Faculty News

The IEOR Department Welcomes Daniel Pirutinsky to the Faculty

The Department of Industrial Engineering & Operations Research at the University of California, Berkeley is excited to welcome Daniel Pirutinsky as a new member of the faculty for Fall 2020. Daniel will be a assistant teaching professor, who will focus primarily on educating IEOR’s growing student population, now at 450 students, the largest student body…

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Berkeley engineers recognized with a best paper award at 2020 Power & Energy Society General Meeting

IEOR PhD students Julie Mulvaney-Kemp and Salar Fattahi were awarded one of the best conference papers at the 2020 Power & Energy Society General Meeting for their work titled “Load Variation Enables Escaping Poor Solutions of Time-Varying Optimal Power Flow”. Julie and Salar were advised by Prof Javad Lavaei. Berkeley IEOR congratulates Julie, Salar, and…

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Berkeley IEOR Welcomes New Assistant Professor Rajan Udwani

Rajan Udwani will join the IEOR department as a new assistant professor in Fall 2020 The Department of Industrial Engineering & Operations Research at the University of California, Berkeley is excited to welcome Rajan Udwani to the faculty as a new assistant professor in Fall 2020. Rajan is currently working as a postdoctoral researcher at…

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Professor Shmuel Oren to give lecture at Aalto Systems Forum

Professor Shmuel Oren, of the UC Berkeley IEOR department, will be giving a public lecture, “Challenges and Opportunities for OR in Electricity Markets”, on Friday, March 6 at the Aalto System Forum, held at the Aalto University is Espoo, Finland. Aalto System Forum provides a platform for a dialogue between practitioners and researchers, based on…

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Professor Zuo-Jun ‘Max’ Shen elected next president of the Production and Operations Management Society (POMS)

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 is elected to become the next chair of the INFORMS Optimization Society

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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Alper Atamturk named INFORMS Fellow

Congratulations to Professor Alper Atamturk for being named a Fellow of the Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences at its Annual Meeting in Seattle! INFORMS Fellows are examples of outstanding lifetime achievement in operations research and the management sciences. They have demonstrated exceptional accomplishments and made significant contributions to the advancement of OR/MS over…

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Professor Shmuel Oren was Key Speaker at First Annual Felix Höffler Memorial Lecture

Professor Shmuel Oren was the key speaker at the first Felix Höffler Memorial Lecture, hosted by EWI Energy Conference, which took place on September 25th at the University of Cologne, Germany. His lecture was titled, “Firming Renewable Power with Demand Response: An End-to-end Aggregator Business Model“. The annual Felix Höffler Memorial Lecture, in memory of…

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