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Jianqing Fan with river and mountains in background.
August 25, 2021

Jianqing Fan, the Frederick L. Moore Professor in Finance, was the 2021 Le Cam Lecturer, one of the highest honors given by the Institute of Mathematical Statistics to a mathematical statistician once every three years. He spoke at the annual Joint Statistical Meetings (with over 6000 participants) on A Theory of PCA and Spectral Clustering.

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August 9, 2021

Former ORFE graduate student Georgina Hall *18, supervised by Professor Amir Ali Ahmadi, was a finalist for the 2021 Tucker Prize. This selective award from the Mathematical Optimization Society is given every three years to the best Ph.D. thesis in optimization worldwide. Georgina is currently an Assistant Professor of Decision Sciences at INSEAD in France.

Headshot of Ronnie Sircar
July 8, 2021

ORFE Chair, Ronnie Sircar, has been named the Eugene Higgins Professor of Operations Research and Financial Engineering. Sircar, who is currently chair of the ORFE department, joined the Princeton faculty in 2000. His research interests include financial mathematics, stochastic volatility models, portfolio optimization, energy markets and electricity grids, cryptocurrencies and stochastic games.

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May 21, 2021

On Monday, May 24th The Great ORFE Class of 2021 virtually celebrated Class Day. Via Zoom 18 students were awarded prizes from eight prize categories. A list of winners and their thesis titles can be found on the Undergraduate Awards page.

Headshots of 12 graduating graduate students
May 7, 2021

At our (virtual) Graduate Class Day on May, 25th we recognized 12 students receiving their ORFE Ph.D. The students' thesis advisers led the congratulations. Details on their impressive first job placements, advisors and thesis titles can be found on the ORFE graduate page.

Headshot of Taishi Nakase with Sherrerd Hall in the background
April 29, 2021

For the second year in a row an ORFE senior is named Princeton University’s valedictorian. Taishi Nakase, Princeton University’s Class of 2021 valedictorian, whose senior thesis advisor is ORFE Professor Mykhaylo Shkolnikov, focused his senior thesis on examining the modern challenges of measles control in Vietnam, modeling vaccination campaigns...

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