Announcing the Fall 2019 Grassi & MOR Fellows

The Department of Industrial Engineering & Operations Research at UC Berkeley is excited to announce the Grassi and Marshall-Oliver-Rosenberger (MOR) fellows for fall 2019.

Grassi Fellow

Caleb Bugg has been named the Grassi Fellow

Caleb Bugg is currently a PhD student in the Industrial Engineering and Operations Research (IEOR) department. His interests in Operations Research combine sociological and economic perspectives in the development of incentive models for food-and-water based neighborhood self-sufficiency. He quantifies and motivates government policies and programs that incentivize traditionally underserved populations towards healthful food sufficiency, which increases population health and neighborhood viability, while simultaneously reducing burdens on the national health insurance infrastructure, thus helping to, in the long-run, alleviate portions of the national budget endowed towards this end. He received his B.S. in Mathematics from the Morehouse College in 2017, and his M.S. in IEOR from UC Berkeley in 2018.

MOR Fellows

Pedro Hespanhol has been named the Marshal-Oliver-Rosenberger Fellow

Pedro Hespanhol is a PhD candidate in the in Industrial Engineering and Operations Research (IEOR) department at UC Berkeley working with Professor Anil Aswani. His research is focused on developing safe and efficient algorithms for autonomous systems. He has developed active defense mechanisms for cyber-physical systems and real-time optimal control algorithms for hybrid systems. He received his B.S. in Industrial Engineering from Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro in 2014 and his M.S. in IEOR from UC Berkeley in 2016.

SangWoo Park has been named the Marshal-Oliver-Rosenberger Fellow

SangWoo Park is a PhD candidate at the department of Industrial Engineering and Operations Research (IEOR), UC Berkeley. He is being advised by Professor Javad Lavaei and his research focuses on designing and analyzing algorithms for complex and large scale optimization problems, mainly related to electric power systems. He received his B.S. degree from Johns Hopkins Whiting School of Engineering in 2016 and M.S. degree from UC Berkeley IEOR in 2017.


The fellows will have their tuition and fees covered for the fall 2019 semester and will receive an additional stipend to help them stay focused on research.

The Grassi Fellowship is named for Raymond C. Grassi (1918-2007), one of the founding professors for the Department of Industrial Engineering & Operations Research at UC Berkeley.

The Marshall-Oliver-Rosenberger fellowship is named for Kneale T. Marshall, Bob Oliver, and Larry Rosenberger. Kneale T. Marshall received his PhD in Operations Research from UC Berkeley in 1966, Bob Oliver is Professor Emeritus for the IEOR department, and Larry Rosenberger received an M.S. in Operations Research from UC Berkeley in 1974, and current serves as a research fellow for FICO and advisor for the IEOR department.