News: ORIE

Professor Andrea Lodi

ORIE’s Lodi named winner of prestigious Farkas Prize

By: Pat Gillespie

Andrea Lodi, the Andrew H. and Ann R. Tisch Professor at Jacobs Technion—Cornell Institute at Cornell Tech and a member of the School of Operations Research and Information Engineering graduate field faculty at Cornell University, has been selected as the winner of the 2021 INFORMS Optimization Society Farkas Prize. Read more

Professor Shane Henderson

ORIE’s Henderson awarded NSF grant to study emergency medical services

By: Pat Gillespie

Shane Henderson, the Charles W. Lake, Jr. Professor in Productivity in the School of Operations Research and Information Engineering at Cornell, is using stochastic modeling and optimization to study new directions in emergency medical services, thanks to a grant from the National Science Foundation. Read more

Zoe Wang

CFEM alum Zoe Wang published in top quant journal

By: Pat Gillespie

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. 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

By: Pat Gillespie

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