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Rebecca Pauling Honored with 2024 Excellence in Management Award for Outstanding Leadership

By Kartik Aggarwal | June 3, 2024

Rebecca Pauling, Berkeley IEOR Department Manager, has been honored with the 2024 Excellence in Management (EIM) Award. This award, now in its 36th year, recognizes managers who have effectively led their teams to significant accomplishments. The 2024 award theme, “Cultivating…

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Jason Ma ’84 Highlights Mentorship at Legacy Builders Conference

By Kartik Aggarwal | May 30, 2024

Berkeley IEOR alum Jason Ma ’84 recently took the stage as a speaker at the prestigious Legacy Builders Conference, an exclusive event in San Jose that gathers leading minds in philanthropy, wealth management, and legacy planning. Jason Ma, CEO and…

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AI and Optimization Retreat: Exploring the Future of Automated Decision-Making

By Kartik Aggarwal | May 30, 2024

In April, Berkeley IEOR hosted a day-long conference on AI and optimization, featuring panels on sequential decision-making, ethical AI, transportation electrification, and future AI trends, with working groups, student poster sessions, and networking opportunities. Established in 2021 with a $20 million NSF grant,…

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Celebrating the Accomplishments of the Class of 2024

By Goldie Negelev | May 30, 2024

Last month, the Department of Industrial Engineering and Operations Research (IEOR) at UC Berkeley proudly celebrated the achievements of 266 graduates from its undergraduate and graduate programs. This joyous occasion also marked the second year of the UC Berkeley Master…

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Berkeley IEOR Annual Advisory Board Meeting: Guiding the Future

By Goldie Negelev | May 30, 2024

This week, Berkeley IEOR hosted its annual Advisory Board Meeting on campus, bringing together leaders from various fields to provide guidance and insight into the department’s future direction. The day began with a welcome from Dean Tsu-Jae King Liu, who…

Xenia Chen receiving her BMC Peer Award from Marcia Breslin-Cantillana

Xenia Chen, BS IEOR ’26 Recipient of Berkeley Mentorship Cohort Peer Award

By Goldie Negelev | May 30, 2024

Xenia Chen, BS IEOR ’26, is the recent recipient of the Berkeley Mentorship Cohort (BMC) Peer Award. After two years of dedicated participation, first as a mentee and now as a mentor, Xenia has been celebrated for her outstanding character…

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Xin (Jennifer) Chen Delivers Student Commencement Address

By Kartik Aggarwal | May 30, 2024

“To me, IEOR is not just an academic discipline; it’s fundamentally an art of thinking. Industrial Engineers articulate real-world problems through a diverse array of stylized mathematical models—whether it’s a queueing model, a stochastic optimization model, or a fluid dynamics…


Haixiang Zhang Receives 2024 Friedman Memorial Prize in Applied Mathematics

By Kartik Aggarwal | May 22, 2024

Haixiang Zhang (, a UC Berkeley graduate student, has been honored with the 2024 Friedman Memorial Prize in Applied Mathematics. Established in 1966, this award recognizes students who have demonstrated outstanding research in applied mathematics. Zhang, advised by Berkeley IEOR…

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Outstanding Graduate Student Instructor Award

By Kartik Aggarwal | May 8, 2024

Yunduan Lin Runhuan Xie We are pleased to announce that Yunduan Lin and Runhan Xie, PhD Candidates in Systems Engineering and Industrial Engineering & Operations Research (IEOR) at UC Berkeley, respectively, have been honored with the Outstanding Graduate Student Instructor…