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Berkeley IEOR MS Student Wins Best Paper Award at Winter Simulation Conference 2020

IEOR MS student Haoting Zhang and Professor Zeyu Zheng won the Best Contributed Theoretical Paper Award at the 53th Winter Simulation Conference (WSC 2020). The work by Zhang and Zheng proposes new efficient simulation methods for non-stationary spatial temporal Poisson processes. Below is the title and abstract for the work.   Simulating Nonstationary Spatio-Temporal Poisson Processes using…

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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. 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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Berkeley IEOR researchers awarded best student paper in Energy, Natural Resources and the Environment

The work by the Berkeley research group comprising of Julie Mulvaney-Kemp, Salar Fattahi, and Prof Javad Lavaei was selected to receive the 2020 Energy, Natural Resources and the Environment (ENRE) Student Best Paper Award at the INFORMS Annual Meeting. The paper was titled “Smoothing Property of Load Variation Promotes Finding Global Solutions of Time-Varying Optimal…

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IEOR alum applies machine learning to personalized healthcare

Yonatan Mintz, a 2018 Berkeley IEOR Ph.D. graduate, was recently appointed Assistant Professor at the University of Wisconsin-Madison’s Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering. Mintz applies optimization and machine learning methods to tailor healthcare interventions to individuals. Mintz’s research portfolio includes leveraging patient data to hone personalized health and wellness solutions through wearable technology, to…

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IEOR and ME researchers win best student paper award at 2020 American Control Conference

The Department of Industrial Engineering & Operations Research at the University of California, Berkeley is excited to announce that work jointly done by IEOR and ME student researchers has been awarded best student paper at the 2020 American Control Conference (ACC) for the paper titled “Homotopy Method for Finding the Global Solution of Post-contingency Optimal…

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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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