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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...

Large photo of Rene Carmona with a small inset photo of Francois Delarue
November 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 recent, outstanding research book that makes a seminal contribution to the research literature, reflects the highest standards of...

Background is mountain range in Washington State.  Placed over is a photo of Professor Vanderbei at podium giving talk
October 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 faculty at INFORMS see our ORFE Facebook page.

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