Class Notes: ORIE

Degree Year
  • 1993

Dominic J. Caraccilo

Degree(s):

  • MEng

After receiving my M.Eng. in 1993 I went on to serve as a Professor of Systems Engineering at West Point. My degree gave me an understanding of how to solve large, complex multidisciplinary problem sets and served me well in my Army carreer, which culminated in 2011 after being selected for Brigadier General and retiring with more than 27 years of commissioned service. Since then I used my M.Eng. skills as a consultant in Abu Dhabi, a director at Amazon, the director of IT Operations at Facebook and now as the COO of a security firm in Charlotte, N.C. Of all the education and experiences I have had, my Cornell M.Eng. has served me the best. 

Degree Year
  • 2006

Manabu Yoshimi

Degree(s):

  • MEng

Degree Year
  • 1999

Evan Raskob

Degree(s):

  • BS

Evan Raskob was recently appointed as the Subject Leader for both the Product Design and the Design Interactions courses at Ravensbourne, a digital arts college based in London, UK.  This follows on his previous role as Senior Lecturer in Web Media, and previously as Computational Designer in Residence at the college.  His main task is developing the future of these courses and establishing them as the leading courses for contemporary digital design in the UK, especially in the areas of electronic products, installation art and interactive design for live events, computer-enabled play, creative uses for technology in advertising, user experience design and web-enabled design.

Degree Year
  • 1975

photo of Ajit C. Tamhane

Ajit C. Tamhane

Degree(s):

  • MS
  • PhD

Ajit Tamhane is presently the senior associate dean of the McCormick School of Engineering and professor in the Department of Industrial Engineering & Management Science at Northwestern University, Evanston, Ill. He was elected fellow of the American Association for Advancement of Science this year. He is also a fellow of the Institute of Mathematical Statistics and the American Statistical Association.

Degree Year
  • 2010

Akhil Gupta

Degree(s):

  • MEng

After graduating from the School of ORIE in December 2010, I worked as an Equity Research Associate with RBC Capital Markets for a while before diving into the world of Microfinance investing. Following my brief experience of working and learning in a boutique venture capital firm in New York City focused on investing in Africa, I moved to Washington D.C. in June 2012 and have since been working with MicroVest Capital Management, a $200mm AUM investment management fund focused on investing in microfinance and similar sectors across the globe.

My coursework and experiences at Cornell have been instrumental to me to understand and work efficiently on the different types of financial products and analysis and I am certainly thankful for having made that decision back in the days.