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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.

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Professor Daniel Pirutinsky joins 2023 NextProf Nexus Workshop to advance diversity in academia

By Ashlee Liu | September 25, 2023

Last month, Daniel Pirutinsky, Assistant Teaching Professor in Berkeley’s IEOR department, served as a panelist at the 2023 NextProf Nexus Future Faculty Workshop, hosted at Georgia Tech University in collaboration…

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Forging a new future: Emily Garcia (BS IEOR ‘20) paves the way for diversity and inclusion in higher education

By Goldie Negelev | September 20, 2023

In high school, Emily Garcia (BS IEOR ’20) received excellent grades, participated in numerous extracurricular activities, and was even class salutatorian in her senior year. Most other students with Emily’s…

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Berkeley IEOR Professor Javad Lavaei Secures NSF Grant to Advance Safety in Power Systems

By Goldie Negelev | September 20, 2023

Berkeley IEOR Professor Javad Lavaei, in partnership with his former postdoctoral scholar, now Assistant Professor at Virginia Tech, Ming Jin, has been awarded an $800,000 grant from the National Science…

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Ken Goldberg: Let’s embrace the creative possibilities of AI

By Goldie Negelev | July 19, 2023

By Ken Goldberg, Professor of Industrial Engineering and Operations Research and William S. Floyd Jr. Distinguished Chair in Engineering at UC Berkeley Imagine you’re practicing with a band and someone…

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Chancellor Carol T. Christ shines spotlight on pioneering AI Research happening at UC Berkeley

By Goldie Negelev | June 26, 2023

In a recent op-ed, Chancellor Carol T. Christ shed light on the vast contributions of UC Berkeley to the ever-evolving world of Artificial Intelligence (AI). In the article, Christ highlights…

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Berkeley IEOR Graduates Lead the Way in Lucrative Careers: Report Highlights Operations Research as Highest-Earning Field

By Goldie Negelev | June 14, 2023

A recent report by the HEA group, a respected higher education research and consulting agency, has shed light on the correlation between specific fields of study and early-career earnings. Drawing…

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New Doctoral Fellowship Supports IEOR Scholars and Honors Rising Star in Operations Research

By Goldie Negelev | April 20, 2023

New Doctoral Fellowship Supports IEOR Scholars and Honors Rising Star in Operations Research Meet Marie Pelagie Elimbi Moudio – a trailblazing Berkeley IEOR Ph.D. student and the inspiration behind The…

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Celebrating Women’s History Month: Spotlight on Professor Xin Guo and Her Research Group

By Goldie Negelev | March 17, 2023

March is Women’s History Month, a time to recognize and celebrate the achievements of women in our community and around the world. Berkeley Engineering has always been a leader in…

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Five examples that show the power of machine learning, as told by IEOR 142

By Annie Lin | January 30, 2023

In IEOR 142: Introduction to Machine Learning and Data Analytics, Professor Paul Grigas uses real datasets to teach students key techniques in machine learning and data analytics. The class culminates…

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Berkeley IEOR Graduate Named to Forbes 30-Under-30 List

By Goldie Negelev | December 2, 2022

Berkeley IEOR graduate Courtney Z. Chow (BS IEOR’ 16) joins a different kind of class for 2023: The Forbes 30-under-30. Established ten years ago, the Forbes Under 30 list recognizes…