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Graduate Student Profiles

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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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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Postdoc Profile: Richard Zhang

Richard Zhang is currently a postdoctoral scholar in the IEOR department. He has just accepted a faculty position at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. Below, Richard reflects on his experience at UC Berkeley and talks more about his plans for the future. Tell us a bit about your research. What topics are you interested in?…

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Graduate Profile: Sheng Liu

Sheng Liu is graduating this year with a Ph.D. in IEOR. He has just accepted a faculty position at the University of Toronto. Below, Sheng reflects on his experience at UC Berkeley and talks more about his plans for the future. IEOR: Tell us a bit about your research. What topics are you interested in?…

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