PhD Students Directory

List begins with students graduating within the next year.

Puneet Agarwal

Concentration: Operations Research; Expected Graduation: May 2021

Research Interests: Data Science, Game Theory, Optimization

Advisor: Dr. Jun Zhuang

Email: puneetag@buffalo.edu

Ridwan Al Aziz

Concentration: Operations Research ; Expected Graduation: August 2021

Research Interests: Strategic Decision Analysis, Machine Learning, Operations Research, Homeland Security, Social Media Analytics

Advisor: Dr. Jun Zhuang

Email: ridwanal@buffalo.edu

Courtney Burris

Concentration: Operations Research; Expected Graduation: January 2022

Research Interests: Social Network Analysis, Engineering Education, Curricular Analytics, Sports Analytics

Advisor: Dr. Alexander Nikolaev

Email: cburris2@buffalo.edu

John Edgar Fontecha Garcia

Concentration: Operations Research; Expected Graduation: January 2022

Research Interests: Operations Research Optimization Decision Sciences

Advisors: Dr. Jose L. Walteros & Dr. Alexander Nikolaev

Email: johnedga@buffalo.edu

Nafisa Mahbub

Concentration: Operations Research ; Expected Graduation: May 2021

Research Interests: Data Science, Operations Research, Decision Analysis, Risk Analysis, Human Trafficking

Advisor: Dr. Jun Zhuang

Email: nmahbub@buffalo.edu

Michael Margitus

Concentration: Operations Reasearch; Expected Graduation: May 2021

Research Interest: Combinatorial Optimization

Advisor: Dr. Moises Sudit

Email: mmargitu@buffalo.edu

Reza Mohammadi

Concentration: Operations Research; Expected Graduation: May 2021

Research Interests: Data-driven Optimization, Applied Operations Research, Machine Learning, Transportation Data Analytics,

Advisor: Dr. Qing He

Email: rm245@buffalo.edu

Tianjiao Wang

Concentration: Productions Systems; Expected Graduation: June 2021

Research Interests: Additive Manufacturing

Advisor: Dr. Chi Zhou

Email: twang38@buffalo.edu

Xiaohang Zhu

Concentration: Operations Research; Expected Graduation: December 2021

Research Interests: Roadway maintenance scheduling

Advisor: Dr. Jee Eun Kang

Email: xzhu8@buffalo.edu

Rishabh Bhandawat

Concentration: Production Systems; Expected Graduation: May 2022

Research Interests: Healthcare supply chain; vehicle routing; layout planning and scheduling

Advisors: Dr. Sabrina Casucci & Dr. Jose Walteros

Email: rbhandaw@buffalo.edu

Erin Brunelle

Concentration: Human Factors; Expected Graduation: May 2022

Research Interests: Accessibility, Universal Design, Autonomous Vehicles, Human-Computer Interaction, Assistive Technology

Advisor: Dr. Huei-Yen Chen

Email: erinbrun@buffalo.edu

Kaylie Butt.

Kaylie Butt

Concentration: Operations Research; Expected Graduation: May 2024

Research Interests: Defense, logistics, transportation

Advisor: Dr. Chase Murray

Email: kayliebu@buffalo.edu

Aditya Chivate

Concentration: Production Systems; Expected Graduation: February 2023

Research Interests: Additive Manufacturing, Cyber Physical Systems, Process modelling and optimization

Advisor: Dr Chi Zhou

Email: adityatu@buffalo.edu

Meghan Donahue

Concentration: Human Factors; Expected Graduation: May 2022

Research Interests: reducing social inequities

Advisor: Dr. Victor Paquet

Email: mLdonahu@buffalo.edu

Prasangsha Ganguly

Concentration: Operations Research; Expected Graduation:

Research Interests: Applied data science and operations research

Advisor: Dr. Sayanti Mukherjee

Email: prasangs@buffalo.edu

Zipeng Guo.

Zipeng Guo

Concentration: Production Systems; Expected Graduation: June 2023

Research Interests: Additive manufacturing; Rapid Prototyping; 3D bioprinting

Advisor: Dr. Chi Zhou

Email: zipenggu@buffalo.edu

Sahand Hajifar

Concentration: Production Systems; Expected Graduation: May 2022

Research Interests: Machine Learning, Statistical Signal Processing, Graph Signal Processing, Statistical Quality Control

Advisor: Dr. Hongyue Sun

Email: sahandha@buffalo.edu

Kyle Hunt

Concentration: Operations Research; Expected Graduation: May 2023

Research Interests: My research focuses in areas of national security (with applications in aviation security, border security, and illicit networks) and risk communications. Methodologies that I frequently employ include game theory, integer/mixed-integer programming, decision analysis, and machine learning.

Advisor: Dr. Jun Zhuang

Email: kylehunt@buffalo.edu

Esther Jose

Concentration: Operations Research; Expected Graduation:

Research Interests: Optimization; Game Theory; Decision Support systems/ Policy

Advisor: Dr. Jun Zhuang

Email: estherjo@buffalo.edu

Zebin Li

Concentration: Production Systems; Expected Graduation:

Research Interests: Data analysis in advanced manufacturing

Advisor: Dr. Hongyue Sun

Email: zebinli@buffalo.edu

Lan Peng

Concentration: Operations Research; Expected Graduation:

Research Interests: Vehicle Routing Problem

Advisor: Dr. Chase Murray

Email: lanpeng@buffalo.edu

Svetlana Riabova

Concentration: Operations Research; Expected Graduation:

Research Interests: Combinatorial Optimization, Mixed-Integer Linear Programming, Logistics, Scheduling

Advisor: Dr. Matthew Bolton

Email: sriabova@buffalo.com

Luis Javier Segura

Concentration: Production Systems; Expected Graduation: May 2022

Research Interests: 1. Advanced Manufacturing Processes Modeling with In Situ Measurements: integrate in situ process variables in advanced manufacturing processes modeling for additive manufacturing and electrospinning. 2. Physical Models and Machine Learning Integration for Advanced Manufacturing Process and Product Optimization: integrate computer simulation and data-driven methods to guarantee process reliability and product quality.

Advisor: Dr. Hongyue Sun

Email: lseguras@buffalo.edu

Zhiyuan Wei

Concentration: Operations Research; Expected Graduation:

Research Interests: Operations research, Data analytics

Advisor: Dr. Sayanti Mukherjee

Email: zwei7@buffalo.edu

Connor Wurst.

Connor Wurst

Concentration: Human Factors; Expected Graduation:

Research Interests: Cognitive engineering, technology in decision making, automation fairness

Advisor: Dr. Winnie Chen

Email: cjwurst@buffalo.edu

Qingyang Xiao

Concentration: Operations Research; Expected Graduation: August 2023

Research Interests: Shared Autonomous Vehicles Systems

Advisor: Dr. Jee Eun (Jamie) Kang

Email: qxiao2@buffalo.edu

Yu Zhou

Concentration: Operations Research; Expected Graduation:

Research Interests: Illicit Supply Chain, Facility Design and Warehouse

Advisor: Dr. Rajan Batta

Email: yzhou67@buffalo.edu