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:
Last week, Phil delivered the keynote presentation at the 2016 IIE annual conference in Anaheim.
A short interview with Phil and IIE can be found here: http://www.iienet2.org/Annual2/details.aspx?id=41095
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