Phebe Vayanos

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Phebe Vayanos

Assistant Professor
Epstein Department of Industrial & Systems Engineering

Associate Director
CAIS Center for Artificial Intelligence in Society

Viterbi School of Engineering
University of Southern California

Since 2015, I am Assistant Professor at the University of Southern California, in the Daniel J. Epstein Department of Industrial & Systems Engineering and Associate Director of the CAIS Center for Artificial Intelligence in Society. Prior to joining USC, I was 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.

Prior to my PhD, I spent several years working in investment banking at JPMorgan and BNP Paribas in business unit relationship management and risk management advisory. During my postdoc I consulted for BP and MIT Sloan, using optimization and analytics to improve decision-making in energy and education.

My current research interests lie at the interface of optimization and analytics. My objective as a researcher is to use data to improve the way practitioners make decisions in socially important areas such as healthcare, education, and energy.

My Google Scholar profile can be viewed here.

Contact Information:

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

Research Interests:

Data-driven decision-making under uncertainty: stochastic and robust optimization; applications in healthcare, education, and energy.

Prospective Students:

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