About me

I am a fifth-year Ph.D. student in Operations Research at Georgia Tech. I will be joining the Math department at the College of William and Mary in January 2022.


My research interests are on performance analysis of Stochastic Processing Networks and applied probability. My advisor is professor Siva Theja Maguluri.

Among other interests, I highlight music and sports. In particular, I love swimming and playing the guitar.


Email: d.hurtado@gatech.edu

My CV is available here.

Publications

Published

Conference papers

Under review

Talks

Conferences

  • INFORMS 2020, Held online. Title: Load Balancing System under JSQ and Power-of-d: Many-Server Heavy-Traffic Asymptotics. The slides are available here.

  • SIGMETRICS 2020, Held online. Title: Heavy-Traffic Analysis of the Generalized Switch under Multidimensional State Space Collapse. The slides are available here, and a video of the presentation is available here.

  • INFORMS 2019, Seattle WA, USA. Title: Heavy-Traffic Analysis of the Generalized Switch under Multidimensional State Space Collapse. The slides are available here.

  • INFORMS-APS 2019, Brisbane Australia. Title: Transform Methods for Heavy-Traffic Analysis. The slides are available here.

  • MAMA Workshop 2019, Phoenix AZ, USA. Title: Heavy-Traffic Analysis of the Generalized Switch under Multidimensional State Space Collapse. The slides are available here.

Invited seminar presentations

  • "Performance Analysis of Data Center Networks: Drift Method and Transform Techniques." Math department at the College of William and Mary. Held online.
    February 2021. The slides are available here.

  • "Performance Analysis of Data Center Networks: Drift Method and Transform Techniques." IEOR at UC Berkeley. Held online. February 2021. The slides are available here.

  • "Heavy-Traffic Analysis of the Generalized Switch with no Complete Resource Pooling.'' Online seminar organized by Anton Braverman, July 2020. The slides are available here.

  • "Mathematical Models to Analyze Queueing Systems: Minimizing Delay in Data Centers." Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile, Santiago, Chile, January 2020. The slides are here. This presentation was in Spanish, so are the slides.

  • "Optimal Resource Allocation in Data Center Networks: Drift Method and Transform Techniques." Amherst College, Amherst MA, USA. September 2019. The slides are available here.

  • "Mathematical Models for Queueing Systems: Asymptotics and New Approximations." Universidad de Santiago, Santiago, Chile. January 2019. The slides are available here. This presentation was in Spanish, so are the slides. The presentation is similar to the talk I gave in Universidad Adolfo Ibañez in December 2018, but here I included more examples.

  • "Transform Methods for Heavy-traffic Analysis." Universidad Adolfo Ibañez, Santiago, Chile. December 2018. The slides are available here.

  • "Performance Analysis in Data Center Networks." Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile, Santiago, Chile. May 2018. The slides are available here.

Poster presentations

  • A unified view of the drift method and the MGF method for heavy-traffic analysis

Presented in the International Workshop on Recent Progress in Data, Models and Decisions (July 2018) held by iDDA (Institute for Data and Decision Analytics) of The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Shenzhen. You can see it here.


  • A Novel View of the Drift Method for Heavy-Traffic Limits of Queueing Systems

Co-authored with and presented by Siva Theja Maguluri at ACM SIGMETRICS 2018 Poster Session (June 2018). You can see the poster here, the abstract here and a technical report here.


  • Performance Analysis for Data Centers: A Novel Heavy-Traffic Approach

Presented in DCL Student Spring Symposium, Poster Session (March 2018). Held by Decision and Control Laboratory of Georgia Institute of Technology. You can see it here.

Fellowships and awards

  • Honorable mention at Alice and John Jarvis research award (Spring 2020)

  • ARC-TRIAD Student Fellowship (Spring 2019)

  • BECAS CHILE (Fall 2017 to date)

  • Tennenbaum fellowship (First year of Ph.D.)

Research mentoring

SURE at Georgia Tech:

Informal mentoring of undergraduate and junior Ph.D. students

  • Xiaofan Wu, Ph.D. student in the Booth School of Business at University of Chicago since Fall 2019
    Former undergraduate student at the Industrial and Systems Engineering Department at Georgia Institute of Technology.

  • Sushil Varma, Ph.D. student in Operations Research at Georgia Tech

  • Shancong Mou, Ph.D. student in Operations Research at Georgia Tech

  • Yuanzhe Ma, Master student in Operations Research and Math at Georgia Tech

Professional service

  • SIGMETRICS Webmaster (January 2020 to date)

  • ISyE Students Seminars Organization Committee at Georgia Tech (October 2018 to date). If you are interested in giving a talk, just let me know. We usually meet on Friday at 3.30 pm.