Archive for August 2018

Submit your “Big Idea” and help set the U.S. research agenda

Have a big idea for the future of U.S. STEM research? The National Science Foundation (NSF) just announced the launch of the NSF 2026 Idea Machine, a prize competition to help set the U.S. agenda for fundamental research in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) and STEM education. Participants can earn cash prizes and receive public…

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Grigas to Investigate New Framework For Operations-Driven Machine Learning

IEOR professor Paul Grigas has just been awarded $290,060 by the National Science Foundation to improve operational decision-making by leveraging data and machine learning. Grigas will collaborate with Adam Elamchtoub from Columbia University to advance a new statistical learning framework called Smart “Predict, then Optimize” (SPO) which aims to improve optimization and prediction for better decisions in sectors such as transportation,…

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Zeyu Zheng Joins The IEOR Department

The Department of Industrial Engineering & Operations Research is excited to announce Dr. Zeyu Zheng will be joining the IEOR department as an assistant professor starting in fall 2018. “I feel excited to bridge operations research and data sciences, and to push data analytics methodologies to new heights. I can’t think of a better environment…

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