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IEOR Impact

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.


Re-watch Nobel Laureate Jennifer Doudna at the A. Richard Newton Series

By Vishrut Rana | October 7, 2020

University of California, Berkeley, biochemist Jennifer Doudna has been awarded the 2020 Nobel Prize in Chemistry, sharing it with colleague Emmanuelle Charpentier for the co-development of CRISPR-Cas9, a genome editing…

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Industry and IEOR Panel Discuss the Future of Supply Chain

By Keith McAleer | September 30, 2020
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IEOR alum applies machine learning to personalized healthcare

By Vishrut Rana | August 25, 2020

Yonatan Mintz, a 2018 Berkeley IEOR Ph.D. graduate, was recently appointed Assistant Professor at the University of Wisconsin-Madison’s Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering. Mintz applies optimization and machine learning…


Ken Goldberg and UC Berkeley researchers teach a robot surgery by showing it surgery videos

By Keith McAleer | June 18, 2020
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Prof. Max Shen comments on supply chain disruption caused by COVID-19 & how operations research can help in Berkeley Conversation

By Keith McAleer | April 7, 2020
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Student Perspective: The role of the FDA in the future of medtech innovation

By Vishrut Rana | March 6, 2020

This op-ed is part of a series from E295: Communications for Engineering Leaders. In this course, Master of Engineering students were challenged to communicate a topic they found interesting to…

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Research by Shen and collaborators suggest new ways cities can deal with ride-sharing issues and help taxi drivers survive

By Keith McAleer | January 23, 2020
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Board member Terry Duryea’s mantra for a rewarding career — maintain flexibility and stay on a steep learning curve

By Vishrut Rana | December 3, 2019

Have you ever been confused about how to briefly yet accurately describe Industrial Engineering and Operations Research to old Uncle Ben sitting across you at the Thanksgiving dinner table? Well,…

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IEOR Alum and DoorDash Founder Tony Xu Featured on Berkeley Innovation Podcast

By Sharon Pan | November 19, 2019
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Conventionalizing the Unconventional — Board Member Bob Cliff shares his experiences as a consultant with skills in IEOR

By Vishrut Rana | November 12, 2019

Exposure to a diverse set of tools of Industrial Engineering and Operations Research is a blessing for all students in the program. However, it is natural for students to be…