On Thursday November 2nd, over 90 IEOR alumni, faculty, and staff members reunited with great food and inspiring speakers. IEOR alums from various backgrounds and professions such as professors, CEOs, engineers, and analysts came together for the first time since 2015.
The night started with delicious refreshments and networking. Followed by four amazing IEOR alumni speakers.
Students in the A. Richard Newton Lecture Series attended a fireside chat last week with Cal alumni and Kenneth Priestly Leadership Award recipient Ryan Panchadsaram. Since graduating ten years ago, Panchadsaram’s career has taken him many different places, from working at Microsoft to launching his own healthcare startup to advising the president of the United States. During his talk, Panchadsaram spoke about his time at Cal and early career as well as the lessons he picked up along the way.
The Department of Industrial Engineering & Operations Research (IEOR) at the University of California, Berkeley is now hiring for at least one tenure-track faculty position in the department. The full job description can be viewed here or below.
University of California, Berkeley
Department of Industrial Engineering & Operations Research and College of Engineering
Faculty Position(s) in Stochastics
- Please note that if you have DACA, and your permit is set to expire between September 5, 2017, and March 5, 2018, you may apply for a two-year renewal. You must apply for renewal no later than October 5, 2017.
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We write today to share urgent news for those in our community who are in the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program.
Today, the New York Times featured research being conducted at the UC Berkeley Laboratory for Automation Science and Engineering (AUTOLAB) led by IEOR Professor Ken Goldberg. AUTOLAB is breaking new ground in the area of robot grasping by helping robots teach themselves to reliably grasp irregularly-shaped objects that they have never encountered before. The robot uses a neural network to analyze a cloud database of seven million 3D objects in order to teach itself the best way to pick up new objects automatically.
The UC Berkeley Fung Institute for Engineering Leadership has just announced a new concentration for IEOR master of engineering students focused on financial technology (FinTech). The concentration will help meet the large and growing demand for FinTech workers in banking, consulting, and technology companies. The FinTech concentration equips students with skills in machine learning and data analytics with an emphasis on financial time-series analysis.
The Department of Industrial Engineering & Operations Research (IEOR) has just announced the Grassi and Marshall-Oliver-Rosenberger fellows for 2017.
IEOR Professor Robert C. Leachman will be a keynote speaker at the 47th International Conference on Computers and Industrial Engineering (“CIE 47”), held in Lisbon, Portugal, October 11-13, 2017. Rob will be delivering a lecture entitled “The Engineering of Speed.” For details, see http://www.cie47.com/