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Fengqi You

Fengqi You Receives AIChE Program Committee's Award for Innovations in Green Process Engineering

Professor Fengqi You has been awarded the 2020 Program Committee's Award for Innovations in Green Process Engineering by American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE) and Green Process Engineering Association. This award recognizes an individual for contributions to the field of green process engineering for sustainable energy and environment. Professor You was selected for his innovations and fundamental contributions to green engineering and sustainable process systems engineering research. The award consists of a plaque and $1,000. Professor You is also invited to give a plenary lecture... Read more

CFEM Director Victoria Averbukh featured in Quant Summit Virtual. Register with code "QuantSpeaker" for 20% off.

CFEM at Quant Summit Virtual

Register for the Quant Summit Virtual from July 13-16, featuring our practitioner-lecturers and project sponsors, as well as CFEM Director Victoria Averbukh! For more details, check out the event website: https://events.risk.net/quantsummitusa. Read more

CFEM Has the Winning Team in IAQF's Ninth Annual Academic Affiliate Membership Student Competition

Out of 36 teams, the Cornell team was one of five that came out on top. All members of Team Quants by Ganges are in CFEM's Class of 2020: Team Captain Nikunj Agarwal, Subham Behera, Harsh Parsuram Puria, and Vineel Yellapantula. CFEM Senior Research Associate Sasha Stoikov was their advisor. For more information, including the link to CFEM's winning paper, read the official announcement. Read more

Shengbo Wang

ORIE senior named Merrill Presidential Scholar

Shengbo Wang was recently recognized as a 2020 Merrill Presidential Scholar. Wang earned his B.S. in operations research and engineering and earned dean’s list honors in each of his six semesters at Cornell. During his three years in Ithaca, he pursued a Ph.D.-level curriculum with a concentration in probability theory and its application in operations research. A summa cum laude graduate, Shengbo—a native of Chaoyang District, Beijing, China—served as a teaching assistant for ORIE 3510/5510 from January 2019-June 2020. Wang is one of 35 outstanding seniors recognized as 2020 Merrill... Read more

NYU Langone Brookyn ER Department posing with donated PPE

Cornell Alumna Steps Up to Support NYC

“When COVID first affected Wuhan, my family became very concerned. We saw how much suffering the disease brought to those infected and healthcare workers selflessly fighting for their patients. When it started in the U.S., I immediately thought about how this could become a great danger for the healthcare workers here. My friend who works as a nurse said that they were only assigned one N95 mask for 3 months. That’s when I made a decision to help with this cause and donate PPE to healthcare workers,” said Annabelle. At first, Annabelle was able to connect with an extensive network through her... Read more

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Big Red Data

By: Chris Woolston

Data scientists never really know where their work is going to take them. David Shmoys, the Laibe/Acheson Professor of Business Management and Leadership Studies at Cornell Engineering, has applied his mathematical tools to topics ranging from woodpecker populations to bike sharing programs. And when a global pandemic broke out, he was ready to shift his attention to the biggest crisis of our time. Nobody really saw the novel coronavirus coming, but data scientists at Cornell had still been preparing for the moment. Over the years, they have been developing models and mathematical techniques... Read more

Cornell ORIE students help local inmates

ORIE students help others grow & find success

By: Olivia M. Hall

As Andrew Daw first approached the gates of the Cayuga Correctional Facility in Moravia, N.Y. in January 2019, he felt a bit daunted. This was, after all, his first experience with prison. But unlike the inmates he was about to meet, the Cornell doctoral student was here voluntarily and free to leave a few hours later. He had come to teach introductory college-level math to a classroom of some of the most grateful students he would ever encounter. Daw is one of several ORIE students who have been reaching out beyond the comforts of campus to share lessons in mathematics and critical thinking... Read more