Anthony Bonifonte


I am a Ph.D. candidate for Operations Research at the H. Milton Stewart School of Industrial and Systems Engineering (ISyE) at Georgia Tech.  My research focuses on medical decision making, specifically focusing on cardiovascular disease and infectious disease modeling.  I formulate, analyze, and solve models regarding prediction, screening, and treatment decisions.  Since such problems tend to be probabilistic in nature, much of my work uses stochastic models such as Markov decision processes, bandit models, and stochastic optimization. Simulation is a keystone of being able to evaluate my solutions.  I also use statistical methodologies such as survival analysis and changepoint detection.

In addition to operations research and math, I have assisted with research on STEM education, studying effective rubric design and alternative classroom teaching environments (such as the flipped classroom).

I am passionate about teaching, and hope to obtain a teaching focused role upon graduation.