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Prof. Rajan Udwani Wins INFORMS Junior Faculty Interest Group Paper Competition

By Hannah Vinh | October 29, 2021

Berkeley IEOR Professor Rajan Udwani has been selected as winner of the 2021 INFORMS Junior Faculty Interest Group (JFIG) Paper Competition for his work titled Submodular Order Functions and Assortment Optimization. Udwani was selected for his work with submodular order…

What is IEOR?

By Keith McAleer | October 19, 2021

What is IEOR? In this award-winning video, IEOR students explain what industrial engineering & operations research is, how their skills can improve the world, and discuss exciting careers in IEOR. IEOR is the process of inventing and designing ways to…

Berkeley IEOR and Georgia Tech ISYE partner with Kids Teach Tech to inspire underrepresented youth with the power of engineering and data analytics

By Keith McAleer | October 18, 2021

This summer, Berkeley IEOR, Georgia Tech ISYE, and Kids Teach Tech partnered to deliver The Seth Bonder Camp in Computational and Data Science for Engineering to 5th – 12th grade students. The camp introduced data science and analytics with real…

Ken Goldberg featured on NPR Marketplace Tech on how robots can help with supply chain issues this holiday season

By Keith McAleer | October 13, 2021

With ongoing shortages of workers, supplies, products and materials, it may be tough for consumers to get their gifts in time for the holiday season. Can new robotic technology developed by Berkeley IEOR and Professor Ken Goldberg help consumers receive…

How to Engage Students’ Brains

By Rishma Murugan | September 29, 2021

Five Principles of Teaching from Daniel Pirutinsky, IEOR’s new assistant teaching professor The Department of Industrial Engineering & Operations Research was pleased to welcome Daniel Pirutinsky as its new assistant teaching professor in Fall 2020. Daniel’s primary focus is to…

Interview with Professor Rajan Udwani

By Rishma Murugan | September 29, 2021

Rajan is an Assistant Professor in the Industrial Engineering and Operations Research department at UC Berkeley. He received my PhD in Operations Research from MIT. Before joining UC berkeley, he was a postdoctoral researcher in the IEOR department at Columbia…

Interview with Professor Barna Saha

By Rishma Murugan | September 29, 2021

Before joining the Berkeley IEOR department, Professor Barna Saha was an Assistant Professor of Computer Science at the University of Massachusetts Amherst from 2014-2019.  Before UMass, she was a Research Scientist at AT&T Shannon Laboratories, New Jersey. She spent four…

Applying IEOR to Amazon’s Middle Mile Logistics

By Rishma Murugan | September 29, 2021

Phil Kaminsky, Earl J. Isaac Professor in the Science and Analysis of Decision Making at Berkeley IEOR, has been on industrial leave at Amazon since July 2019. Phil has been working as a principal research scientist with the middle-mile logistics…

Humans of Fung: Clément Ruin, MEng ’19 (IEOR)

By Hannah Vinh | August 30, 2021

On growing up in the French Alps, earning an engineering degree at UC Berkeley, and his passion for mentoring