Kayse Lee Maass is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering at Northeastern University. Prior to joining the faculty at Northeastern University, Dr. Maass was a Research Associate in the Department of Health Sciences Research at the Mayo Clinic and received her Ph.D. from the Department of Industrial and Operations Engineering (IOE) at the University of Michigan in 2017. She is a recipient of the multiple NSF EAGER Awards, the NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program Award, the Richard and Eleanor Towner Prize for Outstanding PhD Research, the INFORMS Judith Liebman Award, the IOE Outstanding Graduate Student Award, and the Joel and Lorraine Brown Graduate Student Instructor of the Year Award. Dr. Maass currently serves as the INFORMS Section on Location Analysis Treasurer and is a member of the H.E.A.L. Trafficking Research Committee.
Her research focuses on the application of operations research methodology to social justice, access, and equity issues within the supply chain management, humanitarian logistics, and healthcare contexts. She is particularly interested in using her analytic background to address human trafficking and mental health issues, and currently leads numerous related transdisciplinary research efforts.