Jamol Pender

Jamol J. Pender

Associate Professor
Operations Research and Information Engineering
228 Frank H.T. Rhodes Hall
Associate Director, Graduate Studies


Jamol Pender has joined the faculty at Cornell in July 2015 as an Assistant Professor in the School of Operations Research and Information Engineering. He received his PhD from the Department of Operations Research and Financial Engineering at Princeton University in 2013, and his B.S.E and M.S.E in Electrical and Systems Engineering at the University of Pennsylvania in 2008. Before coming to Cornell, he was a Visiting Scholar in the Department of Industrial Engineering and Operations Research at Columbia University. His research interests include queueing theory, applied probability, Markov processes, control theory, and mathematical finance.

Research Interests

Research Group Members

Selected Publications

  • Pender, Jamol, W.A. Massey.  2013. "Gaussian Skewness Approximation for Dynamic Rate Queues with Abandonment."  Queueing Systems.
  • Pender, Jamol.  2013. "Gram Charlier Expansions for Time Varying Queues with Abandondonment."  SIAM Journal of Applied Mathematics.
  • Pender, Jamol, Richard Rand, Elizabeth Wesson.  2016. "Queues with choice via Delay Differential Equations."  International Journal of Bifurcation and Chaos.
  • Jennings, O B., J Pender.  2016. "Comparisons of ticket and standard queues."  Queueing Systems 84 (1-2): 145-202.
  • Pender, Jamol.  2016. "Sampling The Kolmogorov Forward Equations: Applications to Nonstationary Queuing Networks."  Journal on Computing (INFORMS).

Selected Awards and Honors

  • Honorable Mention (INFORMS Telecommunications Best Paper Award) 2016
  • Patrice Y. Johnson Award (Princeton University) 2013
  • New Jersey Student Paper Award (INFORMS) 2011
  • Ford Foundation Fellowship Research Award 2014
  • Best Theoretical Research Award Winner (CAARMS) 2012


  • B.S. (Electrical and Systems Engineering), University of Pennsylvania, 2007
  • M.S. (Electrical and Systems Engineering), University of Pennsylvania, 2008
  • Ph.D. (Operations Research and Financial Engineering), Princeton University, 2013

Research Group Members

Graduate Students

  • Andrew Daw
    Operations Research and Information Engineering
  • Alon Jacobson
    Operations Research and Information Engineering
  • Weiyuan Li
    Operations Research and Information Engineering
  • Hannane Yaghoubizade
    Operations Research and Information Engineering

In the News