Berkeley IEOR Undergrad Wins Best Student Paper Award at KDIR 2020

By Vishrut Rana | November 9, 2020

IEOR Undergraduate Jonathan Bodine (Class of ’21) and Professor Dorit Hochbaum won the Best Student Paper Award at the 12th International Conference on Knowledge Discovery and Information Retrieval (KDIR 2020). The award winning work authored by Bodine and Hochbaum was…

Prof. Shmuel Oren Reflects on his Collaboration with Nobel Laureate Prof. Robert Wilson

By Vishrut Rana | November 1, 2020

On October 12, 2020, Robert B. Wilson was co-awarded the 2020 Nobel Prize in Economic Sciences along with his long-time collaborator Paul Migrom “for improvements to auction theory and inventions of new auction formats.”  Robert Wilson, a Professor Emeritus at…

Meet the Forbes Asia 30 Under 30 Recipient IEOR Alum Transforming Manufacturing

By Vishrut Rana | October 28, 2020

“[The] greatest opportunities arise in areas no one is looking at,” says IEOR ‘09 Alum Willson Deng. In a recent conversation with the department, Willson spoke about how he ended up in IEOR and how that developed his passion for…

Prof. Paul Grigas Wins INFORMS Junior Faculty Interest Group Paper Competition

By Vishrut Rana | October 26, 2020

Berkeley IEOR Professor Paul Grigas has been selected as winner of the 2020 INFORMS Junior Faculty Interest Group (JFIG) Paper Competition for his work titled Smart “Predict, then Optimize”, co-authored along with colleague Adam Elmachtoub from Columbia University. Grigas and…

Berkeley IEOR Postdoc wins INFORMS Optimization Society Student Paper Prize

By Vishrut Rana | October 12, 2020

Yingjie Bi, a Berkeley IEOR post-doctoral researcher with Professor Javad Lavaei, recently received the Best Student Paper Prize from the INFORMS Optimization Society. Yingjie, who completed his PhD in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Cornell University earlier this year, was…

Re-watch Nobel Laureate Jennifer Doudna at the A. Richard Newton Series

By Vishrut Rana | October 7, 2020

University of California, Berkeley, biochemist Jennifer Doudna has been awarded the 2020 Nobel Prize in Chemistry, sharing it with colleague Emmanuelle Charpentier for the co-development of CRISPR-Cas9, a genome editing breakthrough that has revolutionized biomedicine. CRISPR-Cas9 allows scientists to rewrite…

Berkeley IEOR Student Selected as 2020 INFORMS Undergraduate Operations Research Prize Finalist

By Vishrut Rana | October 2, 2020

Berkeley IEOR PhD student Anna Deza has been selected as one of 10 finalists for the 2020 INFORMS Undergraduate Operations Research Prize. Anna’s submission, which she worked on during her undergraduate program at the University of Toronto, was titled A…

Industry and IEOR Panel Discuss the Future of Supply Chain

By Keith McAleer | September 30, 2020

5 Year Masters Program applications due October 20

By Vishrut Rana | September 22, 2020

The 5 Year IEOR-ORMS Masters Program is now accepting applications from IEOR or ORMS seniors graduating in December 2020 or May 2021. The Department Application deadline is Tuesday, October 20, 2020 at 5 p.m. PST. To learn more about the…