Archive for November 2018

Prof. Goldberg invited to speak at NSF Engineering Directorate Advisory Board

Professor Goldberg will be speaking at the 2018 Fall Directorate for Engineering (ENG) Advisory committee (AdCom) meeting, sponsored by NSF. Professor Goldberg’s talk is titled “Are Artificial Intelligence and Robots a Threat… or an Opportunity?” He will further discuss the pros and cons of a future with AI. AdCom advises the Directorate for Engineering (ENG) on issues…

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Shmuel Oren awarded Berkeley Citation

IEOR professor of the graduate school Shmuel Oren has just been awarded the Berkeley Citation by Chancellor Carol Christ.  The Citation is one of the University of California, Berkeley’s highest awards, and is reserved for individuals “whose contributions go beyond the call of duty and whose achievements exceed the standards of excellence in their fields.”…

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Fairness in machine learning paper wins INFORMS 2018 Data Mining & Decision Analytics award

IEOR PhD student Matt Olfat’s and assistant professor Anil Aswani’s paper “Spectral algorithms for computing fair support vector machines” won the INFORMS 2018 Data Mining & Decision Analytics Workshop best student paper award. Olfat presented the paper at the INFORMS Annual Meeting in Phoenix. The paper can be found here. Abstract: Classifiers and rating scores are prone…

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Berkeley engineers win 2018 best paper in data mining

IEOR PhD student Salar Fattahi and EECS assistant professor in residence Somayeh Sojoudi have won the INFORMS 2018 Data Mining Best Paper Award. Fattahi and Sojoudi presented their paper “Graphical Lasso and Thresholding: Equivalence and Closed-form Solutions” at the INFORMS Annual Meeting in Phoenix. The paper can be found here. Abstract:  Graphical Lasso (GL) is a popular method for learning…

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Professor Candi Yano wins INFORMS Kimball Medal

Professor Candi Yano was awarded the INFORMS George E. Kimball Medal in recognition of distinguished service to the Institute and to the profession of operations research and the management sciences. The award is a medallion and a certificate. INFORMS, or otherwise known as the Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences, is a organization…

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Berkeley Engineers Selected to Modernize the Grid

The Advanced Research Projects Agency – Energy (ARPA-E) has just selected eighteen teams, including two with UC Berkeley Engineering researchers, to participate in the new Grid Optimization (GO) Competition. The UC Berkeley team will be led by EECS assistant professor in residence Somayeh Sojoudi, IEOR associate professor Javad Lavaei, and IEOR professor of the graduate school, Shmuel Oren.…

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MEng Perspective: Nick Chandler, Marketing Analyst at 23andMe: ‘My biggest networking advice is to put yourself out there’

Nick Chandler graduated in 2017 with an MEng degree in Industrial Engineering & Operations Research (IEOR). He currently works as a Marketing Analyst at 23andMe, a direct-to-consumer genetic testing company. By sending in their saliva sample in a home-based collection kit, people can get their genetic data analyzed and find out if they are at risk of…

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