IEOR alum and advisory board member Anthony Levandowski was featured in the New York Times today to profile his new startup, Otto, which aims to transform the truck-driving industry by integrating self-driving technology into current big-rigs.
Today, UC Berkeley's Department of Industrial Engineering & Operations Research recognized undergraduate and graduate students at the commencement reception held at Doe Library Upper Terrace. Eleven awards were given to twenty-five students to honor exceptional academic achievement and leadership this year.
The Siebel Energy Institute has just announced its 2016 research grant recipients which include IEOR Assistant Professor Anil Aswani. Recipients will receive $50,000 seed grants to develop energy science research. Anil will join Emmanuel Gobet and Philippe Drobinski from École Polytechnique in researching "Data Analytics and Stochastic Control for Optimal Management of Microgrid Generation and Storage Resources." More information can be found at the Siebel Energy Institute.
“We forget just how painfully dim the world was before electricity. A candle, a good candle, provides barely a hundredth of the illumination of a single 100 watt light bulb.” – Bill Bryson
CalDay is the perfect opportunity for potential new undergraduate students to get to know one of the most prestigious universities on the planet. This coming Saturday, April 16th, high school seniors, their families, and the already Cal-bound community will be participating in a series of events, exhibitions and lecture series that intend to depict what is it like to be a member of Berkeley: a community that never ceases to innovate, disrupt, and be curious enough to try and enact change that matters.
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.