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March 25, 2014

By Wendy Plump for The Department of Operations Research and Financial Engineering

It might have been an easier choice than most undergraduates face for Laura Kornhauser to pursue a degree through the Department of Operations Research and Financial Engineering. Her father, Alain Kornhauser, is a professor there, and her mother is a mathematician. She was always going to be “a math and science kid.”

But that does not mean Kornhauser did not earn her way onto Wall...

March 25, 2014

By Wendy Plump for The Department of Operations Research and Financial Engineering

Just three minutes of conversation with Erhan Çinlar is enough to provide a clear picture of his teaching philosophy, and of the gestalt that has sustained the Department of Operations Research and Financial Engineering (ORFE) since its founding 15 years ago.

Expressed in the simplest possible terms, it goes something like this: If you want to be trained in facts and performance,...

Jamol Pender with INFORMS Award
October 12, 2011

Jamol Pender, fourth year graduate student in the Department of Operations Research and Financial Engineering (ORFE), has won the New Jersey Chapter of the Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences (INFORMS) Student Contest for 2011. Jamol's research presentation, “Skewness-Variance Approximation for Dynamic Rate Multi-Server Queues with Abandonment”, was judged by a panel assembled at the chapter's September meeting and...

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