We are please to report that ORIE Director, Eric Bickel, has been promoted to the rank of full professor. Eric joined ORIE in 2008 as an assistant professor. Prior to joining ORIE at The University of Texas at Austin, he spent four years as an assistant professor at Texas A&M University. Prior to this, Eric was a strategy consultant in Houston. Eric is thrilled with this promotion and looks forward to focusing more of his energies on the ORIE program and its students.