Research

IEOR and ME researchers win best student paper award at 2020 American Control Conference

The Department of Industrial Engineering & Operations Research at the University of California, Berkeley is excited to announce that work jointly done by IEOR and ME student researchers has been awarded best student paper at the 2020 American Control Conference (ACC) for the paper titled “Homotopy Method for Finding the Global Solution of Post-contingency Optimal…

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Berkeley engineers recognized with a best paper award at 2020 Power & Energy Society General Meeting

IEOR PhD students Julie Mulvaney-Kemp and Salar Fattahi were awarded one of the best conference papers at the 2020 Power & Energy Society General Meeting for their work titled “Load Variation Enables Escaping Poor Solutions of Time-Varying Optimal Power Flow”. Julie and Salar were advised by Prof Javad Lavaei. Berkeley IEOR congratulates Julie, Salar, and…

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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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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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Max Shen awarded the Sussman Best Paper Prize

Congratulations to Berkeley IEOR chair and ITS affiliate professor Zuo-Jun “Max” Shen and former ITS Berkeley Visiting Student Researcher Panrawee Rungskunroch for being awarded the Professor Joseph M Sussman Best Paper Prize for the paper “An Improvement on the End-of-Life of High-Speed Rail Rolling Stocks Considering CFRP Composite Material Replacement.” Read more about the award and…

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Data-driven operations management paper selected as research competition finalist

IEOR assistant professor Zeyu Zheng, joint with Xiaocheng Li, Yufeng Zheng, and Zhenpeng Zhou, have been selected as finalists for the 2018 MSOM Data Driven Research Competition. Xiaocheng and Zeyu will present their paper “Demand Prediction, Predictive Shipping, and Product Allocation for Large-scale E-commerce” at the INFORMS Annual Meeting in Phoenix. The paper can be…

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Announcing the 2017 Grassi and Marshall-Oliver-Rosenberger (MOR) Fellows

The Department of Industrial Engineering & Operations Research (IEOR) has just announced the Grassi and Marshall-Oliver-Rosenberger fellows for 2017. Grassi Fellow Yonatan Mintz has been named the Grassi Fellow. Yonatan is a fifth year PhD candidate in UC Berkeley IEOR working with assistant professor Anil Aswani. Yonatan’s research focuses on using stochastic optimization and machine learning techniques to create…

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