Have a big idea for the future of U.S. STEM research? The National Science Foundation (NSF) just announced the launch of the NSF 2026 Idea Machine, a prize competition to help set the U.S. agenda for fundamental research in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) and STEM education. Participants can earn cash prizes and receive public…

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IEOR Professor Dorit Hochbaum has just been awarded $400,000 by the National Science Foundation to investigate new techniques aiming to reduce manufacturing costs and enhance quality. Besides reducing costs, applications of the research aim to improve societal welfare with broad applications such as enhancing public health, and detecting spam online. Title: Prediction, quality control and data analysis…

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Alper Atamturk Javad Lavaei IEOR professors Javad Lavaei and Alper Atamturk have been awarded $360,000 in funding by the National Science Foundation to investigate computational methods for mixed-integer programs in power systems. The research will take place from 2018-2021. Title:  Computational Methods for Mixed-Integer Programs in Power Systems Abstract:  The goal of this project is to design…

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The College of Engineering Commencement on May 15th officially commemorated an end and new beginning for the class of 2018. We congratulate every graduate for their hard work and diligence. We can not wait to see what the future holds for the UC Berkeley IEOR class of 2018. To celebrate, the IEOR department invited friends and…

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Every year, teams of UC Berkeley M.Eng students work together to engineer solutions to fill industry, market or societal needs. This year the Eco-solar team, Mechanical Engineering students Haixu Yim, Keyo Wang, David Zhang, Pol Molinas, and Industrial Engineering and Operations Research student Shikhar Verma, plan to disrupt the solar energy market with their new solar…

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April 21st is Cal Day, UC Berkeley’s signature open-house event. IEOR will offering a variety of fun and informational events that are open to the public and people of all ages! 9:30 a.m. – 2 p.m., Etcheverry Breezeway — Come meet current IEOR students at the IEOR: MACHINE LEARNING FOR A CONNECTED WORLD informational table to learn about…

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Professor Ken Goldberg was awarded the Chancellor’s Award for Faculty Research in the Public Interest. Prof. Ken Goldberg and a team of postdoctoral, graduate and undergraduate students have spent the last four years to develop the Collaborative Assessment and Feedback Engine (CAFE). CAFE team members include: Brandie Nonnecke, Postdoc, CAFE Team Program Manager, CITRIS and the…

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Prof. Ken Goldberg, PhD student Jeffrey Mahler, and researchers at the Laboratory for Automation Science and Engineering (AUTOLAB) have just created the most dexterous robot in existence. Version 4.0 of the Dex-Net robot (more about 3.0 here) uses a 3D sensor and has two arms to grasp with, one with a gripper and the other with…

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