When UT operations research and industrial engineering graduate student Kyoung Kim approached his professors in 2017 with an idea to use logistics to help with disaster planning, he had no idea the biggest disaster in a century would, in a few months, ravage the Texas coast.

Kyoung Kim Completes MD Anderson Cancer Center Graduate Internship

ORIE PhD student Kyoung Kim recently completed a graduate internship at MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, working with their Revenue Cycle Analytic team. This position, which is part of ORIE’s Center for Engineering and Decision Analytics, afforded Kyoung the opportunity to work directly with MD Anderson senior managers and executives.

Jessica Hoffman Places Second in Prestigious INFORMS Nicholson Student Paper Competition

Ph.D. student Jessica Hoffmann received second place in the INFORMS Nicholson Student Paper Competition. She received this award for her recent paper "Learning Graphs from Noisy Epidemic Cascades." Epidemics are a powerful framework for modeling human and computer viruses, as well as influence, rumors, information and disinformation. This work develops algorithms to solve an inverse problem on graphs, in order to understand the precise spreading mechanisms.