Joyce Luo

Joyce Luo

Operations Research PhD Student

MIT Operations Research Center

Hi! I will be starting my PhD at the MIT Operations Research Center in the fall, where I am excited to be 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 recently graduated from Princeton University, where I studied Operations Research & Financial Engineering with minors in Computer Science and Statistics & Machine Learning.

  • Healthcare Operations Management
  • Optimization
  • Decision Analytics
  • 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

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