The DEPARTMENT OF INDUSTRIAL ENGINEERING & OPERATIONS RESEARCH at University of California, Berkeley is generating an applicant pool of qualified temporary instructors to teach courses in the department should an opening arise. Positions may range from 11% to 100% time in a given semester, and they may begin as early as Fall 2018. Applications will be accepted and reviewed for department needs until March 1, 2019. We typically review applications for fall course needs in April and May, and in October and November for spring course needs.
Attention undergraduates! The 2018 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.
IEOR graduate students Mo Zhou and Yonatan Mintz are addressing exercise commitment issues with a new app that uses machine learning to dynamically adjust goals on a daily basis.
The use of robots in surgery has come a long way with the advent of the da Vinci Surgical System. However, current technology still requires a human operator for successful surgery. One of the most difficult aspects of building a surgical robot is giving it the ability to respond to changing environments. One small part of that challenge is dealing with a pumping heart and heaving chest during surgery, small movements that differ with each patient.
After retirement, Dr. Paul Wing (IEOR PhD '71) was worried that without the right education children would be missing out on scientific and technological discoveries in "this amazing period of scientific advancements," so he decided to take action to be sure his local schools were teaching the latest science, technology, engineering, arts, and math.
IEOR Endowed PhD Fellowships
IEOR professor Paul Grigas was recently awarded the National Science Foundation's Computer and Information Science and Engineering (CISE) Research Initiation Initiative (CRII) grant in the amount of $175,000 to investigate large-scale optimization methods and develop algorithms to improve scalability and accuracy with large datasets.
IEOR Professor Shmuel Oren was recently interviewed by Dr. Ramteen Sioshanshi, professor of integrated systems engineering at The Ohio State University, presented by INFORMS as part of the History and Traditions series.
Prof. Oren was recently inducted into the National Academy of Engineering.
By: Jessica Lynn
The night before Nikita Bier launched his app TBH, he was on the phone with his lawyer, asking how to liquidate a business. About three months later, more than 5 million people had downloaded his app and Facebook was acquiring it.
IEOR PhD student Salar Fattahi has been chosen as one of five finalists for the prestigious American Control Conference Best Student Paper Award for his paper titled "Closed-Form Solution and Sparsity Path for Inverse Covariance Estimation Problem." The research was developed under the supervision of Dr. Somayeh Sojoudi, assistant professor in residence in the Departments of Electrical Engineering & Computer Sciences and Mechanical Engineering at UC Berkeley.