Lauren Steimle is an Assistant Professor in the H. Milton Stewart School of Industrial and Systems Engineering at Georgia Tech. Her research interests include predictive modeling, optimization, and stochastic modeling motivated by problems arising in public health and medical decision-making. She is especially interested in operations research methodologies for sequential decision-making, decision-making under uncertainty, and computational optimization including risk modeling, Markov decision processes, and stochastic programming. Her work has spanned a variety of clinical and public health contexts including maternal health, behavioral health, poliovirus, cardiovascular disease, norovirus, and COVID-19.
Steimle received her Ph.D. and M.S.E. in Industrial and Operations Engineering from the University of Michigan and her B.S. in Systems Science and Engineering from Washington University in St. Louis. She is the recipient of the National Science Foundation Graduate Student Research Fellowship, a member of the third-place team in the New England Journal of Medicine’s SPRINT Data Challenge, and the winner of the Social Impact Award from the Engineering Graduate Symposium at the University of Michigan. Steimle is a member of INFORMS and has served on the INFORMS Subdivisions Council.
- 5/2022: New paper with April Yu and Pinar Keskinocak, “The Impact of Testing Capacity and Compliance with Isolation on Covid-19: A Mathematical Modeling Study“, was accepted at AJPM Focus and is now available online.
- 4/2022: Undergraduate researcher Madeleine Pollack was awarded ISyE Outstanding Undergraduate Researcher and 2nd Place College of Engineering Oral Presentation at the Georgia Tech Undergraduate Research Symposium. Congratulations, Madeleine!
- 4/2022: Ph.D. Student Meghan Meredith was awarded the NSF Graduate Research Fellowship. Congratulations, Meghan!
- 3/2022: New working paper with Madeleine Pollack posted online: The Implications of State Aggregation in Markov Decision Processes for Medical Decision Making
- 2/2022: Paper with Ph.D. student Yuming Sun and collaborators, “Students’ preferences for returning to colleges and universities during the COVID-19 pandemic: A discrete choice experiment” was accepted for publication at Socio-Economic Planning Sciences.
- 9/2021: I was named as one of the inaugural Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Fellows in Georgia Tech’s School of Industrial and Systems Engineering. My project will focus on broadening participation in operations research and industrial engineering.
- 9/2021: Undergraduate researcher Madeleine Pollack received the 2021 INFORMS Undergraduate Travel Award to attend the INFORMS Annual Meeting in Anaheim, CA. Congratulations, Madeleine!
- 9/2021: My paper “Multi-model Markov decision processes” with Brian Denton and David Kaufman was featured as a research spotlight in the September issue of the ISE Magazine. Check out the research spotlight here [This “Research” section is provided for informational purposes only with permission of the Institute of Industrial and Systems Engineers from the September 2021 issue of ISE magazine, Copyright©2021. All rights reserved. www.iise.org/ISEMagazine.]
- 8/2021: Check out my new working paper “An Analysis of Structured Optimal Policies for Hypertension Treatment Planning: The Tradeoff Between Optimality and Interpretability” with Gian Garcia, Wesley Marrero, and Jeremy Sussman.
- 8/2021: Check out my new working paper “Multi-criteria Course Mode Selection and Classroom Assignment Under Sudden Space Scarcity” with Mehran Navabi-Shirazi, Mohamed El Tonbari, Natashia Boland, and Dima Nazzal.
- 7/2021: Undergraduate researcher Madeleine Pollack was selected as a finalist in the Society of Women Engineers (SWE) national poster competition. Congratulations, Madeleine!
- 4/2021: Master’s student Jiajia Xie (co-advised with B. Aditya Prakash) successfully defended his thesis “Using Wifi Mobility Data for Modeling COVID-19 on University Campuses”. Congratulations, Jiajia!
- 4/2021: Undergraduate researcher Madeleine Pollack received 3rd Place Poster Presentation for the College of Engineering at the Georgia Tech Undergraduate Research Symposium. Congratulations, Madeleine!
- 4/2021: Ph.D. student Meghan Meredith received the 2021 David Cowan Scholarship awarded by the Georgia Chapter of Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (GA HIMSS). Congratulations, Meghan!