Recent Alumni Placements

Carlos Adrian Abad  Lopez
PhD Alumni

Carlos graduated from the doctoral program in the Industrial Engineering and Operations Research department at Columbia University. His work is focused on developing operations research based methods for solving problems related to energy sustainability. His research interests include compressive sensing, dynamic programming, robust optimization, mechanism design, and their applications to the economics and control of the electricity grid.

 

Wan Schwin Cheng
PhD Alumni

Allen Cheng earned his undergraduate degree in mathematics from National Taiwan University. He then proceeded to earn his masters degrees in Applied Mathematics and Statistics and in Economics from Johns Hopkins University. He started at Columbia in 2015, and has been supported by generous fellowships including the GAANN fellowship, Counselmen fellowship, and NSF's GR Fellowship. In addition to assisting in various courses, he has taught the summer course Statistical Analysis II at Johns Hopkins. He has passed all three of the CFA exams and conducts research in the fields of mathematical finance and financial economics.

 

Gonzalo Muñoz
PhD Alumni

Gonzalo is a Mathematical Engineer from the Engineering School of Universidad de Chile. Currently a 5th year PhD Student in the IEOR Department of Columbia University. His research interests fit in the category of Non Linear Mixed-Integer Optimization, including both theoretical perspectives and implementation of efficient algorithms to address this type of problems. Other related topics he is interested are Combinatorial Optimization, Polynomial Optimization and applications of these methodologies to Mining and Energy. Advisor: Prof. Bienstock

 

Liao Wang
PhD Alumni

Liao Wang received her BSc with First Class Honours in Quantitative Finance from National University of Singapore and Master's degree in Financial Engineering from Cornell University. Currently she is a PhD candidate in Operations Research at Columbia IEOR, working with Professor Yao. Liao's thesis research is production with risk hedging and her research interest lies on the interface of operations management and finance.

 

Xinshang Wang
PhD Alumni

Xinshang Wang started his PhD in September 2013. His research spans several areas of stochastic and combinatorial optimization for modern service applications, including data-driven optimization under uncertain and dependent demands, and modeling of customer choice behavior for resource allocation problems. Applications of his interest include, but are not limited to, revenue management, healthcare operations and supply-chain management. Previously, Xinshang earned a B.S. degree in Physics from Peking University.