Archive for January 2018

IEOR PhD Student Chosen As Finalist At American Control Conference (ACC)

IEOR PhD student Salar Fattahi has been chosen as one of five finalists for the prestigious American Control Conference Best Student Paper Award for his paper titled “Closed-Form Solution and Sparsity Path for  Inverse Covariance Estimation Problem.” The research was developed under the supervision of Dr. Somayeh Sojoudi, assistant professor in residence in the Departments of Electrical Engineering &…

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Professor Lee Schruben Receives INFORMS Simulation Society Lifetime Professional Achievement Award

IEOR Professor Lee W. Schruben recently received the Lifetime Professional Achievement Award (LPAA) by the Institute of Operations Research and the Management Sciences (INFORMS) Simulation Society, the highest honor given by the society. The award is given occasionally, at most once annually, to recognize major contributions to the field of simulation that are sustained over a…

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Fast Company features Ken Goldberg’s research on robot grasping

Collaborative Assessment and Feedback Engine Eugene Pang September 5, 2017 While machines continue to reduce much of the drudgery that humans endure, there are still some problems which remain extremely difficult for roboticists and other engineers to solve. Why is it that some technologies such as virtual reality and self-driving cars are becoming a reality, but we still do not have anything…

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Can fitness apps make us fit?

Right now if you have a smartphone and an interest in living a more active lifestyle there are literally tens of thousands of fitness apps available that can help you track every step, set activity goals, and even play (or compete) with a friend. Surprisingly, despite the popularity and wide range of fitness apps —…

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