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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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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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New ambidextrous robot may redefine the warehouse

Research published in Science Robotics this week announced a new “ambidextrous” robot that could change the fundamentals of warehouse distribution. The robot, developed by researchers at the University of California, Berkeley’s Laboratory for Automation Science and Engineering features a suction cup gripper on one hand and a parallel-jaw gripper on the other, allowing the robot to choose the most…

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Fairness In Machine Learning Research Featured In SIAM News

Research by IEOR assistant professor Anil Aswani and PhD student Matt Olfat was featured in the December 2018 news journal for the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics (SIAM). The article titled “Designing Algorithms to Increase Fairness in Artificial Intelligence” describes a novel approach to help make decisions made by artificial intelligence algorithms more fair…

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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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Fairness in machine learning paper wins INFORMS 2018 Data Mining & Decision Analytics award

IEOR PhD student Matt Olfat’s and assistant professor Anil Aswani’s paper “Spectral algorithms for computing fair support vector machines” won the INFORMS 2018 Data Mining & Decision Analytics Workshop best student paper award. Olfat presented the paper at the INFORMS Annual Meeting in Phoenix. The paper can be found here. Abstract: Classifiers and rating scores are prone…

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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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