What is CalDay? Each year UC Berkeley hosts an open house to welcome the community, prospective students, current students, kids, families, and other visitors to campus. This year there will be over 400 events taking place, so there will definitely be something for everyone! Featured events include a celebration of the 100th year anniversary of Albert Einstein's theory of relativity, a panel of politics experts working to make sense of this unique election season, and a community coloring event (i.e.
Today, students came together for the first annual IEOR Graduate Student Symposium. PhD students presented on a broad array of topics representative of the many areas where IEOR tools are applicable including supply chains, energy systems, robotics, health care, neuroimaging, and others. This first symposium was initiated and organized by graduates with the goal of helping PhD students connect and share research.
The latest U.S. News rankings have just been released and the UC Berkeley Industrial Engineering & Operations Research (IEOR) department is now ranked #2 (tied) overall for IEOR graduate programs. Congratulations to the IEOR faculty, students, and staff for their hard work to consistently deliver a high-ranking program. Berkeley IEOR was previously ranked #3 according to the report.
Last night, IEOR alumni convened at ThirstyBear Brewing Company in San Francisco to see old friends and professors, meet the IEOR staff, and get re-connected with UC Berkeley. Thanks to everyone who participated! We look forward to seeing you at the next event.
The cockroach — elusive, prolific, and disgusting. Most would be happy to never see the little pest again. But what if cockroaches, (or what we can learn from them), could actually help humanity?
The UC Berkeley College of Engineering has announced that the spring 2016 commencement ceremony will take place on Monday, May 16. The undergraduate ceremony will start at 9 a.m. and the masters and Ph.D. ceremonies will begin at 2 p.m.
We are pleased to announce that Shmuel Oren, the Earl J. Isaac Professor in the Science and Analysis of Decision Making, has been elected to the National Academy of Engineering (NAE) for his contributions 'to the integration of decisions and cooperative market mechanisms for adaptive multisource electrical power systems.' Shmuel was elected as one of 80 new members and 22 foreign members announced today.
According to the NAE:
(News via the Sutardja Center for Entrepreneurship & Technology)
Be honest with yourself and others (i.e. don’t just say what you think others want to hear). Work hard on a problem to reveal its secrets. Failure is an essential part of the innovation process — but make only new mistakes.