My work at IBM Research involves applying machine learning to various problems in healthcare and health behavior.
Before joining IBM research, I was a program manager at Microsoft working on automated methods for detecting and resolving Office 365 service distruptions.
I graduated from the University of Wisconsin - Madison with a Ph.D. in Industrial and Systems engineering with a focus in operations research. I received a B.S. and M. Eng. from Cornell University in operations research and information engineering. My dissertation was on evaluating optimal control strategies of Clostridium difficile infection in hospitals via agent-based simulation and constrained Markov decision process modeling. My prior research focused on using discrete-event simulation to model inventory policies for critical hospital supplies needed during pandemic influenza.