Faculty News

Barna Saha joins Berkeley IEOR

The Department of Industrial Engineering & Operations Research at the University of California, Berkeley is excited to announce that Barna Saha will be joining the department as an assistant professor starting this fall 2019. Barna joins the department from the University of Massachusetts Amherst where she was a professor of computer science. Before joining academia,…

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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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