Archive for May 2016

Alum Bets On Self-Driving Trucks

Otto’s offices in San Francisco.CreditRamin Rahimian for The New York Times 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. Due to the current high cost of self-driving car technology,…

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IEOR Recognizes Outstanding Achievement At Commencement Awards Ceremony

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. Undergraduate awards 1. Undergraduate Faculty Award – The undergraduate faculty award was established to recognize excellence within…

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Ken Goldberg and Berkeley Automation Sciences Lab to Present at ICRA

The Berkeley Laboratory for Automation Science and Engineering directed by IEOR Professor Ken Goldberg will be presenting seven papers at the 2016 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation happening next week in Stockholm, Sweden.  Ken will also be delivering a keynote titled “Deep Grasping: Can large datasets and reinforcement learning bridge the dexterity gap?” Titles and authors for the papers being presented…

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Anil Aswani Wins Siebel Energy Institute Grant

May 6, 2016 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…

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