I am a third year PhD student in Operations Research at Cornell University, where I am fortunate to be supervised by Professors Shane Henderson and David Shmoys. Prior to coming to Cornell, I completed my BASc in Engineering Science at the University of Toronto where my undergraduate thesis was supervised by Professor Timothy Chan. I also spent a year designing trading algorithms for RBC Capital Markets.
I am excited by developing new methods of data-driven decision making for large-scale real-world systems. My research focuses on designing algorithms to improve the management of fleets of e-bikes and scooters by leveraging techniques from optimization, stochastic processes, and simulation. I strive for my research to have real-world impact on social systems such as transportation and healthcare.
Recently, I have been working with an incredible team to model the spread of COVID-19 on Cornell's campus and design a safe return for students. Our work directly informed decisions made by the University's President and Vice-Provost and allowed Cornell to safely reopen for all students. Our models were also used by multiple large universities in the US and our work appeared in media outlets such as the Wall Street Journal and ABC News.
In my spare time, I love playing soccer, watching sports (especially hockey), traveling and volunteering.
I am grateful to be supported by an NSERC PGS-D fellowship, received in 2019.
Contact me at: aaj54 [at] cornell [dot] edu
Make your own web page with Mobirise