ORFE Graduate Student Laura Leal receives Teaching Award
May 1, 2019

This year's annual Teaching Award given by the Graduate School included ORFE graduate student Laura Leal. Laura received this award at the Tribute to Teaching Reception for her work in ORFE 245 in the Spring of 2018…

Berlin-Princeton-Singapore Quantitative Finance Workshop in Singapore
March 28, 2019

During spring recess ORFE Professors Sircar, Shkolnikov, Tangpi along with postdoc Max Reppen and graduate student Levon Avanesyan gave talks at the 4th Berlin-Princeton-Singapore Workshop on Quantitative Finance. The conference was held at the National University of…

ORFE Professor Alain Kornhauser Weighs In On Autonomous Vehicles
March 14, 2019

This week on the Princeton University homepage the article Autonomous vehicles could be an environmental boon or disaster, depending on public policy focused on research by ORFE Professor Alain…

SEAS 2018 Excellence in Teaching Awards
Feb. 22, 2019

ORFE Professor Amir Ali Ahmadi and ORFE graduate student Weidong Han received the Excellence in Teaching Award for the School of Engineering and Applied Science. Professor Ahmadi received the honor for his work…

ORFE Lecturer Speaks at Conference for Undergraduate Women in Mathematics
Feb. 15, 2019

ORFE Lecturer, Margaret Holen *95 was a plenary speaker this January at the University of Nebraska’s national showcase for research of undergraduate women in the mathematical sciences. The three distinguished speakers also included Christine Darden, featured in “Hidden Figures” as well as Zhilan Feng, Professor of Mathematics at Purdue…

Professor Shkolnikov wins Early Career Prize for Financial Mathematics & Engineering
Feb. 6, 2019

Assistant Professor Misha Shkolnikov has won the Early Career Prize for Financial Mathematics & Engineering for his “major contributions to the study of large systems of competing particles and applications to rank…

ORFE Co-Sponsors TigerTalks in the City: Self Driving Vehicles
Jan. 11, 2019

ORFE Professor Alain Kornhauser *71 and ORFE Lecturer Margaret Holen *95 joined Ro Gupta '00, CEO of Carmera, at TigerTalks in the City to discuss driverless cars and the entrepreneurship involved. (Photo by Wright Seneres)

Professor Miklos Racz receives SEAS Innovation Award
Jan. 7, 2019

Professor Racz has received the Fall 2018 SEAS Innovation Award for his proposal titled “Network Disruption and the Spread of Misinformation”. This award, from the James Mi *91 Fund, will support Professor Racz's research proposal for two years.
In his proposal, Professor Racz states “This project will bring together modern tools in…

Professor Kpotufe Wins 2018 Bell Labs 1st Prize
Dec. 12, 2018

Samory Kpotufe, Assistant Professor in ORFE, is this year's first place winner for the annual Bell Labs Prize.  Samory's win gives him…

ORFE Professor Wang Featured in Princeton's Annual Research Magazine
Dec. 11, 2018

Professor Mengdi Wang, along with several other SEAS professors, are featured in the article "From Math to Meaning, Artificial intelligence blends algorithms and applications". This article can be found in the…

Q & A About ORFE
Dec. 4, 2018

ORFE Chair Ronnie Sircar was interviewed by Molly Sharlach, staff writer for SEAS Communications, about news in ORFE.  Data-driven problem-solving, 'the modern form of a liberal education' highlights new…

Oxford-Princeton Workshop
Nov. 20, 2018

The 11th Oxford-Princeton Workshop on Financial Mathematics and Stochastic Analysis was held on Friday, November 16th and Saturday, November 17th, co-sponsored by ORFE, the Bendheim Center for Finance and the Oxford Mathematics department.  Started in 2002 by Ronnie Sircar, Sam Howison, Rene Carmona…

Professor Shkolnikov Awarded Erlang Prize
Nov. 7, 2018

Misha Shkolnikov received this year's Erlang Prize from the INFORMS Applied Probability Society.  "This prestigious award is given every two years to one or two early career probabilists, who have made significant…

2018 INFORMS Optimization Society Young Researchers Paper Prize
Nov. 6, 2018

ORFE Assistant Professor Amir Ali Ahmadi and Georgina Hall *18, Assistant Professor at INSEAD, have received the Young Researchers Paper Prize for their joint work on their paper titled "On the construction of converging hierarchies for polynomial optimization based on certificates of global positivity". They will present their work at the 2018…

Founding Faculty Member Returns to Department
Oct. 26, 2018

On October 12th the Board of Trustees at Princeton University approved 22 faculty appointments , which included Mete Soner. Mete, who has been a professor of mathematics at ETH Zurich since 2009 and the Chair of their Math Department since…

ORFE Welcomes Assistant Professor Ludovic Tangpi
Oct. 26, 2018

This Fall the ORFE department welcomed Ludovic Tangpi as its newest Assistant Professor. Ludovic obtained his Master's degree from Stellenbosch University in Cape Town. Thereafter, he started his doctoral studies in Mathematics at Humboldt University in Berlin, through a scholarship of the Berlin Mathematical School. His thesis was completed in…

Inaugural Princeton Day of Optimization
Oct. 4, 2018

On Friday, September 28th, the inaugural Princeton Day of Optimization (PDO) took place in McDonnell Hall. This Princeton University multi-department event drew approximately 350 attendees representing over 50 academic and industrial institutions. ORFE was in full force with many students…

Joe Zhong Receives the 2018 SIAM Student Paper Prize
Sept. 4, 2018

ORFE graduate student Joe Zhong received the SIAM Student Paper Prize for his paper titled “Near-Optimal Bounds for Phase Synchronization”. This paper was a joint work with Princeton…

Two ORFE Professors included in 2018 Princeton Engineering Commendation List
Aug. 10, 2018

ORFE Professors Fan and Ahmadi have made the Princeton Engineering Commendation List for Outstanding Teaching. Professor Fan taught ORF/FIN 504, Financial Econometrics and Professor Ahmadi taught ORFE 523, Convex and Conic Optimization. This recognition will be published in the Daily Princetonian this Fall.

The Conference for African American Researchers in the Mathematical Sciences
July 20, 2018

The 24th Conference for African American Researchers in the Mathematical Sciences was held at Princeton University and the Institute for Advanced Study on July 11th through the 14th. This event, also called CAARMS24 for short, culminated with 9 invited technical speakers and over 15…