Damek Davis


Assistant Professor
Operations Research and Information Engineering
Cornell University


office: Rhodes Hall 218

email: dsd95 at cornell.edu

ORIE 3300 Students (Fall 2018)

Do not contact me for pre-enrollment issues. I am unable to assist you.

Instead, contact Cindy Jay (cjh6@cornell.edu)


I am a field member of ORIE, Math, and CAM

Current PhD Students

Current Undergraduate Students

  • None

Past Undergraduate Students

  • Naijia (Anna) Dong (ORIE)

    • Next position: Columbia U. Masters Program in Operations Research


I'm broadly interested in the mathematics of data science, particularly the interplay of optimization, signal processing, statistics, and machine learning.

Selected Publications

Honors and Awards


I have given or will give talks or poster presentations of my work at Cornell (2015-2017); University of California, Los Angeles (2010-2015, 2017); Stanford (2015); University of Washington, Seattle (2015); University of Waterloo (2015); University of Wisconsin, Madison (2015, 2016); CVPR (2014); International Symposium on Mathematical Programming (2015, 2018); Institute for Mathematics and its Applications (2016); INFORMS annual meeting (2014-2017); INFORMS international meeting (2016); SIAM Imaging conference (2016); SIAM annual meeting (2016); and Google, NYC (2016, 2017); SIAM Optimization Conference (2017); EUROPT (2017); Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (2018); The Statistical and Applied Mathematical Sciences Institute (2018); MIT ORC (2018); DIMACS, Rutgers University (2018); New Computing-Driven Opportunities for Optimization Workshop in Fujian Province, China (2018);


I was on the program committee for OPT2016 at NIPS. I regularly review articles for several optimization journals and conferences. I have chaired sessions at the INFORMS 2016 international meeting and the INFORMS 2017 Annual Meeting. I have sat on panels that help students with fellowship applications, spoken at the Ithaca High School mathematics seminar, and I have helped students individually, too.



  • (F’18) ORIE 3300/5300: Optimization I