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Frazier, Kempe and Kleinberg² win best paper award at ACM conference

Incentives increase exploration of products, stories, scientific domains, and crowdsourced tasks.

Shmoys on the mathematics of snow removal

Professor David Shmoys weighs in on the mathematics of snow removal in article.

Adrian Lewis presents invited lecture to the International Congress of Mathematicians

The world’s top mathematicians have been invited to speak at the quadrennial conference.

Mike Todd elected to NAE

Mike Todd has been elected to The National Academy of Engineering (NAE).

Students, friends and colleagues join in Mike Todd’s retirement celebration

Todd has spent more than 40 years at Cornell, teaching and advancing the field of optimization.

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Master of Engineering
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Advanced Analysis. Optimal Results.
Cornell Operations Research harnesses the power of mathematical and computer modeling and information technology to help solve complex problems.

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Earn your MEng. in Operations Research

Hear what our students, alumni and faculty have to say about the ORIE M.Eng. program.

ORIE Update/Data Driven Optimization Decision Making

ORIE Director David Shmoys and Assistant Professor Peter Frazier discussed the exciting things that are happening in the department and the vision for the future via Livestream on November 24, 2014.