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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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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…

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IEOR Degree Holds a Top Spot Among Highest-Paying Majors

By Ashlee Liu | October 25, 2023

A recent article by CNBC, the world leader in business news and financial market coverage, spotlights Operations Research and Industrial Engineering as the second highest paying college major this year.…

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Professor Javad Lavaei Awarded UC Noyce Grant for Research Defending Power Grid from Cyberattacks

By Goldie Negelev | October 2, 2023

Berkeley IEOR Professor Javad Lavaei and EECS Professor Somayeh Sojoudi have received a $300,000 grant from the UC Noyce Initiative, a collaborative effort involving five University of California campuses (Berkeley,…

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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…