Expected Graduation

Spring 2019

MS 2014

Master of Science in Industrial and Operations Engineering

University of Michigan

BSc 2012

Bachelor of Science in Industrial Engineering

University of Iowa

Research Description

Lena’s dissertation research uses simulation techniques to develop a screening policy for pancreatic cancer. While pancreatic cancer has a relatively low incidence, it has a very high mortality rate motivating the need for early detection in high-risk individuals making screening the only hope for a cure.