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Nominate an Alumnus for the Inaugural IEOR Alumni Achievement Award

By Kartik Aggarwal | June 5, 2024

We are excited to announce the call for nominations for the first-ever Berkeley IEOR Alumni Achievement Award! This award honors outstanding alumni who have made significant contributions to the field…

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Berkeley IEOR Annual Advisory Board Meeting: Guiding the Future

By Goldie Negelev | May 30, 2024

This week, Berkeley IEOR hosted its annual Advisory Board Meeting on campus, bringing together leaders from various fields to provide guidance and insight into the department’s future direction. The day…


Haixiang Zhang Receives 2024 Friedman Memorial Prize in Applied Mathematics

By Kartik Aggarwal | May 22, 2024

Haixiang Zhang (https://zhanghxpku.github.io/), a UC Berkeley graduate student, has been honored with the 2024 Friedman Memorial Prize in Applied Mathematics. Established in 1966, this award recognizes students who have demonstrated…

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Spotlight on Berkeley IEOR Alum Bud Lyons BS ‘72

By Kartik Aggarwal | April 16, 2024

We recently caught up with Berkeley alum Bud Lyons, a trailblazer who holds a B.S. from Berkeley IEOR and an MBA from Stanford University. With a stellar career trajectory in…

Tony Xu

Berkeley IEOR Alum Tony Xu, DoorDash CEO and Co-Founder, to Deliver 2024 Commencement Address

By Goldie Negelev | April 9, 2024

Berkeley IEOR is proud to announce that Tony Xu (B.S. ’07 IEOR), CEO and co-founder of DoorDash, a technology company that connects consumers with their favorite local businesses, is this…

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Cal Alum Sonita Lontoh ’99 challenges us to achieve 100 gifts for Big Give

By Kartik Aggarwal | March 6, 2024

In celebration of International Women’s Month, Cal alum Sonita Lontoh ’99 is challenging the Berkeley IEOR community for Big Give 2024. Sonita will donate an amazing $15,000 if we can…

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Berkeley IEOR Alum Sonita Lontoh Featured in Manufacturing Today Magazine

By Kartik Aggarwal | February 16, 2024

Berkeley IEOR alum Sonita Lontoh ’99 takes center stage in the latest edition of Manufacturing Today magazine. The feature illuminates Lontoh’s remarkable career, from her tenure as a board director…

KC Wu and Steve Tai

Celebrating Valentine’s Day with Berkeley IEOR Alums Steve Tai and KC Wu

By Goldie Negelev | February 7, 2024

As a mathematics and chemistry major at Indiana University Bloomington, Kin-Ching Wu, also known as KC, hadn’t initially envisioned pursuing her graduate studies at Berkeley. However, her father urged KC…

Jack O'Donoghue

Ask an Alum: Jack O’Donoghue, MAnalytics ’23

By Goldie Negelev | December 14, 2023

After graduating from Berkeley Analytics last spring, Jack O’Donoghue promptly transitioned into a full-time role as Business Intelligence Manager at Hotel Trader, where he now spearheads data science and analytics…

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5 Questions for Anika Ramachandran, Class of 2022

By Ashlee Liu | December 14, 2023

With her recent experience working as a Software Engineer at Nuro, Anika Ramachandran (BS IEOR ‘22) has spent much time immersed in the world of autonomous vehicles. We recently caught…