Berkeley IEOR Professor Paul Grigas has been selected as winner of the 2020 INFORMS Junior Faculty Interest Group (JFIG) Paper Competition for his work titled Smart “Predict, then Optimize”, co-authored along with colleague Adam Elmachtoub from Columbia University. Grigas and Elmachtoub were selected for proposing a new prediction and optimization framework, called Smart “Predict, then…

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Yingjie Bi, a Berkeley IEOR post-doctoral researcher with Professor Javad Lavaei, recently received the Best Student Paper Prize from the INFORMS Optimization Society. Yingjie, who completed his PhD in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Cornell University earlier this year, was awarded for his co-authored paper titled ‘Duality gap estimation via a refined Shapley-Folkman lemma.’ Through…

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University of California, Berkeley, biochemist Jennifer Doudna has been awarded the 2020 Nobel Prize in Chemistry, sharing it with colleague Emmanuelle Charpentier for the co-development of CRISPR-Cas9, a genome editing breakthrough that has revolutionized biomedicine. CRISPR-Cas9 allows scientists to rewrite DNA — the code of life — in any organism, including human cells, with unprecedented…

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Berkeley IEOR PhD student Anna Deza has been selected as one of 10 finalists for the 2020 INFORMS Undergraduate Operations Research Prize. Anna’s submission, which she worked on during her undergraduate program at the University of Toronto, was titled A Multistage Stochastic Integer Programming Approach to Distributed Operating Room Scheduling. Along with the other finalists,…

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