IEOR PhD student Alfonso Lobos Ruiz has won the best student paper award at the 2018 Knowledge Discovery and Data Mining (KDD) conference in London for his paper "Optimal Bidding, Allocation and Budget Spending for a Demand Side Platform Under Many Auction Types." Ruiz's paper won at the 2018 AdKDD & TargetAd workshop that focused on the evolution of computational advertising, large-scale and novel ad targeting, and how the deployment of real systems to target users works in online advertisi
The Department of Industrial Engineering & Operations Research will host the semi-annual industry-university meeting for the Power Systems Engineering Research Center (PSERC) on December 5-7 at UC Berkeley. The agenda for the meeting can be viewed here.
Professor Zuo-Jun "Max" Shen has just been named to be the next chair of the Department of Industrial Engineering & Operations Research (IEOR) at UC Berkeley. Professor Shen will take over for Professor Ken Goldberg as the new department chair starting January 1, 2019.
Research by IEOR assistant professor Anil Aswani and PhD student Matt Olfat was featured in the December 2018 newsjournal for the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics (SIAM). The article titled "Designing Algorithms to Increase Fairness in Artificial Intelligence" describes a novel approach to help make decisions made by artificial intelligence algorithms more fair and less biased.
Professor Goldberg will be speaking at the 2018 Fall Directorate for Engineering (ENG) Advisory committee (AdCom) meeting, sponsored by NSF. Professor Goldberg's talk is titled "Are Artificial Intelligence and Robots a Threat... or an Opportunity?" He will further discuss the pros and cons of a future with AI.
AdCom advises the Directorate for Engineering (ENG) on issues such as serving the community, instutitutional administration and policy, graduate and undergraduate education in engineering, and priority investment in engineering research.
IEOR professor of the graduate school Shmuel Oren has just been awarded the Berkeley Citation by Chancellor Carol Christ. The Citation is one of the University of California, Berkeley’s highest awards, and is reserved for individuals “whose contributions go beyond the call of duty and whose achievements exceed the standards of excellence in their fields.”
“He is richly deserving of this recognition,” says Chancellor Christ.
IEOR PhD student Matt Olfat's and assistant professor Anil Aswani's paper "Spectral algorithms for computing fair support vector machines" won the INFORMS 2018 Data Mining & Decision Analytics Workshop best student paper award. Olfat presented the paper at the INFORMS Annual Meeting in Phoenix.
The paper can be found here.
IEOR PhD student Salar Fattahi and EECS assistant professor in residence Somayeh Sojoudi have won the INFORMS 2018 Data Mining Best Paper Award. Fattahi and Sojoudi presented their paper "Graphical Lasso and Thresholding: Equivalence and Closed-form Solutions" at the INFORMS Annual Meeting in Phoenix.
The paper can be found here.
Professor Candi Yano was awarded the INFORMS George E. Kimball Medal in recognition of distinguished service to the Institute and to the profession of operations research and the management sciences. The award is a medallion and a certificate. INFORMS, or otherwise known as the Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences, is a organization dedicated to the ORMS field.
Congratulations Professor Candi Yano. Watch her interview about her Kimball Medal award below.