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

By Keith McAleer | October 15, 2018
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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…

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Alum Gives Back By Supporting STEAM In Local Schools

By Eugene Pang | February 28, 2018

After retirement, Dr. Paul Wing (IEOR PhD ’71) was worried that without the right education children would be missing out on scientific and technological discoveries in “this amazing period of scientific…


IEOR alum wins $100k data science competition

By Eugene Pang | December 4, 2017

Allen Tang (Operations Research & Management Science ’16), along with three other Berkeley students, won a $100,000 prize last week in the Data Open championship, sponsored by the hedge fund…


Over 90 alumni, faculty, and staff attended out Alumni Reunion

By Eugene Pang | November 7, 2017

On Thursday November 2nd, over 90 IEOR alumni, faculty, and staff members reunited with great food and inspiring speakers. The IEOR Alumni network encompasses over 500 members from various backgrounds…

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IEOR alum and former White House Deputy CTO Ryan Panchadsaram talks to students about civic service and fostering curiosity

By Keith McAleer | October 3, 2017

Students in the A. Richard Newton Lecture Series attended a fireside chat last week with Cal alumni and Kenneth Priestly Leadership Award recipient Ryan Panchadsaram. Since graduating ten years ago, Panchadsaram’s career has taken…

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Call It Multiplicity: How Humans and Machines Can Work Together

By Eugene Pang | June 12, 2017

In an op-ed published in the Wall Street Journal today, IEOR Professor Ken Goldberg argues that humans and machines are most powerful when working together. When the world’s top-ranked Go…


MEng Alumus Featured in Inc. ’30 under 30′ list

By Eugene Pang | April 25, 2017

M.Eng alumnus Han Jin, founder and CEO of Lucid VR was recently featured in Inc. ’30 under 30′ list.  Lucid VR’s first product is the $499 LucidCam, a virtual reality…

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Recognizing Alumnae for International Women’s Day & Women’s History Month

By Eugene Pang | March 8, 2017

Today is International Women’s Day (IWD), an internationally recognized celebration and commemoration of women’s rights, and March is Women’s History Month. We recently profiled one of our favorite female historical figures, Lillian Gilbreth, the first…

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Alum Kory Hedman Receives Presidential Early Career Award

By Eugene Pang | January 11, 2017

President Obama has just named IEOR alum Kory Hedman (Ph.D. ’10) as one of 102 people to receive the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE), the highest honor bestowed by…