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Professor Amir Ali Ahmadi and grad student Weidong Han holding awards
February 22, 2019

ORFE Professor Amir Ali Ahmadi and ORFE graduate student Weidong Han received the Excellence in Teaching Award for the School of Engineering and Applied Science. Professor Ahmadi received the honor for his work last fall in ORF 363, Computing and Optimization for the Physical and Social Sciences. Weidong Han received his award for work last spring in...

Poster of University of Nebraska Plenary Speakers and picture of Holen with speakers
February 15, 2019

ORFE Lecturer, Margaret Holen *95 was a plenary speaker this January at the University of Nebraska’s national showcase for research of undergraduate women in the mathematical sciences. The three distinguished speakers also included Christine Darden, featured in “Hidden Figures” as well as Zhilan Feng, Professor of Mathematics at Purdue University.

Professor Shkolnikov picture in black and white with trees in background.
February 6, 2019

Assistant Professor Misha Shkolnikov has won the Early Career Prize for Financial Mathematics & Engineering for his “major contributions to the study of large systems of competing particles and applications to rank-based models in the Stochastic Portfolio Theory.”

This year the 2019 SIAG/FME Early Career Prize is awarded to two recipients. The other...

Ro Gupta, Margaret Holen and Alain Kornhauser on stage at TigerTalks
January 11, 2019

ORFE Professor Alain Kornhauser *71 and ORFE Lecturer Margaret Holen *95 joined Ro Gupta '00, CEO of Carmera, at TigerTalks in the City to discuss driverless cars and the entrepreneurship involved. (Photo by Wright Seneres)

Miki Racz photo, black and white.
January 7, 2019

Professor Racz has received the Fall 2018 SEAS Innovation Award for his proposal titled “Network Disruption and the Spread of Misinformation”. This award, from the James Mi *91 Fund, will support Professor Racz's research proposal for two years.
In his proposal, Professor Racz states “This project will bring together modern tools in algorithms, data science, network science, and probability for an innovative approach to the problem of network disruption and the spread of...

Professor Samory Kpotufe in black, button up shirt.  Gardens in the background.
December 12, 2018

Samory Kpotufe, Assistant Professor in ORFE, is this year's first place winner for the annual Bell Labs Prize. Samory's win gives him the "opportunity to collaborate with Bell Labs developing a quantitative theoretical basis for transfer machine learning."

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