Posts Tagged ‘professor’

Postdoc Profile: Ming Jin

Ming Jin received his PhD in EECS from Berkeley in 2017 and has been doing his postdoctoral research in IEOR since. He recently accepted the position of assistant professor at Virginia Tech’s Bradley Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering. In a conversation with the IEOR department, Ming shared his experiences at Berkeley and aspirations for…

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Graduate Profile: Salar Fattahi

Salar Fattahi is graduating from Berkeley in Spring 2020 with a Ph.D. in IEOR. Salar recently accepted an Assistant Professor position at the University of Michigan and in a conversation with the department, he shared his views on experiences at Cal and plans for the future. Tell us a bit about your childhood? Where did…

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Professor Shmuel Oren to give lecture at Aalto Systems Forum

Professor Shmuel Oren, of the UC Berkeley IEOR department, will be giving a public lecture, “Challenges and Opportunities for OR in Electricity Markets”, on Friday, March 6 at the Aalto System Forum, held at the Aalto University is Espoo, Finland. Aalto System Forum provides a platform for a dialogue between practitioners and researchers, based on…

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Professor Shmuel Oren was Key Speaker at First Annual Felix Höffler Memorial Lecture

Professor Shmuel Oren was the key speaker at the first Felix Höffler Memorial Lecture, hosted by EWI Energy Conference, which took place on September 25th at the University of Cologne, Germany. His lecture was titled, “Firming Renewable Power with Demand Response: An End-to-end Aggregator Business Model“. The annual Felix Höffler Memorial Lecture, in memory of…

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Professor Lee Schruben Retires

Professor Lee Schruben is retiring, effective January 1st, 2019. Before joining the IEOR faculty in 2000, Professor Schruben had been on Cornell University’s Operations Research and Industrial Engineering faculty for 23 years, where he held the Schultz Professorship and was Director of Cornell’s Center for Semiconductor Manufacturing. When he arrived at Berkeley, Schruben was immediately…

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Professor Candi Yano wins INFORMS Kimball Medal

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Professor Candi Yano was awarded the INFORMS George E. Kimball Medal in recognition of distinguished service to the Institute and to the profession of operations research and the management sciences. The award is a medallion and a certificate. INFORMS, or otherwise known as the Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences, is a organization…

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Prof. Grigas Receives NSF CRII Award To Improve Machine Learning Methods

IEOR professor Paul Grigas was recently awarded the National Science Foundation’s Computer and Information Science and Engineering (CISE) Research Initiation Initiative (CRII) grant in the amount of $175,000 to investigate large-scale optimization methods and develop algorithms to improve scalability and accuracy with large datasets. Grigas will work with graduate students on the research, and the results will be integrated…

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Prof. Righter Wins VALUETOOLS 2017 Best Paper Award

Professor Rhonda Righter, along with her collaborators Ivo Adan (Eindhoven University of Technology) and Gideon Weiss (The University of Haifa), have been award the Best Paper Award at the 11th EAI | VALUETOOLS International Conference on Performance Evaluation Methodologies and Tools. The title of the paper was “FCFS Parallel Service Systems and Matching Models.” The…

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Burak Kazaz featured in Forbes for work on Wine Futures

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 in the wine futures market, “could improve profits as much as 21%.” Most wine distributors today…

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IEOR Welcomes Paul Grigas as new Assistant Professor

The Department of Industrial Engineering and Operations Research at UC Berkeley is proud to welcome Paul Grigas as a new Assistant Professor this fall. Paul’s research interests include large-scale convex optimization, statistical machine learning, and data-driven decision making.  He is also interested in applications in online advertising and data analytics, among other areas.  Paul was recently awarded…

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