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Alum Coleman Fung on the connection between mindfulness and engineering

By Ashley Villanueva | May 14, 2019

On Saturday, June 29 and Sunday, June 30, 2019, the Fung Institute for Engineering Leadership is hosting the What’s After Mindfulness? retreat at UC Berkeley. The bi-annual retreat will come to the Bay Area for the first time in decades thanks in part to Blue Goji CEO and IEOR alum Coleman Fung. The Berkeley community can…

Meet the Class of 2019: Senior Spotlights

By Sharon Pan | May 9, 2019

The class of 2019 will soon graduate and venture off to make an impact in all areas of industry all over the the globe. But who are the class of 2019? Read on to learn more about some of our graduates, what they liked most about IEOR, and what they plan to do next. Chelsea…

Alum Marissa Louie: Why Diversity Matters in Storytelling

By Keith McAleer | April 26, 2019

Former students celebrate career of Prof. Oren

By Keith McAleer | March 5, 2019

On Saturday, February 16, 2019, the Energy and Market Engineering Symposium in Honor of Shmuel Oren was held in the Heyns Room of The Faculty Club on the University of California, Berkeley campus. More than 70 people attended the symposium, which was organized by three of Shmuel’s former Ph.D. students: Ramteen Sioshansi (The Ohio State University), Afzal…

Student Perspective: From Graduate Student to Data Scientist

By Keith McAleer | November 16, 2018

Thinking about becoming a data scientist?  Read the perspective from alum Joel Prince Varghese (MEng ’16) about his experience with our master of engineering program and how he learned the skills necessary to become a data scientist in industry.

MEng Perspective: Nick Chandler, Marketing Analyst at 23andMe: ‘My biggest networking advice is to put yourself out there’

By Sharon Pan | November 1, 2018

Nick Chandler graduated in 2017 with an MEng degree in Industrial Engineering & Operations Research (IEOR). He currently works as a Marketing Analyst at 23andMe, a direct-to-consumer genetic testing company. By sending in their saliva sample in a home-based collection kit, people can get their genetic data analyzed and find out if they are at risk of…

MEng Alum Nick Chandler, Marketing Analyst at 23andMe: ‘My biggest networking advice is to put yourself out there’

By Keith McAleer | November 1, 2018

David Kalinowski: ‘I always knew I wanted to be an engineering leader’

By Sharon Pan | October 15, 2018

The UC Berkeley Master of Engineering program boasts an impressive alumni network across many industries, from fast-growing startups to Fortune 500 companies. Alumni play an active role in the MEng program and regularly attend seminars and events at the Fung Institute to network and share career advice with the current cohort. David Kalinowski, MEng ’13…

MEng Alum David Kalinowski: ‘I always knew I wanted to be an engineering leader’

By Keith McAleer | October 15, 2018

The Hidden Social Mission Driving This Cal Alumna’s Trending Toy Startup

By Jessica Lynn | March 8, 2018

Last week, there was an unusual sight in UC Berkeley’s Industrial Engineering 185 course: stuffed animals. The toys, called Animoodles, put an innovative twist on the traditional plushie. As students passed them around the class, they found that hidden magnets allowed them to pop off each toy’s head or limbs and mix and match parts with…