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Headshots of 12 graduating graduate students
May 7, 2021

At our (virtual) Graduate Class Day on May, 25th we recognized 12 students receiving their ORFE Ph.D. The students' thesis advisers led the congratulations. Details on their impressive first job placements, advisors and thesis titles can be found on the ORFE graduate page.

Headshot of Taishi Nakase with Sherrerd Hall in the background
April 29, 2021

For the second year in a row an ORFE senior is named Princeton University’s valedictorian. Taishi Nakase, Princeton University’s Class of 2021 valedictorian, whose senior thesis advisor is ORFE Professor Mykhaylo Shkolnikov, focused his senior thesis on examining the modern challenges of measles control in Vietnam, modeling vaccination campaigns...

Bartolomeo Stellato with Sherrerd Hall in background.
April 28, 2021

Professor Bartolomeo Stellato has been awarded a grant from the 250th Anniversary Fund for Innovation in Undergraduate Education for his proposal “Optimization: Decision-making in the age of computers” to revamp the core ORFE undergraduate class ORF 307. The award letter from Pres. Eisgruber recognizes that commitment to teaching is critical to Princeton's central mission, which seeks to enable our students to learn from scholars of the highest caliber.

Graduate School Cleveland Tower
April 28, 2021

Fall of 2021 will usher in the largest number of first year PhD students in the Department of Operations Research and Financial Engineering’s 22-year history. The 21-22 academic year will welcome 27 incoming PhD students and 1 MSE student. The yield on admits was 60%. International students are from Australia, Canada, China, Germany, India, Italy, Peru, Russia, Taiwan, UK and Vietnam.

Headshot of Ludovic Tangpi with trees in the background
April 27, 2021

Professor Ludovic Tangpi received a E. Lawrence Keyes, Jr. /Emerson Electric Co. Faculty Advancement SEAS Junior Faculty award, which was established to recognize the most talented junior faculty members in the School of Engineering and Applied Science. Professor Tangpi intends to use the research funds from this award to support ongoing efforts to develop modern risk management techniques, with emphasis on computational issues. His research will bring together aspects of data...

Head shot of Robert C. Hampshire
April 26, 2021

ORFE graduate, Robert Hampshire *07, will be the Chief Science Officer for the Department of Transportation, a role that has not been filled in over 40 years. He will become the main advisor on science and technology issues to Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg. Hampshire is the current Acting Assistant Secretary for Research and Technology...

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