Luke DeRoos

PhD Student

Industrial and Operations Engineering

University of Michigan - Ann Arbor

About Me

I am a PhD student focusing on stochastic processes and decision making in healthcare under the guidance of Dr. Mariel Lavieri. I obtained my B.S. and M.S. from the University of Michigan in Industrial and Operations Engineering, and returned to academia after three years working in operations management with GE Healthcare.

I strive to make a holistic impact on healthcare – improving health outcomes while reducing burden on hospitals, staff, and patients. My methods focus on stochastic modeling, statistical inference, and optimization. The human element of healthcare offers great opportunities to make a practical impact while also pushing the boundaries of current operations research theory.

I believe diversity, equity, and inclusion to be essential our collective success. I have co-founded and participated in social justice initiatives at the University of Michigan and GE Healthcare, and am currently participating on the INFORMS diversity committee. I am currently serving as the Marketing Chair for the University of Michigan's INFORMS Student Chapter.

My work focuses on data inference and prediction in healthcare. I seek to improve health outcomes while addressing theoretical challenges in stochastic modeling, optimization, and statistics.

I have a passion for mentoring and teaching, most recently serving as a student instructor for courses in linear statistical modeling and Markov processes.

I believe diversity, equity, and inclusion should be at the core of any successful organization, and strive to bring this ideal to all aspects of my work and community.

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