News: ORIE

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

CFEM Class of 2021 Present Final Projects

Capstone Projects: The Hallmark of a Cornell Financial Engineering Education

By: Roselle Bajet

CFEM Senior Research Associate Sasha Stoikov is a faculty advisor who has spent over a decade in guiding students throughout the process of conducting research and gathering data. He notes that CFEM selects a diverse set of companies looking for innovative solutions to financial data science problems. Some projects proposed by Fintech companies in 2021 were related to cryptocurrencies and ESG impact investing. Banks and brokers in our lineup of companies have continued their interest in Machine Learning applications to include factor timing, portfolio allocation, and market making. For example... Read more

Professor Mark Lewis

Mark Lewis reappointed ORIE director

Mark Lewis, the Maxwell M. Upson Professor, has been reappointed as director of the School of Operations Research and Information Engineering. His reappointment is for a two-year period from July 1, 2022, to June 30, 2024. Read more

ORIE Undergraduate research students

Undergraduate research initiative opens doors

By: Olivia M. Hall

When Cornell University’s ORIE Undergraduate Society (OUS) held a research night this fall, the student-run event met with an enthusiastic response. “We had a huge turnout,” said member Jody Zhu ’22. “After talking to some underclassmen, I realized they were feeling the same way I did two years ago when I first went looking for research opportunities—hungry for knowledge and wanting hands-on experience.” It is a need the School of Operations Research and Information Engineering is working hard to meet, says Associate Professor David Goldberg, the OUS faculty advisor. Over the past summer, he... Read more