Natalia Summerville


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Dr. Natalia Summerville joined NC State University as adjunct faculty member in 2015. She is a Sr. Operations Research Specialist at SAS, and her main responsibilities include leading design, development and implementation of cutting-edge advanced analytics solutions using data analysis, forecasting, and optimization techniques across different industries. While Dr. Summerville deeply enjoys her optimization modeling work at SAS, her true passion lays in teaching and advising undergraduate students. She has taught industrial engineering, analytics, optimization, mathematics, and statistics since 2004 with outstanding results and awards.


Ph.D. 2012

Doctorate of Philosophy in Operations Research

NC State University

Ph.D. 2010

Doctorate of Philosophy in industrial Engineering

Tecnologico de Monterrey

MSQPM 2005

Master of Science in Quality and Production Management

Tecnologico de Monterrey

BSIE 2003

Bachelor of Science in Industrial Engineering

Tecnologico de Monterrey

Research Description

Optimization Modeling and Industry Applications; Multicriteria Optimization; Genetic Algorithms

Honors and Awards

  • Outstanding Faculty Award, Industrial Engineering Undergraduate Program, Classes of 2006 - 2010, 2010
  • Outstanding Faculty Award, High School Program, Class of 2006, 2006