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Emily Speakman is a post-doctoral research assistant in the Industrial and Operations department at the University of Michigan working with Professor Jon Lee. She graduated with her Ph.D. from the University of Michigan in April 2017 Emily will be moving to Germany to take up a research position in the Institute of Mathematical Optimization at the Otto von Guericke University in September 2017.

Emily's research interests include global optimization and all areas of mixed integer non-linear programming. Her current projects involve producing analytic results to guide algorithmic choices for spatial branch-and-bound.  This is the workhorse algorithmic framework for non-convex global optimization problems.