## BIO

Hi! I am a second-year Ph.D. student at the MIT Operations Research Center. I have the pleasure of being co-advised by Professor James Orlin and Professor David Simchi-Levi.

Prior to coming to MIT, I finished my undergrad at New York University (Courant Institute) and NYU Shanghai, with double majors in Honors Mathematics, and Interactive Media Arts. In 2014, my friends and I organized the largest international college hackathon in China, the inaugural HackShanghai. I was also a Legal Summer Intern at Citibank China Headquarters in Shanghai. I will be a Quantitative Researcher intern at D.E. Shaw this summer.

My current research interests lie broadly in algorithms and data-driven revenue management. I am working on online resource allocation with reusable products at this time. My research interests and past works also include statistical learning, reinforcement learning and online learning.

## Education

**Ph.D. in Operations Research**, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2017.8-present

**B.S. with summa cum laude in Honors Mathematics** and

**B.S. in Interactive Media Arts**, New York University (New York), New York University (Shanghai), 2013.8-2017.5

**Budapest Semesters in Mathematics**, Budapest, 2015.6-2015.8

**Business Entrepreneurship Program**, Tel Aviv University, 2014.6-2014.7

## PAPERS & CONFERENCES

**A Fast Max Flow Algorithm**. Won Best Presentation award at LIDS Student Conference in 2019. With Jim Orlin.

**Efficient Entropy For Policy Gradient with Multi-Dimensional Action Space**. April 2018, ICLR Workshop track, Vancouver. With Yiming Zhang, Quan Ho Vuong, Kenny Song, Keith W. Ross.

**A Unified Approach to characterization of the Myerson Value and the Shapley Value Through Application of the Mobius Functions**. October 2016, Courant Summer Undergraduate Research Experience Symposium.

## PROJECTS

**Aeolian**--Ubiquitous air quality safeguard. Winner at 2018 MIT IDEAS Global Challenge.

**Juretheurm**--Decentralized justice system. ARCC Prize at 2018 MIT Bitcoin Hackathon. With Ravi Rahman and Jeremy Cowham.

**Transparency Dashboard**--an online analytics tool for machine learning decisions. 3rd Place at 2018 Hack for Inclusion (Bias in Machine Learning Track). With Roman Lutz, Harini Suresh et al.

**Federal and state level data-driven policy recommendation paper for Internet and Cybersecurity Challenge**. Finalist Prize at 2018 MIT Policy Hackathon. With Gregory Dreifus, Matthew Mc-Ateer et al.

**Air Butler**--a smart indoor air purifying system. Winner at 2015 Autodesk IMA Smart Home Design Challenge. A social venture I developed based on Air Butler later won the 2015-2016 NYU Reynolds Changemaker Challenge.

** "The Price of Human Nature" **--a review project that synthesizes a variety of models and highlights selected results for the Selfish-Routing Problem, coauthored with Lilian Tsai and vibhaalakshmi sivaraman. Selected as an example report for MIT graduate course 6.854 Advanced Algorithms. January, 2019.

## Teaching

**At MIT:**

Co-instructed PhD/master level course 15.S60 Computing in Optimization & Statistics

Co-instructed undergrad course 15.S41 Software Tools for Business Analytics

**At NYU:**

Tutor for Calculus I

Grader for Linear Algebra

Teaching Assistant of Introduction to Web Development \& Programming

## SELECTED COURSES

**At MIT:**

15.764 Theory of Operations Management

6.854 Advanced algorithms (Received A+)

6.680/9.520 Statistical Learning Theory and Applications (Received A+)

6.265 Advanced Stochastic Processes

15.097 Machine Learning under the Modern Lens

6.436[J] Fundamentals of Probability

6.251[J]/15.081[J] Introduction to Mathematical Programming (Received A+)

**At NYU:**

CSCI-SHU 360 Machine Learning

CS-UY 2134 Data Structures & Algorithms

CSCI-GA 3230 Random Graphs

MATH-GA 2350 Differential Geometry I

MATH-GA 2550 Functional Analysis I

MATH-GA 2931 Advanced Topics in Probability: Entropy and Ergodic Theory

MATH-GA 2902 Stochastic Calculus

MATH-GA 2563 Harmonic Analysis

MATH-GA 2310 Topology I

MATH-UA 375 Topology

MATH-UA 349 Honors Algebra II

MATH-GA 2430 Real Variables I

BIOL-GA 1501 Math in Medicine/Biology

MATH-UA 348 Honors Algebra I

MATH-SHU 233 Theory of Probability

MATH-SHU 263 Partial Differential Equations

MATH-SHU 203 Analysis III

MATH-SHU 282 Complex Variables

MATH-SHU 262 Ordinary Differential Equations

MATH-SHU 208 Advanced Linear Algebra

LWSO-SHU 491 International Investment in Developing Countries: China, Africa and Latin America

INTM-SHU 231 Developing Web