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ORIE Ph.D. alum Brenda J. Dietrich elected to the National Academy of Science

Dietrich, Ph.D. ’86, is an IBM Fellow and VP of Emerging Technology in IBM’s Watson Group

Ice Men

Follett Ice uses ORIE insights. Successive CEOs Don ’53 and Steve ’78 Follett maintain ties.

Family, Friends and Faculty applaud ORIE's Class of 2014

The graduation of the largest class of recent years is celebrated in Sage Chapel.

ORIE Ph.D. interns help eBay deliver “Now”

Students Patrick Steele and Chaoxu Tong are working to make eBay’s Shutl service more efficient.

ORIE celebrates Uma Prabhu's 90th birthday

Colleagues and alums were real and virtual attendees at the birthday celebration.

Graduate Programs

Doctor of Philosophy
Our Ph.D. program is rigorous academically, demanding independent investigation and achievement and characterizes original scholarly work of the highest caliber. Doctoral graduates are prepared for academic teaching and research positions and placement in the private sector.

Master of Engineering
Our Master of Engineering program is a full-time, professionally-oriented program that builds on traditional math, scientific, and engineering skills and concentrates on the application of these skills to practical problems. The M.Eng. degree requires the completion of an engineering design project in lieu of a research thesis.

Cornell Financial Engineering Manhattan
Our Financial Engineering program is specifically designed to be a three-semester program (Fall-Spring-Fall), with the third (i.e., second fall) semester taking place at Cornell Financial Engineering Manhattan in New York City.

Undergraduate Program

Bachelor of Science
A four-year course of study culminating in a Bachelor of Science degree from the College of Engineering.


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

Latest Spotlights

Bangs Lectures returns Sept. 23

Sridhar Tayur from Carnegie Mellon University will be the 2014 Bangs Lectures speaker Tuesday, Sept. 23. Tayur's talk, "OR/OM Entrepreneurship in the 21st Century", will be given in Rhodes 253 at 4:15 p.m.

Scott Clark Ph.D. ’12 brings his work with ORIE Professor Frazier to Yelp and the open source world

Clark is applying techniques he used in bioinformatics to decisions for Yelp ads. His general purpose optimization software is now open-source.