Wesley’s research focuses on the usage and creation of data-driven methods to make better decisions. His current research addresses healthcare applications from a population and patient perspective. From a population point of view, he focuses on modeling future supply, demand, and allocation of organs while considering population shifts. From a patient perspective, he researches optimal treatment plans for cardiovascular diseases. These plans are personalized to each patient’s disease progression. Wesley has an ongoing collaboration with the University of Michigan Hospital Medical School, the School of Public Health at the University of Michigan, and the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs.
Wesley is a recipient of the National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship. Over the course of his PhD studies, he has also received an honorable mention in the Minority Issues forum from the Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences as well as a Rackham Merit Fellowship. In addition to his PhD in Industrial and Operations Engineering, Wesley is partaking in the dual master’s program offered by the Department of Statistics at the University of Michigan.
Academic Advisor: Mariel S. Lavieri
Dissertation Committee: Eunshin Byon, David Hutton, Ambuj Tewari, Neehar Parikh, and Rodney Hayward
Position sought: Academic, Industry
Availability: May 2020