The newest addition to the ORIE faculty is Dr. Raghu Bollapragada. 

ORIE Professor Peter Stone published a paper in The Journal of Artificial Intelligence Research that studied how reinforcement learning (RL) and Bayesian inference can be used to optimize COVID-19 mitigation policies that minimize economic impact without overwhelming hospital capacity.

The Alfred P. Sloan Foundation has awarded a team, including ORIE Assistant Professor Ben Leibowicz, a $850,000 grant to study the economics of carbon capture, utilization and storage (CCUS).

Assistant Professor Grani Hanasusanto and Ph.D. student Areesh Mittal have developed a new solution scheme for finding the Löwner–John ellipsoid.

ORIE’s Center for Engineering and Decision Analytics (CEDA) held its Annual Meeting and Research Showcase on August 31, 2020. CEDA sponsors in attendance included GE Aviation, IBM, MD Anderson Cancer Center, Sandia National Laboratories, Chevron, LMI, and Visa. CEDA Director, Prof. Eric Bickel, discussed CEDA’s research plan and launched a strategic planning activity for the ORIE program.

Five students presented their CEDA-related research. Emily Conley described her work on transportation analytics. Colin Small presented his analysis of COVID-19 forecasting models. Jeb Baum discussed the results of his analytics work with MD Anderson. Ryan Farell presented his research that integrates machine learning, geostatistics, and decision analysis. Finally, Batu Calci presented his model of the US natural gas / LNG network.

If you would like to learn more about CEDA, please contact Prof. Bickel.