Liu Receives the Tweedie Award
Feb. 16, 2015

The Institute of Mathematical Statistics has selected Han Liu as the winner of this year’s Tweedie New Researcher Award.

Dr Liu is selected "for making fundamental and outstanding contributions to the theory and methods of nonparametric and…

Georgina Hall Receives Teaching Award
Feb. 16, 2015

Georgina Hall, a PhD student, has been awarded the Engineering Council/GEC Excellence in Teaching Award for her role as a TA of ORF 309 "Probability and Stochastic Systems" in Fall 2014.

Ahmadi and van Handel Receive Teaching Award
Feb. 3, 2015

Professors Amirali Ahmadi and Ramon van Handel have been awarded the 2014 Teaching Award by the Engineering council for their teaching of ORF 363 “Computing and Optimization” and ORF 309 “Probability and Stochastic Systems”, respectively. They are among four professors who taught in 2014 to be selected for this honor. Remarkably, they both…

Zhaoran Wang Wins Microsoft Research PhD Fellowship
Jan. 22, 2015

Zhaoran Wang, a PhD student in the StatLab, was awarded a distinguished 2015 Microsoft Research PhD Fellowship. Out of the 169 applicants in north America, Zhaoran is one of only 12 winners.

The Microsoft Research fellowship honors the best young minds in Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, and Mathematics. Zhaoran, under the…

van Handel Awarded Erlang Prize
Nov. 11, 2014

Ramon van Handel has been selected to receive the Erlang Prize. This prize is awarded biannually by the Applied Probability Society of INFORMS to a young researcher who has made a…

Powell Awarded Project with Yield Planet
Oct. 24, 2014

Yield Planet has just awarded an initial project of $510,000 to Warren Powell in the Department of Operations Research and Financial Engineering to develop online adaptive learning algorithms to dynamically optimize prices for hotel rooms for over 4,000 hotels around the world (a number that is…

Ahmadi receives AFOSR Award
Oct. 7, 2014

Amir Ali Ahmadi has received the 2014 Air Force Office of Scientific Research (AFOSR) Young Investigator Program (YIP) Award. The YIP program is the Department of Defense version of the NSF CAREER awards and is open to…

ORFE Student Published on NFL website
Sept. 5, 2014

ORFE Major, Max Kaplan, Class of 2016, used linear programming in order to find the optimal NFL road trip as described in the article that was recently published on titled “32 Teams in 47 days: Planning the perfect NFL…

Alumni Reception
May 9, 2014

It's that time of year again. An opportunity to reconnect with our alumni. Please mark your calendars and join us for the ORFE Alumni reception on Friday, May 30th from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m.

DataFest Competition
April 3, 2014

The first DataFest at Princeton was held on March 28-30, 2014 in Sherrerd Hall. DataFest is a data analysis competition where teams of up to five undergraduates have a weekend to attack a large and complex dataset. This year’s event consisted of 46 participants with 13 teams competing. The competition was sponsored by the Operations Research …

New Visiting Faculty and Fellows
March 25, 2014

John Eckstein, Visiting Fellow, Professor Department Management Science and Information Systems. His research interests are in mathematical optimization, operations research, business analytics, parallel algorithms, and information systems.

Hoang Pham, Visiting Fellow, Chairman and Distinguished Professor,Department of Industrial &amp…

New Faculty Members Fall 2014
March 25, 2014

Amir Ali Ahmadi, Assistant Professor, comes to ORFE from the IBM Watson Research Center which he was a Herman Goldstine Fellow in the Department of Business Analytics and Mathematical Sciences. Amirali received his Ph.D. from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. His research interests are broadly in optimization and systems theory with an…

New Research Staff
March 25, 2014

Quanquan Gu, Postdoctoral Research Associate, PhD, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Quanquan will be working with Assistant Professor Han Liu in the SMiLe (Statistical Machine Learning) Lab conducting research on stochastic optimization and data mininng from large and complex datasets. 

Yang Ning,Postdoctoral Research…

Laura Kornhauser
March 25, 2014

It might have been an easier choice than most undergraduates face for Laura Kornhauser to pursue a degree through the Department of Operations Research and Financial Engineering. Her father, Alain Kornhauser, is a professor there, and her mother is a mathematician. She was always going to be “a math and science kid.”

But that does not…

Vanderbei Mixes Optimization with Art
March 10, 2014

Professor Robert Vanderbei finds academic inspiration through the lens of his camera in this video of "Catching Snowflakes". Vanderbei is a mathematician with a specialized, artistic hobby. His hobby involves the creative use of camera…

Fan Awarded The Guy Medal in Silver
Feb. 27, 2014

Jianqing Fan has been awarded the Guy Medal in Silver of Royal Statistical Society for 2014 for his path-breaking research in high-dimensional statistical learning and inferences, important contributions to non-parametric and semi-parametric statistics, and his service to the…

van Handel Receives Teaching Award
Feb. 21, 2014

Professor Ramon van Handel received the Princeton Engineering Council Excellence in Teaching Award for the teaching of his Fall 2013 class ORF 473, Special Topics in Operations Research and Financial Engineering - Stochastic Methods for Quantitative Finance. This award is a student-motivated and student determined award for excellence in…

Powell Receives Honorary Doctorate
Feb. 20, 2014

Professor Warren Powell has been awarded an honorary doctorate from The University of Quebec at Montreal. The degree was given for his development of quantitative approaches to complex operational problems and in particular to his transformative contributions…

ORFE Student Interns in Kampala, Uganda
Feb. 14, 2014

ORFE Major, Dee Luo, Class of 2016, participated this past summer in Princeton’s International Internship Program in Kampala, Uganda. Dee worked for the Bayimba Cultural Foundation developing an official marketing and advertising strategy document for the…

Kornhauser Drives Change
Dec. 24, 2013

Professor Alain Kornhauser recently talked to the School of Engineering and Applied Science about his efforts to address a leading cause of roadway fatalities, namely, driver error. For decades, Kornhauser has worked to solve this problem through the research…