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Alumni Awards

IEOR Alumni among the World’s Best 40 Under 40 MBA Professors

Named in Poets&Quants’ annual list of The World’s Best 40 Under 40 MBA Professors were two Berkeley IEOR alumni. Gah-Yi Ban, a 2012 Berkeley graduate with a PhD in Industrial Engineering and Operations Research and now an assistant professor of Management Science and Operations at the London Business School, and Auyon Siddiq, a 2018 Berkeley…

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MEng Alumni are Finalists in IBM Call for Code 2019 Global Prize

A group of five University of California, Berkeley master of engineering alumni are finalists in the IBM Call for Code 2019 Global Prize. The alums’ Project AsTeR used artificial intelligence to help analyze and respond to the surge of emergency calls that typically take place after a disaster strikes. Over 5,000 projects applied to the…

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IEOR alum wins $100k data science competition

Allen Tang (Operations Research & Management Science ’16), along with three other Berkeley students, won a $100,000 prize last week in the Data Open championship, sponsored by the hedge fund Citadel. Tang is currently pursuing a master of science degree at Berkeley in electrical engineering & computer sciences. His teammates were statistics graduate students Sören…

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MEng Alumus Featured in Inc. ’30 under 30′ list

M.Eng alumnus Han Jin, founder and CEO of Lucid VR was recently featured in Inc. ’30 under 30′ list.  Lucid VR’s first product is the $499 LucidCam, a virtual reality camera that lets users capture the world in 3D. “It is among the first virtual reality cameras geared toward the average consumer,” said Jin. The…

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Recognizing Alumnae for International Women’s Day & Women’s History Month

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 woman to speak at Cal graduation and a Cal alumna who can be considered to be one of the earliest industrial engineers. To honor International Women’s…

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Alum Kory Hedman Receives Presidential Early Career Award

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 the United States Government on science and engineering professionals in the early stages of their independent research careers. Dr. Hedman also recently received the Outstanding Young Engineer…

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IEOR alum named to ‘30 under 30′ list

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 for hearing-impaired individuals. While hearing aids and lip-reading are helpful tools for the nearly 360 million deaf & hard-of-hearing people worldwide, they do not help…

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