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Zoe Wang

CFEM alum Zoe Wang published in top quant journal

Zoe Wang, who received her Master of Engineering degree in financial engineering in December 2020, published a paper in the summer 2021 issue of The Journal of Financial Data Science, arguably the top quant publication. Wang’s paper, titled “Deep Q-Learning for Trading Cryptocurrency” was co-authored with Alex Fleiss, the CEO of Rebellion Research in New York City and Yu-Chien (Calvin) Ma, a Rutgers Business School graduate. “As a result of this article being published, our hope is to get more fellow Cornell students to become interested in the digital currency/quantitative finance world,”... Read more

Professor Mark Lewis

Lewis, Michener honored for diversity contributions

Mark E. Lewis, director of the School of Operations Research and Information Engineering, and Jamila Michener, associate professor of government, are the recipients of this year’s Faculty Award for Excellence in Research, Teaching and Service through Diversity. Read more

ORIE MEng Awards - Silent Hoist and Crane

ORIE MEng students receive awards at virtual commencement

Each year, Professor of Practice and Director of ORIE’s Master of Engineering program Kathryn Caggiano gets to stand in front of a group of graduating students and their families to announce that year’s M.Eng. award winners. While this year’s graduation ceremony was held virtually, Professor Caggiano was still able to honor the winning teams. The Silent Hoist and Crane Material Handling Prize was originally established in 1950 for the purpose of “stimulating the thinking of engineering students with aptitude or special interest in the Art and Science of Materials Handling.” “In the 70-plus... Read more

Peter Frazier elected inaugural Eleanor and Howard Morgan Professor

Peter Frazier elected inaugural Eleanor and Howard Morgan Professor

The Cornell Board of Trustees has elected Peter Frazier, Associate Professor with indefinite tenure in the School of Operations Research and Information Engineering, the inaugural Eleanor and Howard Morgan Professor, effective July 1, 2021. Frazier joins Mark Lewis, David Shmoys, Jim Dai, Shane Henderson, Adrian Lewis, James Renegar, David Ruppert, and Brenda Dietrich as chaired professors in ORIE. Lewis is the Maxwell M. Upson Professor of Engineering; Shmoys is the Laibe/Acheson Professor of Business Management and Leadership Studies; Dai is the Leon C. Welch Professor in Engineering; and... Read more

Mark Lewis

Mark Lewis elected the Maxwell M. Upson Professor of Engineering

The Cornell University Board of Trustees has elected Mark E. Lewis, Director and Professor in the School of Operations Research and Information Engineering, the Maxwell M. Upson Professor of Engineering effective July 1, 2021, succeeding Paul Steen who passed away in September 2020. Professor Lewis received undergraduate degrees in mathematics and political science from Eckerd College in 1992, his master's degree in theoretical statistics from Florida State University in 1995, and a Ph.D. in industrial and systems engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology in 1998. After receiving... Read more

IISE Annual Virtual Conference presentation screenshot

ORIE team led by Jody Zhu takes first place in IISE undergraduate research competition

A team of Cornell undergraduates led by rising senior Qihan (Jody) Zhu received first-place in the Institute of Industrial & Systems Engineers (IISE) Operations Research Division 2021 Undergraduate Research Dissemination Award, announced last month at the annual IISE conference, which was held virtually due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Zhu, who is studying both operations research and engineering and computer science, was working on updating ENGRI 1101: Engineering Applications of Operations Research course last summer under the direction of David B. Shmoys, the Laibe/Acheson Professor of... Read more

Sid Banerjee, Yudong Chen, Jamil Pender

Banerjee, Chen, Pender to be promoted to Associate Professor rank

At its recent meetings, the Cornell University Board of Trustees elected three members of the School of Operations Research and Information Engineering faculty to appointment with indefinite tenure, effective July 1, 2021. Siddhartha Banerjee, Yudong Chen and Jamol Pender were all elected associate professor with indefinite tenure. Banerjee joined the faculty at Cornell in July 2015 as an Assistant Professor. He received his Ph.D. in 2013 from the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Texas at Austin, and was a postdoctoral researcher in the Social Algorithms... Read more

Anders Wikum

ORIE’s Anders Wikum named Merrill Presidential Scholar

When he looks back at his final year at Cornell University, Anders Wikum will have plenty for which to be proud. Among those fond memories is being recognized as a 2021 Merrill Presidential Scholar. Wikum will earn his B.S. in operations research and engineering from Cornell this Sunday, May 30. Anders was recruited by ORIE’s David B. Shmoys, the Laibe/Acheson Professor of Business Management and Leadership Studies, to Cornell’s roster implementation team in summer 2020 and has played a major role in building the university’s fall 2020 and spring 2021 course rosters. “Anders is an incredible... Read more

Professor Shane Henderson

ORIE’s Henderson to receive Cornell Tech Faculty Teaching Award

Shane Henderson, the Charles W. Lake, Jr. Professor in Productivity in Cornell’s School of Operations Research and Information Engineering, will receive the Cornell Tech Faculty Teaching Award for the 2020-21 academic year. Voted on by the students, the award is presented annually at the Cornell Tech Recognition Ceremony, which will be held Wednesday, May 26 this year. Professor Henderson’s overall professional goal is to contribute to both research and learning in the theory and application of stochastic simulation and applied probability, with emphasis on the interface between these areas... Read more