Student Spotlight: Orrie B. Page
September 26, 2023
Meet Orrie B. Page, an incoming PhD student in MS&E.
Ann Arbor, Michigan
WHERE I LIVED PRIOR TO STANFORD
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
DEGREES & MAJORS
BS in Computer Science and Economics
M.Eng in Computer Science and Economics
RESEARCH THEMES MY WORK REPRESENTS
AI & Data Science
Computational Social Science
Academic and work experience
Most of my prior academic research has revolved around some form of applied microeconomic theory. As a Masters student I worked in MIT's Blueprint Labs, helping the Boston Public School system audit their school matching mechanism. I have also worked on projects related to the spread of fake news, internet advertisement auctions, and international trade.
I was also lucky enough to adventure through a somewhat eclectic set of internships as an undergrad. I worked on an autonomous vehicle at Ford; studied the mortgage backed securities market at Voloridge; analyzed hurricane wind speeds at the VoLo Foundation; and most recently, helped simulate satellite constellations at SpaceX.
Impact I hope to have in my field and the world
I am beyond excited to begin my PhD in MS&E. I'm looking forward to continuing to build upon my skills as a scientist—but I don't yet know where my PhD will take me. Today's world is evolving rapidly, and only time will reveal how I can one day contribute.
Interests and hobbies
Outside of the classroom I like to stay active by playing pickup basketball, running, and backpacking. In the evenings I'm a big fan of watching movies with friends and I have an ever-growing list of movies that I intend on watching. I also know a few pretty sweet magic tricks that I am always looking to perform.