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van Handel Receives PECASE Award
Dec. 13, 2013

Professor Ramon van Handel has been selected to receive the 2012 Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers. ORFE congratulates Professor van Handel on this outstanding accomplishment. This award is the…

Vanderbei Selected AMS Fellow
Nov. 1, 2013

Professor Robert J. Vanderbei has been selected Fellow of the American Mathematical Society for his contributions to linear programming and nonlinear optimization problems. ORFE congratulates Professor Vanderbei on his selection as member of this esteemed group. A full list of of 2014 Class of Fellows can be viewed on the 

ORFE Alumnus Publishes Second Book
Oct. 1, 2013

ORFE alumnus, Kaiser Fung ’95, recently published Numbersense: How to Use Big Data to Your Advantage (McGraw-Hill). He describes a world in which more data leads to more confusion and less clarity. The book is a guide to Big…

Many Minds Many Stripes Graduate Alumni Conference
Sept. 20, 2013

The ORFE department in conjunction with the Bendheim Center for Finance will participate in the Many Minds, Many Stripes Graduate Alumni Conference. We invite all ORFE and Bendheim Graduate Student Alumn to a casual reception on Friday, October 18, 2013, from…

ORFE Senior Attends G20 Summit
Sept. 19, 2013

ORFE Senior Carmina Mancenon, attended this year's G20 meeting in Russia as a representative to the G(irls) 20 Summit. Carmina, an active social entrepreneur through Princeton's Keller Center, cofounded the Sustainable Fashion Initiative, a nonprofit organization that seeks to minimize environmental harm throughout the lifecycle of clothing,…

ORFE sophomore works to help firefighters
Aug. 14, 2013

Eddie Zhou, a rising sophomore in Operations Research and Financial Engineering (ORFE), is part of a team of Princeton University students developing an easy-to-use database for firefighters.

The product, called FireStop, aims to quickly provide…

Çinlar Honored by Class of 2013
June 3, 2013

The Undergraduate Class of 2013 has extended an honorary class membership to Professor Erhan Çinlar. Hanna Xinyue Tian '13, representing her fellow classmates, made the announcement as part of today’s Class Day departmental reception, with Professor Çinlar in attendance. Citing Prof. Cinlar’s work with students in both ORF309 and beyond, the…

Lu Xia Honored for Teaching
May 30, 2013

ORFE graduate student, Lu Xia, has been selected by Dean of the Graduate School, William Russel, and Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, Cole Crittenden, for her excellence in teaching. She will…

Thesis Featured In Magazine
May 24, 2013

Will Harrel's thesis "Three Angry Men: Game Theoretic Analysis of Two-Sided Unanimity in Jury Trials" is highlighted in the current issue of Innovation Magazine . The…

UGs Compete at MIT Conference
May 17, 2013

Philip Chang ‘15 and Max Kaplan ‘16 joined 2700 other scholars and students at what they describe as the Geekapolooza, the MIT Sloan Sports Analytics Conference in Boston.

UGs Compete at MIT Conference
May 17, 2013

Philip Chang ‘15 and Max Kaplan ‘16 joined 2700 other scholars and students at what they describe as the Geekapolooza, the MIT Sloan Sports Analytics Conference in Boston.

UG Delegate Wins Spirit Award
April 29, 2013

Undergraduate and 2013 G(irls)20 Summit Delegate Carmina Mancenon ’14, a concentrator in operations research and financial engineering, is among nine students that have been named winners of the 2013 Spirit of Princeton Award. The…

Rigollet Receives Faculty Award
April 29, 2013

Assistant Professor Philipee Rigollet has been selected to receive the Howard B. Wentz Jr. Junior Faculty Award from the School of Engineering and Applied Science (SEAS). "Intended to recognize and assist promising junior faculty members," this award will help further Rigollet's research interests in nonparametric statistics, statistical…

Best paper for Berthet, Rigollet
April 26, 2013

Graduate student Quentin Berthet and Assistant Professor Philippe Rigollet will receive the "best paper award" at this year's edition of the Conference On Learning Theory (COLT) for their paper "Complexity Theoretic Lower Bounds for Sparse Principal Component Detection"…

ORFE Hosts Probability Day
March 28, 2013

On March 29, 2013 the Columbia-Princeton Probability Day was hosted at Princeton University. The annual meeting, which is jointly organized by Columbia University and Princeton University, featured four distinguished speakers, Alice Guionnet (MIT), Michel Ledoux (Toulouse), Elchanan Mossel (Berkeley), and Assaf Naor (NYU), as well as two junior…

Fan Wins Pao-Lu Hsu Prize
Feb. 22, 2013

Professor Jianqing Fan has won the inaugural Pao-Lu Hsu Prize, presented every three years by the International Chinese Statistical Association (ICSA). The award is conferred upon an individual under the age of 50 who has made influential and fundamental contributions to any field…

Students compete in OJ Game
Feb. 20, 2013

For more than 15 years, the OJ Game, also known as the Princeton Orange Bowl, has been challenging teams of students in ORF411: Operations and Information Engineering to create the best virtual orange juice business. The teams are tasked with coordinating the operational and financial logistics of their virtual business in a real time…

Çinlar, Vanderbei co-author Book
Jan. 18, 2013

Professor Erhan Çinlar and Professor Robert J. Vanderbei have co-authored a new textbook on analysis.  Real and Convex Analysis, published by Springer, aims to provide an accessible introduction to real and convex analysis. It also lays the foundation…

Massey Selected AMS Fellow
Nov. 6, 2012

Professor William Massey has been selected as an inaugural Fellow of the American Mathematical Society (AMS). This distinguished honor not only recognizes substantial contributions to the mathematics profession, but also highlights exemplars of excellence in the field. ORFE congratulates Professor Massey on his selection as a member of this…

Thesis Highlighted by Forbes
Aug. 17, 2012

Forbes has published an article highlighting the thesis work of an undergraduate major of the Department of Operations Research and Financial Engineering (ORFE). The article summarizes ORFE major Chetan Narain's ('11) own senior thesis work modeling presidential election outcomes in relation to the speeches delivered by the candidates. Analysis…