Robert Hampshire profile picture
January 26, 2021

Professor Robert C. Hampshire *07 was appointed Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for Research and Technology in the Biden administration. Robert, an associate professor at the University of Michigan’s Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy, received his Ph.D. from ORFE in 2007 and was advised by ORFE Professor William Massey.
In 2019...

Bartolomeo Stellato standing against brick wall.
January 21, 2021

ORFE Professor Bartolomeo Stellato and co-authors have been awarded the 2020 Best Paper Award from the journal Mathematical Programming Computation. The paper introduced OSQP, an industry-grade open-source software for solving quadratic optimization problems which features a novel algorithm that is impervious to bad-quality data and suitable for embedded and real-time optimization. With more...

Laura Lean and Jiacheng Zhang
December 1, 2020

ORFE graduate students Laura Leal and Jiacheng Zhang received the SEAS Award for Excellence. Laura, advised by Professor Rene Carmona, works in financial market microstructure. Her recent research projects are on: “optimal execution using deep neural networks; explainability and interpretability of neural network models; high-frequency econometrics applied to trader’s inventories; and price avalanche.” Jiacheng, advised by Professor Mykhaylo Shkolnikov, focuses his research...

Rene Carmona
November 4, 2020

The American Mathematical Society has named Professor Rene Carmona a Fellow in the 2021 Class of Fellows of the AMS “for contributions to probability theory and its applications to mathematical physics, image processing and financial mathematics.”
“The Fellows of the AMS designation recognizes members who have made outstanding contributions to the creation, exposition, advancement, communication, and...

Photo of Karena Yan and Taishi Nakase side by side in seperate photos.
October 6, 2020

Congratulations to ORFE majors Karena Yan and Taishi Nakase on being awarded two of Princeton University’s highest academic prizes. Sophomore Karena Yan received the Freshman First Honor Prize which is awarded to “members of the sophomore class in recognition of exceptional achievement during their first year.” Senior Taishi Nakase was awarded the Class of...

Nicholas Johnson
October 6, 2020

Nicholas Johnson ‘20, is featured in the Fall issue of “Diversity in Action” Magazine for his epic achievement as Princeton University’s first Black valedictorian. Within the article, Nicholas credits ORFE Professor William Massey *77, as a “mentor who took special interest in his academic and personal growth while he was at Princeton.“ Nicholas is currently pursuing a Ph.D. in operations...