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Alum Barry Pasternack Provides Significant Support for Graduate Students

By Keith McAleer | April 19, 2021

Alumnus Dr. Barry Pasternack (PhD IEOR ‘74) has made a significant contribution to the IEOR department’s Graduate Student Support Fund to support graduate students and help recruit the world’s best and brightest to Berkeley. In a conversation with IEOR, Barry recalled that when he was a student at Berkeley, he received a­ NSF fellowship, which…

From IEOR to Fintech Entrepreneur: Alum Haryanto Tanjo Shares His Journey

By Keith McAleer | March 10, 2021

Haryanto Tanjo (B.S. IEOR ‘09) came to Cal as an international student from Indonesia. After graduation, he worked at Cisco, Bayer HealthCare, and then spent three years with Webster Pacific, a management consulting firm in the Bay Area. Haryanto went on to earn an MBA at the University of California, Los Angeles.  During his MBA,…

Meet the Forbes Asia 30 Under 30 Recipient IEOR Alum Transforming Manufacturing

By Vishrut Rana | October 28, 2020

“[The] greatest opportunities arise in areas no one is looking at,” says IEOR ‘09 Alum Willson Deng. In a recent conversation with the department, Willson spoke about how he ended up in IEOR and how that developed his passion for digital manufacturing. An affinity for numbers was what made Willson Deng decide to pursue Business…

IEOR alum applies machine learning to personalized healthcare

By Vishrut Rana | August 25, 2020

Yonatan Mintz, a 2018 Berkeley IEOR Ph.D. graduate, was recently appointed Assistant Professor at the University of Wisconsin-Madison’s Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering. Mintz applies optimization and machine learning methods to tailor healthcare interventions to individuals. Mintz’s research portfolio includes leveraging patient data to hone personalized health and wellness solutions through wearable technology, to…

IEOR Alum to head Power Systems Engineering Research Center

By Vishrut Rana | May 28, 2020

Associate professor of Electrical Engineering at Arizona State University, Dr. Kory Hedman, Ph.D. ’10 (IEOR), will serve as the new Director of Power Systems Engineering Research Center (PSERC) from October 2020. Dr. Hedman replaces Dr. Vijay Vittal who led PSERC for the last 15 years. PSERC was established in 1996 as an NSF Industry/University Collaborative…

Fung Feature: Pierre-Habté Nouvellon, MEng ’18 (IEOR), shares his entrepreneurial journey

By Vishrut Rana | May 22, 2020

IEOR Alumni among the World’s Best 40 Under 40 MBA Professors

By Vishrut Rana | May 1, 2020

Named in Poets&Quants’ annual list of The World’s Best 40 Under 40 MBA Professors were two Berkeley IEOR alumni. Gah-Yi Ban, a 2012 Berkeley graduate with a PhD in Industrial Engineering and Operations Research and now an assistant professor of Management Science and Operations at the London Business School, and Auyon Siddiq, a 2018 Berkeley…

FinTech Feature: Alex Chen, MEng ’20

By Keith McAleer | April 16, 2020

Berkeley 150W: Celebrating the women of IEOR

By Vishrut Rana | March 9, 2020

Berkeley Engineering has always been at the forefront of breaking barriers for women in the field. With several thousand women graduating from Cal with an education in engineering, Berkeley Engineering takes great pride in shaping women engineers who shape the world through their immeasurable contributions.  As Berkeley celebrates 150 years of women on campus, Berkeley…

Alumna Profile: Courtney Chow

By Keith McAleer | March 2, 2020