Attention undergraduates! The 2017 Jengyee Prize - Leadership for a Better World — is now accepting applications.
The $2,000 prize is awarded annually and is open to all undergraduate students with a sophomore or higher standing, regardless of gender, race, creed, or national origin.
IEOR Professor Rob Leachman will make an invited presentation titled "Economics of Far East - USA Import Supply Chains" at the 17th annual Trans-Pacific Maritime Conference in Long Beach, CA, on February 28, 2017. Rob also will participate in the panel discussion "Industrial Real Estate: A Comparative Pricing Analysis of the North American Market".
IEOR professors Max Shen, Shmuel Oren, Xin Guo, Ilan Adler, and Javad Lavaei are working on some of the most pressing problems of our time as lead researchers for the Environmental Science and New Energy Technology Research Center at the two-year-old Tsinghua-Berkeley Shenzhen Institute (TBSI).
The center brings together a multi-disciplinary team of researchers from the University of California, Berkeley and Tsinghua University to address energy, transportation, and pollution issues.
Spring semester beginnings bring new summer opportunities for all students, undergraduate and graduate, in various fields. Listed below are Summer opportunities such as research fellowships, internships, scholarships and more.
U.S. News & World Report announced the best jobs in 2017 in various categories. The news ranking look at 15 different categories, ranging from best jobs to specific sectors like business and healthcare. The rankings are calculated based on the "most important aspects of a job, including growth potential, work-life balance and salary." The specific components measured were: "10-year growth volume, 10-year growth percentage, median salary, employment rate, future job prospects, stress level and work-life balance."
IEOR Professor Dorit Hochbaum's neuron segmenation algorithm HNCcorr is currently the leading algorithm in Neurofinder which tests algorithms to see which are best for identifying and tracking neurons in calcium imaging movies. Calcium imaging is currently the main technique neuroscientists use for measuring and analyzing populations of neurons.
The SIAM Activity Group on Control and Systems Theory (SIAG/CST) awards the SIAG/CST Prize every two years to an early career researcher for outstanding research contributions, as determined by the prize committee, to mathematical control or systems theory. This year's award goes to UC Berkeley Assistant Professor Javad Lavaei in recognition of "his work on the design of computationally efficient methods solving a broad class of nonlinear optimization problems arising in systems theory and control".
Sutardja Center for Entrepreneurship & Technology Chief Scientist and IEOR professor Ikhlaq Sidhu has just been awarded a $2.2 million grant on behalf of the leading centers and programs that accelerate the innovation and entrepreneurship at the University of California, Berkeley.