Jakob Kotas

PhD candidate
Department of Applied Mathematics
University of Washington

Lewis 214
Email: jkotas "at" uw.edu

CV: pdf, tex

I am a PhD candidate in the Department of Applied Mathematics at the University of Washington in Seattle, WA. My field is operations research. I am interested in using a variety of mathematical tools, including optimization, Bayesian learning, stochastic dynamic programming, and numerics to solve applied problems. After graduating in summer 2016, I will be starting as a tenure-track faculty member in the Department of Mathematics at the University of Portland in Portland, OR. Before UW, I received a BS Magna Cum Laude in Engineering Physics and MEng in Theoretical and Applied Mechanics, both from Cornell University in Ithaca, NY. Other than math, I enjoy traveling around the world and hiking the beautiful Pacific Northwest. I am also the president of Rainbow Grads, UW's student organization for LGBTQ graduate students, and I represent the LGBTQ community on UW's Graduate and Professional Student Senate.

Optimal Bayesian learning of dose-response parameters from a cohort (J.Kotas, A.Ghate, 2015)

Published articles:
Robust response-guided dosing, in Operations Research Letters. (S.Sinha, J.Kotas, A.Ghate, 2016)
Response-guided dosing for rheumatoid arthritis, in IIE Transactions on Healthcare Systems Engineering. (J.Kotas, A.Ghate, 2016)
Center manifold reduction of the Hopf-Hopf bifurcation in a time delay system, in ESAIM Proceedings. (C.Heckman, J.Kotas, R.Rand, 2013)

My research was featured in the April 2016 issue of Industrial Engineer magazine.

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