Archive for October 2019

Professor Alper Atamturk is elected to become the next chair of the INFORMS Optimization Society

Professor Alper Atamturk has been elected to become the next chair of the INFORMS Optimization Society. The Optimization Society aims to promote the development and application of optimization methods and software for the solution of problems in Operations Research/Management Science, and to encourage the exchange of information among practitioners and scholars in the optimization area.

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Smart Villages: Students Pitch to Chief Minister of Meghalaya

Students taking the Smart Villages Challenge Lab have been tasked with developing digital technologies and platforms to help impoverished Indian villages to utilize their natural resources and access global markets. The area selected this semester was the state of Meghalaya, and each team was assigned one particular challenge in regards to improving Meghalayan villages: Eco-Tourism,…

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Tech Firm Leadership students win ‘paperclip challenge,’ snag photo with Chancellor Carol Christ

Students Fionce Siow, Tammy Chan, Peru Dayani, Mina Nezam-Mafi, Ryan Chiem in the Sutardja Center for Entrepreneurship and Technology’s INDENG 171 – Technology Firm Leadership course proved their entrepreneurial prowess by exchanging paperclips for something priceless: A group photo with UC Berkeley Chancellor Christ. The team participated in a challenge, led by course instructor Dr. Pamela…

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Alper Atamturk named INFORMS Fellow

Congratulations to Professor Alper Atamturk for being named a Fellow of the Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences at its Annual Meeting in Seattle! INFORMS Fellows are examples of outstanding lifetime achievement in operations research and the management sciences. They have demonstrated exceptional accomplishments and made significant contributions to the advancement of OR/MS over…

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Professor Shmuel Oren was Key Speaker at First Annual Felix Höffler Memorial Lecture

Professor Shmuel Oren was the key speaker at the first Felix Höffler Memorial Lecture, hosted by EWI Energy Conference, which took place on September 25th at the University of Cologne, Germany. His lecture was titled, “Firming Renewable Power with Demand Response: An End-to-end Aggregator Business Model“. The annual Felix Höffler Memorial Lecture, in memory of…

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IEOR hosts annual fall picnic

The Department of Industrial Engineering & Operations Research hosted its annual fall picnic on Sept. 26 to welcome new and returning students to the department at UC Berkeley. Below find some photos of students enjoy games, conversation, and great food!

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