Archive for March 2018

AUTOLAB creates most dexterous robot yet

Prof. Ken Goldberg, PhD student Jeffrey Mahler, and researchers at the Laboratory for Automation Science and Engineering (AUTOLAB) have just created the most dexterous robot in existence. Version 4.0 of the Dex-Net robot (more about 3.0 here) uses a 3D sensor and has two arms to grasp with, one with a gripper and the other with…

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Berkeley IEOR Ranks 3rd in the U.S. News and World Reports Rankings

The UC Berkeley IEOR department’s graduate program was ranked 3rd in the nation according to the latest U.S. News and World Report’s 2019 rankings, with the Georgia Institute of Technology ranking 1st and the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor 2nd.  UC Berkeley’s College of Engineering also ranked 3rd in U.S. for its overall graduate engineering programs. MIT was ranked…

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UC Berkeley IEOR Hiring a Lecturer

The DEPARTMENT OF INDUSTRIAL ENGINEERING & OPERATIONS RESEARCH at University of California, Berkeley is generating an applicant pool of qualified temporary instructors to teach courses in the department should an opening arise. Positions may range from 11% to 100% time in a given semester, and they may begin as early as Fall 2018. Applications will…

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How Flight Simulation Tech Could Help Turn Robots Into Surgeons

While the use of robots in surgery has come a long way with the advent of the da Vinci Surgical System. However, current technology still requires a human mind to operate successfully. The most difficult aspect of building a self sustaining surgical robot is creating a robot with the ability to respond to its changing environment.…

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IEOR Graduate Students Creates New Exercise App Using Machine Learning

IEOR graduate students Mo Zhou and Yonatan Mintz are addressing exercise commitment issues with a new app that uses machine learning to adjust goals on a daily basis. Each New Year around 20% of Americans vow to lose weight, eat healthier, or exercise more. However, for many, this New Year’s resolution is one of the most difficult to keep. Work, school, and daily…

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2018 Jengyee Prize Announced – Win A $2000 Scholarship!

Attention undergraduates! The 2018 Jengyee Prize – Leadership for a Better World — is now accepting applications. The $2,000 prize is awarded annually and is open to all undergraduate students with a sophomore or higher standing, regardless of gender, race, creed, or national origin. The Jengyee Prize – Leadership for a Better World aims to recognize well-rounded…

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