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The application period for Fall 2024 admissions to MS and PhD programs has closed. Fall 2025 admissions information will be available in Summer 2024.

Alumni Profiles

Osman Akgun

Osman Akgun

Portfolio Manager at Bailard, Inc

Junyu Cao

Junyu Cao

Assistant Professor in the Department of Information, Risk, and Operations Management (Decision Science) at McCombs School of Business, The University of Texas at Austin


Salar Fattahi

Assistant Professor in the Department of Industrial and Operations Engineering at the University of Michigan


Pedro Hespanhol

Quantitative Researcher at Aquatic Capital Management

Yusuke Kikuchi

Yusuke Kikuchi

Data Scientist at Genentech

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Yonatan Mintz

Assistant professor in the Industrial and Systems Engineering department at the University of Wisconsin, Madison

Marie Pelagie Elimbi Moudio

Marie Pelagie Elimbi Moudio

Meet Marie Pelagie Elimbi Moudio – a trailblazing Berkeley IEOR Ph.D. student and the inspiration behind The Marie Pelagie Elimbi Moudio Fellowship in IEOR (UC Berkeley photo by Adam Lau)…

Mark Velednitsky

Mark Velednitsky

Staff Applied Scientist at Afresh

Recent News

Yunduan Lin

Outstanding Graduate Student Instructor Award

May 8, 2024

Yunduan Lin Runhuan Xie We are pleased to announce that Yunduan Lin and Runhan Xie, PhD Candidates in Systems Engineering and Industrial Engineering & Operations Research (IEOR) at UC Berkeley, respectively, have been honored with the Outstanding Graduate Student Instructor (GSI) Award. Both recipients have earned excellent ratings and high…


Berkeley Analytics Lab Showcase

April 20, 2024
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Transforming the Synthetic Biology Industry Berkeley IEOR Professor Rob Leachman’s Pioneering Benchmarking Study

April 17, 2024

Photo by Adam Lau Berkeley IEOR Professor Rob Leachman has been awarded a $1 million grant from BioMADE, a Manufacturing Innovation Institute (MII) sponsored by the U.S. Department of Defense, and 10 synthetic biology companies that are BioMADE members. The grant will fund Professor Leachman’s study titled “Benchmarking Synthetic Biology…

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Transforming Decision-Making with AI: A Shift from Prediction to Optimization in Machine Learning

February 16, 2024

Amid the surging popularity of AI, companies, organizations, and institutions worldwide are eagerly embracing its transformative potential. Yet, a disparity exists, rooted in the steep costs and extended time frames required for training machine learning models. This challenge is particularly acute in supervised learning—a popular machine learning approach where algorithms…

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Rajan Udwani Receives NSF Career Award

February 13, 2024

Berkeley IEOR Assistant Professor Rajan Udwani has won the National Science Foundation’s (NSF) Faculty Early Career Development Program (CAREER) Award. The CAREER award is the NSF’s most prestigious award given to support early-career faculty members “who have the potential to serve as academic role models in research and education and…

A Game-Changing Algorithm for Building Better Teams

January 18, 2024

At the heart of many successful social networks, from community organizations to cutting-edge tech startups, and spanning across schools, hospitals, and research institutions, are cohesive teams working towards common objectives. However, selecting individuals for such teams can present computational challenges. Stepping up to address this challenge is Professor Dorit Hochbaum…