News: ORIE

Jamol Pender

ORIE’s Pender to receive the Zellman Warhaft Faculty Commitment to Diversity Award

Assistant professor Jamol Pender (ORIE) has been selected to receive the 2019 Zellman Warhaft Faculty Commitment to Diversity Award. Established in 2007 in honor of mechanical and aerospace engineering professor Zellman Warhaft, the first associate dean for diversity in the College of Engineering, the Zellman Warhaft Faculty Commitment to Diversity Award recognizes students and faculty members for commitment to diversity issues, as well as participation in DPE activities and programs. Read more

Hospicare group that organizes and promotes the annual Women Swimmin' event

Students’ software optimizes logistics for Women Swimmin’

By: Chris Dawson

If you are a fan of logic problems, you have probably seen some variant on the classic challenge involving moving a group of people or items from one place to another in the most efficient way possible, given several constraints. Sometimes the challenge is framed as getting a group of people across a single-track footbridge where certain individuals can never be on the bridge together; sometimes it involves transporting animals across a river with a canoe, but certain animals can never be together on one side of the river without a human there. If you have seen these sorts of problems, then... Read more

Celia Chen of Alliance Bernstein Talks to Crowd

Cornell-Citi Financial Data Science Seminar with Andrew Chin and Celia Chen

By: Roselle Bajet

Alliance Bernstein's Andrew Chin (Chief Risk Officer and Head of Quantitative Research) and Celia Chen (Data Scientist) came to the Cornell Tech campus on April 10th to discuss major changes in the asset management industry as a result of big data. This concludes our seminar series with Citi for the semester! We hope to collaborate again in the future, and we thank everyone for the continued support. Read more

Fireside Talk Panelists

CFEM Fireside Talk

By: Roselle Bajet

On Wednesday, April 3rd, our panelists and attendees from a variety of career paths gathered for an informal discussion as women in finance. The conversation included such topics as the setbacks that all of us have overcome in the industry, challenges that women still face, and our visions for the future. It was a memorable chat, and we are grateful to all participants for the newfound inspiration. Read more

Six assistant professors win NSF early-career awards

Over the next five years, each researcher will receive up to $500,000 “to build a firm scientific footing for solving challenges and scaling new heights for the nation, as well as serve as academic role models in research and education,” according to the NSF website. The five assistant professors are: Jayadev Acharya, electrical and computer engineering; Siddhartha Banerjee, operations research and information engineering; Christina Delimitrou, electrical and computer engineering; Nathan Kallus, operations research and information engineering at Cornell Tech; Karola Mészáros, mathematics in... Read more

Dan diBartolomeo and Attendees

Cornell-Citi Financial Data Science Seminar with Dan diBartolomeo

By: Roselle Bajet

Dan diBartolomeo (Northfield Information Services) hosted a talk on the incorporation of text news analytics in risk assessment. CFEM had a great turnout at the Tata Innovation Center on Cornell Tech's campus, and it proved to be a fascinating exchange of ideas! Read more

Cornell-Citi Financial Data Science Seminar with Eric Newcomer

By: Roselle Bajet

Cornell Financial Engineering Manhattan partnered with Citi for the first time last Tuesday night on January 29th, 2019. Eric Newcomer, Chief Architect for Treasury and Trade Solutions at Citigroup, was the first speaker in our seminar series to highlight machine learning applications in finance. His presentation, "Projects and Experiences in Treasury and Trade Solutions," was well-received and brought together attendees from a wide variety of fields. Our next seminar will be held on February 27th with Dan diBartolomeo of Northfield Information Services, Inc. We hope to see more people attend... Read more

CFEM Graduating Class of 2018

CFEM Graduation (Class of 2018)

By: Roselle Bajet

CFEM's Class of 2018 held its graduation ceremony on Thursday, December 13th, at the Bloomberg Center. We had opening remarks from CFEM Director Victoria Averbukh and Senior Research Associate Sasha Stoikov, as well as guest appearances from ORIE Director Shane Henderson and the Director of Master of Engineering Studies, Kathryn Caggiano. We were thrilled to spend the semester with such promising young students, and we look forward to seeing their achievements in finance and beyond. Read more