Robert Vanderbei

Professor of Operations Research and Financial Engineering


Office: Sherrerd Hall, 209

Phone: 609-258-2345

Research interests: Telescope design for searching for extra-solar planets; high-contrast imaging; diffractive optics; robust optimization; fast Fourier optimization; financial portfolio selection; convex optimization; multi-objective optimization; stochastic dominance; stability of Saturn's rings; astrophysics; stable solutions to the n-body problem


  • Robert Vanderbei and Richard Register

    Vanderbei and Register recognized for outstanding service and mentorship

  • Large Synoptic Survey Telescope and night sky

    Optimizing operations for an unprecedented view of the universe

  • Princeton team earns top honors during grueling international math-modeling competition

  • Two professors named INFORMS fellows


  • Applied Math


  • Sherrerd Hall

    Operations Research and Financial Engineering

  • Computer Science

    Computer Science

  • Student uses drill press while others observe.

    Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering