ORFE Senior Nicholas Johnson '20 named Princeton University Valedictorian
April 28, 2020

ORFE Senior Nicholas Johnson will be Princeton University’s Class of 2020 valedictorian. This exceptional honor makes Nicholas the first Princeton valedictorian majoring in ORFE. Nicholas' senior thesis is…

ORFE Professor Cattaneo Awarded NSF Grant for Empirical Work in Public Policy
April 14, 2020

ORFE Professor Cattaneo, along with his colleague Michael Jansson of the University of California-Berkeley, were awarded a National Science Found award (NSF). They will focus their research on “Empirical work in Economics, Public Policy and other related disciplines”. Their proposed research will offer “new, modern statistical and econometric…

ORFE Professor Sircar Named SIAM Fellow
April 9, 2020

ORFE Chair, Professor Ronnie Sircar was announced as a member of the 2020 Class of SIAM Fellows, chosen by the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics (SIAM) for their exemplary research as well as outstanding service to the community. Through…

ORFE Virtual Open House for the Class of 2023
March 31, 2020

Good Day Class of 2023! Professor Alain Kornhauser, the Director of Undergraduate Studies at ORFE, invites you to learn all about what the ORFE department has to offer, to assist you in choosing the appropriate major for your next three years at Princeton, and to hear from…

Three ORFE Professors Receive Student-Selected Excellence in Teaching Awards
Feb. 24, 2020

ORFE Professor Amir Ali Ahmadi, Assistant Professor Miklos Racz, and Associate Professor Ramon van Handel received Excellence in Teaching Awards for their undergraduate classes. These awards were established in 1998 by the student run Engineering Council, and were the first awards at Princeton University chosen solely by students.  

ORFE Professor René Carmona’s Work Recognized in New Book
Nov. 12, 2019

This month “The Man Who Solved the Market: How Jim Simons launched the quant revolution” written by Gregory Zuckerman was released. This book, highlighted in Zuckerman’s article “The history of blunders and missteps that led to the quant…

Two ORFE Graduate Students Receive SEAS Award for Excellence
Nov. 12, 2019

This Fall, ORFE graduate students Bachir El Khadir and Cong Ma received the SEAS Award for Excellence. Given to advanced graduate students who performed at the highest level as scholars and researchers, this award highlights their commitment to excellence. Bachir, advised by ORFE Professor Amir Ali Ahmadi, is "broadly interested in the…

ORFE Professor Rene Carmona Receives 2020 Joseph L. Doob Prize
Nov. 5, 2019

Professor Carmona, along with his co-author Francois Delarue of the University of Nice Sophia Antipolis, will receive the [2020 Joseph L. Doob Prize]( for their two volume book "Probabilistic Theory of Mean Field Games with Applications, I and II".   This prize "recognizes a single, relatively…

Professor Robert Vanderbei: Plenary Speaker at INFORMS 2019
Oct. 25, 2019

At the 2019 annual INFORMS meeting in Seattle ORFE Professor Vanderbei gave a plenary talk titled "The Parametric Self-Dual Simplex Method - A Modern Perspective".  This talk was the Omega Rho Distinguished Lecture.  There were over 1200 people in attendance including an ORFE presence.  To see more photos of ORFE alumni and…

2nd Annual ORFE Academic Job Search Panel
Oct. 7, 2019

This annual event, tailored to ORFE graduate students interested in the academic job search process, was moderated by ORFE Chair Ronnie Sircar.  During this hour long event students asked questions regarding different academic positions.  Faculty gave insight into the dos and don'ts of the interview process while adding some anecdotes…

ORFE in the EQuad News
Oct. 7, 2019

This fall's 2019 edition of the EQuad News focused on a few ORFE professors, students and graduates. Highlighted were Professor Kornhauser *71 and his focus on transportation in future cities, graduate student Laura Leal's Excellence in Teaching Award, along with graduate student Pierre Yves Gaudreau Lamarre’s work developing mathematical tools…

Twenty Years Later
Oct. 3, 2019

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Two ORFE Students Receive Awards at Opening Exercises
Sept. 11, 2019

Congratulations to ORFE Seniors Audrey Cheng and Nicholas Johnson, who were awarded two of Princeton's highest academic prizes at Opening Exercises. Audrey shared the George B. Wood Legacy Junior Prize which recognizes a senior…

Professor Bob Vanderbei: Summer Resident Scientist at the Princeton Public Library
Aug. 7, 2019

Professor Vanderbei's astrophotography is on display at the Princeton Public Library. As profiled in the Princeton Echo Professor Vanderbei is the library's resident…

ORFE Professor Amir Ali Ahmadi Receives the PECASE Award
July 25, 2019

Professor Ahmadi is a 2019 recipient of the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE) through a nomination by the National Science Foundation…

CAARMS Celebrates its 25th Anniversary
July 10, 2019

The 25th Conference for African American Researchers in the Mathematical Sciences or CAARMS25, which rotates between universities and research institutions across the country, was held last June at Princeton University. On the left is a group photo of the 2019 attendees. Some of the Princeton University students among the poster presenters were…

ORFE Prize Winners
June 5, 2019

On Monday, June 3rd all 66 students of The Great ORFE Class of 2019 celebrated Class Day. On this special day prizes are given from eight prize categories. This group of twelve students are the prize recipients. A list of the winners and their thesis titles can be found on the 

The Great ORFE Class of 2019
May 28, 2019

Congratulations to the Great ORFE Class of 2019! Seen here: their celebratory jump in the fountain after senior thesis turn-in day alongside their formal Sherrerd Hall photo taken during senior thesis presentations.

2003 ORFE Undergraduate Speaks at Summit
May 24, 2019

Laura Kornhauser, CEO of Stratyfy, and 2003 ORFE Undergraduate, spoke at this year's 3rd Annual SmartDrivingCar Summit. The title of Laura's talk was "Building AI That Everyone can Trust".

This multi-day event spotlighted…

Professor Shkolnikov receives SEAS Junior Faculty Award
May 22, 2019

ORFE Assistant Professor Mykhaylo Shkolnikov received a E. Lawrence Keyes, Jr./Emerson Electric Company Faculty Advancement Award, presented by Vice Dean of Engineering, Professor Antoine Kahn, on May 16.