I attended the inaugural Princeton Day of Optimization hosted by the Princeton Operations Research and Financial Engineering (ORFE). The theme of the day was “The intersection of optimization, control, and machine learning,” and the event did not disappoint! There were six keynote talks on a variety of topics related to the theme and a poster session over lunch showcasing the works of many of the graduate student attendees. The event was organized by my colleague Amir Ali Ahmadi and I must say he did a fantastic job. Putting together an event like this is a tremendous amount of work and everything happened smoothly. The Princeton Day of Optimization will be held every two years and I’m looking forward to the next installment! This was my first time seeing the Princeton campus and I took the opportunity to walk around and admire some of the beautiful historic buildings on the campus. Pictured right is the Princeton University Chapel.