February 10, 2016

Professor Han Liu has been awarded the 2015 Teaching Award by the Engineering council for his teaching of ORF 350 "Analysis of Big Data". He is one of five professors who taught in 2015 to be selected for this honor.

A photo of students walking alongside Sherrerd Hall, home to the ORFE department.
January 22, 2016

Though the Department is relatively new, Operations Research & Financial Engineering has had a distinguished history at Princeton. In fact, a significant portion of modern ORFE is an outgrowth of activities at Princeton between 1930 and 1960.

Princeton faculty played a major role in the development of the theory of convex optimization (both as it relates to individuals and groups). Indeed, H. Kuhn and A.W. Tucker (in the 1950s) and R.T. Rockafellar (in the 1960s)...

Professor Ahmadi outdoors and in front of a sculpture.
January 20, 2016

Professor Amir Ali Ahmadi has received a National Science Foundation (NSF) CAREER Award, effective February 1, 2016. The title of his project is "Polynomial Optimization and Dynamical Systems." Professor Ahmadi aims to develop efficient, convex optimization-based algorithms for polynomial optimization problems, with an emphasis on applications to analysis of uncertain and nonlinear dynamical systems. His project also has a strong educational component which focuses on...

November 13, 2015

Professor Amir Ali Ahmadi has been awarded with the 2015 Best SICON Paper Prize of the SIAM Activity Group on Control and Systems Theory. The prize is awarded every two years to the authors of the two most outstanding papers published in the SIAM Journal on Control and Optimization (SICON) in the two calendar years before the year of the award. The award is given for Ahmadi's paper (co-authored with Jungers,...

June 8, 2015

Assistant Professor Han Liu received the Howard B. Wentz Jr. Junior Faculty Award from the School of Engineering and Applied Science (SEAS). The award was established to attract and retain the most talented junior faculty members in the School of Engineering and Applied Science. Han will use his Howard B. Wentz award to facilitate his research projects on nonparametric graphical models, nonconvex statistical optimization, and post-regularization inference.

April 28, 2015

by Catherine Shen for the Department of Operations Research and Financial Engineering

To Ramon van Handel, the mathematics of randomness has the potential to touch on everything, from finding a cure for cancer to creating a better weather prediction system, which is why the Dutch professor dives into this universe with fervor to better understand it.

“What makes me excited is when I understand a basic probabilistic principle,” he said. “Such principles lie at the...