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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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New ambidextrous robot may redefine the warehouse

By Helen Fu | January 17, 2019

Research published in Science Robotics this week announced a new “ambidextrous” robot that could change the fundamentals of warehouse distribution. The robot, developed by researchers at the University of California, Berkeley’s Laboratory for…


AUTOLAB research featured in New York Times

By Keith McAleer | July 31, 2018

The UC Berkeley Laboratory for Automation Science and Engineering (AUTOLAB) was featured in the New York Times today for its research on robotic grasping. The article featured AUTOLAB’s Dex-Net robot…


Professor Goldberg Receives Chancellor’s Faculty Award For Research In The Public Interest

By Eugene Pang | April 12, 2018

Professor Ken Goldberg was awarded the Chancellor’s Award for Faculty Research in the Public Interest. Prof. Ken Goldberg and a team of postdoctoral, graduate and undergraduate students have spent the last…

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AUTOLAB creates most dexterous robot yet

By Eugene Pang | March 26, 2018

Prof. Ken Goldberg, PhD student Jeffrey Mahler, and researchers at the Laboratory for Automation Science and Engineering (AUTOLAB) have just created the most dexterous robot in existence. Version 4.0 of…

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The Hidden Social Mission Driving This Cal Alumna’s Trending Toy Startup

By Jessica Lynn | March 8, 2018

Last week, there was an unusual sight in UC Berkeley’s Industrial Engineering 185 course: stuffed animals. The toys, called Animoodles, put an innovative twist on the traditional plushie. As students passed…

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How Flight Simulation Tech Could Help Turn Robots Into Surgeons

By Eugene Pang | March 6, 2018

While the use of robots in surgery has come a long way with the advent of the da Vinci Surgical System. However, current technology still requires a human mind to…

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IEOR alum and former White House Deputy CTO Ryan Panchadsaram talks to students about civic service and fostering curiosity

By Keith McAleer | October 3, 2017

Students in the A. Richard Newton Lecture Series attended a fireside chat last week with Cal alumni and Kenneth Priestly Leadership Award recipient Ryan Panchadsaram. Since graduating ten years ago, Panchadsaram’s career has taken…

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Call It Multiplicity: How Humans and Machines Can Work Together

By Eugene Pang | June 12, 2017

In an op-ed published in the Wall Street Journal today, IEOR Professor Ken Goldberg argues that humans and machines are most powerful when working together. When the world’s top-ranked Go…

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Burak Kazaz featured in Forbes for work on Wine Futures

By Eugene Pang | April 25, 2017

IEOR visiting scholar and Syracuse University Professor Burak Kazaz’s research on wine analytics was recently featured in a Forbes. In Kazaz’s paper, Wine Analytics: Fine Wine Pricing and Selection under Weather…

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IEOR Researchers Lead Efforts To Address Environmental Challenges In Energy, Pollution And Global Warming

By Keith McAleer | February 9, 2017

February 9, 2017 IEOR professors Max Shen, Shmuel Oren, Xin Guo, Ilan Adler, and Javad Lavaei are working on some of the most pressing problems of our time as lead…