News: ORIE

Giving students an early introduction to Operations Research

Lewis, the Maxwell M. Upson Professor of Engineering and Director of the School of Operations Research and Information Engineering (ORIE) at Cornell, and Shmoys, the Laibe/Acheson Professor of Business Management and Leadership Studies, have a combined 50 years experience teaching the theory and practice of operations engineering. If anyone can convey the excitement, beauty, and sheer usefulness of mathematical modeling, it is them. Lewis was a key part of the 2022 CATALYST program this year, where he got to work with more than 50 high school students. CATALYST Academy is a one-week program... Read more

CFEM team wins IAQF contest

The International Association for Quantitative Finance ( has announced the winners of the Eleventh Annual Academic Affiliate Membership Student Competition. Twenty-five teams representing fourteen academic programs submitted papers in response to this year's competition problem which focused on predictors of the state of the market. The full problem can be found on the IAQF Site here. The IAQF is the not-for-profit, professional society dedicated to fostering the profession of quantitative finance by providing platforms to discuss cutting-edge and pivotal issues in the... Read more

New Announcement! UBS and CFEM Partner for AI, Data & Analytics Speaker Series

Today's world of new technologies, the abundance of data, and alacrity to deliver quicker, cheaper and at scale is fueling digitalization [and increasing/changing expectations of Financial Services providers]. At UBS, we are reimagining how we approach our workflow challenges to harness the power of artificial intelligence, data and analytics (ADA) with the newly launched center of expertise being just one example, bringing together data scientists and analytics experts from across the bank to harmonize and unify our group efforts. Find out more about opportunities at UBS. UBS Investment Bank... Read more

Leadership in Ukraine: A Spotlight on Cornell MFE '22 Ivan Kosyuk

From the first day of the war in Ukraine, I searched for an opportunity to help my country. At first, I participated in a volunteer group of engineers to create useful software for the cause. Tech in Ukraine is a promising and rapidly growing sector, but after I learned about the scale of job loss among skilled engineers, I realized that this is where I could help the most. Together with a few members of our community, we formed UA IT HUB - an organization of engineers open to working for clients abroad. By organizing teams within the country, we realized that we could foster expertise in... Read more

ORIE welcomes new members to the INFORMS Omega Rho Honor Society

Due to COVID considerations, ORIE was unable to gather to recognize last year's 23 honorees. This year, the School hosted an ice cream reception for the 13 members of the 2021-22 cohort as well as for those from last years group who were still a Cornell. The Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences (INFORMS) is an international society for practitioners in the fields of operations research, management science, and analytics. One of the many valuable roles INFORMS plays in the development and promotion of the field of OR and analytics is the administration of the the Omega... Read more

Successful ORIE Showcase highlights undergrad research, promotes the field

The showcase was conceived with several purposes in mind. One was to give ORIE undergraduates a chance to share their research projects with peers, professors, grad students, and students from outside of ORIE. Another was to help build a feeling of community in the school after two long years of limited chances to socialize. And a third goal shared by Goldberg and the student leaders of the Undergraduate ORIE Society was to introduce the field of Operations Research to students who have not yet have chosen a major. There were ten posters and a software demo in the poster session, representing... Read more

CFEM Goes Global: An International Collaboration with Covario

Covario will collaborate with a team of CFEM students to answer the relevant industry question of "How Might We Use Order Limit Book Data on Centralized Crypto Exchanges to Make Short-Term Price Predictions"? Spearheading this project are Luis Fernández, Covario's Head of Quantitative Research, and Prof. Sasha Stoikov, CFEM Head of Research. Mr. Fernández and his team are first-time sponsors, and he noted, "We look forward to helping students experience first-hand the positive impact of when traditional mathematical and scientific skills are applied in the crypto space." To learn more about... Read more

Howard Morgan

New gift endows Morgan Chair to ORIE's Topaloglu

By: Cornell Tech

Earlier this year, Cornell Tech Dean Greg Morrisett announced that a gift from Howard Morgan Ph.D. ’68 and his wife Eleanor, will be used to endow a new faculty chair—the Howard and Eleanor Morgan Professor—awarded to Professor Huseyin Topaloglu, an expert in operations research whose work focuses on dynamic programming and applications in supply chain logistics. “Eleanor and I are thrilled that endowing this chair allows us to support the scholarship of brilliant faculty like Huseyin who have had such an important impact in the field of operations research,” Morgan said. “It’s very meaningful... Read more

David Williamson

David Williamson extends IS chair appointment

By: Cornell Ann S. Bowers College of Computing and Information Science

David Williamson, professor in the School of Operations Research and Information Engineering and in the Department of Information Science, has agreed to extend his appointment as Chair of the Department of Information Science, a role he has held since July 1, 2021, for an additional year. Read more