I am an Assistant Professor in the Operations and Logistics division at UBC Sauder. Prior to joining UBC, I received my PhD from the Operations Research Center at MIT, advised by Dimitris Bertsimas. I also spent a year as a postdoctoral research fellow at Lyft. Before my PhD, I spent two years at an operations research and business analytics consulting company called Analytics Operations Engineering (since acquired by McKinsey & Company). I completed my undergraduate degree at Princeton University in 2013.

I am interested in large-scale, data-driven optimization with applications in transportation. My research centers on applications in urban mass transit and micromobility, but I am broadly interested in topics with positive social impact.

You can find my CV here.

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