IEOR Assistant Professor Javad Lavaei has won the INFORMS ENRE Energy 2016 Best Publication Award for his paper titled "Convex Relaxation for Optimal Power Flow Problem: Mesh Networks." Lavaei authored the paper along with Somayeh Sojoudi, Assistant Project Scientist at UC Berkeley and Ramtin
Professor Xin Guo, the Coleman Fung Chair in Financial Modeling at the University of California, Berkeley is releasing a new book titled
Professor Shmuel Oren will be a plenary speaker at CLAIO 2016, the Latin-Iberoamerican Conference on Operations Research to be held in Santiago Chile, October 2-6, 2016. His talk is titled "Opportunities and Challenges for OR in Electricity Markets."
Prof. Robert C. Leachman will be the keynote speaker at the Modeling and Analysis of Semiconductor Manufacturing (MASM) Conference in Arlington, Virginia, Dec. 12-14, 2016. His presentation is entitled "The Engineering of Speed and Delivery." Prof. Leachman has authored over 50 scientific articles with focus in the semiconductor industry, and has worked extensively with semiconductor companies.
Berkeley Industrial Engineering & Operations Research will be a core major in a program launched by UC Berkeley to help educate future technology leaders and entrepreneurs. Undergraduates applying for admission for Fall 2017 can now apply to the Management, Entrepreneurship, & Technology program, a dual-degree program in which graduates will earn B.S.
The Department of Industrial Engineering and Operations Research at UC Berkeley is proud to welcome Paul Grigas as a new Assistant Professor this fall.
With the proliferation of mobile devices and rising awareness that proper diet and exercise can prevent disease and lead to better overall health outcomes, mobile health (or mHealth) applications have become an increasingly popular way to track every step, heartbeat, and calorie with the idea that awareness of activity and calorie intake can help individuals change their behavior.
The IEEE Power and Energy Society (PES) has just announced its 2016 award winners and Kory Hedman (PhD IEOR '10) has won the Outstanding Young Engineer Award. He was honored by IEEE PES for his "contributions and leadership in the application of operations research and topology control to electric energy markets and power systems analysis." Dr. Hedman was also recognized at the IEEE PES annual general meeting which took place in Boston, MA from July 17-21.
IEOR Professor Rhonda Righter is program co-chair for the European Conference on Queueing Theory (ECQT), to be held in Toulouse, France next month. According to the conference website: