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U.S. News Ranks Berkeley IEOR as No.3 Grad Program Nationally

By Goldie Negelev | July 18, 2024

The Department of Industrial Engineering and Operations Research has been named the No.3 graduate IEOR program nationwide, according to the latest U.S. News & World Report rankings for the nation’s best graduate programs. Berkeley Engineering holds the title of the…

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Conception and Development of the Alameda Corridor

By Kartik Aggarwal | July 13, 2024

By Rob Leachman Construction of new railroad lines in the USA, especially in urban areas, is rare in this day and age. But a Berkeley faculty member and his students were instrumental in making the Alameda Corridor, a 25-mile triple-tracked…

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The IEOR Department Welcomes Phillip Kerger as a new Assistant Teaching Professor

By Adarsh Gupta | July 5, 2024

The Department of Industrial Engineering & Operations Research is excited to announce that Phillip Kerger will be joining the department as a new assistant teaching professor beginning in Fall 2024. Dr. Phillip Kerger brings a rich academic background and diverse…

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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 demonstrate outstanding leadership, service, and commitment to advancing a better…

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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 to the global financial and economic system. Sponsored by the…

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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, hosted by Anand Subramanian, an Associate Professor at Universidade Federal…

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Sonita Lontoh: On Board Culture, Innovation, and Creative Tension

By Kartik Aggarwal | June 7, 2024

EPISODE SUMMARYSonita Lontoh is an independent director of Sunrun, the largest consumer solar-and-battery-as-a-service company in the U.S., and of TrueBlue, a workforce solutions company that connected ~2 million people to work in the past 3 years. Previously, she had a…

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Is robotics about to have its own ChatGPT moment?

By Kartik Aggarwal | June 7, 2024

By Melissa Heikkilä Researchers are using generative AI and other techniques to teach robots new skills—including tasks they could perform in homes. Listen to this article by following the Learn More link. Silent. Rigid. Clumsy. Henry and Jane Evans are…

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Nominate an Alumnus for the Inaugural IEOR Alumni Achievement Award

By Kartik Aggarwal | June 5, 2024

We are excited to announce the call for nominations for the first-ever Berkeley IEOR Alumni Achievement Award! This award honors outstanding alumni who have made significant contributions to the field of Industrial Engineering and Operations Research, and who embody the…