Doctoral Students

Working with PhD students is one of the best parts of my job. My students’ accomplishments and achievements never cease to amaze me, and it is such a pleasure to get to watch their careers unfold after they graduate.

Current Doctoral Students

Junhong Guo
M.E. Applied Operations Research, Cornell University, 2017
B.S. Mathematics and Applied Mathematics, Zhejiang University, 2015
Research Interests: Generating Crew Pairings for Cargo Aviation, Annual Block Scheduling for Medical Residents, Reducing Patient Wait Time in a Glaucoma Clinic
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Adam VanDeusen
M.P.H. Chronic Disease Epidemiology, Yale University, 2013
B.S.E. Industrial & Operations Engineering, University of Michigan, 2010

Research Interests: Systems​ ​Engineering​ ​and​ ​Access​ ​to​ ​Healthcare, Clincal Outcomes of Patient Alone Time, Poverty & Visual Impairment from Cataract in Ghana
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Past Doctoral Students

Karmel Shehadeh
Ph.D. Industrial and Operations Engineering, University of Michigan, 2019
M.S. Industrial and Systems Engineering, Health Systems, State University of New York at Binghamton, Dec 2014
B.S.E. Biomedical Engineering, Jordan University of Science and Technology, Jan 2013
Dissertation: Stochastic Optimization Approaches for Outpatient Appointment Scheduling under Uncertainty (Link Coming Soon)
Last Known Position: Post-Doctoral Researcher at Carnegie Mellon University
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Donald Richardson
Ph.D. Industrial and Operations Engineering, University of Michigan, 2019
M.S. Industrial Operations Engineering, University of Michigan, 2016

B.S. Mathematics, University of Maryland Baltimore County, 2014
Dissertation: Operations Research Frameworks for Improving Make-ahead Drug Policies at Outpatient Chemotherapy Centers (Link Coming Soon)
Last Known Position: Health Systems Engineer at the John’s Hopkins Applied Physics Lab
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Young-Chae Hong
Ph.D. Industrial and Operations Engineering, University of Michigan, 2017
M.S. Industrial and Operations Engineering, University of Michigan, 2011
M.S. Civil and Environmental Engineering, Seoul National Univeristy, 2007

B.S. Civil and Environmental Engineering, Seoul National University, 2002
Dissertation: Using Dominance in Solving Complex, Combinatorial Optimization Problems: Applications from Healthcare Provider Scheduling and Vehicle Routing
Last Known Position:  Data Scientist at Ford Motor Company
Links: LinkedIn

 

 

 

 

 

 


Brian Lemay
Ph.D. Industrial and Operations Engineering, University of Michigan, 2017
M.S. Industrial and Operations Engineering, University of Michigan, 2009
B.S. Operations Research, United States Air Force Academy, 2005
Dissertation: Addressing Challenges in Healthcare Provider Scheduling
Last Known Position:  Analyses, Assessments, and Lessons Learned Division Chief at Air Force Special Operations Command
Links: LinkedIn

 

 

 

 

 

 


Jeremy Castaing
Ph.D. Industrial and Operations Engineering, University of Michigan, 2017
M.S. Industrial and Operations Engineering, University of Michigan, 2015
B.S. Applied Mathematics, Ecole Polytechinque, 2011
Dissertation: Scheduling Under Uncertainty: Applications to Aviation, Healthcare and Aerospace
Last Known Position:  Applied Research Manager – Trasportation Optimization at LLamasoft, Inc.
Links: LinkedIn

 

 

 

 

 


Yuhui Shi
Ph.D. Industrial and Operations Engineering, University of Michigan, 2016
M.S. Industrial and Operations Engineering, University of Michigan, 2013
B.S. Management Science, Fudan University, 2011
Dissertation: Optimization Models and Algorithms for Prototype Vehicle Test Scheduling
Last Known Position:  Operations Research Scientist at Facebook
Links: LinkedIn

 

 

 

 

 


Kathryn Schumacher
Ph.D. Industrial and Operations Engineering, University of Michigan, 2014
M.S. Industrial and Operations Engineering, University of Michigan, 2011
B.S. Chemical Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2009
Dissertation: Optimization Algorithms for Power Grid Planning and Operational Problems
Last Known Position:  Senior Researcher at General Motors R&D
Links: LinkedIn

 

 

 

 

 

 


Sara Spangelo
Ph.D. Aerospace Engineering, University of Michigan, 2013
M.S. Aerospace Engineering, University of Michigan, 2010
B.S. Mechanical Engineering, University of Manitoba, 2008
Dissertation: Modeling and Optimizing Space Networks for Improved Communication Capacity
Last Known Position:  CEO and Co-Founder, Swarm Technologies
Links: LinkedIn

 

 

 


Lindsey McCarty
Ph.D. Applied and Interdisciplinary Mathematics, University of Michigan, 2012
M.S. Applied and Interdisciplinary Mathematics, University of Michigan, 2008
B.S. Mathematics, Cedarville University, 2006
Dissertation: Preemptive Rerouting of Airline Passengers under Uncertain Delays
Last Known Position: Director of Institutional Research at Cedarville University
Links: LinkedIn

 

 

 

 

 


Marcial Lapp
Ph.D. Industrial and Operations Engineering, University of Michigan, 2012
MBA, Ross School of Business, 2012
M.S.E. in Industrial and Operations Engineering, University of Michigan, 2009
M.S. in Computer Science and Engineering, University of Michigan, 2007
B.S. in Computer Science and Engineering, University of Michigan, 2005
Dissertation: Methods for Improving Robustness and Recovery in Aviation Planning
Last Known Position:  Managing Director, Revenue Management Development at American Airlines
Links: LinkedIn

 

 

 

 

 

 


Richard Chen
Ph.D. Industrial and Operations Engineering, University of Michigan, 2010
M.S. Industrial Engineering and Operations, University of California Berkeley, 1999

B.S. Industrial Engineering and Operations Research, University of California Berkeley, 1995
Dissertation: Models and Algorithms for Stochastic Network Design and Flow Problems: Applications in Truckload Procurement Auctions and Renewable Energy
Last Known Position: Operations Research Scientist at Sandia National Laboratories
Links: LinkedIn

 

 

 

 

 

 


Ada Barlatt
Ph.D. Industrial and Operations Engineering, University of Michigan, 2009
M.S.E. Industrial and Operations Engineering, University of Michigan, 2006

B.S. Industrial and Systems Engineering, Rutgers University, 2004
Dissertation: Models and Algorithms for Workforce Allocation and Utilization
Last Known Position: Senior Digital Collaboration Consultant: Trainer, Technology & Operations Consultant at OperationsAlly
Links: LinkedIn

 

 

 

 

 

 


Shervin Ahmad Beygi
Ph.D. Industrial and Operations Engineering, University of Michigan, 2007
M.S.E. Industrial Engineering, Sharif University of Technology, 1998
B.S. Industrial Engineering, Sharif University of Technology, 1996

Dissertation: Airline Planning under Uncertainty
Last Known Position: Data Scientist at Boeing
Links: LinkedIn

 

 

 

 

 


Sarah Root
Ph.D. Industrial and Operations Engineering, University of Michigan, 2007
Dissertation: Models and Algorithms for Addressing Complex Constraints and Objective Functions: Applications from Freight Transportation and Medical Resident Scheduling
Last Known Position: Associate Teaching Professor at Penn State University
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Selin Kurnaz
Ph.D. Mechanical Engineering, University of Michigan, 2006
M.S.E. in Industrial Engineering, University of Michigan, 2004
M.S.E. Mechanical Engineering, Bogazici University, Ann Arbor, MI, 2003
B.S.E.  Industrial Engineering, Bogazici University, 2001

B.S.E. Mechanical Engineering, Bogazici University, 2000
Dissertation: Using Operational Flexibility (Lot-sizing, Scheduling and Sequencing) in a Manufacturing System to Improve Customer Responsiveness
Last Known Position: Co-Founder and CEO at Massive Bio
Links: LinkedIn