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President and COO of Lehman Brothers to present at The Business Today Princeton Seminar
Dec. 4, 2006

The Business Today Princeton Seminar Series pleased to present an evening seminar with Joseph M. Gregory, President and Chief Operating Officer of Lehman Brothers, on Thursday, December 7th at 7.30 pm in Dodds Auditorium, Robertson Hall. A renowned innovator of global finance, Mr. Gregory has been with Lehman Brothers for over 30 years. He will…

Prof. Massey's Distinguished Career of Mentorship and Achievement Profiled
Oct. 24, 2006

"On Nov. 3, Massey, the Edwin S. Wilsey Professor of Operations Research and Financial Engineering and a 1977 Princeton alumnus, will receive the Blackwell-Tapia Prize at the Institute for Mathematics and its Applications in Minneapolis. The prize is in recognition of his outstanding record of achievement in mathematical research and his…

DARPA Crew Readies for New Challenge
Oct. 24, 2006

"More than 20 University undergraduates and six professors are constructing an autonomous vehicle that can navigate a 60-mile simulated urban driving course in less than six hours.

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"In the past, the challenge has required competitors to navigate self-driven vehicles along a 132-mile route through the Mojave Desert,…

Prof. Massey, Vanderbei to receive INFORMS Fellow Awards
Oct. 2, 2006

ORFE is proud to announce that Professor Bill Massey and Department Chair Professor Robert Vanderbei have been selected as INFORMS Fellows in recognition of their outstanding contributions to the OR/MS profession.

The Fellow Awards will be presented at a ceremonial luncheon on Monday, November 6.

The Fellow Award is one of…

ORFE Welcomes New Faculty, Visitors for '06
Aug. 30, 2006

ORFE extends a warm welcome to Birgit Rudloff, Assistant Professor.We also welcome Kenan Trust Visiting Professor Richard D. De Veaux…

Carmona Publishes Interest-Rate Models
July 29, 2006

"Interest Rate Models: an Infinite Dimensional Stochastic Analysis Perspective studies the mathematical issues that arise in modeling the interest rate term structure. These issues are approached by casting the interest rate models as stochastic evolution equations in infinite dimensional function spaces. The book is comprised of three parts…

Prof. Cheridito receives Junior Faculty Award
June 9, 2006

Applied Science award recognizing his achievements as a Junior member of the faculty. Presented by Associate Dean of Engineering Margaret Martonosi, the school writes:

"Patrick Cheridito, assistant professor of operations research and financial engineering, received the Alfred Rheinstein Award. Cheridito has published numerous papers…

ORFE Congratulates the Class of 2006
June 1, 2006

The Department of Operations Research and Financial offers sincerest wishes to the Graduating Class of 2006!

Professor Massey Receives Blackwell-Tapia Prize
April 26, 2006

The National Blackwell-Tapia Committee is pleased to announce that the 2006 Blackwell-Tapia Prize will be awarded to Dr. William A. Massey, Edwin S. Wiley Professor of Operations Research and Financial Engineering at Princeton University.

This prize is awarded every second year in honor of the legacy of David H. Blackwell and Richard…

Excellence in Teaching Awards for Prof. Lando, Grad. Papageorgiou
April 26, 2006

On Tuesday, April 25 two members of the ORFE department received recognition for their teaching efforts during the Fall semester of 2005. In a ceremony organized by the Engineering Council (E-Council) and the Graduate Engineering Council (GEC), visiting Professor David Lando and graduate student Evan Papageorgiou, among others, were awarded…

Top Mathematicians Gather to Honor Princeton’s Erhan Çinlar
April 3, 2006

Nearly 100 leading mathematicians specializing in probability gathered in Princeton March 22 to honor Prof. Erhan Çinlar on his 65th birthday.

Those attending Çinlar’s Day, and the three-day Seminar on Stochastic Processes that followed it, constituted a veritable Who’s Who of probability research.

“The most amazing thing…

'Traffic Buster' Prof. Kornhauser featured as Innovator in Princeton Alumni Weekly
March 22, 2006

Professor Alain Kornhauser *71 of Operations Research & Financial Engineering is developing a way to use mapping software to reduce traffic jams. His research and work towards integrating this functionality into cell phones was recently a featured story in the Princeton Alumni Weekly publication.

Café Exhibition of the Astrophotography of Prof. Vanderbei
Feb. 12, 2006

The "Astrophotography of Prof. Vanderbei" is the current exhibition in the EQUAD Café.  With a kickoff Opening Reception at 4pm Monday, February 13th; the exhibition runs from February 13th to March 10th.

CBS Reports Mulvey Research on Investment Diversification Strategy Risk
Feb. 9, 2006

CBS MarketWatch reports on research by John Mulvey suggesting that typical investment diversification strategies carry more risk than expected.

ORFE Students Place in Trading Simulation
Feb. 9, 2006

"The ORFE 'Fat Tails' placed 12th at an international trading competition in Montreal last weekend, beating out the two other American teams in the competition."

A New Home for ORFE
Jan. 24, 2006

"Plans by Frederick Fisher and Partners, the Los Angeles architectural firm hired by the University, show a three-story building faced primarily with glass that would be located between Wallace Hall and Mudd Library, across from the computer science building. Fund raising is planned over the next year, with construction tentatively scheduled to…

Prof. Savas Dayanik receives New Researcher Award
Jan. 19, 2006

Professor Savas Dayanik has received the 2006 Tweedie New Researcher Award. As the award recipient, he will present the Tweedie New Researcher Invited Lecture at the 2006 New Researchers Conference in Seattle, Washington, August 1-5, 2006. The Tweedie New Researcher Award was recently created by action of the Institute of Mathematical…

Fan Elected AAAS Fellow, Invited to Speak
Jan. 9, 2006

"In September, the AAAS Council elected 376 members as Fellows of AAAS. These individuals will be recognized for their contributions to science at the Fellows Forum to be held on 18 February 2006 during the AAAS Annual Meeting in St. Louis. The new Fellows will receive a certificate and a blue and gold rosette pin as a symbol of their…

New building embraces neighborhood plan, engineering vision
Dec. 2, 2005

The University has selected the award-winning architecture firm of Frederick Fisher and Partners to design a new building for the School of Engineering and Applied Science’s Department of Operations Research and Financial Engineering.

Team recounts Efforts to make Prospect 11 a Winner
Dec. 1, 2005

"No one believed that Princeton students would want to get dirt under their fingers, ORFE professor Alain Kornhauser GS '71 said at the beginning of a presentation on Wednesday about a project that proved such skepticism was undeserved.

During 'Prospect 11: The Making, Testing and Running of Princeton's Entry in the 2005 DARPA Grand…