Recent Alumni

Antoine Desir
Faculty Advisor: Vineet Goyal

Antoine is an Assistant professor of Technology and Operations Management at INSEAD. His research applies mathematical modeling and analytics to operations management problems with an aim to: (1) quantify fundamental tradeoffs, and (2) design efficient data-driven algorithms to support operational decisions. More precisely, he focuses on revenue management and choice modeling with applications such as online advertising. He was an MSOM student paper finalist in 2014 and 2017 and a Nicholson student paper finalist in 2014 and 2015. After graduation, he spent a year as a post doctoral researcher at Google NYC.


Francois Fagan
Faculty Advisor: Garud Iyengar

During his PhD, Francois's research focused on efficient MCMC inference methods and stable optimization for large scale machine learning problems. Two of his summers were spent interning at Bloomberg and one at Amazon. Since graduating in 2018 he has been working at Facebook on applied machine learning problems in teams across Facebook and Instagram.


Irene Lo
Faculty Advisor: Jay Sethuraman

Irene is currently a postdoctoral fellow in the Economics department at Stanford University, and will join the department of Management Science & Engineering at Stanford University as an assistant professor in Fall 2019. She conducts research on how to design matching markets and assignment processes to improve market outcomes, with a focus on public sector and socially responsible operations research. She is also interested in mechanism design for social good, graph theory, and games on networks. Irene obtained her A.B. in Mathematics from Princeton University in 2013, and her Ph.D. in Industrial Engineering and Operations Research from Columbia University in 2018.


Ni Ma
Faculty Advisor: Ward Whitt

Ni is currently working as a research scientist in the AI group at Bloomberg L.P. She received her PhD degree from IEOR department in 2018. Her research concentration is on queueing theory and she has been working with Prof. Whitt. Previously she received a Bachelor's degree in Economics and Finance from the University of Hong Kong and she also did a Master in Statistics from the University of Hong Kong and a Master in Financial Engineering from Columbia University.