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Picture of Ludovic Tangpi
October 26, 2018

This Fall the ORFE department welcomed Ludovic Tangpi as its newest Assistant Professor. Ludovic obtained his Master's degree from Stellenbosch University in Cape Town. Thereafter, he started his doctoral studies in Mathematics at Humboldt University in Berlin, through a scholarship of the Berlin Mathematical School. His thesis was completed in 2015 jointly with the University of Konstanz and was followed by a three-year postdoctoral research fellowship at the University of...

Montage of PDO Photos; Group Photo, Student Poster Presenter, Speaker
October 4, 2018

On Friday, September 28th, the inaugural Princeton Day of Optimization (PDO) took place in McDonnell Hall. This Princeton University multi-department event drew approximately 350 attendees representing over 50 academic and industrial institutions. ORFE was in full force with many students volunteering alongside the staff. The poster presentation in Taylor Commons was a beehive of activity with presenters, judges and attendees...

September 4, 2018

ORFE graduate student Joe Zhong received the SIAM Student Paper Prize for his paper titled “Near-Optimal Bounds for Phase Synchronization”. This paper was a joint work with Princeton University Assistant Professor Nicolas Boumal of the Mathematics Department. Joe received this award at the 2018 SIAM Annual meeting, which took place...

August 10, 2018

ORFE Professors Fan and Ahmadi have made the Princeton Engineering Commendation List for Outstanding Teaching. Professor Fan taught ORF/FIN 504, Financial Econometrics and Professor Ahmadi taught ORFE 523, Convex and Conic Optimization. This recognition will be published in the Daily Princetonian this Fall.

CAARMS24 Group Photo
July 20, 2018

The 24th Conference for African American Researchers in the Mathematical Sciences was held at Princeton University and the Institute for Advanced Study on July 11th through the 14th. This event, also called CAARMS24 for short, culminated with 9 invited technical speakers and over 15 student poster presenters. Many Princeton alumni in the mathematical sciences, two of them former PhD students of ORFE Professor Massey, and many...

Two pictures of The Class of 2018 with some in the fountain smiling and a professional photo of the whole class seated.
June 18, 2018

Late spring was very busy for the Great ORFE Class of 2018. Beginning with Senior Thesis turn in day on April 17th. The sun was not shining and the air was not warm but smiles were everywhere when a few students alongside Professor Kornhauser, braved the cold water and jumped into the Fountain of Freedom. The official picture however had all the seniors photographed within the warmth of Sherrerd Hall.

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