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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  • Trio of headshots.

    Three faculty members named Sloan Research Fellows

  • Award for Excellence honors graduate student achievement

  • Faculty commended for outstanding teaching

  • Student seated with laptop showing image of molecule.

    From lung development to airplane safety, celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month

  • Graduates recognized at Class Day for resilience, dedication and perseverance

  • Teaching Awards 2023.

    Engineering faculty recognized for excellence in teaching


  • March 04

    4:30 pm

    Statistics, Optimal Transport and Particle Physics

  • March 05

    4:30 pm

    Inference Under Weak Assumptions