Hello there!


I am a first-year Ph.D. student in Industrial Engineering & Management Sciences PhD at Northwestern University, advised by Dr. Barry Nelson. My research focus is simulation methodology, specifically the domain of simulation analytics, with application interests to patient flow in health care systems.

This website is a personal medium for sharing notes related to learning, teaching, and research, as well as for informally writing about miscellaneous bits and bytes. I'm passionate about mathematics communication and education, and making technical topics accessible and visual.

In my free time, I enjoy running, weightlifting, cooking, and recently, learning how to play squash.


Currently researching

  • Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago (RIC) -- a stochastic combinatorial optimization project to achieve on-time appointment arrivals through efficient patient transport and elevator policies and appointment scheduling, with Dr. Karen Smilowitz and Dr. Sanjay Mehrotra from Northwestern University, and Dr. Christine Nguyen and master's student Salman Sharief from Northern Illinois University.
  • Simulation Analytics -- a stochastic simulation project to use k-nearest neighbors to predict virtual waiting time and use numerical integration to obtain "true" virtual waiting time, with Dr. Barry Nelson and Ph.D. student Yujing Lin from Northwestern University.

Currently cooking up

  • A Python program to automatically generate patient travel "demand" data from patient appointment schedules.
  • New simulation material for the blog.

Currently learning


I graduated in 2016 with a bachelor's in mathematics from Northwestern University. As an undergraduate, I conducted research on a Northwestern Memorial Hospital (NMH) patient flow project, delivered a report and presentation on government funding to the National Science Foundation, and taught a lecture while I was a teaching assistant for Dr. Barry Nelson's undergraduate simulation course.