Welcome new faculty members

September 2, 2022
New faculty

The Statistics and Operations Research Department would like to welcome our newest faculty members, Assistant Professors Guanting Chen, Zoe Huang and Michael O'Neill and teaching Assistant Professors Oluremi Abayomi!

Dr. Chen

Dr. Chen's research lies at the intersection of sequential decision making, stochastic modeling, and optimization. He designs and analyzes algorithms with a focus on understanding how an agent interacting with an unknown environment can learn over time to make better decisions. Guanting received his Ph.D. from Stanford University, under the supervision of Professor Kay Giesecke and Yinyu Ye.

Dr. Chen

Dr. Huang

Dr. Huang was a postdoctoral fellow at the Mathematics Department, University of British Columbia, mentored by Prof. Jonathan Hermon from 2021 to 2022. She received her PhD in mathematics in the year 2021 from Duke University, advised by Prof. Rick Durrett. Her research lies in the field of probability, in particular spatial stochastic models. She has worked on topics in interacting particle systems, random networks, mixing time of Markov chains.

 Dr. Huang

Dr. O'Neill

Dr. O'Neill was a postdoctoral researcher in the Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering at Lehigh University. He obtained his bachelor's degree in 2014 from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute with a dual major in Computer Science and Mathematics and received his Master's degree in 2016 and Ph.D. in 2020 from the Department of Computer Sciences at University of Wisconsin-Madison. He is a recipient of a 2020 Computing Innovation Fellowship from the Computing Research Association.

Dr. O'Neill

Dr. Abayomi

Dr. Abayomi received his Ph.D. in Statistics and Analytics from Central Michigan University in May 2020. His core professional interests lie in establishing a connection between students' everyday questions and answers based on statistical reasoning and techniques.

Dr. Abayomi