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Posts by Vishrut Rana

Berkeley IEOR Undergrad Wins Best Student Paper Award at KDIR 2020

IEOR Undergraduate Jonathan Bodine (Class of ’21) and Professor Dorit Hochbaum won the Best Student Paper Award at the 12th International Conference on Knowledge Discovery and Information Retrieval (KDIR 2020). The award winning work authored by Bodine and Hochbaum was titled The Max-Cut Decision Tree: Improving on the Accuracy and Running Time of Decision Trees.…

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Prof. Shmuel Oren Reflects on his Collaboration with Nobel Laureate Prof. Robert Wilson

On October 12, 2020, Robert B. Wilson was co-awarded the 2020 Nobel Prize in Economic Sciences along with his long-time collaborator Paul Migrom “for improvements to auction theory and inventions of new auction formats.”  Robert Wilson, a Professor Emeritus at Stanford’s Graduate School of Business, worked on many research areas throughout his career. These included…

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Prof. Paul Grigas Wins INFORMS Junior Faculty Interest Group Paper Competition

Berkeley IEOR Professor Paul Grigas has been selected as winner of the 2020 INFORMS Junior Faculty Interest Group (JFIG) Paper Competition for his work titled Smart “Predict, then Optimize”, co-authored along with colleague Adam Elmachtoub from Columbia University. Grigas and Elmachtoub were selected for proposing a new prediction and optimization framework, called Smart “Predict, then…

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Berkeley IEOR Postdoc wins INFORMS Optimization Society Student Paper Prize

Yingjie Bi, a Berkeley IEOR post-doctoral researcher with Professor Javad Lavaei, recently received the Best Student Paper Prize from the INFORMS Optimization Society. Yingjie, who completed his PhD in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Cornell University earlier this year, was awarded for his co-authored paper titled ‘Duality gap estimation via a refined Shapley-Folkman lemma.’ Through…

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Re-watch Nobel Laureate Jennifer Doudna at the A. Richard Newton Series

University of California, Berkeley, biochemist Jennifer Doudna has been awarded the 2020 Nobel Prize in Chemistry, sharing it with colleague Emmanuelle Charpentier for the co-development of CRISPR-Cas9, a genome editing breakthrough that has revolutionized biomedicine. CRISPR-Cas9 allows scientists to rewrite DNA — the code of life — in any organism, including human cells, with unprecedented…

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Berkeley IEOR Student Selected as 2020 INFORMS Undergraduate Operations Research Prize Finalist

Berkeley IEOR PhD student Anna Deza has been selected as one of 10 finalists for the 2020 INFORMS Undergraduate Operations Research Prize. Anna’s submission, which she worked on during her undergraduate program at the University of Toronto, was titled A Multistage Stochastic Integer Programming Approach to Distributed Operating Room Scheduling. Along with the other finalists,…

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5 Year Masters Program applications due October 20

The 5 Year IEOR-ORMS Masters Program is now accepting applications from IEOR or ORMS seniors graduating in December 2020 or May 2021. The Department Application deadline is Tuesday, October 20, 2020 at 5 p.m. PST. To learn more about the program, visit the webpage and attend the info-session hosted by Professor Yano on September 24.

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