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Prof. Shmuel Oren Reflects on his Collaboration with Nobel Laureate Prof. Robert Wilson

On October 12, 2020, Robert B. Wilson was co-awarded the 2020 Nobel Prize in Economic Sciences along with his long-time collaborator Paul Migrom “for improvements to auction theory and inventions of new auction formats.”  Robert Wilson, a Professor Emeritus at Stanford’s Graduate School of Business, worked on many research areas throughout his career. These included…

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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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Ken Goldberg And Pieter Abbeel Awarded $1.3M NSF National Robotics Initiative Award

IEOR professors Ken Goldberg and Pieter Abbeel, and UC Berkeley professors Anca Dragan and Stuart Russell, have been awarded the NSF National Robotics Initiative Award for their research in scalable collaborative human-robot learning.  Their project will be funded at $1,374,893 over the course of three years for research in scalable robot manipulation through human immitation.  The…

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IEOR Researchers Awarded $450k In Funding From The Army Research Office (ARO)

IEOR professors Shmuel Oren and Javad Lavaei’s proposal entitled “Computational Methods for Large-scale Interconnected Systems with Continuous and Discrete Parameters” has been selected for funding by the U.S. Army Research Laboratory’s Army Research Office (ARO). The project will be funded at $450,000 over three years and will allow the researchers to investigate large-scale distributed systems, such as energy systems.…

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Alum Bets On Self-Driving Trucks

Otto’s offices in San Francisco.CreditRamin Rahimian for The New York Times IEOR alum and advisory board member Anthony Levandowski was featured in the New York Times today to profile his new startup, Otto, which aims to transform the truck-driving industry by integrating self-driving technology into current big-rigs. Due to the current high cost of self-driving car technology,…

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