I am an Assistant Professor of Business Analytics in the University of Kansas School of Business. My research interests are in transportation logistics. Currently, my research agenda focuses on challenges and opportunities in last-mile delivery.
I completed my PhD in Applied Mathematical and Computational Sciences at the University of Iowa in August 2021. My dissertation, “Value of Parking and Autonomous Vehicles in Last-Mile Delivery” was supervised by Dr. Ann Campbell and Dr. Barrett Thomas in the Department of Business Analytics in the Tippie College of Business.
- Honorable Mention for INFORMS Transportation Science and Logistics Society (TSL) Dissertation Award 2022.
- Elected the 2022 INFORMS TSL Cluster Chair.
- Presented at the INFORMS 2022 Annual Meeting in October 2022.
- Finalist (top 3) for the 2021 VeRoLog Dissertation Prize.
- April 2022 News feature: Autonomous Vehicles Could Prove to be Future Model for Delivery Services, Study Finds
- “Impact of Autonomous Vehicle Assisted Last-Mile Delivery in Urban to Rural Settings” with Ann Melissa Campbell and Barrett W. Thomas accepted at Transportation Science.
- Presented at the INFORMS 2021 Annual Meeting in November 2021 in person.
- Elected the 2022 INFORMS TSL Cluster Vice-Chair.
- Presented in the 6th Annual Meeting of SIAM Central States Section in November 2021.
- Presented in the Transportation Science and Logistics (TSL) workshop July 19-20, 2021, in Parallel Session 2A.
- Awarded the Graduate Research Excellence Award in Mathematical Sciences from the University of Iowa.
- Accepted Assistant Professor of Business Analytics position at the University of Kansas to begin Fall 2021.
- “The Value of Autonomous Vehicles for Last-Mile Deliveries in Urban Environments” with Ann Melissa Campbell and Barrett W. Thomas accepted at Management Science.
- Received First Place in Bayer Women in Operations Research Scholarship from the Analytics Society of INFORMS.