The Department of Industrial Engineering & Operations Research at the University of California, Berkeley is excited to welcome Daniel Pirutinsky as a new member of the faculty for Fall 2020. Daniel will be a assistant teaching professor, who will focus primarily on educating IEOR’s growing student population, now at 450 students, the largest student body…

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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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Professor Shmuel Oren, of the UC Berkeley IEOR department, will be giving a public lecture, “Challenges and Opportunities for OR in Electricity Markets”, on Friday, March 6 at the Aalto System Forum, held at the Aalto University is Espoo, Finland. Aalto System Forum provides a platform for a dialogue between practitioners and researchers, based on…

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IEOR Professor Zuo-Jun ‘Max’ Shen has just been named President-elect of the Production and Operations Management Society (POMS). POMS is an international organization, powered by POM professionals, aimed at understanding, improving and educating on production and operations management. Professor Shen will begin his term as President on January 1st, 2021.

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The paper titled “Homotopy Method for Finding the Global Solution of Post-contingency Optimal Power Flow” by IEOR PhD student SangWoo Park, ME PhD student Elizabeth Glista, associate professor Javad Lavaei, and assistant professor Somayeh Sojoudi has been selected to be a finalist at the 2020 American Control Conference (ACC). ACC accepts over 1,000 papers for…

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Professor Alper Atamturk has been elected to become the next chair of the INFORMS Optimization Society. The Optimization Society aims to promote the development and application of optimization methods and software for the solution of problems in Operations Research/Management Science, and to encourage the exchange of information among practitioners and scholars in the optimization area.

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Congratulations to Professor Alper Atamturk for being named a Fellow of the Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences at its Annual Meeting in Seattle! INFORMS Fellows are examples of outstanding lifetime achievement in operations research and the management sciences. They have demonstrated exceptional accomplishments and made significant contributions to the advancement of OR/MS over…

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Professor Shmuel Oren was the key speaker at the first Felix Höffler Memorial Lecture, hosted by EWI Energy Conference, which took place on September 25th at the University of Cologne, Germany. His lecture was titled, “Firming Renewable Power with Demand Response: An End-to-end Aggregator Business Model“. The annual Felix Höffler Memorial Lecture, in memory of…

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