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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SCET Faculty Director, Prof. Ikhlaq Sidhu, has just received the Best Paper Award at the International Conference on Engineering, Technology, Innovation (ICE) 2021 for his paper A Generalized Framework for Algorithm Based Team Formation. Ikhlaq received the award along with his collaborators, Sudarshan Gopalakrishnan (’21 B.S. EECS) and Rajarathnam Balakrishnan (’20 M.Eng. IEOR). More information…

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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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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 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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Congratulations to Berkeley IEOR chair and ITS affiliate professor Zuo-Jun “Max” Shen and former ITS Berkeley Visiting Student Researcher Panrawee Rungskunroch for being awarded the Professor Joseph M Sussman Best Paper Prize for the paper “An Improvement on the End-of-Life of High-Speed Rail Rolling Stocks Considering CFRP Composite Material Replacement.” Read more about the award and…

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IEOR Professor Zuo-Jun ‘Max’ Shen has just been named President-elect of the Production and Operations Management Society (POMS). POMS is an international organization, powered by POM professionals, aimed at understanding, improving and educating on production and operations management. Professor Shen will begin his term as President on January 1st, 2021.

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Professor Alper Atamturk has been elected to become the next chair of the INFORMS Optimization Society. The Optimization Society aims to promote the development and application of optimization methods and software for the solution of problems in Operations Research/Management Science, and to encourage the exchange of information among practitioners and scholars in the optimization area.

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