Phebe Vayanos

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Phebe Vayanos

Assistant Professor
Industrial & Systems Engineering and Computer Science

Associate Director
CAIS Center for Artificial Intelligence in Society

Viterbi School of Engineering
University of Southern California

I am Assistant Professor of Industrial & Systems Engineering and Computer Science at the University of Southern California, and Associate Director of the CAIS Center for Artificial Intelligence in Society. Prior to joining USC, I was a lecturer in the Operations Research and Statistics Group at the MIT Sloan School of Management, and a postdoctoral research associate in the Operations Research Center at MIT. I hold a PhD degree in Operations Research and an MEng degree in Electrical & Electronic Engineering, both from Imperial College London.

My research aims to address fundamental questions arising in data-driven integer and robust optimization, and game theory. My work is motivated by decision-making and resource allocation problems that are important for social good, such as those arising in public health, public safety and security, biodiversity preservation, education, and energy. My aim is to advance research in Operations Research and Artificial Intelligence in a manner that will benefit society and in particular low resource communities and others that have not benefited from these recent developments.

My Google Scholar profile can be viewed here.

Contact Information:

Office: Olin Hall of Engineering (OHE) 310L, University Park Campus, USC

Research Interests:

Operations Research and Artificial Intelligence: Data-Driven Optimization; Optimization under Uncertainty; Stochastic and Robust Optimization; Game Theory; Machine Learning; Analytics; Motivating Domains: Public Health, Public Safety and Security, Biodiversity Preservation, Education, Energy, etc.

Prospective Students:

I am always looking for motivated Master's and PhD students that are interested in both theory and applications. If you are interested in becoming a student, please apply here.