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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…


IEOR alum named to ‘30 under 30′ list

By Keith McAleer | January 7, 2017

IEOR alum Thibault Duchemin (Master of Engineering ‘14) has just been named to the latest Forbes ‘30 under 30′ list for 2017 as cofounder of Ava, a mobile application that translates conversations into text…

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Cal’s First Industrial Engineer?

By Keith McAleer | November 28, 2016

In November, Ferdinand Leimkuhler, Professor Emeritus, Purdue University, visited Cal to deliver a talk titled “The Ingenuity and Courage of Lillian Gilbreth.”  Gilbreth can be seen as one of Cal’s first industrial…

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IEOR Alum Mauricio G. C. Resende Chosen As INFORMS Fellow For Class Of 2016

By Eugene Pang | November 7, 2016

IEOR Alum Mauricio G. C. Resende Chosen As INFORMS Fellow For Class Of 2016 Eugene Pang November 7, 2016 Mauricio G. C. Resende was chosen to be a 2016 INFORMS fellow. Resende…

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IEOR Alum Wins Outstanding Young Engineer Award

By Keith McAleer | July 27, 2016

The IEEE Power and Energy Society (PES) has just announced its 2016 award winners and Kory Hedman has won the Outstanding Young Engineer Award. He was honored by IEEE PES…

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Alum Bets On Self-Driving Trucks

By Eugene Pang | May 17, 2016

Otto’s offices in San Francisco.CreditRamin Rahimian for The New York Times IEOR alum and advisory board member Anthony Levandowski was featured in the New York Times today to profile his new startup,…

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Recent PhD Graduate Paula Lipka Joins PG&E’s Short-Term Electric Supply Team

By Keith McAleer | April 29, 2016

“We forget just how painfully dim the world was before electricity. A candle, a good candle, provides barely a hundredth of the illumination of a single 100 watt light bulb.”–…

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Alumni gather for spring 2016 alumni social

By Eugene Pang | March 10, 2016

Last night, IEOR alumni convened at ThirstyBear Brewing Company in San Francisco to see old friends and professors, meet the IEOR staff, and get re-connected with UC Berkeley. Thanks to everyone…

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Ben Horowitz Talks Honesty, Failure, and Secrets

By Eugene Pang | February 8, 2016

Be honest with yourself and others (i.e. don’t just say what you think others want to hear). Work hard on a problem to reveal its secrets. Failure is an essential…