Jonathan is an Associate Operations Researcher with the RAND Corporation. His research focuses sits at the intersection of Operations Research and Economics. He received a PhD in Decision Science & Operations Research within Industrial Engineering at the University of Wisconsin - Madison in 2016. He previously received a BSc in Industrial & Systems Engineering and Economics with a minor in Mathematics from the University of Wisconsin - Madison.
Jonathan's dissertation employed operations research to provide a unique perspective on global economic risks and the ability for crises to spread across countries. More broadly, Jonathan's research focuses on topics where there is a need to understand risks in complex systems with significant societal impact. Consequently, Jonathan's research straddles both theoretical and applied domains addressing problems on a variety of topics.
Economic and financial risk
In the news
Food Quality News, 2/3/2016: http://www.foodqualitynews.com/R-D/Analysis-to-understand-import-risk-and-create-mitigation-strategies
MedicalResearch, 1/27/2016: http://medicalresearch.com/author-interviews/food-imported-from-low-gdp-countries-carries-greater-risk/21016/
ScienceDaily, 1/26/2016: http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2016/01/160126112126.htm
The Street, 1/26/2016: http://www.thestreet.com/story/13436249/2/food-imported-from-low-gdp-nations-poses-higher-safety-risks-study-finds.html
UW College of Engineering, 10/1/2015: Graduate mentors help guide undergrads through their early research experiences