Graduate News

Katta Murty Best Paper Prize awarded to Junyu Cao

The Katta G. Murty Best Paper Prize is awarded to Junyu Cao for her outstanding paper “Sequential Choice Bandits: Learning with Marketing Fatigue.” The Katta G. Murty Prize, established in 2006 as a gift from IEOR alum Katta Murty (’68 PhD IEOR), is an annual competition for graduate students in the IEOR Department for exceptional…

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Announcing the Fall 2019 Grassi & MOR Fellows

The Department of Industrial Engineering & Operations Research at UC Berkeley is excited to announce the Grassi and Marshall-Oliver-Rosenberger (MOR) fellows for fall 2019. Grassi Fellow Caleb Bugg is currently a PhD student in the Industrial Engineering and Operations Research (IEOR) department. His interests in Operations Research combine sociological and economic perspectives in the development…

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Junyu Cao to receive 2019 IBM PhD Fellowship

IEOR PhD candidate Junyu Cao has been selected to receive the highly-competitive 2019 IBM PhD Fellowship, a two-year program that is awarded worldwide to PhD students conducting research in areas such as artificial intelligence, blockchain, cloud computing, data science, and security. Recipients of the award receive support for two years, including mentorship from an IBMer…

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IEOR research selected as finalist for 2019 American Control Conference

The paper titled “On the Exponential Number of Connected Components for the Feasible Set of Optimal Decentralized Control Problems” by IEOR PhD student Han Feng and associate professor Javad Lavaei has been selected to be a finalist at the 2019 American Control Conference (ACC). ACC accepts over 1000 papers for each conference and only five are selected…

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Lobos wins best student paper award at AdKDD workshop

IEOR PhD student and Paul Grigas’s advisee Alfonso Lobos has won the best student paper award at the 2018 Knowledge Discovery and Data Mining (KDD) conference in London for his paper “Optimal Bidding, Allocation and Budget Spending for a Demand Side Platform Under Many Auction Types.” Lobos’s paper won at the 2018 AdKDD & TargetAd workshop that focused on the…

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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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Berkeley engineers win 2018 best paper in data mining

IEOR PhD student Salar Fattahi and EECS assistant professor in residence Somayeh Sojoudi have won the INFORMS 2018 Data Mining Best Paper Award. Fattahi and Sojoudi presented their paper “Graphical Lasso and Thresholding: Equivalence and Closed-form Solutions” at the INFORMS Annual Meeting in Phoenix. The paper can be found here. Abstract:  Graphical Lasso (GL) is a popular method for learning…

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Professor Candi Yano wins INFORMS Kimball Medal

Professor Candi Yano was awarded the INFORMS George E. Kimball Medal in recognition of distinguished service to the Institute and to the profession of operations research and the management sciences. The award is a medallion and a certificate. INFORMS, or otherwise known as the Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences, is a organization…

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Berkeley Engineers Selected to Modernize the Grid

The Advanced Research Projects Agency – Energy (ARPA-E) has just selected eighteen teams, including two with UC Berkeley Engineering researchers, to participate in the new Grid Optimization (GO) Competition. The UC Berkeley team will be led by EECS assistant professor in residence Somayeh Sojoudi, IEOR associate professor Javad Lavaei, and IEOR professor of the graduate school, Shmuel Oren.…

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