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PhD students

Namrata Saha

Namrata received her bachelor's degree in Computer Science and Engineering from the Military Institute of Science and Technology (MIST), Bangladesh in 2018. She joined our research group in Fall 2020 as a graduate research assistant. Her focus is on designing coupled reinforcement learning (RL) mechanisms to make coordinated decisions for decentralized but interdependent systems. 

Ervin Moor

Ervin Moore graduated with a MSc in Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning from Colorado State University-Global, following his BA in Communication Technology from University of Texas at Arlington. Ervin participated in AI related hackathons and has won multiple. His applied research involved using machine learning and large language models to improve user experiences. His current research interests are artificial intelligence, machine learning and their application in critical infrastructure security and resilience.

Master Students

Mohammad Amin Farzaneh

Mohammad was a graduate student in the Enterprise and logistics Engineering at Florida International University. He joined our research group in Fall 2017. He received his bachelor degree in Industrial and Systems engineering from Tehran University in Spring 2017. He worked on several research projects such as "Online Coordination Mechanism for Road Infrastructure Restoration Using UAVs" & "Resilient Allocation of Water Conservation Actions in a Drought-Prone River Basin". 


Jessica  Franco

Jessica was born in Caracas Venezuela in September 1994. She received her bachelor's degree in Production Engineering from Universidad Metropolitana on June 2012.  She joined our research group in Fall 2019 as a graduate research assistant. Her focus was on developing mathematical models to mitigate disruption propagation in road networks after disasters. She used reinforcement learning (RL) techniques to optimize the recovery process for disrupted road networks.   


Maryam Babaee

Maryam was born in Tehran, Iran, in 1988. She received her Bachelor's degree in Industrial Management in 2010 and her Master's degree in Industrial Management in 2013 from Ershad Damavand University, Tehran, Iran.
She joined our research group in Fall 2019 as a graduate research assistant. Her focus was on developing behaviorally-enriched reinforcement learning (RL) algorithms to optimize the restoration process for disrupted road infrastructures after disasters. 

Post-doc scholars

Dr. Fatemeh Ghasemzadeh

Fatemeh received her Ph.D. in Operations Management at Allameh Tabatabai University, Tehran, Iran. During 2019-2020, she worked as a postdoctoral research associate at FIU. After joining our research group, she started to focus on developing mathematical frameworks to model transmission of HAI infections in hospitals. 
Her additional research interests are disruption management in supply chains, healthcare and humanitarian logistics in disasters, and disease spread after disasters. 


Dr. Nazli Ceren Sahin

Nazli received her Ph.D. in Industrial Engineering at Aksaray University, in Turkey. After joining our research group in Fall 2022 as a postdoc scholar, she worked on employing the coupled RL mechanism to make coordinated restoration decisions for interdependent critical infrastructures.    

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