Alfonso Lobos was named as the 2021 recipient of the Katta G. Murty Best Paper Prize. The award faculty committee selected Alfonso for his phenomenal work on “Optimal Bidding, Allocation, and Budget Spending for a Demand-Side Platform with Generic Auctions” with Paul Grigas and industry collaborators, Zheng Wen and Kuang-Chih Lee. The Katta G. Murty…

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Associate Professor at Belgium’s Universit´e catholique de Louvain, Anthony Papavasiliou, Berkeley IEOR PhD ’11, has been awarded the prestigious Bodossaki Distinguished Young Scientist Award for 2021. One of six other recipients from other fields, Papavasiliou received the award in the field of Applied Science: Alternative and Renewable Energy, Environmental and Natural Resources Management, Low Carbon…

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The IEEE Power & Energy Society (PES) has awarded Professor Shmuel Oren the 2021 IEEE PES Outstanding PowerEngineering Educator Award for his contributions to mentorship and education on the design and operation of electricity markets. The Outstanding Power Engineering Educator Award was established to recognize outstanding contributions and leadership in power engineering education. Selected as…

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The Department of Industrial Engineering & Operations Research is excited to announce that Thibaut Mastrolia will be joining the department as a new assistant professor starting in July 2021. Thibaut is joining from École Polytechnique, where he was an assistant professor in applied mathematics.  Thibaut’s research interests lie at the intersection of stochastic control, game…

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The Department of Industrial Engineering & Operations Research is pleased to announce that Professors Anil Aswani and Candace Yano will be the recipients of the 2021 Cliff Applied Research Grant. The purpose of the grant program is to support IEOR faculty to conduct applied research focused on impact in society or industry. Professor Aswani’s project…

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IEOR postdoctoral scholar Yingjie Bi has just been awarded the 2021 SIAM Student Paper Prize. The SIAM Student Paper Prize is given annually to the student author(s) of the most outstanding paper(s) accepted by SIAM journals within the three years preceding the nomination deadline. The award is based solely on the merit and content of…

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Congratulations to Sharjeel Laeeq for winning the 2021 Jengyee Prize, Leadership for a Better World scholarship. Sharjeel is a graduating senior in Mechanical Engineering who recently helped a neglected town in Pakistan to install a Reverse Osmosis (RO) system to provide more clean drinking water to residents utilizing his own funds. He plans to further expand his efforts this summer. Sharjeel also serves as…

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