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ORFE graduate student Yuling Yan awarded Procter Fellowship
April 8, 2022

Yuling Yan has received the Charlotte Elizabeth Procter Fellowship from the Princeton University Graduate School for the 2022-23 academic year. This honorific fellowship which recognizes outstanding performance and professional promise, was established in 1912 in memory of Charlotte Elizabeth Procter.

Yuling, advised by ORFE Professor…

SEAS 2021 Excellence in Teaching Award
March 22, 2022

Former ORFE graduate student Zachary Hervieux-Moore *21 received an Excellence in Teaching Award from the School of Engineering and Applied Science for his work last Spring in ORFE 401, Electronic Commerce.  Zachary, who was advised by Professor Alain Kornhauser, successfully defended his Ph.D. dissertation titled "Modern Reinforcement…

Two ORFE Professors Receive Great Teaching Awards
Feb. 24, 2022

ORFE Associate Professor Ramon van Handel and Assistant Professor Boris Hanin received Great Teaching Awards for their Fall 2021 classes.

Professor van Handel received his award for ORFE 550, Topics in Probability: Probability in High Dimension. Professor Hanin received his award for ORFE 543, Deep Learning Theory.

Professor Tangpi Receives MSEC Early Career Fellowship
Feb. 18, 2022

Professor Ludovic Tangpi is a recipient of the inaugural MGB-SIAM Early Career Fellowship (MSEC).  This fellowship is a joint commitment of the Mathematically Gifted & Black (MGB), a site which highlights the contributions and lives of Black mathematicians, and the Society for Industrial & Applied Mathematics (SIAM).  This…

Professor Kornhauser's Smart Driving Cars Summit MOVES Trenton
Feb. 18, 2022

The annual Princeton Smart Driving Car Summit organized by ORFE Professor Alain Kornhauser and held at Princeton University was the catalyst for the City of Trenton's new project Trenton Mobility & Opportunity: Vehicle Equity System (MOVES) whose goal is to “deploy 100 autonomous vehicles throughout the city to provide low cost,…

Professor Stellato wins two awards from the School of Engineering and Applied Science
Feb. 11, 2022

Professor Bartolomeo Stellato has won two awards from the School of Engineering and Applied Science. The first award funded by the James Mi *91 Fund in Data Science is the SEAS Innovation Award. This award is received for his proposal entitled “Learning Task-specific Optimizers for Real-time Autonomous Systems.” The proposal will focus on data…

Professor Emma Hubert awarded the Paul Caseau Prize
Jan. 14, 2022

ORFE Professor Emma Hubert received the 2022 Paul Caseau prize for her Ph.D. thesis titled “Interactions and incitatives: between contract theory and mean-field games.” This award from the French Academy of Technology and EDF (Electricite de France) is “awarded annually to young…

Professors Hanin and Tangpi Receive NSF CAREER Award
Dec. 14, 2021

ORFE Professors Boris Hanin and Ludovic Tangpi have each 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”…

Two ORFE Graduate Students Receive SEAS Award for Excellence
Dec. 6, 2021

ORFE graduate students Gokce Dayanikli and Cemil Dibek received the SEAS Award for Excellence.  Gokce, advised by Professor Rene Carmona, works on understanding emergent behavior in groups with a large number of agents and the effect of optimal incentives on this behavior by using game theory and machine learning tools.  Cemil, who…

Prof. Massey and his former student Prof. Hampshire *07 give keynotes at INFORMS Annual Meeting
Nov. 16, 2021

This year, ORFE Edwin S. Wilsey Professor William A. Massey ‘77 was a keynote speaker at the flagship conference for the Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences, the 2021 INFORMS Annual Meeting. His talk was titled “A Dynamic…

Map by Prof. Vanderbei and Colleagues Hits Time's List of 100 Best Inventions of 2021
Nov. 11, 2021

To accurately capture Earth on a flat surface “while keeping visual distortions at a minimum” requires writing a complicated Python code. ORFE Professor Robert Vanderbei wrote the code to create a re-imagined world map. His collaboration with Princeton University Professor Richard Gott III and David Goldberg, professor at Drexel University, …

Professor Jianqing Fan gives Le Cam Lecture at Joint Statistical Meeting
Aug. 25, 2021

Jianqing Fan, the Frederick L. Moore Professor in Finance, was the 2021 Le Cam Lecturer, one of the highest honors given by the Institute of Mathematical Statistics to a mathematical statistician once every three years. He spoke at the annual Joint Statistical…

Georgina Hall *18 Finalist for the Tucker Prize
Aug. 9, 2021

Former ORFE graduate student Georgina Hall *18, supervised by Professor Amir Ali Ahmadi, was a finalist for the 2021 Tucker Prize. This selective award from the Mathematical Optimization Society is given every three years to the best Ph.D. thesis in optimization worldwide. Georgina…

ORFE Professor Ronnie Sircar named to Endowed Professorship
July 8, 2021

ORFE Chair, Ronnie Sircar, has been named the Eugene Higgins Professor of Operations Research and Financial Engineering. Sircar, who is currently chair of the ORFE department, joined the Princeton faculty in 2000. His research interests include financial mathematics, stochastic volatility models, portfolio optimization, energy markets and…

ORFE Prize Winners
May 21, 2021

On Monday, May 24th The Great ORFE Class of 2021 virtually celebrated Class Day. Via Zoom 18 students were awarded prizes from eight prize categories. A list of winners and their thesis titles can be found on the Undergraduate Awards page.

Congratulations Graduates
May 7, 2021

At our (virtual) Graduate Class Day on May, 25th we recognized 12 students receiving their ORFE Ph.D. The students' thesis advisers led the congratulations. Details on their impressive first job placements, advisors and thesis titles can be found on the ORFE graduate page.

ORFE Senior Taishi Nakase ’21 named Princeton University Valedictorian
April 29, 2021

For the second year in a row an ORFE senior is named Princeton University’s valedictorian. Taishi Nakase, Princeton University’s Class of 2021 valedictorian, whose senior thesis advisor is ORFE Professor…

ORFE Welcomes Historic Number of Incoming PhD Students
April 28, 2021

Fall of 2021 will usher in the largest number of first year PhD students in the Department of Operations Research and Financial Engineering’s 22-year history. The 21-22 academic year will welcome 27 incoming PhD students and 1 MSE student. The yield on admits was 60%. International students are from Australia, Canada, China, Germany, India,…

ORFE Assistant Professor Stellato receives Award for Innovation in Undergraduate Education
April 28, 2021

Professor Bartolomeo Stellato has been awarded a grant from the 250th Anniversary Fund for Innovation in Undergraduate Education for his proposal “Optimization: Decision-making in the age of computers” to revamp the core ORFE undergraduate class ORF 307. The award letter from Pres. Eisgruber recognizes that commitment to teaching is critical to…

ORFE Assistant Professor Tangpi receives SEAS Junior Faculty Award
April 27, 2021

Professor Ludovic Tangpi received a E. Lawrence Keyes, Jr. /Emerson Electric Co. Faculty Advancement SEAS Junior Faculty award, which was established to recognize the most talented junior faculty members in the School of Engineering and Applied Science. Professor Tangpi intends to use the research funds from this award to support ongoing…