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Jack Muckstadt

Colleagues, alumni help Jack Muckstadt celebrate his 80th birthday

While we might be unable to have large get-togethers right now, the current state of affairs didn’t stop ORIE faculty, alumni, and colleagues from helping Jack Muckstadt, the Acheson/Laibe Professor Emeritus of Business Management and Leadership, celebrate his 80th birthday Sunday, September 28 via a group Zoom meeting. After a welcome from Mark Lewis, Professor and Director of ORIE, Kathryn Caggiano, Professor of Practice and Director of ORIE’s Master of Engineering program, gave a brief history of her experiences with Jack’s career. “Jack puts people first,” Caggiano said of what she’s... Read more

Professor David Williamson received McCormick Advising Award

Professor Williamson receives Cornell Engineering advising award

Professor David Williamson has received the James M. and Marsha D. McCormick Award for Outstanding Advising of First-Year Engineering Students. The McCormick Advising Award is the highest award for advising in the college. Williamson was nominated by students in the College of Engineering and selected by a committee within the College of Engineering. Prior to founding First Manhattan Consulting Group, James M. McCormick ’69, ’70 M.Eng. worked at McKinsey and Bell Labs. He earned his bachelor’s and master’s degrees in operations research and industrial engineering. The McCormick’s son, JJ '05... Read more

Green funder -- Crowdfund sustainable projects anytime & anywhere!

ORIE alum launches crowdfunding platform for sustainably driven projects

ORIE graduate Sam Wenger '20 has launched GreenFundr, a crowdfunding platform for sustainably driven projects. Creators post their projects, supporters help fund their ventures, and the Earth sees an uptake in green innovations. "We want to fight climate change, end environmental degradation, and build a sustainable world," says Wenger. To learn more about GreenFundr, visit their website at Read more

Professor López de Prado Appointed Global Head of Quantitative Research and Development

By: Roselle Bajet

Prof. López de Prado's department is tasked with applying a systematic, science-based approach to developing and implementing investment strategies. This multi-disciplinary team will draw on the latest scientific developments, in areas such as machine learning, big data and high-performance computing. Prof. López de Prado is a recognized expert in financial machine learning. His innovations have covered and connected a wide range of subjects, including overfitting prevention, signal processing, quantum computing, stochastic optimal control, robust convex optimization, and market microstructure... Read more

Vasilis Charisopoulos

ORIE’s Charisopoulos earns Leventis scholarship

Fourth-year ORIE Ph.D. student Vasilis Charisopoulos has earned an A. G. Leventis scholarship for the 2020-21 academic year. Charisopoulos’ research statement was about composite optimization for robust signal recovery, and efficient spectral methods in large-scale computing. Charisopoulos received his Diploma in electrical & computer engineering in 2017 from the National Technical University of Athens, Greece, under the supervision of Professor Petros Maragos. He then spent four months in INRIA (National Institute for Research in Digital Science and Technology) working as a researcher in the... Read more

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