Kurtis Konrad

ISE Ambassador

Ph.D. Student
Systems Analytics and Optimization

I am a Ph.D. student in Industrial Engineering. I worked as a software and data management co-op for UTC Aerospace Systems, and have performed undergraduate research studying blockchain technology with Dr. Yunan Liu. I participate in a variety of activities on campus, including the University Scholars Program, a campus ministry, and the NC State ‘Power Sound of the South’ Marching Band, where I play the Mellophone. When not on campus, you may find me playing piano, tutoring math, petting my dogs, or working at The Lego Store at Crabtree Valley Mall.

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Expected Graduation

Spring 2023

MIE 2019

Master of Industrial Engineering

NC State University

BSIE 2018

Bachelor of Science in Industrial Engineering

NC State University

Research Description

Kurtis is currently doing cutting edge research in algorithmic design for simulation optimization. He is also investigating the application of game theoretic ideas and mechanism design to health care networks, with a specific focus on the kidney exchange. Additionally, he is exploring projects related to assigning cardiac patients to physicians, simulating renewable energy generation, and transportation networks.