Iakovos Toumazis is an Assistant Professor at the Department of Health Services Research, Division of Cancer Prevention and Population Sciences at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center. He is a member of the National Cancer Institute sponsored Cancer Intervention and Surveillance Modeling Network (CISNET) consortium focusing on lung cancer. He received his BS in Mathematics with a major in Probability & Statistics at University of Patras, Greece, and his MS and PhD in Industrial Engineering from the State University of New York at Buffalo. Part of his Doctoral Dissertation received the Best Graduate Student Paper award from the Society for Health Systems (2015). In 2017, he received the Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award (NRSA) Individual Postdoctoral Fellowship (Parent F32) from the National Institutes of Health (NIH). His research interests include sequential decision making under uncertainty, applications of Operations Research in healthcare, simulation systems, robust optimization, and cost-effectiveness analyses of healthcare interventions.