Big data, the use of powerful computation to find insights in massive fields of information, is in many ways a new science. As such, Han Liu said, it requires a new approach in mathematics. “Things are starting to change and change fundamentally,” said Liu, an assistant professor of operations research and financial engineering. For centuries, science has followed the same pattern: Scientists make conjectures, test them, and try to disprove their hypotheses. Big Data has changed
Princeton University honored three engineering students with two of its top prizes for work in the sophomore and junior years at Opening Exercises on Sunday, Sept. 11.
Among nearly 300 Engineers Without Borders programs in the United States, Princeton's was honored at the EWB-USA International Summit in Denver this month with the organization's Premier National Chapter award.
The School of Engineering and Applied Science honored three assistant professors for outstanding teaching and research early in their careers at the school's faculty meeting May 25. Each award includes $45,000 to support the recipient's research.
FusionHealth. a sleep health technology company, has announced that Michael McCloskey has been appointed its chief financial officer. In his new role, McCloskey will responsible for overseeing financial operations and corporate development functions during the company’s current period of rapid growth and beyond.
The historic drought that parched Brazil over the last two years was not just a water-supply problem — it was also a power problem. The nation's heavy use of hydroelectricity, which had made it a model of renewable energy, contributed to an increased risk of rolling blackouts in some of Brazil's largest cities during severe droughts. Now, Princeton researchers are joining with colleagues at a Brazilian university to help the operator of Brazil's electric grid and the country's major utilities
Morgan Stanley Investment Management has announced that Greg Finck is a managing director in the New York office. He will serve as portfolio manager and head of the securitized team for the firm’s global fixed-income platform.
It was announced that Hafize Gaye Erkan has joined First Republic Bank as senior vice president, chief investment officer, and co-chief risk officer. Based in New York, Erkan will oversee the bank’s investment portfolio and direct the enterprise risk management function.
In this issue of Ideas Illustrated, Princeton scientists grapple with the profound challenge of seeing Earth-like planets orbiting distant stars.
Increasing the reliability of New Jersey's emerging solar power network and improving the durability of an environmentally-friendly type of concrete are among the research projects awarded funding this year by the Princeton E-ffiliates Partnership.
TransCentra, a Georgia-based provider of billing and payment software plus services for consumer and business-to-business markets, has named Michael McCloskey its new chief financial officer.
Two faculty members of the School of Engineering and Applied Science have been awarded the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers.
The University of Quebec at Montreal awarded an honorary doctorate to Princeton engineer Warren Powell for his development of quantitative approaches to complex operational problems, and particularly his transformative contributions to the field of transportation logistics.
Professor Alain Kornhauser has been working with New Jersey legislators to make the state more welcoming to automated vehicle technology. Proponents want to change regulations to ease its introduction and support companies that are developing the technology.
Scott Bynum has joined CVC Credit Partners in New York as managing director and portfolio manager.
Fred Smagorinsky is the chief executive officer of Artic Glacier Holdings, Inc., a producer and distributor of packaged ice to retail accounts in Canada and the United States.
Rajiv De Silva was named president and chief executive officer of Endo Health Solutions Inc., a company developing integrated end-to-end solutions in specialized therapeutic areas, including pain management and urology.
John H. Knooring is a new managing director at The Goldman Sachs Group Inc.
At its 8th annual award reception, the Washington Metropolitan Area Corporate Counsel Association (WMACCA) named Dean Manson the 2012 Outstanding Chief Legal Officer.
A flair for creating innovative courses and a dedication to mentoring students brought recognition to three Princeton Engineering faculty members at the close of 2011-2012 academic year.
Two Princeton Engineering professors, Naomi Leonard and Robert Vanderbei, have been named fellows of the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics, for work that ranges from the coordination of undersea robots to the search for extrasolar planets.
INDEPENDENT RESEARCH “My senior thesis involves transportation systems analysis—in particular, it studies methods for optimizing evacuations under large-scale disaster scenarios.” ADDITIONAL STUDIES Earned certificates in finance and engineering management systems. WHY “I’ve really enjoyed learning the wide applications that the department has in both operations research and financial engineering problems.” INTERNSHIPS Princeton University I
INDEPENDENT RESEARCH Using mathematical techniques called stochastic dynamic programming to analyze medical treatment decisions and health outcomes for diabetes patients. ADDITIONAL STUDIES Earned certificates in global health and health policy, and engineering biology. INTERNSHIPS After spending two summers in Sierra Leone working with a nongovernmental health organization, Hsih won a ReachOut 56 fellowship to spend a year in that country after graduation serving as program manage
The realization that wind turbines and freight trains have a lot in common changed the trajectory of Warren Powell's career. After decades of work making the transportation industry more competitive and environmentally friendly, Powell has turned his attention to the energy industry. "It's all about resource allocation, whether you need to assign trains better or need to decide how many wind turbines to keep running."
Katie Hsih puts her engineering education to work to help an African community recover.
Shair to serve on board of university he attended before coming to Princeton to study engineering.
The complexity of today's problems – from financial markets to national security – demand more quantitative thinking and better assessments of risk, business leader John Drzik told attendees of the 10-year anniversary celebration of Princeton's Department of Operations Research and Financial Engineering.
Professor Alain Kornhauser, of operations research and financial engineering, gave the keynote address at the 34th Trenton Computer Festival and Hamfestl, the longest continuously running personal computer show in the world. He spoke on "The Car of Tomorrow."
Rene Carmona, the Paul Wythes '55 Professor of Engineering and Finance, has developed models to guide cap-and-trade policies intended to curb greenhouse gas emissions.
A Princeton engineering undergraduate has been awarded a $100,000 grant to expand the iPhone application he developed into a Web-based tool to help treat and study diabetes.
Young faculty members who are pioneering new areas of communications networks, environmental sensing and other fields have received numerous awards for outstanding contributions early in their careers. Mung Chiang, associate professor of electrical engineering, received a Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers from the White House. He was one of only sixty-seven scientists who received the prestigious awards at a ceremony held at the White House last December. Chiang was
Rene Carmona, a Princeton professor of operations research and financial engineering, has been selected as a fellow of the Society of Industrial and Applied Mathematics for his outstanding contributions to the field of applied mathematics.
William Massey, a renowned engineering professor who has been lauded for his efforts to support underrepresented minorities in the fields of science and technology, received Princeton's MLK Day Journey Award, which recognizes efforts to continue the journey to achieve Martin Luther King Jr.'s vision for America.
Princeton's newest building, a deceptively simple glass cube nestled into the east side of campus, dissolves into the silhouette of nearby sycamore trees and the fiery clouds of a late summer sunset.
A major donation to the University by the late John J.F. Sherrerd, a 1952 alumnus and longtime Princeton supporter, has funded construction of a building for emerging fields of study at the intersection of engineering and the social sciences.
Among the many awards and honors Princeton engineers receive, one of the most appreciated is the Excellence in Teaching Award from the from the undergraduate and graduate engineering councils.
Jianqing Fan, professor of operations research and financial engineering, received the Morningside Gold Medal of Applied Mathematics at the Fourth International Congress of Chinese Mathematicians. The medals are presented every three years to outstanding mathematicians of Chinese descent under age 45.
Operations research and financial engineering professor Alain Kornhauser has been recognized for his contributions to transportation engineering at the state and national levels.
John Wiley & Sons recently published Approximate Dynamic Programming: Solving the Curses of Dimensionality by Warren Powell, professor of operations research and financial engineering.
"The Legacy of the Black Scientific Renaissance at Bell Laboratories in the '70s, '80s and '90s," will be the subject of a talk Wednesday, Feb. 13, by William Massey, the Edwin S. Wilsey Professor of Operations Research and Financial Engineering. The talk will begin at 5 p.m. in the Friend Center Convocation Room.
Princeton undergraduates who have engineered a self-driving car designed to navigate city streets without human help have been selected as semifinalists in a hotly contested Pentagon competition with top prizes worth $3.5 million.
From outstanding research to dedicated service to the School of Engineering and Applied Science, members of this year's graduating class were recognized for their achievements and contributions at the engineering Class Day ceremony Monday, June 4.
Two engineering professors were among the four Princeton faculty members who received President's Awards for Distinguished Teaching at Commencement ceremonies June 5.
The Princeton Autonomous Vehicle Engineering team has advanced to the next stage in the Pentagon's "urban challenge" competition, the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency announced May 11.
For five straight days in February, 15 Princeton undergraduates competed in a grueling applied math contest. When the dust had settled, one of the teams had taken top honors. Jeff Tang '09, a member of the top team, reports.
The National Science Foundation has named Patrick Cheridito, an assistant professor of operations research and financial engineering, as the recipient of a CAREER award. The award is the foundation's most prestigious grant to support the development of teacher-scholars early in their careers.
Princeton Engineering has established a new student group: the Wesley L. Harris Scientific Society, an organization devoted to encourage students from communities that are underrepresented in the sciences to pursue research careers.
It's a traffic-weary commuter's dream come true: A car that drives by itself. Since 2004, a group of Princeton University students has been working on developing such self-driving, "autonomous" vehicles, competing in contests run by the Pentagon.
The Alexander von Humboldt Foundation has named Jianqing Fan as a recipient of its Humboldt Research Award.
Controversial stock options for company executives may be much less costly to shareholders than current mathematical models suggest, according to research presented Jan. 5 by Tim Leung of Princeton's Department of Operations Research and Financial Engineering.
In decades of mentoring minority and women mathematicians, engineering professor William Massey has done more than foster a new, more diverse generation of mathematical scholars.
Edwin S. Wilsey Professor William Massey '77 and Robert Vanderbei, chair of the department of Operations Research and Financial Engineering, have been elected fellows of the Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences.
Princeton University bestowed its highest teaching award on chemical engineering Professor Sankaran (Sundar) Sundaresan during commencement ceremonies June 6, praising him for an unfailing dedication to illuminating complex subjects for students.