January 22, 2015

Zhaoran Wang, a PhD student in the StatLab, was awarded a distinguished 2015 Microsoft Research PhD Fellowship. Out of the 169 applicants in north America, Zhaoran is one of only 12 winners.

The Microsoft Research fellowship honors the best young minds in Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, and Mathematics. Zhaoran, under the supervision of Professor Han Liu, is developing fundamental theoretical guarantees (both computational and statistical) for solving large-...

November 11, 2014

Ramon van Handel has been selected to receive the Erlang Prize. This prize is awarded biannually by the Applied Probability Society of INFORMS to a young researcher who has made a significant contribution to applied probability. The citation reads as follows:

"This award is being given in recognition of Ramon van Handel's deep and creative research in...

October 24, 2014

Yield Planet has just awarded an initial project of $510,000 to Warren Powell in the Department of Operations Research and Financial Engineering to develop online adaptive learning algorithms to dynamically optimize prices for hotel rooms for over 4,000 hotels around the world (a number that is growing quickly). The project will provide access to data for over 100,000 hotels to study consumer demand patterns, allowing us to study how...

October 7, 2014

Amir Ali Ahmadi has received the 2014 Air Force Office of Scientific Research (AFOSR) Young Investigator Program (YIP) Award. The YIP program is the Department of Defense version of the NSF CAREER awards and is open to scientists and engineers at research institutions across the United States who received Ph.D. or equivalent degrees in the last five years and who show exceptional ability and promise...

September 5, 2014

ORFE Major, Max Kaplan, Class of 2016, used linear programming in order to find the optimal NFL road trip as described in the article that was recently published on titled “32 Teams in 47 days: Planning the perfect NFL road trip in 2014”.

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May 9, 2014

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