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How does IEOR impact the world?

Below are stories that show how faculty, students, and alumni are applying their knowledge with industrial engineering and operations research.


Max Shen and JD.com team win 2024 INFORMS Prize

By Kartik Aggarwal | April 19, 2024

INFORMS, the largest association for the decision and data sciences, has awarded JD.com, a leading technology and service provider with supply chain at its core, the prestigious 2024 INFORMS Prize…

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Teaching it Forward

By Kartik Aggarwal | April 17, 2024

This year, the AI4OPT “Teaching the Teachers” mission came to life on Berkeley’s campus with the first in-person Kids Teach Tech (KTT) STEM Summer Camp. Over one hundred youth came…

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Transforming the Synthetic Biology Industry Berkeley IEOR Professor Rob Leachman’s Pioneering Benchmarking Study

By Kartik Aggarwal | April 17, 2024

Photo by Adam Lau Berkeley IEOR Professor Rob Leachman has been awarded a $1 million grant from BioMADE, a Manufacturing Innovation Institute (MII) sponsored by the U.S. Department of Defense,…

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Celebrating Valentine’s Day with Berkeley IEOR Alums Steve Tai and KC Wu

By Goldie Negelev | February 7, 2024

As a mathematics and chemistry major at Indiana University Bloomington, Kin-Ching Wu, also known as KC, hadn’t initially envisioned pursuing her graduate studies at Berkeley. However, her father urged KC…

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Watch: Why we don’t have robot butlers yet | Professor Ken Goldberg Delivers Tedx Talk

By Kartik Aggarwal | January 18, 2024

In this 12-minute TEDx talk, artist and roboticist Ken Goldberg explains why robots are still klutzy and shows some of the surprising things they are starting to learn….We have microwaves,…

A Game-Changing Algorithm for Building Better Teams

By Kartik Aggarwal | January 18, 2024

At the heart of many successful social networks, from community organizations to cutting-edge tech startups, and spanning across schools, hospitals, and research institutions, are cohesive teams working towards common objectives.…


AI4OPT In Its Third Year

By Goldie Negelev | December 15, 2023

AI4OPT In Its Third year The Artificial Intelligence Institute for Advances in Optimization is delivering a paradigm shift in automated decision-making September marked the third anniversary of The AI Institute…

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Ken Goldberg Isn’t Scared of Artificial Intelligence

By Goldie Negelev | December 14, 2023

Robots Can’t make Art. Or Can They? Image Credits: Ken Goldberg / Illustration by Mark Gettys with Midjourney Robots can do a great many things, but they can’t make art.…

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Berkeley IEOR’s Abhigyan Biswas Shines with NASA-backed Startup, Helio 8, at TechCrunch Disrupt

By Goldie Negelev | October 27, 2023

Berkeley IEOR senior and co-founder of Helio 8, Abhigyan Biswas, stood out at last month’s TechCrunch Disrupt convention in San Francisco. His startup, backed by NASA, focuses on pioneering food…

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Berkeley IEOR Alum Sonita Lontoh Recognized As One of the Most Influential Women in the Bay Area

By Goldie Negelev | October 26, 2023

Sonita Lontoh (B.S. IEOR ’99) has been recognized as one of the Influential Women in the Bay Area by the San Francisco Business Times. SFBT Influential Women 2023, SONITA LONTOH…