,000 Kabam Award & Program Fund

"It is fitting for Kabam to continue to deepen our partnership as a top mobile gaming company with top students from UC Berkeley fostering innovation within Cal as well as outside of Cal to millions of players around the world. I could not be more excited!", Holly Liu, Co-Founder & Chief Development Officer.

Workshop On Supply Chain Analytics

IEOR invites researchers to attend this two-day workshop Oct. 15-16, 2015.

IEOR Commencement Reception Photos

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IEOR Awards Ceremony

IIE student faculty dinner was a success!
Congratulations on the new website!

Coming soon!
Spring Alumni Event

IEOR 4th floor Renovation Project is a go! We've met our fundraising goals and the work begins at the end of May 2015. The modernization will revitalize the department's current facilities, directly enhancing teaching and research throughout the IEOR Department and boosting productivity across all programs. Read more.

Thank you for helping us meet our goal!