Industrial engineering

The hidden social mission behind a trending toy

Marissa Louie with several of her plush friends

3/13/2018 - A herd of stuffed animals with mix-and-match parts paid a visit to a Sutardja Center classroom to help students learn how they can design products to have a social impact — a subject dear to the heart of Animoodles CEO (and industrial engineering alumna) Marissa Louie.

How to build a viral app

Nikita Bier (right) being interviewed by Jeremy Fiance of the House Fund

2/6/2018 Sutardja Center - Telling a Newton Lecture Series audience that he got "really good at failing," Berkeley alumnus Nikita Bier recounted his difficult journey to creating TBH, a viral app that allows teenagers to anonymously compliment each other through a series of polls.

Engineering alumni among Forbes 30 Under 30

Siddharth Satishm Kunwoo Lee and Han Jin

11/17/2017 - Three Berkeley Engineering alumni — Siddharth Satish and Kunwoo Lee from Bioengineering and Han Jin from Industrial Engineering and Operations Research — are among the young stars included in the 2018 edition of the Forbes 30 Under 30 list.

Case studies in forward thinking

11/1/2017 Nine Berkeley Engineering faculty members share some of their forward-looking work and how it might impact what’s to come.

In the future, warehouse robots will learn on their own

Jeff Mahler and Ken Goldberg working with their gripping robot in the AutoLab

9/12/2017 New York Times - Robotics researchers in Berkeley Engineering's AUTOLAB are using neural networks and machine learning to teach robots to grab things they have never encountered before — a remarkable achievement that could drive significant changes for some of the world's biggest businesses.

Pieter Abbeel and Michael Jordan join IEOR

Pieter Abbeel and Michael Jordan

8/24/2017 - Berkeley Engineering professors Pieter Abbeel and Michael Jordan, both experts in machine learning, have been appointed as joint faculty in IEOR in addition to their primary appointments in EECS (and Statistics for Jordan).

New alt.meat lab aims to win over meat lovers

UC Berkeley students Joshua Nixon and Kimberlie Le serving their plant-based fish product to Christie Legally, senior scientist at the Good Food Institute

8/23/2017 - The Sutardja Center is launching a new Alternative Meats Lab to give students a leg up on a trillion-dollar market opportunity: transforming the meat industry. The lab at Berkeley will use the latest technology tools and techniques to engineer plant-based meat alternatives.