Two ORFE Graduate Students Receive SEAS Award for Excellence
Nov. 21, 2023

ORFE graduate students Yihong Gu and Irina Wang received a SEAS Award for Excellence.  This annual award recognizes advanced graduate students in SEAS who have performed at the highest levels as scholars and…

8th Princeton Day of Statistics
Nov. 13, 2023

On November 2 – 3rd, the 8th Princeton Day of Statistics took place at Princeton University.  This biennial workshop brings together top researchers from around the country who work at the frontiers of statistics, machine learning and data science. 

Jianqing Fan elected to the Royal Flemish Academy of Belgium
Nov. 10, 2023

The Royal Flemish Academy of Belgium, a Royal Scientific Society founded in 1772, has elected ORFE Professor Jianqing Fan as a Foreign Member of the Class of Natural Sciences for his fundamental contributions to nonparametric modeling, high-dimensional statistics, machine learning, data science, and financial economics.

A conference honoring Professor Robert Vanderbei
Oct. 27, 2023

On October 5-6, the conference “From one star to another: an optimal journey through the interior of the universe” in celebration of Prof. Robert Vanderbei’s distinguished career took place in Princeton. The event featured 9 speakers including ORFE alumna and University of Pennsylvania Professor…

Professors Rene Carmona and Ronnie Sircar receive Energy Seed grant
Oct. 23, 2023

ORFE Professors Carmona and Sircar were awarded a grant through the Fund for Energy and Research with Corporate Partners, which was one of nine grants awarded from the Andlinger Center for Energy &…

Conference on Stochastic Control & Financial Engineering
Aug. 8, 2023

This June ORFE Professors Emma Hubert and Ludovic Tangpi organized and hosted a four-day conference on Stochastic Control & Financial Engineering: Methods  and Numerics at Princeton University.  The event was funded by a grant from the National Science Foundation, with co-sponsorship from…

Matias Cattaneo named Fellow of the American Statistical Association
Aug. 2, 2023

ORFE Professor Matias Cattaneo has been named a Fellow of the American Statistical Association (ASA).  This honor was bestowed for his seminal contributions to nonparametric, semiparametric and high-dimensional statistics, with notable applications to causal inference and program evaluation; for statistical software development; and for…

Jianqing Fan's 60th Birthday Celebration
July 27, 2023

On May 8-10, 2023, the Statistical Foundations of Data Science and their Applications conference took place in Princeton, along with a celebration of ORFE Professor Jianqing Fan’s 60th birthday. The three-day event featured over 30 invited speakers and several panels, and was co-sponsored by ORFE and…

Professor Amir Ali Ahmadi receives SEAS Distinguished Teaching Award
June 27, 2023

ORFE Professor Amir Ali Ahmadi received the SEAS Distinguished Teaching Award for his positive impact on students through teaching mathematical optimization courses at the undergraduate and the PhD level.  One student noted…

Professor Ludovic Tangpi gives Plenary Talk at SIAM Conference
June 21, 2023

ORFE Professor Ludovic Tangpi gave the plenary talk titled “Optimal bubble riding in a large population” at the 2023 biennial SIAM Conference on Financial Mathematics and Engineering which took place in Philadelphia this June. 

The presentation discussed a game-theoretic approach to model the growth and optimal liquidation of an…

Professor Amir Ali Ahmadi elected Kavli Fellow by the National Academy of Science
June 21, 2023

ORFE Professor Ahmadi has been elected a Kavli Fellow of the U. S. National Academy of Sciences (NAS).  This honor is supported by the Kavli Foundation and involves participation in the NAS’ annual Kavli Frontiers of Science symposium.  This year’s symposium was held in Irvine, California…

ORFE Prize Winners
June 21, 2023

On Monday, May 29th The Great ORFE Class of 2023 celebrated Class Day.  Eleven students were awarded prizes from eight prize categories.  A list of winners and their thesis titles can be found on the Undergraduate Awards page.  

Left to Right, Top Row: Robert Rubin, Alex Luo,…

The Great ORFE Class of 2023
May 26, 2023

Congratulations to the Great ORFE Class of 2023!  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.  

Congratulations Graduates
May 25, 2023

This year ORFE celebrates 15 graduate students.  Thirteen Ph.D students successfully defended their Ph.D's and 2 MSE students have successfully completed their requirements.  See the details on their impressive first job placements, advisors and thesis titles.

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Professor Vanderbei receives inaugural SEAS Excellence in Mentoring Award
May 15, 2023

On May 4th, Professor Robert Vanderbei received the inaugural SEAS Excellence in Mentoring Award. 

The honor was given in response to the letters of support from faculty he mentored and the many PhD students who described his “unwavering support” and generosity with ideas, time and guidance. 

ORFE Assistant Professor Klusowski wins Howard B. Wentz, Jr., Junior Faculty Award
April 12, 2023

Professor Jason Klusowski will use his Howard B. Wentz, Jr., Junior Faculty Award, given by the School of Engineering and Applied Science, to fund his research.  The aim of his research is to establish a fundamental theoretical understanding of the interplay between statistical accuracy, computational complexity, and interpretability for…

Professor Bartolomeo Stellato Receives NSF CAREER Award
March 30, 2023

Professor Bartolomeo Stellato has received the National Science Foundation (NSF) CAREER Award. The title of his project is "Learning for Real-Time Embedded Optimization". Professor Stellato aims to use data to develop new efficient and robust optimization tools for real-time decision-making, with applications in energy, transportation, and…

Professor Ludovic Tangpi awarded the AMS Claytor-Gilmer Fellowship
Feb. 16, 2023

Professor Tangpi is the 2023 recipient of the American Mathematical Society's Claytor-Gilmer Fellowship.  The Claytor-Gilmer Fellowship was established in 2021 to further excellence in mathematics research and to help generate wider and sustained participation by Black mathematicians.

Professor William A. Massey '77 elected Member at Large for AMS Council
Feb. 1, 2023

William A. Massey ‘77, Edwin S. Wilsey Professor of the ORFE Department, has been elected to a three-year term, starting in February 2023, as a Member at Large to the American Mathematical Society Council. He was also named an inaugural American Mathematical Society Fellow in 2013.

In the accompanying group photo, Professor Massey,…

Professor Jason Klusowski Receives NSF CAREER Award
Jan. 31, 2023

ORFE Professor Jason Klusowski has received a National Science Foundation CAREER grant which is the "most prestigious award from the NSF in support of early-career faculty who have potential to serve as academic role models in research and education and to lead advances in the mission of their department or organization".  Professor…