Ph.D. Students on the Job Market

A number of ORIE Ph.D. students are looking for employment opportunities.

Pamela Badian-PessotPamela Badian-Pessot
Job Type: Industry

Pamela is a Ph.D. student in the School of Operations Research and Information Engineering where she is advised by Mark Lewis. Her research interests are in applied probability and stochastic processes, focused primarily on control of queues. Pamela's work is motivated by queueing systems where a trade off between energy usage or cost and response time is present.

Please visit Pamela’s website at https://people.orie.cornell.edu/plb93/ for more information.


Andrew DawAndrew Daw
Job Type: Academic

Andrew is a fifth-year Ph.D. student in the School of Operations Research and Information Engineering where he is advised by Jamol Pender. His research interests are in applied probability and stochastic processes, including self-exciting point processes, storage processes, and queues. Andrew's work is motivated by bursts of arrivals to systems, with applications to transportation, public health, and social media.

Please visit Andrew’s website at https://people.orie.cornell.edu/amd399 for more information.


Sam GutekunstSam Gutekunst
Job Type: Academic

Sam is a Ph.D. student in the School of Operations Research and Information Engineering where he is advised by David Williamson and Karola Mészáros. His research interests include combinatorial optimization, combinatorics, and approximation algorithms. Sam also works on modeling, simulation, and data analytics, with application areas including gerrymandering and hotel room allocation. Sam is looking for academic jobs, and is currently teaching the department's introductory course, ENGRI 1101: Engineering Applications of Operations Research.

Please visit Sam's website at https://samgutekunst.com/ for more information.


Mika SumidaMika Sumida
Job Type: Academic

Mika is a Ph.D. student in the School of Operations Research and Information Engineering at Cornell Tech where she is advised by Huseyin Topaloglu. Her research interests include algorithm design, revenue management, and approximate dynamic programming. Mika is especially interested in resource allocation problems with applications in online marketplaces, urban mobility, and the sharing economy.

Please visit Mika’s website at https://people.orie.cornell.edu/ms3268/ for more information.


Lifan WuLifan Wu
Job Type: Industry

Lifan is a fifth-year Ph.D. student in the School of Operations Research and Information Engineering at Cornell University, advised by Professor Gennady Samorodnitsky. She plans to complete her Ph.D. in the summer of 2019. Lifan’s research focuses on the extreme value theory, especially in the context of random fields. She is looking for an industry position that is related to statistics, modeling, and quantitative analysis.