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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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Students Organize First Annual IEOR Graduate Student Symposium

April 9, 2016

Today, students came together for the first annual IEOR Graduate Student Symposium. PhD students presented on a broad array of topics representative of the many areas where IEOR tools are applicable including supply chains, energy systems, robotics, health care, neuroimaging, and others.  This first symposium was initiated and organized by graduates with…

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Javad Lavaei Wins 2016 Donald P. Eckman Award

March 16, 2016

March 16, 2016 The American Automatic Control Council (AACC) has just announced that UC Berkeley IEOR Professor Javad Lavaei will receive the 2016 Donald P. Eckman award for “fundamental contributions to optimization and control theory, with applications to design techniques for electrical power networks, internet congestion, and antenna beamforming.”The award is given annually to outstanding engineers under the age of 35 who study automatic control. Past recipients include S. Shankar Sastry, the current dean of the…

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Students Connect through ‘Lunch and Learn’

February 26, 2016

Keith McAleer Back row: Cheng Lyu, Mo Zhou, Dean Grosbard, Salar Fattahi, Alfonso Andres Lobos Ruiz, Quico Spaen, Kevin Li, Tugce Gurek, Wei Qi, Sheng Liu Front row: Dimin Xu, Shiman Ding, Amber Richter, Xu Rao, Mengyu Li, Haoyang Cao, Yiwen Tang, Junyu Cao PhD students Cheng Lyu, Kevin Li,…

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Cockroaches inspire life-saving robots

February 12, 2016

The cockroach — elusive, prolific, and disgusting. Most would be happy to never see the little pest again. But what if cockroaches, (or what we can learn from them), could actually help humanity? That is the idea behind research being published this week by Kaushik Jayaram and Professor Robert Full at UC…

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Shmuel Oren Elected To National Academy Of Engineering

February 8, 2016

We are pleased to announce that Shmuel Oren, the Earl J. Isaac Professor in the Science and Analysis of Decision Making, has been elected to the National Academy of Engineering (NAE) for his contributions ‘to the integration of decisions and cooperative market mechanisms for adaptive multisource electrical power systems.’ Shmuel was elected as one of 80 new…


Prof. Ikhlaq Sidhu to Help Develop Chile’s New Engineering Economy

January 4, 2016

Prof. Ikhlaq Sidhu to Help Develop Chile’s New Engineering Economy Keith McAleer January 4, 2016 Prof. Ikhlaq Sidhu of IEOR and Chief Scientist/Founding Director of the Sutardja Center has been invited to serve on International Advisory Board (IAB) of the Clover Engineering 2030 Project to develop the New Engineering Economy…