New research by Professor Ken Goldberg, Jeff Mahler, and the Laboratory for Automation Science and Engineering (AUTOLAB) shows real progress on the problem of robots grasping everyday objects.
IEOR graduate student Mark Velednitsky has reduced a twenty-eight page proof for the traveling salesman problem (TSP) to just a few lines.
IEOR Ph.D. students Mo Zhou and Yonatan Mintz were recently featured in the Berkeley Engineer magazine for their research on fitness apps.
This semester, students taking IEOR 170 encountered terrific success in their creative design projects and ideas.
Ten teams of students gained hands-on experience designing real world solutions based on the theories learned in the course. This semester the problems revolved around how to better manually adjust irrigation emitters in vineyards. California is the top wine-producing state in the U.S. and with demand for water growing and supply in question researchers are working to create precision irrigation techniques to help save water.
M.Eng alumnus Han Jin, founder and CEO of Lucid VR was recently featured in Inc. '30 under 30' list. Lucid VR's first product is the $499 LucidCam, a virtual reality camera that lets users capture the world in 3D.
"It is among the first virtual reality cameras geared toward the average consumer," said Jin.
IEOR visiting scholar and Syracuse University Professor Burak Kazaz's research on wine analytics was recently featured in a Forbes. In Kazaz's paper, Wine Analytics: Fine Wine Pricing and Selection under Weather and Market Uncertainty, he argues that distributors that carefully invest in the wine futures market, "could improve profits as much as 21%."
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.