Every year, teams of UC Berkeley M.Eng students work together to engineer solutions to fill industry, market or societal needs. This year the Eco-solar team, Mechanical Engineering students Haixu Yim, Keyo Wang, David Zhang, Pol Molinas, and Industrial Engineering and Operations Research student Shikhar Verma, plan to disrupt the solar energy market with their new solar umbrella idea.
April 21st is Cal Day, UC Berkeley's signature open-house event. IEOR will offering a variety of fun and informational events that are open to the public and people of all ages!
The Department of Industrial Engineering & Operations Research (IEOR) has just announced the Grassi and Marshall-Oliver-Rosenberger (MOR) fellows for spring 2018.
Professor Ken Goldberg has been awarded the Chancellor's Award for Faculty Research in the Public Interest for his work with a team of postdoctoral, graduate and undergraduate students that have spent the last four years developing the Collaborative Assessment and Feedback Engine (CAFE).
CAFE team members include:
Prof. Ken Goldberg, graduate student Jeffrey Mahler, and researchers at the Laboratory for Automation Science and Engineering (AUTOLAB) have just created the most dexterous robot in existence.
The UC Berkeley IEOR department's graduate program was ranked 3rd in the nation according to the latest U.S. News and World Report's 2019 rankings, with the Georgia Institute of Technology ranking 1st and the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor 2nd. UC Berkeley's College of Engineering also ranked 3rd in U.S. for its overall graduate engineering programs. MIT was ranked 1st and Stanford University was ranked 2nd in overall engineering.
The full report can be found here.
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 them around the class, they found that hidden magnets allowed them to pop off each toy’s head or limbs and mix and match parts with other types of animals. Some put the head of a unicorn on a sloth or switched a lion’s limbs with those of a frog.
The DEPARTMENT OF INDUSTRIAL ENGINEERING & OPERATIONS RESEARCH at University of California, Berkeley is generating an applicant pool of qualified temporary instructors to teach courses in the department should an opening arise. Positions may range from 11% to 100% time in a given semester, and they may begin as early as Fall 2018. Applications will be accepted and reviewed for department needs until March 1, 2019. We typically review applications for fall course needs in April and May, and in October and November for spring course needs.
Attention undergraduates! The 2018 Jengyee Prize - Leadership for a Better World — is now accepting applications.
The $2,000 prize is awarded annually and is open to all undergraduate students with a sophomore or higher standing, regardless of gender, race, creed, or national origin.
IEOR graduate students Mo Zhou and Yonatan Mintz are addressing exercise commitment issues with a new app that uses machine learning to dynamically adjust goals on a daily basis.