Archive for January 2017

Operations Research Analyst ranks as one of the best jobs in the U.S.

U.S. News & World Report announced the best jobs in 2017 in various categories. The news ranking look at 15 different categories, ranging from best jobs to specific sectors like business and healthcare. The rankings are calculated based on the “most important aspects of a job, including growth potential, work-life balance and salary.” The specific components…

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Dorit Hochbaum’s neuron segmentation algorithm leads Neurofinder benchmark

The image above shows an example of a neuronal movie created with calcium imaging. Hochbaum’s algorithm seeks to detect the neurons in the movie and track their behavior over time IEOR Professor Dorit Hochbaum’s neuron segmentation algorithm HNCcorr is currently the leading algorithm in Neurofinder which tests algorithms to see which are best for identifying and tracking neurons in calcium…

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Javad Lavaei Awarded SIAG/Control And Systems Theory Prize

The SIAM Activity Group on Control and Systems Theory (SIAG/CST) awards the SIAG/CST Prize every two years to an early career researcher for outstanding research contributions, as determined by the prize committee, to mathematical control or systems theory.  This year’s award goes to UC Berkeley Assistant Professor Javad Lavaei in recognition of “his work on…

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Ken Goldberg investigates robot-assisted precision irrigation to help address global water demand

While the drought seems to flow away with recent California rains, the demand for water in agriculture remains a problem. However, California is not the only place with this issue: all over the world, agriculture consumes at least 70% of the world’s freshwater.  To help address this problem, the U.S. Department of Agriculture has provided University of…

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Ikhlaq Sidhu to lead $2.2 million initiative to strengthen entrepreneurship and innovation at UC Berkeley

Sutardja Center for Entrepreneurship & Technology Chief Scientist and IEOR professor Ikhlaq Sidhu has just been awarded a $2.2 million grant on behalf of the leading centers and programs that accelerate the innovation and entrepreneurship at the University of California, Berkeley.   The new grant funds will help the Sutardja Center and its UC Berkeley partners create…

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MEng capstone project leads to article in Science

IEOR Professor Lee Fleming and his collaborators — including alumnus Jason Boada (MEng ’15) — were recently featured in the journal Science for their research on crowdfunding. The research shows that when a region of the U.S. has successful crowdfunding campaigns (e.g. on Kickstarter), it tends to be followed by an increase in venture capital in that particular region. This is…

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Alum Kory Hedman Receives Presidential Early Career Award

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. Dr. Hedman also recently received the Outstanding Young Engineer…

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IEOR alum named to ‘30 under 30′ list

IEOR alum Thibault Duchemin (Master of Engineering ‘14) has just been named to the latest Forbes ‘30 under 30′ list for 2017 as cofounder of Ava, a mobile application that translates conversations into text for hearing-impaired individuals. While hearing aids and lip-reading are helpful tools for the nearly 360 million deaf & hard-of-hearing people worldwide, they do not help…

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