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.
9/12/2017 East Bay Times - UC Berkeley's new M.E.T. program, combining engineering and business degrees in just four years, is resonating with alumni, entrepreneurs, and the 2,500 smart, inventive and multitalented students who applied for the 40 seats in the inaugural class.
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).
8/23/2017 Haas News - The founding class of 40 students in the Management, Engineering, & Technology program arrived at Berkeley this week ready to learn from each other and from top faculty at both Berkeley Engineering and the Haas School of Business.
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.
8/18/2017 - Berkeley is launching BEGIN, the Berkeley Gateway to Innovation , as a virtual hub for innovation on campus. The site will connect entrepreneurs with Berkeley’s robust network of innovation courses, incubators, accelerators, funding and social networks.
8/17/2017 New York Times - IEOR professor and roboticist Ken Goldberg discusses the problems of robots and uncertainty: getting machines to mimic the way humans intuitively plan for their next action and deal with events they’ve never before experienced.
6/12/2017 - The Berkeley Engineering community has an inviting new space for meetings and collaboration with the June 8 grand opening of the V&A Café in Etcheverry Hall.
5/25/2017 MIT Technology Review - A dexterous multi-fingered robot, developed by IEOR professor Ken Goldberg and his team, practiced by using virtual objects in a simulated world, showing how machine learning and the cloud could revolutionize manual work.
5/25/2017 - Graduate student Mark Velednitsky has reduced a 28-page proof for the classic traveling salesman problem to just a few lines, which will make it far more accessible to future IEOR students.