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Awards and Honors

Nathan Kallus


University of California Berkeley, BA, Mathematics with Highest Distinction in General Scholarship, 12/2009
University of California Berkeley, BS, Computer Science & Engineering with Highest Honors, 12/2009

Degree Expected

PhD in Operations Research

Research Interests

Optimization methods and applications, statistics, predictive analytics, data-driven decision-making, and data science.

Awards and Honors

George Nicholson Student Paper Competition, Finalist (of 4). October 2013. For paper Data-Driven Robust Optimization. Awarded by INFORMS.

Best Student Paper, MIT Operations Research Center. March 2013. For paper Robust SAA.

Invited and funded to attend the Heidelberg Laureate Meeting. May 2013. Meeting of young researchers with the laureates of the Fields Medal, Abel Prize, Turing Award, and Nevanlinna Prize.

National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship. January 2011. Research fellowship and funding for three years of graduate studies. Awarded by the National Science Foundation.

William A. Albert Memorial Fellowship. January 2011. Funding for first year graduate studies. Awarded by the MIT Dean for Graduate Education.

Jim and Donna Gray Endowment. January 2009. Funding for one year of undergraduate studies. Awarded by the UC Berkeley EECS department.

Dean's Honors List. Multiple semesters. Awarded by the UC Berkeley College of Letters and Science to students of the College who performed in the top 4% that semester.

Kraft Award for Outstanding Freshmen. December 2006. Awarded for perfect GPA in first semester of undergraduate studies at UC Berkeley

Professional Experience

Recorded Future—Camrbidge, Massachusetts
Data Scientist, June 2013–August 2013

MIT—Camrbidge, Massachusetts
Research Assistant, January 2011–Present

Microsoft—Vedbæk, Denmark
Software Development Engineer, April 2010–December 2010

Goldman Sachs—Jersey City, New Jersey
Summer Analyst, May 2009–August 2009

Mathematical Sciences Research Institute—Berkeley, California
Research Assistant, May 2008–August 2008

Lawrence-Berkeley National Lab—Berkeley, California
Research Assistant, September 2006–May 2008

Columbia University—New York, New York
Research Assistant, May 2007–August 2007

Rice University—Houston, Texas
Research Assistant, June 2005–August 2005

Research Supervisor(s)

Dimitris Bertsimas 



(617) 253-7412


(617) 258-9214


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