Optimization is a mathematical discipline that concerns the finding of minima and maxima of functions, subject to so-called constraints. ORIE faculty work on semi-definite programming, second-order cone programming, and large-scale multi-period stochastic optimization problems, in addition to convex analysis and non-smooth optimization—areas beyond the realm of traditional calculus.

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The faculty researchers in this area exemplify the collaborative nature of the work done at Cornell Engineering.

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James Renegar

Class of 1912 Professor of Engineering
Operations Research and Information Engineering
Frank H T Rhodes Hall, Room 224
Associate Director, Undergraduate Studies
Operations Research and Information Engineering

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