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 20 faculty, 67 Ph.D. students, 1 Masters students and 222 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

Kevin Webster *14, Visiting Reader at Imperial College London
Nov 30, 2022, 4:30 pm
Sherrerd 101
Financial Mathematics Seminar
Nina Holden, New York University
Dec 1, 2022, 4:30 pm
224 - Fine Hall
Probability Seminar
Stefanie Jegelka, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Dec 2, 2022, 11:00 am
101 - Sherrerd Hall
Optimization Seminar