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INFORMS 2023

INFORMS 2023 Recap

By Goldie Negelev | October 23, 2023

Thanks to all who joined us in Phoenix, Arizona! This year, the 2023 INFORMS Annual Meeting took place in Phoenix, Arizona from October 15th-18th. The meeting featured thousands of presentations and networking opportunities, where analytics, data science, and operations research…

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Alper Atamturk Awarded Farkas Prize

By Goldie Negelev | October 23, 2023

IEOR Department Professor and Chair Alper Atamturk has received the 2023 Farkas Prize of the INFORMS Optimization Society, the leading international association for professionals in operations research, analytics, artificial intelligence, and other relevant fields. The Farkas Prize recognizes a mid-career…

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Rhonda Righter Named 2023 INFORMS Fellow

By Goldie Negelev | October 10, 2023

Berkeley IEOR Professor Rhonda Righter has been named a 2023 INFORMS Fellow. The honor is one of the most prestigious in the operations research (OR) profession. As the leading international association for professionals in operations research, analytics, artificial intelligence, and…

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Professor Javad Lavaei Awarded UC Noyce Grant for Research Defending Power Grid from Cyberattacks

By Goldie Negelev | October 2, 2023

Berkeley IEOR Professor Javad Lavaei and EECS Professor Somayeh Sojoudi have received a $300,000 grant from the UC Noyce Initiative, a collaborative effort involving five University of California campuses (Berkeley, Davis, Irvine, San Francisco, and Santa Barbara). This initiative, dedicated…

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Professor Daniel Pirutinsky joins 2023 NextProf Nexus Workshop to advance diversity in academia

By Ashlee Liu | September 25, 2023

Last month, Daniel Pirutinsky, Assistant Teaching Professor in Berkeley’s IEOR department, served as a panelist at the 2023 NextProf Nexus Future Faculty Workshop, hosted at Georgia Tech University in collaboration with UC Berkeley and the University of Michigan. This event…

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Forging a new future: Emily Garcia (BS IEOR ‘20) paves the way for diversity and inclusion in higher education

By Goldie Negelev | September 20, 2023

In high school, Emily Garcia (BS IEOR ’20) received excellent grades, participated in numerous extracurricular activities, and was even class salutatorian in her senior year. Most other students with Emily’s academic performance are destined for college; however, for Emily, college…

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Berkeley IEOR Professor Javad Lavaei Secures NSF Grant to Advance Safety in Power Systems

By Goldie Negelev | September 20, 2023

Berkeley IEOR Professor Javad Lavaei, in partnership with his former postdoctoral scholar, now Assistant Professor at Virginia Tech, Ming Jin, has been awarded an $800,000 grant from the National Science Foundation for their pioneering project, “Safety under Distributional Shift in…

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Faculty Position Available: Assistant Teaching Professor in Decision Analytics

By Goldie Negelev | September 13, 2023

The Department of Industrial Engineering & Operations Research (IEOR) at the University of California, Berkeley, welcomes applications for an assistant teaching professor specializing in teaching relevant courses at the undergraduate and master’s levels. This senate faculty position carries full membership…

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Tenure-Track Faculty Position Available: Assistant Professor in Resilient and Sustainable Supply Chains

By Goldie Negelev | September 12, 2023

The Department of Industrial Engineering & Operations Research (IEOR) at the University of California, Berkeley, welcomes applications for a full-time tenure-track assistant professor. Candidates with research interests in logistics or supply chain engineering, with an emphasis on sustainability and resilience,…