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Assistant Professor
Industrial & Systems Engineering
University of Minnesota - Twin Cities, Minneaspolis, MN
Office: Lind Hall 240D


Twitter: _saumyasinha_

About Me

I am an Assistant Professor in the Industrial & Systems Engineering (ISyE) department at the University of Minnestota (UMN). I joined UMN in Fall 2022, before which I was a postdoctoral scholar at Rice University, working with Prof. Andrew Schaefer in the areas of optimization and organ transplantation. I received my PhD in applied mathematics under the supervision of Prof. Archis Ghate at the University of Washington, Seattle, where my dissertation focused on robust dynamic programming.

My interests lie broadly in the areas of sequential decision-making in uncertain and dynamic environments, motivated primarily by applications in clinical decision-making, healthcare operations, and health policy. Specifically, these include
  • Markov decision processes
  • Robust optimization
  • Multiobjective optimization
  • Infinite-dimensional optimization
  • Organ transplantation: outcomes, allocation mechanisms, and federal policy
  • Treatment planning
For more details, visit my Research page.

I am always looking for motivated students. If you are a student at the University of Minnesota and interested in working on problems in the above domains, please reach out to me.