Yeawon Yoo joined the PhD program in the School of Computing, Informatics, and Decision Systems Engineering at Arizona State University, Tempe, Arizona in the fall of 2016. She graduated magna cum laude from Pohang University of Science and Technology (POSTECH) in South Korea with a B.S. in Industrial and Management Engineering in 2016. Her research interest broadly lies in developing high-performance computing algorithms for analyzing real-world, high-dimensional data to derive socially meaningful outcomes. More specifically, her current research focuses on developing mathematical programming formulation and a computationally-improved algorithm for distributed decision-making, applying the ranking aggregation to recommendation system and gene prioritization in bioinformatics and conducting the quantitative analysis of media including popular music.
Zulqarnain Haider is a former Fulbright scholar and current PhD student at the IMSE department at University of South Florida. His research interests include application of operations research techniques to transportation systems, shared mobility systems and conservation planning. His current research encompasses issues related to sustainable urban transportation systems and conservation planning/environmental protection. He received his BSc. in Electrical Engineering from UET Lahore, Pakistan and his MS in Industrial and Systems Engineering from University at Buffalo, NY. He has previously worked at Nestle and Lahore University of Management Sciences.
Victoria Chibuogu Nneji is graduating this year from Duke Robotics with her PhD in autonomous vehicle fleet management operations research. Her work spans planes, trains, and automobiles. She earned her M.Eng. in engineering management from Duke University and her BS in applied mathematics from Columbia University where she minored in entrepreneurship and innovation. Victoria is excited to participate in her first INFORMS meeting and communicate her experiences with you there daily via the eNews posts.