Undergraduate News

IEOR undergraduates selected as finalists for INFORMS Operations Research Prize

Three former Berkeley IEOR/ORMS undergraduate students, Liangyuan Na (B.A. Operations Research & Management Science ’18), Cong Yang (B.S. Industrial Engineering & Operations Research ’18), and Chi-Cheng Lo (B.S. Industrial Engineering & Operations Research ’18) are finalists in the INFORMS Undergraduate Operations Research Prize Competition. The students were advised by IEOR assistant professor Anil Aswani, and…

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Evan Gong announced as winner of Jengyee Prize

The Department of Industrial Engineering & Operations Research congratulates Evan Gong for winning the Jengyee Prize – Leadership for a Better World. Evan Gong, a junior studying political Economy and German, is awarded for his notable contributions in advocating for legislation that significantly expanded personal finance education. He was inspired to engage with this issue…

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Join IEOR for CalDay 2019!

The Department of Industrial Engineering & Operations Research at UC Berkeley is excited to be participating in CalDay 2019! We invite the whole community to come meet our students, faculty, and staff at Etcheverry Hall. There you will have a chance to learn more about what IEOR is, what our programs are all about, and…

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BADSS — IISE’s Data Science Summit

Often regarded as the ‘combustion engine-like revolution’ of the 21st century, data analytics is on a rapid rise in today’s world. Realizing this, members of UC Berkeley’s Institute for Industrial and Systems Engineers (IISE) took the onus on themselves to host the second Bay Area Decision Sciences Summit (BADSS) on March 16th, 2019. Much like…

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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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Class of 2018 College of Engineering Commencement Ceremony

The College of Engineering Commencement on May 15th officially commemorated an end and new beginning for the class of 2018. We congratulate every graduate for their hard work and diligence. We can not wait to see what the future holds for the UC Berkeley IEOR class of 2018. To celebrate, the IEOR department invited friends and…

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2018 Jengyee Prize Announced – Win A $2000 Scholarship!

Attention undergraduates! The 2018 Jengyee Prize – Leadership for a Better World — is now accepting applications. The $2,000 prize is awarded annually and is open to all undergraduate students with a sophomore or higher standing, regardless of gender, race, creed, or national origin. The Jengyee Prize – Leadership for a Better World aims to recognize well-rounded…

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IEOR alum wins $100k data science competition

Allen Tang (Operations Research & Management Science ’16), along with three other Berkeley students, won a $100,000 prize last week in the Data Open championship, sponsored by the hedge fund Citadel. Tang is currently pursuing a master of science degree at Berkeley in electrical engineering & computer sciences. His teammates were statistics graduate students Sören…

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BADSS Summit Helps Grow Bay Area Decision Sciences Community

Sometimes you can learn more by collaborating with others outside the classroom than you can learn inside of it. That was what San Francisco State University (SFSU) College of Business dean, Linda Oubre, told students to kick off the first ever Bay Area Decision Sciences Summit (BADSS), an event organized by undergraduate students and faculty…

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Pieter Abbeel and Michael Jordan join the Department of Industrial Engineering & Operations Research at the University of California, Berkeley

The Department of Indusrial Engineering & Operations Research is delighted to announce that Professors Pieter Abbeel and Michael Jordan, two of the best-known experts in machine learning, have been appointed as joint faculty in IEOR in addition to their primary appointments in EECS (and Statistics for Jordan). “Profs. Abbeel and Jordan are terrific colleagues that bring…

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