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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.

June 7, 2018

In September Professor Ahmadi will attend the National Academy of Engineering Frontiers of Engineering Symposium . This events purpose is to bring together emerging engineering leaders. This year's event will be hosted by MIT Lincoln Laboratory.

Several photos of Professor Carmona and one at his celebration.
June 7, 2018

The last faculty meeting for the ORFE Department was bittersweet as we celebrated the end of Professor Rene Carmona's term as Chair. Faculty and staff gathered to give thanks. Incoming Chair Ronnie Sircar and Founding Chair Erhan Cinlar along with other faculty and staff were on hand to toast the end of this distinguished period for Professor Carmona.

Professor Amir Ali Ahmadi seated in his office.
May 31, 2018

Professor Amir Ali Ahmadi, in collaboration with faculty from Princeton Math & MAE, UT Austin, and Northeastern, has won a 5-year multi-million-dollar Multidisciplinary University Research Initiative (MURI) Award for the project titled "Verifiable, Control-Oriented Learning on the Fly". The proposal was the winner of the category "Physically Viable Learning for Control of Autonomous Dynamical Systems." The goal of the project is to learn the behavior of a dynamical system...

April 16, 2018

The next generation of machine learning technologies for healthcare must confront unique technical challenges arising from this domain, said Samory K. Kpotufe, Assistant Professor of Operations Research and Financial Engineering, Princeton University. “Predictive tools have to be simple enough to yield interpretable health recommendations but must also achieve high accuracy. So, there’s a tension between...

Professor Mykhaylo Shkolnikov lecturing on Stochastic Processes.
April 12, 2018

Professor Misha Shkolnikov will give one of the plenary lectures at the 2018 Seminar on Stochastic Processes to be held this year at Brown University in Providence, Rhode Island. This seminar is the yearly who is who gathering of probabilists. It was created in 1981 by Professor Erhan Cinlar.

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