Madeleine Pollack, an undergraduate student in the H. Milton Stewart School of Industrial and Systems Engineering (ISyE), won a 2022 Adobe Women in Technology scholarship.
The award, which contributes a $10,000 award for education-related expenses, recognizes outstanding female students in artificial intelligence/machine learning, data science, and computer science or web/mobile development.
Pollack, a third-year ISyE major concentrating in advanced operations research and statistics, adds this scholarship to a list of accomplishments that already includes the 2022 President’s Undergraduate Research Award (PURA) Fellowship, the 2021 Brooke Owens Fellowship, and the 2021 ISyE Rising Star award, among others. She plans to pursue a Ph.D. in operations research after earning her bachelor’s degree.
“I chose to study operations research because I love the idea that we can take phenomena in the world around us and use mathematics to come to a better understanding of the driving forces of those phenomena,” she said. “In some sense, I think it is a really neat blend of the art of decision-making with the science of modeling the world around us mathematically.”
In addition to her studies, Pollack is also the vice president of Georgia Tech’s chapter of Alphi Pi Mu, the national industrial engineering honor’s society.
After completing a pair of internships during her time at Georgia Tech at Space Capital and Hermeus, she entered the undergraduate research space working alongside Assistant Professor Lauren Steimle. There, she has looked at how modeling decisions for chronic diseases can alter the treatment recommendations a physician might give on behalf of a patient.
Read more about about Pollack's undergraduate journey as well as the Brooke Owens Fellowship here - Madeleine Pollack Selected for 2021 Brooke Owens Fellowship
Are you interested in operations research? Learn more about ISyE’s undergraduate degrees here.