I am an Assistant Professor of Supply Chain Management and Analytics at the University of Missouri-St. Louis. My research and teaching interests focus on data analytics applications in humanitarian operations. My research focuses on the development and use of econometric, analytical modeling, and statistical analysis methods to guide decision-making in disaster response logistics. My work explores the implications of behavioral considerations unique to post-disaster environments in relief operations. I am also interested in leveraging social media and new data to improve disaster response. I completed a Ph.D. in Transportation Engineering in the Fall of 2019 at the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, working with José Holguín-Veras at the Center for Infrastructure, Transportation and the Environment.Prior to my academic career, I worked in industry for close to a decade, working as a consultant and holding management positions in Business Analytics. I have a B.S. in Computer Science and Systems Engineering from the Pontificia Universidad Católica Madre y Maestra. I also have a M.S. in Scientific Computing from the University of Puerto Rico Mayaguez and an M.E. in Industrial and Management Engineering from Rensselaer.
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