Research

Berkeley IEOR Postdoc wins INFORMS Optimization Society Student Paper Prize

Yingjie Bi, a Berkeley IEOR post-doctoral researcher with Professor Javad Lavaei, recently received the Best Student Paper Prize from the INFORMS Optimization Society. Yingjie, who completed his PhD in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Cornell University earlier this year, was awarded for his co-authored paper titled ‘Duality gap estimation via a refined Shapley-Folkman lemma.’ Through…

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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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Berkeley IEOR researchers awarded best student paper in Energy, Natural Resources and the Environment

The work by the Berkeley research group comprising of Julie Mulvaney-Kemp, Salar Fattahi, and Prof Javad Lavaei was selected to receive the 2020 Energy, Natural Resources and the Environment (ENRE) Student Best Paper Award at the INFORMS Annual Meeting. The paper was titled “Smoothing Property of Load Variation Promotes Finding Global Solutions of Time-Varying Optimal…

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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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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 Best-of-the-Best Conference Paper award at 2020 Power & Energy Society General Meeting

IEOR PhD students Julie Mulvaney-Kemp and Salar Fattahi and Associate Professor Javad Lavaei were awarded the Best-of-the-Best Conference Paper at the 2020 Power & Energy Society General Meeting for their work titled “Load Variation Enables Escaping Poor Solutions of Time-Varying Optimal Power Flow”. This work was selected as the top paper in the area of…

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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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