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.
President Obama has just named IEOR alum Kory Hedman (Ph.D. '10) as one of 102 people to receive the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE), the highest honor bestowed by the United States Government on science and engineering professionals in the early stages of their independent research careers.
Right now if you have a smartphone and an interest in living a more active lifestyle there are literally tens of thousands of fitness apps available that can help you track every step, set activity goals, and even play (or compete) with a friend. Surprisingly, despite the popularity and wide range of fitness apps — there isn’t a whole lot of scientific research out there showing that they actually work.