Archive for December 2018

Lobos wins best student paper award at AdKDD workshop

IEOR PhD student and Paul Grigas’s advisee Alfonso Lobos has won the best student paper award at the 2018 Knowledge Discovery and Data Mining (KDD) conference in London for his paper “Optimal Bidding, Allocation and Budget Spending for a Demand Side Platform Under Many Auction Types.” Lobos’s paper won at the 2018 AdKDD & TargetAd workshop that focused on the…

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IEOR Hosts Semi-Annual PSERC Meeting

The Department of Industrial Engineering & Operations Research will host the semi-annual industry-university meeting for the Power Systems Engineering Research Center (PSERC) on December 5-7 at UC Berkeley.  The agenda for the meeting can be viewed here. The purpose of PSERC is to empower minds to engineer the future electric energy system, to pursue, discover, and transfer knowledge, to produce…

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Max Shen Named To Succeed Ken Goldberg As Chair Of IEOR

Professor Zuo-Jun “Max” Shen has just been named to be the next chair of the Department of Industrial Engineering & Operations Research (IEOR) at UC Berkeley. Professor Shen will take over for Professor Ken Goldberg who will complete his term as chair at the end of 2018. Shen obtained his Ph.D. in Industrial Engineering and Management Sciences from…

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Fairness In Machine Learning Research Featured In SIAM News

Research by IEOR assistant professor Anil Aswani and PhD student Matt Olfat was featured in the December 2018 news journal for the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics (SIAM). The article titled “Designing Algorithms to Increase Fairness in Artificial Intelligence” describes a novel approach to help make decisions made by artificial intelligence algorithms more fair…

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