Professor Van-Anh Truong joined the Industrial Engineering and Operations Research Department in 2010. She received a Bachelor’s degree from University of Waterloo in Mathematics in 2002, and a Ph.D. from Cornell University in Operations Research in 2007. Before coming to Columbia, Professor Truong was a quantitative associate at Credit Suisse, and a quantitative researcher at Google.
Professor Truong is interested in a broad class of problems that arise Healthcare and Operations Management. These problems address decision making under uncertainty in highly dynamic environments. Her research focuses on developing tractable approximation algorithms for these problems and deriving insights into the optimal solutions. Her recent works involve a number of areas in Healthcare Policies and Healthcare Operations, including the scheduling of diagnostic and surgical resources in hospitals, the control of medical formularies, the pricing and designing of supply contracts for pharmaceuticals, and the management of public vaccine-stockpiles.