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Professor Cattaneo on left hand of photo with NSF logo on right.  Greenery in background.
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 methods for analyzing complex and high-dimensional data”. In turn, this research will give to more credible empirical findings and hence...

Photo of Ronnie Sircar
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 their contributions, SIAM Fellows help advance the fields of applied mathematics and computational science. Professor Sircar is being recognized...

Virtual Open House Banner with Prof. Kornhauser and Six Undergraduate Students Displayed
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 current ORFE students.

Professors Miklos Racz, Ramon van Handel and Amirali Ahmadi with awards.
February 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.

Professor Miklos Racz received his first E-Council teaching award for ORF 350, Analysis of Big Data. Georgy Noarov ’20 presented Professor...

Cong Ma and Bachir El Khadir standing against brown, ornate, wooden wall.
November 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 interplay between algebraic optimization techniques and their application to dynamical systems. He is also interested in bringing tools from...

Cover of Zuckerman's book.
November 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 trading revolution” outlines Jim Simons' decision to employ what some viewed as a radical investing approach three decades ago. Professor...

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