Recent Graduates, Theses and Placement

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2020
Pamela Badian-Pessot (2020). Control Policies for Queueing Systems with Removable Servers and Energy Considerations. Advisor: Mark Lewis. P&G.

Andrew Daw (2020). Batches, Bursts, and Service Systems. Advisor: Jamol Pender. Marshall School of Business, University of Southern California.

Yingjie "Tom" Fei (2020). Discovering Discrete Structures using SDP Relaxation: Hidden Integrality, Statistical Optimality and Semirandom Robustness. Advisor: Yudong Chen.

Weilong Guo (2020). Advances in Quantitative Investment with Machine Learning and Financial Network. Advisor: Andreea C. Minca.

Sam Gutekunst (2020). Fantastic Relaxations of the TSP and How to Bound them: Relaxations of the Traveling Salesman Problem and their Integrality Gaps. Advisor: David Williamson. Bucknell University.

Xiaoyang "Andrew" Lu (2020). Joint-Parameter Estimation Bootstrap Bias Correction and Risk Forecast for Extreme Events. Advisor: Gennady Samorodnitsky.

Wei Qian (2020). Local Minima in Mixture Problems and their Algorithmic Implications. Advisor: Yudong Chen.

Mika Sumida (2020). New Revenue Management Models for Online Retailing. Advisor: Huseyin Topaloglu. Marshall School of Business, University of Southern California.

Shuang Tao (2020). Limit Theorems in Queueing Networks with Applications to Shared Mobility and Healthcare. Advisor: Jamol Pender. Uber.

Saul Toscano Palmerin (2020). Grey-Box Bayesian Optimization: Improving Performance by Looking Inside the Black-Box. Advisor: Peter Frazier. Two Sigma.

Azocar Vera (2020). Real-Time Optimization in Networks: Practical Algorithms with Provable Guarantees. Advisor: Siddhartha Banerjee.

Jian Wang (2020). Continuous Time Skip-Free Markov Process and Study of Branching Process with Immigration. Advisor: Pierre Patie.

Lifan Wu (2020). Regularly varying random fields and analyses of extremal clusters. Advisor: Gennady Samorodnitsky.

2019
David Eckman (2019). Reconsidering ranking-and-selection guarantees. Advisor: Shane Henderson. Assistant Professor, Department of Industrial & Systems Engineering, Texas A&M University.

Emily Fischer (2019). Network models and information diffusion. Advisor: Gennady Samorodnitsky. Assistant Professor of Mathematics, Wheaton College.

David Lingenbrink (2019). Information design in service systems and online markets. Advisor: Krishnamurthy Iyer. Software Engineer, Bloomberg, LLC.

Venus Lo (2019). Capturing product complementarity in assortment optimization. Advisor: Huseyin Topaloglu. Assistant Professor, Department of Management Sciences, City University of Hong Kong.

Yuhang Ma (2019). Assortment Optimization and Pricing Problems Under Multi-Stage Multinomial Logit Models. Advisor: Huseyin Topaloglu. Autonomy Engineer at Uber.

Tiandong Wang (2019). Heavy Tail Phenomena in in Preferential Attachment Networks. Advisor: Sid Resnick. Assistant Professor of Statistics, Texas A&M University.

Calvin Wylie (2019). Partly Smooth Models and Algorithms. Advisor: Adrian Lewis. Operations Research Scientist at Wayfair.

Pu Yang (2019). Spatial Resource Competition Games. Advisor: Peter Frazier, Krishnamurthy Iyer. Research Scientist, Facebook.

2018
James Dong (May 2018). The Robust Multi-product Newsvendor with Global Budgets of Uncertainty. Advisor: John Muckstadt. Data Scientist, Google.

Cory Girard (2018). Structural Results for Constrained Markov Decision Processes. Advisor: Mark E. Lewis. Wayfair.

Jiayi Guo (May 2018). Smooth quasi-Newton Methods for Nonsmooth Optimization. Advisor: Adrian Lewis. Assistant Professor, Shanghai University of Finance and Economics.

Silja Ma (2018). Sequential ranking and selection procedures and sample complexity. Advisor: Shane G. Henderson. Google Beijing.

Yuelin Sun (2018). Modelling and inference for extremal events: Methods and Techniques. Advisor: Gennady Samorodnitsky. Wayfair.

2017
Anton Braverman (May 2017). Steady-state diffusion approximations in service systems: engineering solutions and error bounds. Advisors: Andreea Minca and Jim Dai. Assistant Professor of Operations, Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University, Evanston, Ill.

Bangrui Chen (December 2017). Adaptive Preference Learning With Bandit Feedback: Information Filtering, Dueling Bandits and Incentivizing Exploration. Advisor: Peter Frazier. Quantitative researcher, Two Sigma Investment.

Chek Hin (Michael) Choi (August 2017). Analysis of Non-Reversible Markov chains. Advisor: Pierre Patie. The City University of Hong Kong-Shenzhen.

Jiayang Gao (August 2017). On Dynamic Pricing and Assortment Optimization in Strategic Settings. Advisor: Krishnamurthy Iyer. Quantitative Researcher, Laurion Capital Management, New York, N.Y.

Weici Hu (August 2017). Sequential Resource Allocation Under Uncertainty: An Index Policy Approach. Advisor: Peter Frazier. Google.

Nanjing Jian (August 2017). Exploring and Exploiting Structure in Large Scale Simulation Optimization. Advisor: Shane G. Henderson. Research Scientist, Amazon, Seattle, Wash.

Stephen Pallone (August 2017). Adaptive Bayes-Optimal Methods for Stochastic Search with Applications to Preference Learning. Advisors: Peter Frazier and Shane G. Henderson. Data Scientist, Uber, San Francisco, Calif.

Alice Joanna Paul (August 2017). Discrete Optimization under Ranking-Based Choice Models. Advisor: David Williamson. Olin College, Needham, Mass.

Patrick Steele (January 2017). Vehicle Routing Problems. Advisor: David B. Shmoys. Senior Operations Research Analyst, Wayfair, Boston, Mass.

JiaLei Wang (January 2017). Bayesian Optimization with Parallel Function Evaluations and Multiple Information Sources: Methodology with Applications in Biochemistry, Aerospace Engineering, and Machine Learning. Advisor: Peter Frazier. 4Paradigm, Beijing City, China.

Jian Wu (August 2017). Parallel and Scalable Bayesian Optimization. Advisor: Jim Dai. Two Sigma.

Yixuan Zhao (August 2017). Spectral Expansions and Excursion Theory For Non-Self-Adjoint Markov Semigroups With Applications In Mathematical Finance. Advisor: Pierre Patie. Quantitative Strategist, Credit Suisse, New York, N.Y.

2016
Sin Shuen Cheung (February 2016). Online and Offline Facility Location and Network Design. Advisor: David Williamson. Equity Derivatives, Bank of America Merrill Lynch, New York, N.Y.

Kenneth Chun-Ling Chong (August 2016). Models for Decision-Making and Performance Evaluation in Emergency Medical Service Systems. Advisors: Shane Henderson and Mark Lewis. Quantitative Analyst at Google, Mountain View, Calif.

Daniel Fleischman (August 2016). Computational Approaches for Hard Discrete Optimization Problems. Advisor: David Shmoys. Operations Research Scientist, Amazon, Palo Alto, Calif.

Eric Cao Ni (February 2016). Efficient Ranking and Selection in Parallel Computing Environments. Advisor: Shane Henderson. Equity Derivatives Strategist, Goldman Sachs, London, United Kingdom.

Felipe Ignacio Tagle (February 2016). Climate Extremes in a General Climate Model with Stochastic Parameterizations. Advisor: Gennady Samorodnitsky. Postdoctoral Research Associate, Newcastle University, Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom.

Chaoxu Tong (February 2016). Some Resource Allocation Problems. Advisors: Shane Henderson and David Shmoys. Software Engineer, Uber, San Francisco, Calif.

2015
James Mario Davis (August 2015). Customer Choice Models and Assortment Optimization. Advisor: Huseyin Topaloglu. Assistant Professor, Department of Industrial and Enterprise Systems Engineering, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Urbana, Ill.

Jacob Feldman (August 2015). New Perspectives on Incorporating Customer Choice into Revenue Management. Advisor: Huseyin Topaloglu. Associate Professor, Operations and Manufacturing Management, Olin Business School, Washington University in St. Louis, Mo.

Nicholas James (August 2015). Multiple Change Point Analysis of Multivariate Data via Energy Statistics. Advisor: David Matteson. Software Engineer, Google, San Francisco, Calif.

Andrey Krishenik (May 2015).  Essays on Funding Liquidity and Credit Risk Decomposition. Advisor: Andreea Minca. Vice President, Deutsche Bank, New York, N.Y. 

Ravi Kumar (August 2015). Dynamic Resource Management for Systems with Controllable Service Capacity. Advisor: Mark Lewis. Scientist II, PROS, Houston, Texas.

Xiaoting Zhao (August 2015). Exploration vs. Exploitation in the Information Filtering Problem and its application in arXiv.org. Advisor: Peter Frazier. Data Scientist, Tapad, Cambridge, Mass.

2014
Wei Chen (May 2014). Methods for High Dimensional Matrix Computation and Diagnostics of Distributed System. Advisor: Martin Wells. Associate, JP Morgan, New York, N.Y. 

Yusuf Serkan Kirac (May 2014). Hedging in Levy Markets. Advisor: Robert Jarrow.

William Zachary Rayfield (August 2014). Pricing and Assortment Problems under Correlated Product Evaluations. Advisor: Huseyin Topaloglu. Decision Science Consultant, Walt Disney Parks and Resorts, Orlando, Fla.

Kunlaya Soiaporn (January 2014). On the Modeling of Multiple Functional Outcomes with Spatially Heterogeneous Shape Characteristics. Advisor: David Ruppert.

Mutiara Sondjaja (August 2014).  A Quadratic Cone Relaxation-Based Algorithm for Linear Programming. Advisor: James Renegar. Clinical Assistant Professor, Department of Mathematics, New York University, N.Y.

Jing Xie (May 2014). Bayesian Designs for Sequential Learning Problems. Advisor: Peter Frazier. Risk Manager, American Express Company, New York, N.Y.

2013
Dmitriy Drusvyatskiy (August 2013). Slope and Geometry in Variational Mathematics. Advisor: Adrian Lewis. Associate Professor, Department of Mathematics, University of Washington, Seattle. 

Mathew McLean (August 2013). On Generalized Additive Models for Regression with Functional Data.  Advisor: David Ruppert. Computational Statistician, Displayr, Sydney, Australia. 

Takashi Owada (August 2013). Ergodic Theoretical Approach to Investigate Memory Properties of Heavy-Tailed Stationary Infinitely Divisible Processes. Advisor: Gennady Samorodnitsky. Assistant Professor, Department of Statistiss, Purdue University.

Yi Shen (May 2013). Stationarity and Random Locations. Advisor: Gennady Samorodnitsky. Assistant Professor, Department of Statistics and Actuarial Science, University of Waterloo.

Rolf Waeber (January 2013). Probabilistic Bisection Search for Stochastic Root-Finding. Advisors: Peter Frazier and Shane Henderson. Vice President, AQR Capital Management, Greenwich, Conn. 

Bradford Westgate (August. 2013). Vehicle Travel Time Distribution Estimation and Map-Matching via Markov Chain Monte Carlo Methods. Advisor: Dawn Woodard. Assistant Professor, Department of Mathematics, Alma College, Mich.

Shanshan Zhang (August 2013). Theory and Algorithms for Structured Optimization. Advisor: Adrian Lewis. Operations Research Scientist III, Amazon.

2012
Collin Chan (August 2012). Decomposition Methods for Managing Service Parts with Coupled Demands.  Advisors: Peter Jackson and Huseyin Topaloglu. Senior Associate, CLO Research and Analytics, PGIM Fixed Income. 

Maurice Cheung (May 2012). LP-based Approximation Algorithms for Scheduling and Inventory Management Problems. Advisor: David Shmoys. Senior Data Scientist, Flexport, San Francisco. 

Chao Ding (August 2012). High Dimensional Problems in Single Resource Revenue Management. Advisors: Paat Rusmevichientong and Huseyin Topaloglu. Data Scientist, Waymo, Sunnyvale, Calif. 

Kathleen King (August 2012). Logistical Models for Planning and Operating Medical Countermeasure Distribution Networks During Public Health Emergencies. Advisor: John Muckstadt. Principal Scientist, Infor, New York, N.Y.

Martin Larsson (August 2012). Essays on the Mathematics of Market Efficiency. Advisors: Robert Jarrow and Sidney Resnick. Associate Professor, Department of Mathematical Sciences, Carnegie Mellon University. 

Juan Li (August 2012). Managing Inventory in Large Scale Multi-echelon Capacitated Fulfillment Systems. Advisor: John Muckstadt. Senior Data Scientist, Google.

Jiawei Qian (January 2012). Prize-Collecting Network Design. Advisor: David Williamson. Head of FICC Quant Trading, HuaTai Securities Co.,Ltd., Beijing. 

Gwen Spencer (May 2012). Approximation Algorithms for Stochastic Combinatorial Optimization, with Applications in Sustainability. Advisor: David Shmoys. Data Scientist, Operations, Stripe, Seattle, Wash.

Fan Zhu (January 2012). Factor Models for Call Price Surface without Static Arbitrage. Advisor: Martin Wells.

2011
Shirshendu Chatterjee (August 2011). Analysis of Four Particle Systems. Advisor: Richard Durrett. Assistant Professor, Department of Mathematics, City University of New York. 

Xiaofei (Sophia) Liu (May 2011). The Contribution of Trader Interaction to Market Noise. Advisor: Philip Protter. Sub Portfolio Manager, Millennium, New York, N.Y. 

Baldur Magnusson (January 2011). Targeted Therapies: Adaptive Sequential Designs for Subgroup Selection in Clinical Trials. Advisor: Bruce Turnbull. Global Group Head, Early Development Analytics, Novartis, Basel, Switzerland.

Matthew Maxwell (May 2011). Approximate Dynamic Programming Policies and Performance Bounds for Ambulance Redeployment. Advisor: Shane Henderson. Operations Research Specialist, SAS Institute, Inc., Cary, N.C. 

Abhimanyu Mitra (May 2011). Three Problems in Quantitative Risk Management. Advisor: Sidney Resnick. Data Scientist, Walmart Global Tech, Mountain View, Calif. 

Yuemeng (Sunny) Sun (August 2011). Price Manipulation with Dark Pools and Multi-Product Separation in Inventory Hedging. Advisor: Peter Jackson. Innofi Consulting Company Ltd., Beijing.

2010
Timothy Carnes (August 2010). Approximation Algorithms Via the Primal-Dual Schema: Applications of the Simple Dual-Ascent Method to Problems from Logistics. Advisor: David Shmoys. Software Engineering Architect, Salesforce, Seattle, Wash. 

Arijit Chakrabarty (May 2010). When is a Truncated Heavy Tail Heavy?. Advisor: Gennady Samorodnitsky. Associate Professor, Statistics and Mathematics, Indian Statistical Institute, New Delhi, India. 

Jie Chen (August 2010). Lost Sales and Emergency Order Systems Under Stuttering Poisson Demand. Advisor: Peter Jackson. Principle Member, Technical Staff, AT&T Research Lab. 

Alexander Erdelyi (January 2010). Dynamic Programming Decomposition Methods for Capacity Allocation and Network Revenue Management Problems. Advisor: Huseyin Topaloglu. Strategic Credit Risk Modelling, UniCredit Bank, Slovakia. 

Yinan Huang (August 2010). Recursive Bayesian Methods for Sequential Parameter-State Estimation. Advisor: Martin Wells. VP, E-Trading, Goldman Sachs. 

Tuohua Wu (August 2010). Modeling Multi-Period Corporate Defaults: Macro, Contagion and Frailty Effects in Default Clustering. Advisor: Martin Wells. Founding Partner, Private Trading and Fintech Enterprise, Hangzhou, Zhejiang, China.

2009
Selin Damla Ahipasaoglu (August 2009). Solving Ellipsoidal Inclusion and Optimal Experimental Design Problems: Theory and Algorithms. Advisor: Jeremy Todd. Associate Professor, Department of Mathematical Sciences, University of Southampton. 

Bikramjit Das (August 2009). The Conditional Extreme Value Model and Related Topics. Advisor: Sidney Resnick. Associate  Professor, Engineering Systems and Design Pillar, Singapore University of Technology and Design. 

Dennis Leventhal (August 2009). Effects of Conditioning on the Convergence of Randomized Optimization Algorithms. Advisor: Adrian S. Lewis. Risk Management, Two Sigma Securities, New York, N.Y.

Chandrashekhar Nagarajan (January 2009). Algorithms for Locating Facilities Under Uncertainties. Advisor: David Williamson. Research Scientist, Facebook, San Francisco, Calif. 

Spyridon Schismenos (August 2009). A Probabilistic Analysis of Low Rank Approximations in Optimization Problems with Ellipsoidal Constraints. Advisors: Shane Henderson and Adrian Lewis. Vice President, J.P. Morgan, Credit Portfolio Group, Singapore.

Stefan Wild (January 2009). Derivative-Free Optimization Algorithms for Computationally Expensive Functions. Advisor: Christine Shoemaker. Senior Computational Mathematician / Deputy Division Director, Mathematics and Computer Science Division, Argonne National Laboratory. 

2008
Nikolay Bliznyuk (August 2008). Posterior Approximation by Interpolation for Bayesian Inference in Computationally Expensive Statistical Models. Advisor: David Ruppert. Associate Professor, Department of Agricultural and Biological Engineering, University of Florida. 

Samuel Ehrlichman (August 2008). Adaptive Stochastic Simulation for Structured Problems. Advisor: Shane Henderson. Quantitative Researcher, Jane Street Capital, New York, N.Y. 

Souvik Ghosh (August 2008). The Effect of Memory on Large Deviations of Moving Average Processes and Infinitely Divisible Processes. Advisor: Gennady Samorodnitsky. Principal Staff Engineer and Scientist, LinkedIn, Mountain View, Calif. 

Gavin Hurley (May 2008). Policies for the Stochastic Inventory Problem with Forecasting. Advisor: Peter Jackson. Head of Digital and Contact Channels, EDF Energy, London, United Kingdom. 

Minbok Kim (May 2008). Consistent Variable Selection Via Adaptive Diagonal Ridge Estimator in Regression Models. Advisor: David Ruppert. Chief Investment Officer, Fount Inc., Seoul, South Korea.

Parthanil Roy (January 2008). Stable Random Fields. Advisor: Gennady Samorodnitsky. Professor, Theoretical Statistics and Mathematics Division, Indian Statistical Institute.

Emmanuel Sharef (August 2008). Nonparametric Frailty Models for Clustered Survival Data. Advisors: David Ruppert and Robert Strawderman. Executive Vice President, Portfolio Management, PIMCO, Newport Beach, Calif. 

Anke van Zuijlen (Zuylen) (August 2008). GOD Does Not Play Dice...And Neither Should Approximation Algorithms. Advisor: David Williamson. Senior Lecturer, Department of Computer Science, Cornell University.

2007
Sumit Kunnumkal (August 2007). Approximate Dynamic Programming and Stochastic Approximation Methods for Inventory Control and Revenue Management. Advisor: Huseyin Topaloglu. Associate Professor, Operations Management, Indian School of Business, Hyderabad, India. 

Davina Kunvipusilkul (2007). Scheduling chains of jobs with interval-constrained lags on a single machine. Advisor: David B. Shmoys. Deputy Director, Financial Institutions Strategy Department, Bank of Thailand.

Dmitriy Levchenkov (August 2007). Dynamic Strategies: Generation, Properties, and Forecasting Returns. Advisor: Thomas Coleman. Quantitative Research Analyst, Waterfront International Ltd., Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

Jose Pedro Prina Pacheco (2007). Price-driven market equilibria and VCG auctions for a linear economic model. Advisor: Robin Roundy. Professor, School of Engineering, Pontifical Catholic University of Chile.

Peter Richtarik (August 2007). Some Algorithms for Large-Scale Linear and Convex Minimization in Relative Scale. Advisor: Michael Todd. Professor, Computer Science, King Abdullah University of Science and Technology.

Frans Schalekamp (2007). Some results in universal and a priori optimization. Advisor: David B. Shmoys. Senior Lecturer, School of Operations Research and Information Engineering, Cornell University.

Kazuhiro Shimbo (2007). Understanding mathematical models of bubbles in financial markets. Advisor: Philip Protter. CIO,  Quantitative Strategies, Asset Management One USA, New York, N.Y.

Pascal Tomecek (2007). Connections between singular control and optimal switching with applications to reversible investment. Advisor: Xin Guo.Managing Director, CIB Quantitative Research, JP Morgan Chase & Co..

Van-Anh Truong (August 2007). Approximation Methods for Supply Chain Problems. Advisor: Robin Roundy. Associate Professor, Department of Industrial Engineering and Operations Research, Columbia University.

2006
Ugur Tuncay Alparslan (2006). Risk processes driven by stationary stable streams of claims. Advisor: Gennady Samorodnitsky. Lead, Commercial Buildings and Manufacturing Demand Team, U.S. Energy Information Administration, Washington, D.C.

Millie Chu (2006). Robust intensity modulated radiation therapy treatment planning. Advisor: Shane G. Henderson. Analytics Director, Media, T-Mobile, Bellevue, Wash.

Sujin Kim (2006). Adaptive control variates in Monte Carlo simulation. Advisor: Shane G. Henderson. Associate Clinical Professor, Robert H. Smith School of Business, University of Maryland.

Samuel George Steckley (2006). Estimating the density of a conditional expectation. Advisor: Shane G. Henderson. Principal Modeling and Simulation Engineer, The MITRE Corporation, McLean, Va.

Oguzhan Vicil (2006). Threshold inventory rationing model analysis and optimization. Advisor: Peter Jackson. Adjunct Faculty Member, Industrial Engineering Department, Bikrent University, Ankara, Turkey.

Zhitao Yang (2006). A model and techniques to improve the measurement accuracy of scanning Kelvin probe microscopy. Advisor: Michael Spencer. Portfolio manager, Head of Quantitative Trading Desk, Dijun Capital, Shanghai City, China.

Yuriy A. Zinchenko (2006). The local behavior of the shrink-wrapping algorithm for linear programming. Advisor: James Renegar. Optimization Support Engineer, Gurobi Optimization, Beaverton, Ore.

2005
Retsef Levi (2005). Computing provably near-optimal policies for stochastic inventory control models. Advisors: Robin Roundy and David B. Shmoys. Professor, Operations Management, MIT Sloan School of Management.

Ranjithkumar Rajagopalan (2005). Algorithms for some clustering problems. Advisor: David B. Shmoys. Programmer, Sucker Punch Productions, Bellevue, Wash.

Joerg Rothenbuehler (2005). Dependence structures beyond copulas: A new model of a multivariate regular varying distribution based on a finitevon Mises-Fisher mixture model. Advisor: Gennady Samorodnitsky. Senior Director, Insurance & Wealth Management Analytics Practice, Merkle, Columbia, Md.

Ayse Deniz Sezer (2005). A theory of filtration shrinkage. Advisor: Philip Protter. Associate Professor, Department of Mathematics and Statistics, University of Calgary, Alberta, Canada.

2004
Aaron Francis Archer (2004). Mechanisms for discrete optimization with rational agents. Advisor: Éva Tardos. Research Scientist, Google NYC.

Soumyadip Ghosh (2004). Dependence in stochastic simulation models. Advisor: Shane G. Henderson. Researcher at IBM TJ Watson Research Center, Yorktown Heights, N.Y.

Bharathkumar Rangarajan (2004). Advisor: Michael Jeremy Todd. Research Data Scientist, Facebook.

Rommel Regis (2004). Global optimization of computationally expensive functions using serial and parallel radial basis function algorithms. Advisor: Christine A. Shoemaker. Professor, Department of Mathematics, Saint Joseph's University, Philadelphia, Pa.

Amar Sapra (2004). On the behavior of price in a supply chain market for capacity. Advisor: Peter Jackson. Professor, Production & Operations Management, Indian Institute of Management Bangalore, India.

2003
Chek Beng Chua (2003). An algebraic perspective on homogeneous cone programming, and the primal-dual second-order cone approximations algorithm for symmetric cone . Advisor: James Renegar. Associate Professor, School of Physical & Mathematical Sciences, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore.

Woonghee Tim Huh (2003). Strategic capacity planning models. Advisor: Robin Roundy. Professor, UBC Sauder School of Business, Vancouver, B.C.

Paul Daniel Hyden (2003). Time dilation: Decreasing time to decision with discrete-event simulation. Advisor: Lee Schruben. Information Management and Decision Architectures Branch, Naval Research Laboratory, Washington, D.C.

Trevor Howard Park (2003). A penalized likelihood approach to principal component stabilization. Advisor: David Ruppert. Clinical Associate Professor, Department of Statistics, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champagne.

Feng Zhang (2003). Capacity planning and forecast combination models. Advisor: Robin Roundy. Senior Analyst, Yinshan Petrochemical Works, Hunan, China.