Awards

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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Professor Barna Saha conferred IIT Kanpur Young Alumnus Award

Berkeley IEOR is pleased to share that Professor Barna Saha is selected as the 2020 recipient of the Young Alumnus Award by the Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur (IIT Kanpur). The Young Alumnus Award at IIT Kanpur had been instituted by the Board of Governors in 2018 to recognize distinguished alums under the age of…

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Berkeley engineers recognized with Best-of-the-Best Conference Paper award at 2020 Power & Energy Society General Meeting

IEOR PhD students Julie Mulvaney-Kemp and Salar Fattahi and Associate Professor Javad Lavaei were awarded the Best-of-the-Best Conference Paper at the 2020 Power & Energy Society General Meeting for their work titled “Load Variation Enables Escaping Poor Solutions of Time-Varying Optimal Power Flow”. This work was selected as the top paper in the area of…

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IEOR Alum to head Power Systems Engineering Research Center

Associate professor of Electrical Engineering at Arizona State University, Dr. Kory Hedman, Ph.D. ’10 (IEOR), will serve as the new Director of Power Systems Engineering Research Center (PSERC) from October 2020. Dr. Hedman replaces Dr. Vijay Vittal who led PSERC for the last 15 years. PSERC was established in 1996 as an NSF Industry/University Collaborative…

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Katta G. Murty Best Paper Prize awarded to Matt Olfat

Matt Olfat was named as the 2020 recipient of the Katta G. Murty Best Paper Prize. The award faculty committee selected Matt for his phenomenal work on “Optimization Hierarchy for Fair Statistical Decision Problems” with Anil Aswani. The Katta G. Murty Prize, established in 2006 as a gift from IEOR alum Katta Murty (’68 PhD IEOR),…

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