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Weixiao Huang is a Ph.D. candidate majoring in Data Science at WPI. She holds two Masters of Science Degrees, one in Biostatistics from the University of California, Davis and another in Human Nutrition at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Her research interests are in the development and application of mathematical optimization to solve practical problems that benefit society. She is currently focusing on resolving resource scarcity and improving collaboration of nonprofit ecosystems. She is also working on matching problems to address efficiency, interpretability, and fairness.Read More
I am pursuing my Ph.D. in Data Science at WPI and hold a Master's in Industrial Engineering from Sharif University of Technology. My master thesis developed novel mathematical programming methods to optimize the delivery operations of humanitarian drones in the aftermath of a disaster to serve affected areas. My research interests are in using advanced analytical techniques (operations research and data science) to handle operational challenges in humanitarian operations and health care systems. I am currently researching challenges that exist in managing migration crises through the fair and humane allocation of necessary resources. I have a genuine interest in using technologies to overcome issues related to disadvantaged communities through new management and planning perspectives.Read More
Marcela is a Ph.D. Student in Data Science at WPI. She holds a Master's in Industrial Engineering from the Federal University of Pernambuco, in Brazil. Marcela has worked in the supply chain industry, particularly on route optimization. During her Master's, she used Machine Learning models to address stochasticity in a retailer stock management optimization problem. She is currently working on refugee professional integration and optimal matching to job opportunities. Her current research interests are in applications of Operations Research combined with Machine Learning to benefit society.Read More
I am pursuing my PhD in Operation Management at WPI. I hold a Master's degree in Industrial Engineering from Sharif University of Technology, Iran. My research interests include using mathematical optimization and operations research methods to address humanitarian challenges. I am currently focusing on bed allocation and capacity planning under demand uncertainty in the foster care system.Read More
Özge is a PhD student in the Data Science program at WPI. She holds an Industrial Engineering Bachelor of Science degree from Bilkent University in Turkey, and an MS in Data Science from WPI. Her research interests are in mathematical optimization and decision support systems. She is currently working on the use of optimization to improve course scheduling at WPI. In the future, she hopes to continue being a part of the operations research community and make contributions with her research.Read More
Ryan Killea is a Master's student in the Data Science program at WPI. His research interests are in Operations Research and Optimization, Algorithms, and Machine Learning. He is currently working on algorithms to efficiently solve and reason about nonlinear optimization problems with a priori partially unknown constraints. He hopes to contribute to problems in Humanitarian Operations that employ insights gained from hard-to-solve optimization problems.Read More
Elise is pursuing a Master's in Computer Science, with a Bachelor's in Industrial Engineering. Her research interests are in using mathematical optimization for the greater good. She is currently working to help nonprofits share and exchange resources efficiently to meet their needs. She hopes to pursue a Ph.D. in Operations Research to further explore mathematical optimization and address disparities.Read More