PhD in Industrial and Operations Engineering, University of Michigan, 2001
MS in Industrial and Systems Engineering, Operations Research Option, Virginia tech, 1997
BS in Industrial and Systems Engineering, Minor in Statistics, Virginia Tech, 1995
Markov decision processes (MDPs)
Medical decision making
Sequential decision making under uncertainty
(2017) Best Applications Paper, IIE Transactions Focus Issue on Operations Engineering & Analytics.(2014) Co-Advised Anahita Khojandi, INFORMS George B. Dantzig Dissertation Award runner-up.(2009) Alan O. Plait Tutorial Excellence Award, Reliability & Maintainability Symposium.(2006) Best Quality & Reliability Engineering Paper of the Year, IIE Transactions.(2006) Graduate Faculty Status Group II-T, University of Arkansas.(2005) CASE Mather Spotlight Series Prize for Women's Scholarship, WSOM winner.(2005) Co-Advised Oguzhan Alagoz, INFORMS George B. Dantzig Dissertation Award Finalist.(2005) Most Outstanding Weatherhead School of Management Junior Faculty Paper, Winner.Alpha Pi Mu, Industrial Engineering Honor Society, Member.Omega Rho, Operations Research International Honor Society, Faculty Member.