Berkeley IEOR is pleased to announce that the INFORMS Section on Energy, Natural Resources, and the Environment (ENRE) has awarded Professor Shmuel Oren as the recipient of the 2021 Harold Hotelling Medal. The Harold Hotelling Medal is a competitive award that recognizes ​the lifetime achievements of INFORMS scholars who have made sustained and exceptional contributions…

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Alfonso Lobos was named as the 2021 recipient of the Katta G. Murty Best Paper Prize. The award faculty committee selected Alfonso for his phenomenal work on “Optimal Bidding, Allocation, and Budget Spending for a Demand-Side Platform with Generic Auctions” with Paul Grigas and industry collaborators, Zheng Wen and Kuang-Chih Lee. The Katta G. Murty…

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Associate Professor at Belgium’s Universit´e catholique de Louvain, Anthony Papavasiliou, Berkeley IEOR PhD ’11, has been awarded the prestigious Bodossaki Distinguished Young Scientist Award for 2021. One of six other recipients from other fields, Papavasiliou received the award in the field of Applied Science: Alternative and Renewable Energy, Environmental and Natural Resources Management, Low Carbon…

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The IEEE Power & Energy Society (PES) has awarded Professor Shmuel Oren the 2021 IEEE PES Outstanding PowerEngineering Educator Award for his contributions to mentorship and education on the design and operation of electricity markets. The Outstanding Power Engineering Educator Award was established to recognize outstanding contributions and leadership in power engineering education. Selected as…

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The Department of Industrial Engineering & Operations Research is excited to announce that Thibaut Mastrolia will be joining the department as a new assistant professor starting in July 2021. Thibaut is joining from École Polytechnique, where he was an assistant professor in applied mathematics.  Thibaut’s research interests lie at the intersection of stochastic control, game…

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Congratulations to Sharjeel Laeeq for winning the 2021 Jengyee Prize, Leadership for a Better World scholarship. Sharjeel is a graduating senior in Mechanical Engineering who recently helped a neglected town in Pakistan to install a Reverse Osmosis (RO) system to provide more clean drinking water to residents utilizing his own funds. He plans to further expand his efforts this summer. Sharjeel also serves as…

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Attention all Berkeley undergraduates! The 2021 Jengyee Prize – Leadership for a Better World — is now accepting applications. The $2,000 prize is awarded annually and is open to all undergraduate students with a sophomore or higher standing, regardless of gender, race, creed, or national origin. The Jengyee Prize – Leadership for a Better World aims to…

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