Ikhlaq Sidhu, professor in the Department of Industrial Engineering & Operations Research at the University of California, Berkeley, and faculty director and chief scientist at the UC Berkeley Sutardja Center for Entrepreneurship & Technology has been awarded the 2018 Major Education Innovation Award by the IEEE Educational Activities Board (EAB) for his contributions in entrepreneurship pedagogy and innovative teaching methods.
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 which can pick up and sort objects that it has never encountered before using machine learning and neural network algorithms.
IEOR Professor Dorit Hochbaum has just been awarded $400,000 by the National Science Foundation to investigate new techniques aiming to reduce manufacturing costs and enhance quality. Besides reducing costs, applications of the research aim to improve societal welfare with broad applications such as enhancing public health, and detecting spam online.
Title: Prediction, quality control and data analysis graph theoretic techniques in the presence of spatial or temporal dependencies
IEOR professors Javad Lavaei and Alper Atamturk have been awarded $360,000 in funding by the National Science Foundation to investigate computational methods for mixed-integer programs in power systems. The research will take place from 2018-2021.
Title: Computational Methods for Mixed-Integer Programs in Power Systems
Professor Shmuel Oren has been selected to be a keynote speaker at the 2018 INFORMS International Conference in Taipei, Taiwan, June 17-20, 2018. The conference will showcase the opportunities of advancing trends in deep learning and their impact on business and society.
Prof. Oren will be delivering a talk titled "Smart markets for a smart grid.”
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.