George Dantzig is considered a founding father of industrial engineering and operations research, but one of his most incredible achievements took place while he was still a doctoral student at Berkeley. Arriving late to a statistics class, Dantzig scrawled down two problems written on the blackboard, thinking that they were a homework assignment. He solved the problems and handed them in, only to learn weeks later that these were not homework, but two famously unsolved statistics problems.
New data from from the California Employment Development Department projects operations research analyst positions to be among the fastest growing jobs in California, with an estimated 29.7% growth by 2026.
IEOR professor Paul Grigas has just been awarded $290,060 by the National Science Foundation to improve operational decision-making by leveraging data and machine learning. Grigas will collaborate with Adam Elamchtoub from Columbia University to advance a new statistical learning framework called Smart "Predict, then Optimize" (SPO) which aims to improve optimization and prediction for better decis
The Department of Industrial Engineering & Operations Research is excited to announce Dr. Zeyu Zheng will be joining the IEOR department as an assistant professor starting in fall 2018.
“I feel excited to bridge operations research and data sciences, and to push data analytics methodologies to new heights. I can't think of a better environment than IEOR for this form of research.”
Ikhlaq Sidhu, professor in the Department of Industrial Engineering & Operations Research at the University of California, Berkeley, and faculty director and chief scientist at the UC Berkeley Sutardja Center for Entrepreneurship & Technology has been awarded the 2018 Major Education Innovation Award by the IEEE Educational Activities Board (EAB) for his contributions in entrepreneurship pedagogy and innovative teaching methods.
The UC Berkeley Laboratory for Automation Science and Engineering (AUTOLAB) was featured in the New York Times today for its research on robotic grasping. The article featured AUTOLAB's Dex-Net robot which can pick up and sort objects that it has never encountered before using machine learning and neural network algorithms.
IEOR Professor Dorit Hochbaum has just been awarded $400,000 by the National Science Foundation to investigate new techniques aiming to reduce manufacturing costs and enhance quality. Besides reducing costs, applications of the research aim to improve societal welfare with broad applications such as enhancing public health, and detecting spam online.
Title: Prediction, quality control and data analysis graph theoretic techniques in the presence of spatial or temporal dependencies
IEOR professors Javad Lavaei and Alper Atamturk have been awarded $360,000 in funding by the National Science Foundation to investigate computational methods for mixed-integer programs in power systems. The research will take place from 2018-2021.
Title: Computational Methods for Mixed-Integer Programs in Power Systems