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Undergraduate Student Awards

Berkeley IEOR Undergrad Wins Best Student Paper Award at KDIR 2020

IEOR Undergraduate Jonathan Bodine (Class of ’21) and Professor Dorit Hochbaum won the Best Student Paper Award at the 12th International Conference on Knowledge Discovery and Information Retrieval (KDIR 2020). The award winning work authored by Bodine and Hochbaum was titled The Max-Cut Decision Tree: Improving on the Accuracy and Running Time of Decision Trees.…

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Announcing the 2020 Jengyee Prize Recipients

Congratulations to Sang-Min Kim and Nicholas Foo for winning the 2020 Jengyee Prize, Leadership for a Better World scholarship. Sang-Min Kim is a graduating senior in Political Science with a minor in Public Health. For the past seven years, he has been actively involved in promoting human rights causes, including reunification of North Koreans with their…

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Announcing the 2020 Jengyee Prize – Win A $2000 Scholarship!

Attention all Berkeley undergraduates! The 2020 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…

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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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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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IEOR Recognizes Outstanding Achievement At Commencement Awards Ceremony

Today, UC Berkeley’s Department of Industrial Engineering & Operations Research recognized undergraduate and graduate students at the commencement reception held at Doe Library Upper Terrace. Eleven awards were given to twenty-five students to honor exceptional academic achievement and leadership this year. Undergraduate awards 1. Undergraduate Faculty Award – The undergraduate faculty award was established to recognize excellence within…

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Berkeley Team Wins Geisinger Health Collider

The Sutardja Center is pleased to announce that Team Outliers (Rebecca Barter and Shamindra Shrotriya) have won the Geisinger Health Collider. Team Outliers competed against four other teams: three teams from Goethe University in Germany and one from Stanford.  Rebecca is a PhD student in the Department of Statistics at UC Berkeley (advised by Professor Bin Yu and Professor Jasjeet…

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