The Advanced Research Projects Agency - Energy (ARPA-E) has just selected eighteen teams, including two with UC Berkeley Engineering researchers, to participate in the new Grid Optimization (GO) Competition.
IEOR assistant professor Zeyu Zheng, joint with Xiaocheng Li, Yufeng Zheng, and Zhenpeng Zhou, have been selected as finalists for the 2018 MSOM Data Driven Research Competition. Xiaocheng and Zeyu will present their paper “Demand Prediction, Predictive Shipping, and Product Allocation for Large-scale E-commerce” at the INFORMS Annual Meeting in Phoenix.
The paper can be found here.
The DEPARTMENT OF INDUSTRIAL ENGINEERING & OPERATIONS RESEARCH (IEOR) at University of California, Berkeley welcomes applications for a tenure-track faculty position at the Assistant Professor level in the broad area of Operations Management and Logistics the expected start date is July 1, 2019. Applications are strongly encouraged by November 8 but all applications received by November 30 will receive full consideration.
IEOR Professor Max Shen has been named a 2018 INFORMS Fellow. INFORMS Fellows Awards are announced once per year, and are reserved for researchers that exemplify outstanding lifetime achievement
Professor Goldberg was highlighted in a recent article by The Economist on Artificial Intelligence (AI). Ken Goldberg and Vinod Kumar, the chief executive of Tata communications, created an optimistic report detailing the possible effects of AI on blue collar and white collar workers. Their report highlights the possibility of increasing job satisfaction by removing mundane tasks that impact productive work. They hope that AI can provide workers more time to be creative.
George Dantzig is considered a founding father of industrial engineering and operations research, but one of his most incredible achievements took place while he was still a doctoral student at Berkeley. Arriving late to a statistics class, Dantzig scrawled down two problems written on the blackboard, thinking that they were a homework assignment. He solved the problems and handed them in, only to learn weeks later that these were not homework, but two famously unsolved statistics problems.
New data from from the California Employment Development Department projects operations research analyst positions to be among the fastest growing jobs in California, with an estimated 29.7% growth by 2026.
IEOR professor Paul Grigas has just been awarded $290,060 by the National Science Foundation to improve operational decision-making by leveraging data and machine learning. Grigas will collaborate with Adam Elamchtoub from Columbia University to advance a new statistical learning framework called Smart "Predict, then Optimize" (SPO) which aims to improve optimization and prediction for better decis
The Department of Industrial Engineering & Operations Research is excited to announce Dr. Zeyu Zheng will be joining the IEOR department as an assistant professor starting in fall 2018.
“I feel excited to bridge operations research and data sciences, and to push data analytics methodologies to new heights. I can't think of a better environment than IEOR for this form of research.”