Saumya Sinha

Rice University

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Rice University


I am a postdoctoral researcher in the Computational & Applied Mathematics department at Rice University, Houston, Texas. I work with Prof. Andrew Schaefer in the areas of mixed-integer optimization under uncertainty, with a focus on methodological aspects and applications primarily in healthcare. I am also a visiting postdoctoral fellow at Houston Methodist Hospital, where I am using operations research techniques for risk-benefit assessment for organ transplant patients, and evaluating the implications of the same on the hospital’s response to federal health regulations. Prior to this, I completed my PhD in Applied Mathematics (with a minor in Advanced Data Science) under the supervision of Prof. Archis Ghate at the University of Washington, Seattle. My doctoral research focused on handling parameter uncertainty in stochastic dynamic programming. My research interests include optimization under uncertainty, dynamic programming and data-driven optimization.