The use of robots in surgery has come a long way with the advent of the da Vinci Surgical System. However, current technology still requires a human operator for successful surgery. One of the most difficult aspects of building a surgical robot is giving it the ability to respond to changing environments. One small part of that challenge is dealing with a pumping heart and heaving chest during surgery, small movements that differ with each patient.
After retirement, Dr. Paul Wing (IEOR PhD '71) was worried that without the right education children would be missing out on scientific and technological discoveries in "this amazing period of scientific advancements," so he decided to take action to be sure his local schools were teaching the latest science, technology, engineering, arts, and math.
IEOR Endowed PhD Fellowships
IEOR professor Paul Grigas was recently awarded the National Science Foundation's Computer and Information Science and Engineering (CISE) Research Initiation Initiative (CRII) grant in the amount of $175,000 to investigate large-scale optimization methods and develop algorithms to improve scalability and accuracy with large datasets.
IEOR Professor Shmuel Oren was recently interviewed by Dr. Ramteen Sioshanshi, professor of integrated systems engineering at The Ohio State University, presented by INFORMS as part of the History and Traditions series.
Prof. Oren was recently inducted into the National Academy of Engineering.
By: Jessica Lynn
The night before Nikita Bier launched his app TBH, he was on the phone with his lawyer, asking how to liquidate a business. About three months later, more than 5 million people had downloaded his app and Facebook was acquiring it.
IEOR PhD student Salar Fattahi has been chosen as one of five finalists for the prestigious American Control Conference Best Student Paper Award for his paper titled "Closed-Form Solution and Sparsity Path for Inverse Covariance Estimation Problem." The research was developed under the supervision of Dr. Somayeh Sojoudi, assistant professor in residence in the Departments of Electrical Engineering & Computer Sciences and Mechanical Engineering at UC Berkeley.
Professor Rhonda Righter, along with her collaborators Ivo Adan (Eindhoven University of Technology) and Gideon Weiss (The University of Haifa), have been award the Best Paper Award at the 11th EAI | VALUETOOLS International Conference on Performance Evaluation Methodologies and Tools. The title of the paper was "FCFS Parallel Service Systems and Matching Models." The conference took place from December 5-7 in Venice, Italy.
IEOR is proud to welcome Cédric Josz to the Berkeley community. Cédric is currently pursuing a postdoc in EECS and IEOR under the supervision of Somayeh Sojoudi and Javad Lavaei where he works on optimization, control and its applications.