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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

mintz yonatan

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

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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…

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Professor Rhonda Righter Takes the Helm as Program Committee Co-Chair for ACM SIGMETRICS/IFIP Performance 2024

January 18, 2024

ACM SIGMETRICS stands at the forefront of advocating for cutting-edge research in performance analysis for computing and communication systems, focusing on innovative techniques and applications of established methods and tools. Every year, ACM SIGMETRICS sponsors its own conference for the computer performance evaluation community. The IFIP Performance Conference, held annually,…

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Professor Javad Lavaei Awarded UC Noyce Grant for Research Defending Power Grid from Cyberattacks

October 2, 2023

Berkeley IEOR Professor Javad Lavaei and EECS Professor Somayeh Sojoudi have received a $300,000 grant from the UC Noyce Initiative, a collaborative effort involving five University of California campuses (Berkeley, Davis, Irvine, San Francisco, and Santa Barbara). This initiative, dedicated to honoring the legacy of Ann S. Bowers and Robert…

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Berkeley IEOR Professor Javad Lavaei Secures NSF Grant to Advance Safety in Power Systems

September 20, 2023

Berkeley IEOR Professor Javad Lavaei, in partnership with his former postdoctoral scholar, now Assistant Professor at Virginia Tech, Ming Jin, has been awarded an $800,000 grant from the National Science Foundation for their pioneering project, “Safety under Distributional Shift in Learning-Enabled Power Systems.” This project is poised to transform the…