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Phebe Vayanos

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Assistant Professor of Industrial and Systems Engineering and Computer Science


  • 2012, PhD, Operations Research, Imperial College London
  • 2007, Masters, Electrical & Electronic Engineering, Imperial College London


Since 2015, I am Assistant Professor at the University of Southern California, in the Daniel J. Epstein Department of Industrial & Systems Engineering. Prior to joining USC, I was lecturer in the Operations Research and Statistics Group at the MIT Sloan School of Management, and a postdoctoral research associate in the Operations Research Center at MIT. I hold a PhD degree in Operations Research and an MEng degree in Electrical & Electronic Engineering, both from Imperial College London.

Prior to my PhD, I spent several years working in investment banking at JPMorgan and BNP Paribas in business unit relationship management and risk management advisory. During my postdoc I consulted for BP and MIT Sloan, using optimization and analytics to improve decision-making in energy and education.

Research Summary

My current research interests lie at the interface of optimization and analytics. My objective as a researcher is to use data to improve the way practitioners make decisions in socially important areas such as healthcare, education, and energy.

  • Daniel J Epstein Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering
  • Computer Science

  • OHE 310L
  • Olin Hall of Engineering
  • 3650 McClintock Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90089
  • USC Mail Code: 193

Contact Information
  • phebe.vayanos@usc.edu


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