maxbiggs [at] mit [dot] edu
Ph.D. Candidate at MIT
My current research focuses data driven optimization and analyitcs. I am interested in how to incorporate machine learning models and insights within operational optimization probelms. I have recently done work on optimizing over objective functions derived from random forests, with applications in property investment and legal analytics. I have also recently done work in collaboration with StubHub on estimating price sensitivity for heterogenous products in a revenue management setting.
I also have an interest dynamic transportation problems, with uncertainty about future customers. In particular I have colloborated with a maritime shipping company and an online healthcare delivery start up implement solutions to make intelligent routing decisions.I have been a research intern at Amazon in the online advertising team in the summer of 2016, and have had experience as a consulting data scientist and before I started my Ph.D. I Received a Bachelor of Engineering (Hons) degree from the Engineering Science department at the University of Auckland with specialization operations research and optimization.