Nikita Korolko
Nikita

NikitaKorolko

Operations Research & Data Scientist

ABOUT ME

I am a fifth year Ph.D. student in Operations Research at Massachusetts Institute of Technology advised by Professors Dimitris Bertsimas and Patrick Jaillet.
My research interests include:
- Robust and adaptive optimization;
- Data-driven decision making under uncertainty;
- Applications in energy, resource allocation, logistics and healthcare.

  • Graduation date
    June 2017
  • Computer skills
    Python, R, C/C++, Julia, SQL, Matlab
  • Languages
    English, Russian, Spanish
  • Website
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MY EXPERTISE

Optimization

Designing, coding, testing and accelerating mathematical models of the real-world problems.

Coding

Languages: Python, R, C/C++, Julia/JuMP, Matlab, Gurobi/CPLEX, SQL, HTML.
Examples: GitHub.

Data Analytics

Machine learning, data mining and processing, predictive and prescriptive analytics.

Visualization

Descriptive statistics, information and statistical graphics using R and Matlab.


Publications

Robust Optimization of EV Charging Schedules in Unregulated Electricity Markets

IEEE Transactions on Smart Grid, 2016

Modeling and Forecasting Self-Similar Power Load Due to EV Fast Chargers

IEEE Transactions on Smart Grid, 2016

Multiperiod Optimization for Fleet Defense: Centralized and Distributed Approaches

INFORMS annual meeting, San Francisco, CA, 2014

Covariate-Adaptive Optimization in Online Clincal Trials

Submitted to Biostatistics, 2016

Identification of Subgroup with Exceptional Treatment Effect

Working paper, 2016

The k-Server Problem via Modern Optimization Lens

Working paper, 2016

Sobolev Spaces and Quasiconformal Mappings on Riemannian Manifolds

XLIX International Students Conference "Student and Scientific and Technological Advance", 2011, 1st prize

Composition Operators of Sobolev Spaces on Riemannian Manifolds

International Educational Workshop in Geometrical Analysis, Gorno-Altaysk State University, 2010

WORK EXPERIENCE

Data Scientist - Tesla Motors

Supply Chain Analytics and Optimization

Summer 2015

- Designed software for efficient load packaging and optimization of inbound supply chain;
- Estimated future multimillion savings from its implementation;
- Persuaded management to create a new optimization research group in the company.

Web Admin - MIT edX.org

Spring 2014

Online class 15.071x "The Analytics Edge" with 35k+ students and 4.7/5 review score.

Research Fellow - Sobolev Institute of Mathematics

Siberian Branch of Russian Academy of Science

2011-2012

Laboratory of Geometry and Function Theory. Research topics: Properties of composition operators of Sobolev spaces on Riemannian and sub-Riemannian manifolds.


TEACHING EXPERIENCE

15.071 The Analytics Edge - Spring 2015 (TA)

MBA course at MIT Sloan School of Management (90 students)

Responsibilities include: class organization, creating recitation materials, office hours, grading problem sets and exams. This class was taught by MIT Professor Dimitris Bertsimas.

15.093 Optimization Methods - Fall 2014 (TA)

Core graduate course at MIT Sloan School of Management (126 students)

Responsibilities include: class organization, creating recitation materials, office hours, creating and grading problem sets and exams. This class was taught by USC Professor Phebe Vayanos.

Mathematical Analysis - Fall and Spring 2011 (TA)

Core undergraduate course at Novosibirsk State University, Russia (15 students)

Responsibilities include: class organization, conduction of seminars, recitations, colloquiums and grading students weekly problem sets, midterm and final exams. This class was taught by NSU Professor Sergey Vodopyanov.

Additional Chapters of Mathematics - 2005-2015 (Instructor)

Elective course for gifted high school students at Economic Lyceum, Novosibirsk, Russia (8 students)

Responsibilities include: complex preparation of students for Math competitions, teaching weekly lectures and recitations (since 2012 - online), preparation of slides, grading midterm and final exams.

Advanced Mathematics - August 2008, August 2009 (TA)

Core course for gifted high school students at Specialized Educational Scientific Center at Novosibirsk State University, Russia (25 students)

Responsibilities include: teaching 2 weekly recitations, grading 2 weekly problem sets, organization of internal competitions in Mathematics for 20 teams, organization of admission interviews.


EDUCATION

Selected Courses at MIT (GPA 4.0/4.0):
- Machine Learning
- The Analytics Edge
- Seminar in Statistics and Data Analysis
- Game Theory with Engineering Applications
- Robust Modeling, Optimization and Computation
- Software Tools for Operations Research
- Fundamentals of Probability
- Integer Programming and Combinatorial Optimization
- Mathematical & Nonlinear Programming, etc

Summa Cum Laude (GPA 5.0/5.0)
Major: Mathematical Analysis
Thesis: "Sobolev Spaces and Quasiconformal Mappings on Riemann Manifolds"
Adisor: Professor Sergey Vodopyanov

Summa Cum Laude (GPA 5.0/5.0)
Major: Mathematical Analysis
Thesis: "Composition Operators of Sobolev Spaces on Riemann Manifolds"
Adisor: Professor Sergey Vodopyanov


COMPUTER SKILLS

Programming languages, mathematical modeling and scientific computing.

Python
90%
R, RStudio
80%
C/C++
60%
Julia/JuMP
90%
Matlab
70%
Gurobi & IBM CPLEX
80%
SQL
60%
HTML
70%

ACTIVITIES

- Laboratory for Information and Decision Systems, MIT, Conference organization committee member, 2015
- IEEE Transactions on Smart Grid, Reviewer, 2016-present
- Operations Research Center, MIT, Athletics chair, 2015-present
- Member of INFORMS, 2012 - present
- Novosibirsk State University, Manager and sponsor of university blood donor campaign, 2012
- Social nonprofit organization "Science to the children”, (Novosibirsk, Russia), Head of the Math section, 2009-2011
- Novosibirsk State University, Member of the Academic Council, 2007-2011

HONORS

- Grant of the President RF for State Support of Young Scientists and Leading Scientific Schools, 2011, Project: Fundamental problems of geometrical analysis
- Federal grant Scientific, Academic and Teaching staff of innovative Russia, 2011
- Opportunity Grant, Public Affairs Section of the U.S. Embassy in Moscow, 2012
- V. Potanin Charitable Endowment Scholarship, 2007, 2008, 2011
- Baker Hughes Scholarship, 2010
- Corresponding member RAS Lyapunov Scholarship, Sobolev Institute of Mathematics, 2010

CONTACT

Please send me a message if you have questions, comments or suggestions.

  • Phone
    +1-617-949-0881
  • E-mail
    korolko (at) mit.edu
  • Address
    1 Amherst St, E40-103
    Cambridge, MA
    02139, USA
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    nikita.korolko