Posts Tagged ‘alumni’

Berkeley 150W: Celebrating the women of IEOR

Berkeley Engineering has always been at the forefront of breaking barriers for women in the field. With several thousand women graduating from Cal with an education in engineering, Berkeley Engineering takes great pride in shaping women engineers who shape the world through their immeasurable contributions.  As Berkeley celebrates 150 years of women on campus, Berkeley…

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Board member Terry Duryea’s mantra for a rewarding career — maintain flexibility and stay on a steep learning curve

Have you ever been confused about how to briefly yet accurately describe Industrial Engineering and Operations Research to old Uncle Ben sitting across you at the Thanksgiving dinner table? Well, IEOR can indeed be a difficult major to define for most. To the ex-CFO of McAfee and IEOR Advisory Board member Terry Duryea, however, IEOR…

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IEOR Graduate Students Creates New Exercise App Using Machine Learning

IEOR graduate students Mo Zhou and Yonatan Mintz are addressing exercise commitment issues with a new app that uses machine learning to adjust goals on a daily basis. Each New Year around 20% of Americans vow to lose weight, eat healthier, or exercise more. However, for many, this New Year’s resolution is one of the most difficult to keep. Work, school, and daily…

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IEOR alum wins $100k data science competition

Allen Tang (Operations Research & Management Science ’16), along with three other Berkeley students, won a $100,000 prize last week in the Data Open championship, sponsored by the hedge fund Citadel. Tang is currently pursuing a master of science degree at Berkeley in electrical engineering & computer sciences. His teammates were statistics graduate students Sören…

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