Date posted: 11/16/16

The Department of Industrial Engineering & Operations Research at the University of California, Berkeley is proud to announce that Professor Ken Goldberg will serve as its next chair.  Ken will come to the role after a distinguished career of service marked by achievement in research and leadership at Cal. 

Date posted: 11/07/16

Mauricio G. C. Resende was chosen to be a 2016 INFORMS fellow. Resende received his PhD in Operations Research ('87) at the University of California Berkeley. Currently, he works as a principle research scientist for, Inc.

According to INFORMS, Mauricio G. C. Resende was selected as an INFORMS fellow "for major contributions to the development and application of metaheuristics for optimization problems, including the invention of the widely-used Greedy Randomized Adaptive Search Procedure (GRASP).

Date posted: 10/20/16

Starting in Spring 2017, Ikhlaq Sidhu will offer a new special topics course named Data-X.  The course supports the IEOR department’s focus in data-driven systems and analytics; and it covers the tools and skills that are being used to reinvent today’s applications and enterprises.

Date posted: 10/20/16

Professor Shmuel Oren will present a public workshop at the Annual International Conference – Electricity 2016 to be held in Eilat Israel November 8-11.

The workshop is titled:

Date posted: 10/14/16

Earlier we announced that IEOR Professor Shmuel Oren had been elected to the National Academy of Engineering (NAE). Today, it is official — Shmuel has been inducted to the NAE for his contributions 'to the integration of decisions and cooperative market mechanisms for adaptive multisource electrical power systems.' 

Date posted: 10/12/16

On October 11, 2016, the Air Force Office of Scientific Research awarded 58 scientists and engineers approximately $20.8 million in grants as a part of their Young Investigator Research Program (YIP). 

Date posted: 09/30/16

Today, the Industrial Engineering & Operations Research Department at University of California Berkeley welcomed students to the new year at the annual Fall Picnic. In total, approximately 200 students participated from each of IEOR's academic programs including undergraduate students studying Industrial Engineering & Operations Research, Operations Research & Management Science as well as graduate students from the Master of Engineering and M.S. / Ph.D. programs.


Date posted: 09/29/16

IEOR Assistant Professor Javad Lavaei has won the INFORMS ENRE Energy 2016 Best Publication Award for his paper titled "Convex Relaxation for Optimal Power Flow Problem: Mesh Networks." Lavaei authored the paper along with Somayeh Sojoudi, Assistant Project Scientist at UC Berkeley and Ramtin

Date posted: 09/28/16

Professor Xin Guo, the Coleman Fung Chair in Financial Modeling at the University of California, Berkeley is releasing a new book titled