Operations Research & Financial Engineering

Welcome to ORFE

The ongoing data science and machine learning revolution has had enormous impact on almost every aspect of society and the workplace. The Operations Research and Financial Engineering (ORFE) department's research, teaching and professional service focuses on the foundations of data science, probabilistic modeling, and optimal decision-making under uncertainty, with principal applications in communications, finance, energy and the environment, social, behavioral, physical and biological sciences, robotics and cyberphysical systems, social networks, and transportation.

The core graduate and undergraduate programs provide strong technical grounding in statistics, probability, and optimization. Combined expertise in these areas has produced important breakthroughs in research, industry practice and policy making. We are currently 19 faculty, 56 Ph.D. students, and 216 undergraduate majors. In these pages, you will find details of our research, teaching, graduate and undergraduate programs, and conferences and other events that we organize and host. Thank you for visiting our site and your interest in ORFE.

Upcoming Events

Larry Wasserman, Carnegie Mellon University
Mar 4, 2024, 4:30 pm
104 - Computer Science Building
S. S. Wilks Memorial Seminar in Statistics
Jorge Garza-Vargas, Caltech
Mar 5, 2024, 3:00 pm
224 - Fine Hall
Probability Seminar
Larry Wasserman, Carnegie Mellon University
Mar 5, 2024, 4:30 pm
101 - Sherrerd Hall
ORFE Department Colloquia