PhD Candidate, University at Buffalo
Niraj Kumar Pandey is a PhD candidate at the Industrial and Systems Engineering department of the University at Buffalo. He earned his Bachelor of Technology degree in Production Engineering from Veer Surendra Sai University of Technology in India, and MS in Operations Research from the Industrial and Systems Engineering of the University at Buffalo. His doctoral dissertation develops sequential decision models and inverse optimization techniques to quantify the adverse affects of lipid abnormalities and cholesterol treatment to facilitate better decision making for diabetes patients. His research also spans computational aspects of optimization by exploring efficient algorithms to tackle large-scale applied problems. He has presented his research in various major conferences organized by INFORMS, IIE and Society of Medical Decision Making and at a workshop sponsored by the National Science Foundation. While majored as an engineer, he has a great interest in literature. With research interests in scheduling sports leagues, his other hobbies include playing and watching soccer, football and basketball.