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

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Congratulations to the 2024 Jengyee Prize Winner

By Adarsh Gupta | July 1, 2024

We are delighted to announce that Emily Meng is this year’s Jengyee Prize – Leadership for a Better World winner. Established in 2010, the Jengyee Prize recognizes undergraduate students who…

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Cyber Risk and Insurance France-Berkeley Conference

By Adarsh Gupta | June 27, 2024

The Cyber Risk and Insurance France-Berkeley Conference, co-organized by Berkeley IEOR Professor Thibaut Mastrolia, brought together experts from France and Berkeley to address the systemic threat posed by cyber risk…

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Berkeley IEOR Professor Candi Yano Shares Insights on Research and Career in ‘Subject To’ YouTube Series

By Goldie Negelev | June 12, 2024

Berkeley IEOR Professor Candi Yano was recently featured in “Subject to,” a YouTube series offering informal conversations with relevant figures in the fields of Operations Research, Combinatorial Optimization, and Logistics,…


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

In June and July 2023, Berkeley IEOR hosted the first in-person Kids Teach Tech (KTT) STEM Summer Camp. Over one hundred youth came to UC Berkeley for a dynamic two-week…

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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…