Archive for April 2017

M.Eng Alumus Featured in Inc. ’30 under 30′ list

M.Eng alumnus Han Jin, founder and CEO of Lucid VR was recently featured in Inc. ’30 under 30′ list.  Lucid VR’s first product is the $499 LucidCam, a virtual reality camera that lets users capture the world in 3D. “It is among the first virtual reality cameras geared toward the average consumer,” said Jin. The…

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Burak Kazaz featured in Forbes for work on Wine Futures

IEOR visiting scholar and Syracuse University Professor Burak Kazaz’s research on wine analytics was recently featured in a Forbes. In Kazaz’s paper, Wine Analytics: Fine Wine Pricing and Selection under Weather and Market Uncertainty, he argues that distributors that carefully invest in the wine futures market, “could improve profits as much as 21%.” Most wine distributors today…

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Volunteers make Cal Day a success

More than forty students volunteered their Saturday to talk to prospective students, families, and visitors from all over the globe for Cal Day, the University of California, Berkeley’s annual open house event. At the main table in the Etcheverry breezeway, students ran the “IEOR Machine Learning for Automation” program which helped visitors understand what IEOR is, what…

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