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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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Javad Lavaei to receive Young Investigator Award from the Air Force Office of Scientific Research

October 12, 2016

On October 11, 2016, the Air Force Office of Scientific Research awarded 58 scientists and engineers approximately $20.8 million in grants as a part of their Young Investigator Research Program (YIP).  As one of the recipients, IEOR Assistant Professor Javad Lavaei will receive a grant from the Air Force Office of Scientific Research for…

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Javad Lavaei wins INFORMS ENRE Energy 2016 Best Publication Award

September 29, 2016

Javad Lavaei wins INFORMS ENRE Energy 2016 Best Publication Award Eugene Pang September 29, 2016 IEOR Assistant Professor Javad Lavaei has won the INFORMS ENRE Energy 2016 Best Publication Award for his paper titled “Convex Relaxation for Optimal Power Flow Problem: Mesh Networks.” Lavaei authored the paper along with Somayeh Sojoudi, Assistant Project Scientist at…


Professor Xin Guo to Publish New Book on Quantitative Trading

September 28, 2016

Professor Xin Guo to Publish New Book on Quantitative Trading Eugene Pang September 28, 2016 Professor Xin Guo, the Coleman Fung Chair in Financial Modeling at the University of California, Berkeley is releasing a new book titled Quantitative Trading: Algorithms, Analytics, Data, Models, Optimization. Guo wrote the book along with Howard Shek from North Dakota…

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Professor Shmuel Oren to Speak at CLAIO 2016

September 13, 2016

Professor Shmuel Oren will be a plenary speaker at CLAIO 2016, the Latin-Iberoamerican Conference on Operations Research to be held in Santiago Chile, October 2-6, 2016.  His talk is titled “Opportunities and Challenges for OR in Electricity Markets.”

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Prof. Leachman To Be Keynote Speaker At MASM Conference

August 30, 2016

Prof. Robert C. Leachman will be the keynote speaker at the Modeling and Analysis of Semiconductor Manufacturing (MASM) Conference in Arlington, Virginia, Dec. 12-14, 2016. His presentation is entitled “The Engineering of Speed and Delivery.” Prof. Leachman has authored over 50 scientific articles with focus in the semiconductor industry, and has worked extensively…

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IEOR Welcomes Paul Grigas as new Assistant Professor

August 17, 2016

The Department of Industrial Engineering and Operations Research at UC Berkeley is proud to welcome Paul Grigas as a new Assistant Professor this fall. Paul’s research interests include large-scale convex optimization, statistical machine learning, and data-driven decision making.  He is also interested in applications in online advertising and data analytics, among other…