Prof. Leachman to be keynote speaker at International Conference on Computers and Industrial Engineering (CIE 47)

By Eugene Pang | August 29, 2017

IEOR Professor Robert C. Leachman will be a keynote speaker at the 47th International Conference on Computers and Industrial Engineering (“CIE 47”), held in Lisbon, Portugal, October 11-13, 2017. Rob will be delivering a lecture entitled “The Engineering of Speed.”…

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Pieter Abbeel and Michael Jordan join the Department of Industrial Engineering & Operations Research at the University of California, Berkeley

By Keith McAleer | August 24, 2017

The Department of Indusrial Engineering & Operations Research is delighted to announce that Professors Pieter Abbeel and Michael Jordan, two of the best-known experts in machine learning, have been appointed as joint faculty in IEOR in addition to their primary appointments…


Ken Goldberg And Pieter Abbeel Awarded $1.3M NSF National Robotics Initiative Award

By Eugene Pang | August 21, 2017

IEOR professors Ken Goldberg and Pieter Abbeel, and UC Berkeley professors Anca Dragan and Stuart Russell, have been awarded the NSF National Robotics Initiative Award for their research in scalable collaborative human-robot learning.  Their project will be funded at $1,374,893 over…

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IEOR Researchers Awarded $450k In Funding From The Army Research Office (ARO)

By Keith McAleer | July 17, 2017

IEOR professors Shmuel Oren and Javad Lavaei’s proposal entitled “Computational Methods for Large-scale Interconnected Systems with Continuous and Discrete Parameters” has been selected for funding by the U.S. Army Research Laboratory’s Army Research Office (ARO). The project will be funded at $450,000 over three…

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Call It Multiplicity: How Humans and Machines Can Work Together

By Eugene Pang | June 12, 2017

In an op-ed published in the Wall Street Journal today, IEOR Professor Ken Goldberg argues that humans and machines are most powerful when working together. When the world’s top-ranked Go player lost to Google’s AlphaGo last month, many saw it as another step…

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Ken Goldberg’s AUTOLAB Takes Robot Grasping To A New Level

By Keith McAleer | May 25, 2017

New research by Professor Ken Goldberg, Jeff Mahler, and the Laboratory for Automation Science and Engineering (AUTOLAB) shows real progress on the problem of robots grasping everyday objects. DexNet 2.0 used deep learning with a cloud database of thousands of 3D objects to collect 6.7 million…

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Mark Velednitsky Finds Short Proof For Traveling Salesman Problem

By Keith McAleer | May 18, 2017

IEOR graduate student Mark Velednitsky has reduced a twenty-eight page proof for the traveling salesman problem (TSP) to just a few lines. Velednitsky’s proof titled “Short combinatorial proof that the DFJ polytope is contained in the MTZ polytope for the…

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Exercising with Cal Fitness

By Eugene Pang | May 18, 2017

While thousands of fitness apps are available, not much scientific research exists to show if these apps can actually help people achieve their exercise goals. That’s why industrial engineering and operations research Ph.D. students Yonatan Mintz and Mo Zhou, working with professor Anil Aswani, built…


IEOR 170: Industrial Design and Human Factors Project Highlights

By Eugene Pang | May 5, 2017

This semester, students taking IEOR 170 encountered terrific success in their creative design projects and ideas. Ten teams of students gained hands-on experience designing real-world solutions based on the theories learned in the course. This semester the problems revolved around how to better…