So Yeon Chun



Ph.D., Operations Research

Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, Georgia
School of Industrial and Systems Engineering

  • Dissertation:
    “Hybrid is Good: Stochastic Optimization and Applied Statistics for OR”

M.S., Applied Statistics

Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, Georgia

B.S., Industrial Engineering

Seoul National University, Seoul, Korea
Department of Industrial Engineering

  • Admitted with highest honors
  • Graduated with highest honors (summa cum laude)

Professional Experience

Operations Research Analyst

JDA Software Group, Inc., Atlanta, Georgia

  • Analyzed hotel and cruise line booking and sales data
  • Developed price elasticity estimation and demand forecasting systems for a price optimization solution for hospitality clients


IBM Thomas J. Watson Research Center, Yorktown, New York

  • Analyzed traffic time series data
  • Developed traffic decision support system (DSS) architecture and optimizer (control) algorithms in real-time traffic management centers


IBM Thomas J. Watson Research Center, Hawthorne, New York

  • Analyzed retail sales transaction data for promotion planning
  • Developed spatial-temporal data mining statistics techniques for real-time anomaly detection
    for road user (congestion) charging
  • Developed optimization models for a back-office enforcement process of vehicle records

Professional Service


INFORMS Revenue Management. and Pricing Section, 2015-2016

Revenue Management and Pricing Track Organizer

POMS Annual Conference, 2016 (13 sessions with 54 talks)

Revenue Management and Pricing Cluster Organizer

INFORMS Annual Conference, 2015 (48 Sessions with 185 talks)

Conference Session Chair

POMS Annual Conference, 2015
INFORMS Annual Conference, 2011-Present

Paper Competition Judge

MSOM Student Paper Competition, 2014-Present

Invited Journal Reviewer

Management Science, Operations Research, Manufacturing and Service Operations Management, Production and Operations Management, Transportation Science, IIE Transactions, Naval Research Logistics


INFORMS Future Academician Doctoral Colloquium

Austin, Texas, 2010

Thank a Teacher Recipient

Georgia Institute of Technology, 2010 (Honored at the Dean Griffin Day Luncheon)

Award for Top Performance on Ph.D. Comprehensive Exam

Georgia Institute of Technology (Perfect Score)

Presidential Honor Recipient

Seoul National University (Ranked First in the
Industrial Engineering Department)

Best Student Scholarship

Seoul National University

Math Olympiad

Seoul, Korea (Honorable Mention)