Archive for May 2019

Postdoc Profile: Richard Zhang

Richard Zhang is currently a postdoctoral scholar in the IEOR department. He has just accepted a faculty position at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. Below, Richard reflects on his experience at UC Berkeley and talks more about his plans for the future. Tell us a bit about your research. What topics are you interested in?…

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Professor Lee Schruben Retires

Professor Lee Schruben is retiring, effective January 1st, 2019. Before joining the IEOR faculty in 2000, Professor Schruben had been on Cornell University’s Operations Research and Industrial Engineering faculty for 23 years, where he held the Schultz Professorship and was Director of Cornell’s Center for Semiconductor Manufacturing. When he arrived at Berkeley, Schruben was immediately…

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MEng Students Create Startup Seeking to Help College Students Better Know Themselves Through Genetic Testing

MEng students, Arjun Bidesi (MEng ’19), Dinkar Juyal (MEng ’19), and Kaushal Yagnik (MEng’19), are the driving forces behind GenomEdge, a rising startup that uses genome testing to help college students better understand themselves. Here’s some insight on how they took their interest in healthcare and technology and funneled it into a growing startup. Since…

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Graduate Profile: Sheng Liu

Sheng Liu is graduating this year with a Ph.D. in IEOR. He has just accepted a faculty position at the University of Toronto. Below, Sheng reflects on his experience at UC Berkeley and talks more about his plans for the future. IEOR: Tell us a bit about your research. What topics are you interested in?…

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Meet the Class of 2019: Senior Spotlights

The class of 2019 will soon graduate and venture off to make an impact in all areas of industry all over the the globe. But who are the class of 2019? Read on to learn more about some of our graduates, what they liked most about IEOR, and what they plan to do next. Chelsea…

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Evan Gong announced as winner of Jengyee Prize

The Department of Industrial Engineering & Operations Research congratulates Evan Gong for winning the Jengyee Prize – Leadership for a Better World. Evan Gong, a junior studying political Economy and German, is awarded for his notable contributions in advocating for legislation that significantly expanded personal finance education. He was inspired to engage with this issue…

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Katta Murty Best Paper Prize awarded to Junyu Cao

The Katta G. Murty Best Paper Prize is awarded to Junyu Cao for her outstanding paper “Sequential Choice Bandits: Learning with Marketing Fatigue.” The Katta G. Murty Prize, established in 2006 as a gift from IEOR alum Katta Murty (’68 PhD IEOR), is an annual competition for graduate students in the IEOR Department for exceptional…

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