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I am a Professor in the Industrial and Systems Engineering Department at NC State University. I received my B.S. in Mechanical Engineering (Summa Cum Laude) from The George Washington University in 2000; my M.S. in Industrial Engineering and Operations Research (IEOR) from U.C. Berkeley in 2002; and my Ph.D., also in IEOR from UCB, in 2006. The title of my dissertation was “Consumer Heterogeneity and Optimal Stochastic Resource Allocation.”


Research Interests

My research interests include predictive models in health care and health care operations management. Other interests include modeling marketing and operations interfaces, analysis of Supply Chain models, application of Stochastic Optimization in production and service systems, and analysis of queuing systems.

The classes I regularly teach include:

  • ISE/OR 709: Dynamic Programming
  • ISE 361: Deterministic Models in Industrial Engineering
  • Medical Decision Making
  • Service Systems Engineering

I have also taught:

  • IE 803: Engineering Optimization and Applications (an introductory Operations Research course for graduate students)
  • IE 381: Operations Research II (a junior-level stochastic optimization course)
  • IE 485/685: Survey of Optimization Methods (an upper-level undergraduate/maters-level course that covers everything from non-linear programming to stochastic programming with recourse)
  • IE 386: Production Planning and Control (also a junior-level course)
  • IE 880: Queuing Applications (a graduate level course)

Additionally, I have led several Creative Inquiry (undergraduate research) teams.

About Me

I was born in Nicaragua, and I grew up in the Washington, D.C., area with my parents and two siblings. I now live in Raleigh, North Carolina, with my husband Jason Myers and our two beautiful girls, Carmen Sofia (8 years) and Elena Lucia (5 years). For fun, I like to play with our dogs Aspen and Lucy, run, and read novels.