Faculty News

Shmuel Oren to be Keynote at 4th Annual Purple Mountain Forum

Prof. Shmuel Oren will be a keynote speaker at the 4th annual Purple Mountain Forum, which will be held on August 17-18 in Nanjing China. The aim of the conference is to provide an international forum for experts to promote technical exchanges and share of expertise in the field of smart grid operation, protection and…

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Professor Lee Schruben Retires

Professor Lee Schruben is retiring, effective January 1st, 2019. Before joining the IEOR faculty in 2000, Professor Schruben had been on Cornell University’s Operations Research and Industrial Engineering faculty for 23 years, where he held the Schultz Professorship and was Director of Cornell’s Center for Semiconductor Manufacturing. When he arrived at Berkeley, Schruben was immediately…

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Former students celebrate career of Prof. Oren

On Saturday, February 16, 2019, the Energy and Market Engineering Symposium in Honor of Shmuel Oren was held in the Heyns Room of The Faculty Club on the University of California, Berkeley campus. More than 70 people attended the symposium, which was organized by three of Shmuel’s former Ph.D. students: Ramteen Sioshansi (The Ohio State University), Afzal…

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Aswani wins NSF CAREER award to study personalized disease management

The National Science Foundation has just announced that IEOR assistant professor Anil Aswani will receive a CAREER award of $500,000 to investigate personalized chronic disease management starting in fiscal year 2019. This Faculty Early Career Development Program (CAREER) award will contribute to the advancement of the national health and welfare by designing effective data-driven methods…

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Artificial intelligence could identify you and your health history from your step tracker

by Anil Aswani & Yoshimi Fukuoka (originally published in USA Today) Manufacturers say data stripped of identifying information is no privacy risk. But we found AI can overcome that. Time to update health privacy laws. Recent revelations about how social media giants misuse our personal data for profit have elevated the issue of privacy among Americans, but what…

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Prof. Goldberg invited to speak at NSF Engineering Directorate Advisory Board

Professor Goldberg will be speaking at the 2018 Fall Directorate for Engineering (ENG) Advisory committee (AdCom) meeting, sponsored by NSF. Professor Goldberg’s talk is titled “Are Artificial Intelligence and Robots a Threat… or an Opportunity?” He will further discuss the pros and cons of a future with AI. AdCom advises the Directorate for Engineering (ENG) on issues…

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Shmuel Oren awarded Berkeley Citation

IEOR professor of the graduate school Shmuel Oren has just been awarded the Berkeley Citation by Chancellor Carol Christ.  The Citation is one of the University of California, Berkeley’s highest awards, and is reserved for individuals “whose contributions go beyond the call of duty and whose achievements exceed the standards of excellence in their fields.”…

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Fairness in machine learning paper wins INFORMS 2018 Data Mining & Decision Analytics award

IEOR PhD student Matt Olfat’s and assistant professor Anil Aswani’s paper “Spectral algorithms for computing fair support vector machines” won the INFORMS 2018 Data Mining & Decision Analytics Workshop best student paper award. Olfat presented the paper at the INFORMS Annual Meeting in Phoenix. The paper can be found here. Abstract: Classifiers and rating scores are prone…

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