Assistant Professor of Industrial & Systems Engineering and Computer Science
Associate Director, CAIS Center for Artificial Intelligence in Society
I am Assistant Professor of Industrial & Systems Engineering and Computer Science at the University of Southern California, and Associate Director of the CAIS Center for Artificial Intelligence in Society. Prior to joining USC, I was a lecturer in the Operations Research and Statistics Group at the MIT Sloan School of Management, and a postdoctoral research associate in the Operations Research Center at MIT. I hold a PhD degree in Operations Research and an MEng degree in Electrical & Electronic Engineering, both from Imperial College London.
In 2019, I served as a member of the ad hoc INFORMS AI Strategy Advisory Committee. I am an elected member of the Committee on Stochastic Programming (COSP), the governing body of the Stochastic Programming Society. I am also the VP of Communications for the Section on Public Sector OR (PSOR) at INFORMS. Since 2020, I am an Associate Editor of Computational Management Science. Starting April 2021, I will be an Associate Editor for Operations Research Letters.
My research is supported by the NSF, by the Hilton Foundation, by the Home for Good Foundation, by the Homeless Policy Research Institute, by the U.S. Army Research Laboratory's Army Research Office, by Schmidt Futures, by the METRANS Transportation Center, and by the Zumberge Diversity & Inclusion Grant Program at USC, among others.
I am a recipient of the INFORMS Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Ambassador Program Award.
My Google Scholar profile can be viewed here.
Artificial Intelligence and Operations Research: Robust AI; Robust Optimization; Fairness, Efficiency, Transparency in Machine Learning and Resource Allocation; Data-Driven Optimization; Prescriptive Analytics; Decision-Making under Uncertainty; Game Theory; Applications in: Public Policy (housing and organ allocation), Public Health (suicide prevention, substance abuse prevention), Public Safety and Security, Biodiversity Preservation, etc.
I am always looking for motivated Undergraduate, Master's, and PhD students that are interested in both theory and applications. If you are interested in becoming a student, please apply here. You can also send me an email to let me know why you are interested in joining my research group.