Teaching and research in Operations Research and Financial Engineering (ORFE) focus on foundations of data science, probabilistic modeling, and optimal decision-making under uncertainty, with applications in economics and finance, energy and the environment, healthcare management, physical and biological sciences, social networks, and transportation. The graduate and undergraduate programs provide strong technical grounding in statistics, stochastics, and optimization, which are central in the analysis of massive datasets that arise in areas as diverse as the human genome and financial markets, and for applications ranging from clinical trials to robotics.

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  • Award recipients in a group

    Class Day marks achievement, determination and optimism

  • Plaque that reads "junior faculty awards 2024".

    Junior faculty awards recognize outstanding teaching and research

  • Three researchers stand in front of a white board discussing mathematics written on the board.

    Statistics start to untangle AI networks

  • Two women hold an award plaque at the ceremony

    Engineering students recognize exceptional teachers and mentors

  • Graphic with text "Commendation for Outstanding Teaching".

    Faculty commended for outstanding teaching

  • Trio of headshots.

    Three faculty members named Sloan Research Fellows