Date posted: 07/30/18

IEOR professors Javad Lavaei and Alper Atamturk have been awarded $360,000 in funding by the National Science Foundation to investigate computational methods for mixed-integer programs in power systems. The research will take place from 2018-2021.

Title:  Computational Methods for Mixed-Integer Programs in Power Systems

Date posted: 05/08/18

Professor Shmuel Oren has been selected to be a keynote speaker at the 2018 INFORMS International Conference in Taipei, Taiwan, June 17-20, 2018. The conference will showcase the opportunities of advancing trends in deep learning and their impact on business and society. 

Prof. Oren will be delivering a talk titled "Smart markets for a smart grid.” 

Date posted: 04/26/18

Every year, teams of UC Berkeley M.Eng students work together to engineer solutions to fill industry, market or societal needs. This year the Eco-solar team, Mechanical Engineering students Haixu Yim, Keyo Wang, David Zhang, Pol Molinas, and Industrial Engineering and Operations Research student Shikhar Verma, plan to disrupt the solar energy market with their new solar umbrella idea. 

Date posted: 04/13/18

April 21st is Cal Day, UC Berkeley's signature open-house event. IEOR will offering a variety of fun and informational events that are open to the public and people of all ages!

Date posted: 04/12/18

The Department of Industrial Engineering & Operations Research (IEOR) has just announced the Grassi and Marshall-Oliver-Rosenberger (MOR) fellows for spring 2018.

Date posted: 04/12/18

Professor Ken Goldberg has been awarded the Chancellor's Award for Faculty Research in the Public Interest for his work with a team of postdoctoral, graduate and undergraduate students that have spent the last four years developing the Collaborative Assessment and Feedback Engine (CAFE).

CAFE team members include:

Date posted: 03/26/18

Prof. Ken Goldberg, graduate student Jeffrey Mahler, and researchers at the Laboratory for Automation Science and Engineering (AUTOLAB) have just created the most dexterous robot in existence.

Date posted: 03/20/18

The UC Berkeley IEOR department's graduate program was ranked 3rd in the nation according to the latest U.S. News and World Report's 2019 rankings, with the Georgia Institute of Technology ranking 1st and the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor 2nd.  UC Berkeley's College of Engineering also ranked 3rd in U.S. for its overall graduate engineering programs. MIT was ranked 1st and Stanford University was ranked 2nd in overall engineering.

The full report can be found here.


Date posted: 03/08/18

Last week, there was an unusual sight in UC Berkeley’s Industrial Engineering 185 course: stuffed animals.

The toys, called Animoodles, put an innovative twist on the traditional plushie. As students passed them around the class, they found that hidden magnets allowed them to pop off each toy’s head or limbs and mix and match parts with other types of animals. Some put the head of a unicorn on a sloth or switched a lion’s limbs with those of a frog.