Joyce Luo

Joyce Luo

Operations Research PhD Student

MIT Operations Research Center

Hi! I’m a 2nd year PhD student at the MIT Operations Research Center, advised by Professor Georgia Perakis. My research interests are in healthcare and service operations management, with a particular focus on developing and applying analytical methods to help companies, policy makers, and individuals make better decisions under uncertainty. I’m currently working on projects related to scheduling and capacity management for diagnostic services in collaboration with a large Level I Trauma hospital.

  • Healthcare Operations Management
  • Optimization
  • Decision Analytics
  • Machine Learning
  • PhD in Operations Research, Expected 2027

    Massachusetts Institute of Technology

  • BSE in Operations Research & Financial Engineering, 2022

    Princeton University


(2021). Analysis of potential associations of JUUL flavours with health symptoms based on user-generated data from Reddit. In Tobacco Control.


(2020). User Perceptions of Different Electronic Cigarette Flavors on Social Media: Observational Study. In JMIR.


(2020). A Social Media Study on the Associations of Flavored Electronic Cigarettes With Health Symptoms: Observational Study. In JMIR.


Honors & Awards

NSF Graduate Research Fellowship
Sigma Xi Book Award for Outstanding Research
Undergraduate Research Poster Session Winner
First Place Undergraduate Poster Presentation