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Berkeley IEOR Student Selected as 2020 INFORMS Undergraduate Operations Research Prize Finalist

Berkeley IEOR PhD student Anna Deza has been selected as one of 10 finalists for the 2020 INFORMS Undergraduate Operations Research Prize. Anna’s submission, which she worked on during her undergraduate program at the University of Toronto, was titled A Multistage Stochastic Integer Programming Approach to Distributed Operating Room Scheduling. Along with the other finalists,…

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IEOR alum applies machine learning to personalized healthcare

Yonatan Mintz, a 2018 Berkeley IEOR Ph.D. graduate, was recently appointed Assistant Professor at the University of Wisconsin-Madison’s Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering. Mintz applies optimization and machine learning methods to tailor healthcare interventions to individuals. Mintz’s research portfolio includes leveraging patient data to hone personalized health and wellness solutions through wearable technology, to…

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PhD Grad Profile: Arman Jabbari

How did you get interested in mathematics and problem solving? Since my childhood, I have consistently had a great passion for mathematics. This deep-rooted interest was motivating that whenever my father taught mathematics to my older sister; I joined them to learn and solve my sister’s exercises for myself. Can you tell us a bit…

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IEOR Alum to head Power Systems Engineering Research Center

Associate professor of Electrical Engineering at Arizona State University, Dr. Kory Hedman, Ph.D. ’10 (IEOR), will serve as the new Director of Power Systems Engineering Research Center (PSERC) from October 2020. Dr. Hedman replaces Dr. Vijay Vittal who led PSERC for the last 15 years. PSERC was established in 1996 as an NSF Industry/University Collaborative…

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Katta G. Murty Best Paper Prize awarded to Matt Olfat

Matt Olfat was named as the 2020 recipient of the Katta G. Murty Best Paper Prize. The award faculty committee selected Matt for his phenomenal work on “Optimization Hierarchy for Fair Statistical Decision Problems” with Anil Aswani. The Katta G. Murty Prize, established in 2006 as a gift from IEOR alum Katta Murty (’68 PhD IEOR),…

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IEOR Alumni among the World’s Best 40 Under 40 MBA Professors

Named in Poets&Quants’ annual list of The World’s Best 40 Under 40 MBA Professors were two Berkeley IEOR alumni. Gah-Yi Ban, a 2012 Berkeley graduate with a PhD in Industrial Engineering and Operations Research and now an assistant professor of Management Science and Operations at the London Business School, and Auyon Siddiq, a 2018 Berkeley…

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Postdoc Profile: Ming Jin

Ming Jin received his PhD in EECS from Berkeley in 2017 and has been doing his postdoctoral research in IEOR since. He recently accepted the position of assistant professor at Virginia Tech’s Bradley Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering. In a conversation with the IEOR department, Ming shared his experiences at Berkeley and aspirations for…

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Graduate Profile: Salar Fattahi

Salar Fattahi is graduating from Berkeley in Spring 2020 with a Ph.D. in IEOR. Salar recently accepted an Assistant Professor position at the University of Michigan and in a conversation with the department, he shared his views on experiences at Cal and plans for the future. Tell us a bit about your childhood? Where did…

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IEOR Student Summer Experiences

What were IEOR students up to this summer? We asked our undergraduate and Ph.D. students to share their summer experiences, whether it was in research or industry to show the breadth of opportunities for IEOR students. Emily Garcia (B.S. ’20) Undergraduate Research Fellow at Purdue University Over the summer, as a Purdue Summer Undergraduate Research…

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