Class Notes: ORIE

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

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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.

Degree Year
  • 2008

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Kamil Tazi

Degree(s):

  • MEng

Following my graduation from Cornell University & ENSAE Paritech Paris in 2008, I had the chance to work in consulting (Sabre Holding, Accenture). Now I am a Senior Executive at Group Tazi. But in the meanwhile, my passions still prevail over the rest :

  • As a local public figure in a famous local radio show (Luxe Radio). I had the chance to debate 2 hours a day about everyday news related to economics, politics (...) and interview local celebrities.
  • This is in addition to being a speaker in conferences, mainly dealing with financial topics.
  • Music as I perfom (singing/guitar) every week in famous places in Casablanca.
  • Theatre & Improvisation but also dance since I taught salsa for 2 years after 9 years of practice.
  • Writing as I have recently finished to write a thriller that will be published in the first semester of 2013.

My experience at the Cornell University was fantastic and I will definitely always keep it in part of my mind.