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Cal’s First Industrial Engineer?

By Keith McAleer | November 28, 2016

In November, Ferdinand Leimkuhler, Professor Emeritus, Purdue University, visited Cal to deliver a talk titled “The Ingenuity and Courage of Lillian Gilbreth.”  Gilbreth can be seen as one of Cal’s first industrial engineers (before there was an IEOR department), and was the first…

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Lavaei Awarded $1M Grant From Office Of Naval Research

By Keith McAleer | November 18, 2016

IEOR Assistant Professor Javad Lavaei has just been awarded a $1 million grant to support his work on nonlinear optimization from the Office of Naval Research (ONR).   The Director of Research Early Career Grant is extremely selective and will help cover research…

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Ken Goldberg to serve as the next Chair of the IEOR department

By Eugene Pang | November 16, 2016

The Department of Industrial Engineering & Operations Research at the University of California, Berkeley is proud to announce that Professor Ken Goldberg will serve as its next chair.  Ken will come to the role after a distinguished career of service…

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IEOR Alum Mauricio G. C. Resende Chosen As INFORMS Fellow For Class Of 2016

By Eugene Pang | November 7, 2016

IEOR Alum Mauricio G. C. Resende Chosen As INFORMS Fellow For Class Of 2016 Eugene Pang November 7, 2016 Mauricio G. C. Resende was chosen to be a 2016 INFORMS fellow. Resende received his PhD in Operations Research (’87) at the University of…

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Professor Shmuel Oren Will Present A Public Workshop At The Annual International Conference – Electricity 2016

By Eugene Pang | October 20, 2016

Professor Shmuel Oren will present a public workshop at the Annual International Conference – Electricity 2016 to be held in Eilat Israel November 8-11. The workshop is titled: New Frontiers in Electricity Distribution Systems: Toward Democratizing the Grid Abstract: Smart…

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Ikhlaq Sidhu To Offer New IEOR Course Titled Data-X

By Eugene Pang | October 20, 2016

Starting in Spring 2017, Ikhlaq Sidhu will offer a new special topics course named Data-X.  The course supports the IEOR department’s focus in data-driven systems and analytics; and it covers the tools and skills that are being used to reinvent…

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Ikhlaq Sidhu joins Dave McClure to speak on global innovation in Qatar

By Keith McAleer | October 14, 2016

Professor Ikhlaq Sidhu has been invited by the Qatar Science & Technology Park (QSTP)to speak in their first ever QSTP technovate series. Professor Sidhu will be speaking with Dave McClure this Tuesday, October 11. Sidhu and McClure will kick off the QSTP technovate series to inspire future…

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Shmuel Oren Inducted into National Academy of Engineering

By Eugene Pang | October 14, 2016

Earlier we announced that IEOR Professor Shmuel Oren had been elected to the National Academy of Engineering (NAE). Today, it is official — Shmuel has been inducted to the NAE for his contributions ‘to the integration of decisions and cooperative market mechanisms for…

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Javad Lavaei to receive Young Investigator Award from the Air Force Office of Scientific Research

By Eugene Pang | October 12, 2016

On October 11, 2016, the Air Force Office of Scientific Research awarded 58 scientists and engineers approximately $20.8 million in grants as a part of their Young Investigator Research Program (YIP).  As one of the recipients, IEOR Assistant Professor Javad Lavaei will receive a…