Date posted: 01/04/17

Right now if you have a smartphone and an interest in living a more active lifestyle there are literally tens of thousands of fitness apps available that can help you track every step, set activity goals, and even play (or compete) with a friend. Surprisingly, despite the popularity and wide range of fitness apps — there isn’t a whole lot of scientific research out there showing that they actually work.

Date posted: 11/30/16

Sutardja Center Chief Scientist Ikhlaq Sidhu was invited to keynote the national Growing Entrepreneurs Summit in New Zealand where he met with members of government and academia to discuss lessons learned at Berkeley on how to accelerate research-based innovation and how to teach entrepreneurship.

Date posted: 11/28/16

In November, Ferdinand Leimkuhler, Professor Emeritus, Purdue University, visited Cal to deliver a talk titled "The Ingenuity and Courage of Lillian Gilbreth."  Gilbreth can be seen as one of Cal's first industrial engineers (before there was an IEOR department), and was the first woman to speak at Cal graduation in 1900.

Date posted: 11/17/16

IEOR Assistant Professor Javad Lavaei has just been awarded a $1 million grant to support his work on nonlinear optimization from the Office of Naval Research (ONR).  

Date posted: 11/16/16

The Department of Industrial Engineering & Operations Research at the University of California, Berkeley is proud to announce that Professor Ken Goldberg will serve as its next chair.  Ken will come to the role after a distinguished career of service marked by achievement in research and leadership at Cal. 

Date posted: 11/07/16

Mauricio G. C. Resende was chosen to be a 2016 INFORMS fellow. Resende received his PhD in Operations Research ('87) at the University of California Berkeley. Currently, he works as a principle research scientist for, Inc.

According to INFORMS, Mauricio G. C. Resende was selected as an INFORMS fellow "for major contributions to the development and application of metaheuristics for optimization problems, including the invention of the widely-used Greedy Randomized Adaptive Search Procedure (GRASP).

Date posted: 10/20/16

Starting in Spring 2017, Ikhlaq Sidhu will offer a new special topics course named Data-X.  The course supports the IEOR department’s focus in data-driven systems and analytics; and it covers the tools and skills that are being used to reinvent today’s applications and enterprises.

Date posted: 10/20/16

Professor Shmuel Oren will present a public workshop at the Annual International Conference – Electricity 2016 to be held in Eilat Israel November 8-11.

The workshop is titled:

Date posted: 10/14/16

Earlier we announced that IEOR Professor Shmuel Oren had been elected to the National Academy of Engineering (NAE). Today, it is official — Shmuel has been inducted to the NAE for his contributions 'to the integration of decisions and cooperative market mechanisms for adaptive multisource electrical power systems.'