• About me

    I am a PhD candidate in Cornell's Center for Applied Mathematics where I am fortunate to be advised by Prof. David Shmoys. In 2017-2018 I will be on the academic job market.


    Prior to joining Cornell, I completed my undergraduate studies at Warwick University in the UK (2013). During my undergraduate, I participated in the Kupcinet-Getz summer school at the Weizmann Institute of Science, where I worked with Prof. Moni Naor. As a graduate student, I also worked as a data scientist for Motivate International (2015-2016) and Lyft (summer 2017), where I was part of the pricing team.

    You can learn more about me by checking out my Google Scholar profile or my CV.

    Scheduled Talks at INFORMS 2017

    • SB31. Nicholson Student Paper Competition 2 (October 22, 2017, 11:00 AM)
    • SC03A. APS Student Paper Competition (October 22, 2017, 1:30PM)
    • SD12. Incentives in queueing and sharing platforms 1 (October 22, 2017, 4:30 PM)
    • WB17. Stochastic Models for Shared Transportation (October 25, 2017, 10:30 AM)
  • Publications and preprints

    Most of my work evolves around modeling and optimizing problems in the sharing economy, especially those arising in transportation. This often requires a combination of tools from different areas such as combinatorial optimization, applied probability, and simulation. You can find my research statement here.


    Aside from the papers listed below, I am also coauthoring a book chapter on bike-sharing systems with David B. Shmoys and Shane G. Henderson.


    Collaborators: David B. Shmoys, Shane G. Henderson, Alice Paul, David P. Williamson, Sid Banerjee, Thodoris Lykouris, Ashkan Norouzi-Fard, Nanjing Jian, Holly Wiberg, Aaron Ferber, Hangil Chung, Ben Fisch, Moni Naor, Matthias Poloczek, Daniel Reichman, Samitha Samaranayake, Varun Gupta

  • Combinatorial Optimization


    Transportation and Data


  • Teaching Experience

    I have taught in the ORIE (as an instructor & grader) and CS (as a Teaching Assistant) departments at Cornell. For the latter I received a Yahoo Graduate Teaching Award and a departmental Outstanding Teaching Award. You can find my teaching statement here and past teaching evaluations here.

  • Instructor

    Engineering Applications of Operations Research (ENGRI 1101)


    Big Data Technologies (ORIE 5270)

    Teaching Assistant

    Mathematical Foundations of the Information Age (CS4850)


    Introduction to Computing Using Python (CS 1110)


    Spectral Graph Theory (ORIE 6334), Grader