President Obama has just named IEOR alum Kory Hedman (Ph.D. '10) as one of 102 people to receive the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE), the highest honor bestowed by the United States Government on science and engineering professionals in the early stages of their independent research careers.
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.
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.
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).
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.
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 Amazon.com, 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)."