On October 11, 2016, the Air Force Office of Scientific Research awarded 58 scientists and engineers approximately $20.8 million in grants as a part of their Young Investigator Research Program (YIP).
Today, the Industrial Engineering & Operations Research Department at University of California Berkeley welcomed students to the new year at the annual Fall Picnic. In total, approximately 200 students participated from each of IEOR's academic programs including undergraduate students studying Industrial Engineering & Operations Research, Operations Research & Management Science as well as graduate students from the Master of Engineering and M.S. / Ph.D. programs.
IEOR Assistant Professor Javad Lavaei has won the INFORMS ENRE Energy 2016 Best Publication Award for his paper titled "Convex Relaxation for Optimal Power Flow Problem: Mesh Networks." Lavaei authored the paper along with Somayeh Sojoudi, Assistant Project Scientist at UC Berkeley and Ramtin
Professor Xin Guo, the Coleman Fung Chair in Financial Modeling at the University of California, Berkeley is releasing a new book titled
Professor Shmuel Oren will be a plenary speaker at CLAIO 2016, the Latin-Iberoamerican Conference on Operations Research to be held in Santiago Chile, October 2-6, 2016. His talk is titled "Opportunities and Challenges for OR in Electricity Markets."
Prof. Robert C. Leachman will be the keynote speaker at the Modeling and Analysis of Semiconductor Manufacturing (MASM) Conference in Arlington, Virginia, Dec. 12-14, 2016. His presentation is entitled "The Engineering of Speed and Delivery." Prof. Leachman has authored over 50 scientific articles with focus in the semiconductor industry, and has worked extensively with semiconductor companies.
Berkeley Industrial Engineering & Operations Research will be a core major in a program launched by UC Berkeley to help educate future technology leaders and entrepreneurs. Undergraduates applying for admission for Fall 2017 can now apply to the Management, Entrepreneurship, & Technology program, a dual-degree program in which graduates will earn B.S.
The Department of Industrial Engineering and Operations Research at UC Berkeley is proud to welcome Paul Grigas as a new Assistant Professor this fall.
With the proliferation of mobile devices and rising awareness that proper diet and exercise can prevent disease and lead to better overall health outcomes, mobile health (or mHealth) applications have become an increasingly popular way to track every step, heartbeat, and calorie with the idea that awareness of activity and calorie intake can help individuals change their behavior.