Qi Zhao

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QiWhile at BU, Qi Zhao earned a PhD in Systems Engineering.

Year of Graduation: 2016

Current title: Optimization Research Scientist

Company: 84.51° LLC

I am working as an optimization research scientist at 84.51°, a leading consumer science company which helps retailers create sustainable growth by innovative data analytics. I focus on developing the mathematical models to optimize the price and promotion decisions for the supermarket, and on building the software prototypes for the mathematical models.

I truly appreciate my entire PhD experience at BU and the guidance from Professor Paschalidis. I developed the scientific methods to identify, analyze and solve real problems in different areas. My PhD study was crucial to enable me to work and to grow in my current position.

This post was published in 2016 and written by Qi Zhao.