Posts by Eugene Pang

Prof. Goldberg invited to speak at NSF Engineering Directorate Advisory Board

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Professor Goldberg will be speaking at the 2018 Fall Directorate for Engineering (ENG) Advisory committee (AdCom) meeting, sponsored by NSF. Professor Goldberg’s talk is titled “Are Artificial Intelligence and Robots a Threat… or an Opportunity?” He will further discuss the pros and cons of a future with AI. AdCom advises the Directorate for Engineering (ENG) on issues…

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Shmuel Oren awarded Berkeley Citation

IEOR professor of the graduate school Shmuel Oren has just been awarded the Berkeley Citation by Chancellor Carol Christ.  The Citation is one of the University of California, Berkeley’s highest awards, and is reserved for individuals “whose contributions go beyond the call of duty and whose achievements exceed the standards of excellence in their fields.”…

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Fairness in machine learning paper wins INFORMS 2018 Data Mining & Decision Analytics award

IEOR PhD student Matt Olfat’s and assistant professor Anil Aswani’s paper “Spectral algorithms for computing fair support vector machines” won the INFORMS 2018 Data Mining & Decision Analytics Workshop best student paper award. Olfat presented the paper at the INFORMS Annual Meeting in Phoenix. The paper can be found here. Abstract: Classifiers and rating scores are prone…

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Berkeley engineers win 2018 best paper in data mining

IEOR PhD student Salar Fattahi and EECS assistant professor in residence Somayeh Sojoudi have won the INFORMS 2018 Data Mining Best Paper Award. Fattahi and Sojoudi presented their paper “Graphical Lasso and Thresholding: Equivalence and Closed-form Solutions” at the INFORMS Annual Meeting in Phoenix. The paper can be found here. Abstract:  Graphical Lasso (GL) is a popular method for learning…

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Professor Candi Yano wins INFORMS Kimball Medal

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Professor Candi Yano was awarded the INFORMS George E. Kimball Medal in recognition of distinguished service to the Institute and to the profession of operations research and the management sciences. The award is a medallion and a certificate. INFORMS, or otherwise known as the Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences, is a organization…

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Berkeley Engineers Selected to Modernize the Grid

The Advanced Research Projects Agency – Energy (ARPA-E) has just selected eighteen teams, including two with UC Berkeley Engineering researchers, to participate in the new Grid Optimization (GO) Competition. The UC Berkeley team will be led by EECS assistant professor in residence Somayeh Sojoudi, IEOR associate professor Javad Lavaei, and IEOR professor of the graduate school, Shmuel Oren.…

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Faculty Position in Operations Management/Supply Chain/Logistics in the IEOR Department

The DEPARTMENT OF INDUSTRIAL ENGINEERING & OPERATIONS RESEARCH (IEOR) at University of California, Berkeley welcomes applications for a tenure-track faculty position at the Assistant Professor level in the broad area of Operations Management and Logistics the expected start date is July 1, 2019. Applications are strongly encouraged by November 8 but all applications received by…

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Max Z. Shen awarded as a 2018 INFORMS Fellow

IEOR Professor Max Shen has been named a 2018 INFORMS Fellow.  INFORMS Fellows Awards are announced once per year, and are reserved for researchers that exemplify outstanding lifetime achievement in operations research and management sciences or have demonstrated exceptional accomplishments or significant contributions to the advancement of operations research and/or management sciences over time. Prof. Shen…

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Professor Ken Goldberg highlighted in The Economist

Professor Goldberg was highlighted in a recent article by The Economist on Artificial Intelligence (AI). Ken Goldberg and Vinod Kumar, the chief executive of Tata communications, created an optimistic report detailing the possible effects of AI on blue collar and white collar workers. Their report highlights the possibility of increasing job satisfaction by removing mundane…

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Berkeley 150 Profile: George Dantzig

George Dantzig is considered a founding father of industrial engineering and operations research, but one of his most incredible achievements took place while he was still a doctoral student at Berkeley. Arriving late to a statistics class, Dantzig scrawled down two problems written on the blackboard, thinking that they were a homework assignment. He solved the problems…

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