Andrew C. Trapp


Worcester Polytechnic Institute | WPI Foisie Business School | WPI Industrial Engineering | CV


Ph.D., Industrial Engineering, University of Pittsburgh


Associate Professor, Operations and Industrial Engineering

Associate Professor, Mathematical Sciences

Associate Professor, Data Science


About Me

I am an Associate Professor of Operations and Industrial Engineering at Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) in Worcester, MA, and hold courtesy professorships in Mathematical Sciences and Data Science. My research focus is on using analytical techniques, in particular mathematical optimization, to identify optimal decisions to problems arising from a diverse cross-section of sectors such as humanitarian decision making, sustainability, healthcare, and data mining. I develop new theory, models, and computational solution approaches to tackle such problems. I publish in leading operations research and optimization journals such as Operations Research, European Journal of Operational Research, INFORMS Journal on Computing, Annals of Operations Research, IIE Transactions, and Discrete Optimization.

Recent Publications

B. Lyu, Y. Li, J. Fu, A. C. Trapp, H. Xie, Y. Liao, "Scalable User-Substation Assignment with Big Data from Power Grids," accepted for publication, IEEE Transactions on Big Data, 2017.

R. A. Konrad, A. C. Trapp, T. Palmbach, J. S. Blom, "Overcoming Human Trafficking via Operations Research and Analytics: Opportunities for Methods, Models, and Applications," European Journal of Operational Research, Vol. 259 (2), pp. 733-745, 2017.

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