Prof. Vanderbei and book cover "Welcome to the Universe in 3D"
April 22, 2022

ORFE Professor Bob Vanderbei's celestial photos take center stage in the new book "Welcome to the Universe in 3D" . This book, co-authored with Princeton University Professors J. Richard Gott and Michael A. Strauss along with Hayden Planetarium head Neil deGrasse Tyson offers a "personal guided tour of the cosmos".

Prof. Matias Cattaneo
April 14, 2022

ORFE Professor Matias Cattaneo has been elected as a 2022 Fellow of the Institute of Mathematical Statistics (IMS) for ``seminal contributions to nonparametric, semiparametric and high-dimensional estimation and inference theory and methods, with notable applications to causal inference and program evaluation; for statistical software development; and for interdisciplinary professional service.''

The designation of IMS Fellow has been a significant honor for over 85 years...

Yuling Yan standing on shore with Golden Gate Bridge in background.
April 8, 2022

Yuling Yan has received the Charlotte Elizabeth Procter Fellowship from the Princeton University Graduate School for the 2022-23 academic year. This honorific fellowship which recognizes outstanding performance and professional promise, was established in 1912 in memory of Charlotte Elizabeth Procter. Yuling, advised by ORFE Professor Jianqing Fan and Professor Yuxin Chen, focuses his research on high dimensional statistics, nonconvex optimization, reinforcement learning, and...

Zachary Hervieux-Moore  kneeling with a black dog in front of a Princeton University building.
March 22, 2022

Former ORFE graduate student Zachary Hervieux-Moore *21 received an Excellence in Teaching Award from the School of Engineering and Applied Science for his work last Spring in ORFE 401, Electronic Commerce. Zachary, who was advised by Professor Alain Kornhauser, successfully defended his Ph.D. dissertation titled "Modern Reinforcement Learning Techniques to Deal with Large Action Spaces" in 2021 and is now a postdoctoral researcher at Harvard University.

Two headshots.
February 24, 2022

ORFE Associate Professor Ramon van Handel and Assistant Professor Boris Hanin received Great Teaching Awards for their Fall 2021 classes.
Professor van Handel received his award for ORFE 550, Topics in Probability: Probability in High Dimension. Professor Hanin received his award for ORFE 543, Deep Learning Theory.

4 Former PU students leaning on chairs with Prof. K.
February 18, 2022

The annual Princeton Smart Driving Car Summit organized by ORFE Professor Alain Kornhauser and held at Princeton University was the catalyst for the City of Trenton's new project Trenton Mobility & Opportunity: Vehicle Equity System (MOVES) whose goal is to “deploy 100 autonomous vehicles throughout the city to provide low cost, environmentally friendly transportation”.

This $5 million state grant was pursued after an intern of the mayor of Trenton attended a...