I am a Ph.D. candidate in the Department of Computational and Applied Mathematics at Rice University in Houston, TX, and a United States Department of Defense National Defense Science and Engineering Graduate Fellow. My research focus is Operations Research, the mathematical study of decision making. In particular, I am interested in

- Mixed integer convex programming
- Stochastic linear and integer programming
- Markov decision processes and dynamic programming

Education

NDSEG Graduate Fellow

Advised by Dr. Andrew Schaefer

Thesis: Optimizing Waitlist Composition from the Transplant Center's Perspective

Advised by Dr. Andrew Schaefer

Publications

Operations Research Letters (2020)

Operations Research (under revision 2020)

IISE Transactions (2020)

Physical Review B (2017)

Nature (2016)

Awards and Honors

Rice Univ. Graduate Teaching Award for Student Support | 2020 |

INFORMS Bonder Scholar | |

Applied Operations Research in Health Services | 2019 |

US Department of Defense NDSEG Fellow | 2017 |

US National Science Foundation NSF-GRFP Winner | 2017 |

Univ. Alabama Distinguished Scholar Award | 2016 |

Univ. Alabama Department of Physics Outstanding Senior | 2016 |

National Merit Scholar Finalist | 2012 |

Technical Skills

Python | Java | C++ | C | Bash

Matlab | Julia | Mathematica | Gurobi

Linux | LaTeX | HTML/CSS | Microsoft Office