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Ludovic Tangpi profile photo.
February 18, 2022

Professor Ludovic Tangpi is a recipient of the inaugural MGB-SIAM Early Career Fellowship (MSEC). This fellowship is a joint commitment of the Mathematically Gifted & Black (MGB), a site which highlights the contributions and lives of Black mathematicians, and the Society for Industrial & Applied Mathematics (SIAM). This pairing reflects a commitment to promote long-term engagement with MGB and SIAM fellows and “continued success within the wider applied mathematics and...

Professor Stellato leaning against a wall.
February 11, 2022

Professor Bartolomeo Stellato has won two awards from the School of Engineering and Applied Science. The first award funded by the James Mi *91 Fund in Data Science is the SEAS Innovation Award. This award is received for his proposal entitled “Learning Task-specific Optimizers for Real-time Autonomous Systems.” The proposal will focus on data-driven algorithm design for real-time decision-making, with applications in autonomous systems in robotics, engineering and finance....

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January 14, 2022

ORFE Professor Emma Hubert received the 2022 Paul Caseau prize for her Ph.D. thesis titled “Interactions and incitatives: between contract theory and mean-field games.” This award from the French Academy of Technology and EDF (Electricite de France) is “awarded annually to young researchers who have defended their doctoral thesis in the previous year. It rewards exceptional work in science and the originality of ideas...

Headshots of Prof. Hanin and Prof. Tangpi
December 14, 2021

ORFE Professors Boris Hanin and Ludovic Tangpi have each received a National Science Foundation CAREER grant which is the “most prestigious award from the NSF in support of early-career faculty who have potential to serve as academic role models in research and education and to lead advances in the mission of their department or organization”. Professor Hanin’s proposal is titled “Random Neural Nets and Random Matrix Products”, and Professor Tangpi’s proposal is titled “A new...

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December 6, 2021

ORFE graduate students Gokce Dayanikli and Cemil Dibek received the SEAS Award for Excellence. Gokce, advised by Professor Rene Carmona, works on understanding emergent behavior in groups with a large number of agents and the effect of optimal incentives on this behavior by using game theory and machine learning tools. Cemil, who was advised by Professor Amir Ali Ahmadi, has since successfully defended his Ph.D. His research interests lie at the intersection of optimization...

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November 16, 2021

This year, ORFE Edwin S. Wilsey Professor William A. Massey ‘77 was a keynote speaker at the flagship conference for the Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences, the 2021 INFORMS Annual Meeting. His talk was titled “A Dynamic Queueing Road Map from Communication Systems to Resource Sharing Services”. Another highlight of this INFORMS meeting was a fellow keynote...

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