Elisabeth Paulson

Email: epaulson (at) hbs (dot) edu

Hi! I am an Assistant Professor in the Technology and Operations Management Unit of Harvard Business School. I am also a Faculty Affiliate at the Immigration Policy Lab at Stanford University.

My research seeks to improve the effectiveness and equity of interventions for social good through data and analytics. One area of focus is optimizing supply chain and policy interventions for creating better access to, and consumption of, fresh food. Much of this work has been motivated through collaborations with the Massachusetts Department of Transitional Assistance. Another stream of research uses data to improve refugee resettlement, in collaboration with the GeoMatch team at the Stanford Immigration Policy Lab, where I completed a postdoc. My research intersects various fields, including machine learning, optimization, and statistics.

I received my PhD in Operations Research from MIT in 2021, where I was co-advised by Retsef Levi and Georgia Perakis. Before coming to MIT, I received a B.S. in Math, B.S. in Statistics, and M.A. in Math from the Pennsylvania State University. Before grad school, I spent a year working at Booz Allen Hamilton as a data scientist. I have also worked briefly at IBM, Bates White Economic Consulting, and in the Risk and Decision Science Team of the Environmental Laboratory, U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center.

You can find my CV here.


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