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Burak Kazaz featured in Forbes for work on Wine Futures

By Eugene Pang | April 25, 2017

IEOR visiting scholar and Syracuse University Professor Burak Kazaz’s research on wine analytics was recently featured in a Forbes. In Kazaz’s paper, Wine Analytics: Fine Wine Pricing and Selection under Weather and Market Uncertainty, he argues that distributors that carefully invest…

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Volunteers make Cal Day a success

By Eugene Pang | April 24, 2017

More than forty students volunteered their Saturday to talk to prospective students, families, and visitors from all over the globe for Cal Day, the University of California, Berkeley’s annual open house event. At the main table in the Etcheverry breezeway, students ran…

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Recognizing Alumnae for International Women’s Day & Women’s History Month

By Eugene Pang | March 8, 2017

Today is International Women’s Day (IWD), an internationally recognized celebration and commemoration of women’s rights, and March is Women’s History Month. We recently profiled one of our favorite female historical figures, Lillian Gilbreth, the first woman to speak at Cal graduation and a Cal alumna who…

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Rob Leachman To Speak At Trans-Pacific Maritime Conference

By Eugene Pang | February 16, 2017

IEOR Professor Rob Leachman will make an invited presentation titled “Economics of Far East – USA Import Supply Chains” at the 17th annual Trans-Pacific Maritime Conference in Long Beach, CA, on February 28, 2017. Rob also will participate in the panel discussion…


2017 Jengyee Prize Announced – Win a $2000 Scholarship!

By Keith McAleer | February 16, 2017

Attention undergraduates! The 2017 Jengyee Prize – Leadership for a Better World — is now accepting applications. The $2,000 prize is awarded annually and is open to all undergraduate students with a sophomore or higher standing, regardless of gender, race, creed, or…

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Summer Opportunities for Students 2017

By Eugene Pang | February 9, 2017

Spring semester beginnings bring new summer opportunities for all students, undergraduate and graduate, in various fields. Listed below are Summer opportunities such as research fellowships, internships, scholarships and more.  STEM Opportunities Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowships (SURF) – LSApplication due by: February…

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IEOR Researchers Lead Efforts To Address Environmental Challenges In Energy, Pollution And Global Warming

By Keith McAleer | February 9, 2017

February 9, 2017 IEOR professors Max Shen, Shmuel Oren, Xin Guo, Ilan Adler, and Javad Lavaei are working on some of the most pressing problems of our time as lead researchers for the Environmental Science and New Energy Technology Research Center at…


Operations Research Analyst ranks as one of the best jobs in the U.S.

By Eugene Pang | January 31, 2017

U.S. News & World Report announced the best jobs in 2017 in various categories. The news ranking look at 15 different categories, ranging from best jobs to specific sectors like business and healthcare. The rankings are calculated based on the…

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Dorit Hochbaum’s neuron segmentation algorithm leads Neurofinder benchmark

By Keith McAleer | January 27, 2017

The image above shows an example of a neuronal movie created with calcium imaging. Hochbaum’s algorithm seeks to detect the neurons in the movie and track their behavior over time IEOR Professor Dorit Hochbaum’s neuron segmentation algorithm HNCcorr is currently the leading…