Faculty News

Professor Barna Saha conferred IIT Kanpur Young Alumnus Award

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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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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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 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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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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