Jan Vlachy


I am currently a last-year doctoral student in Operations Research at Georgia Tech and a quantitative analyst at Google.

My dissertation research focuses on mathematical models to improve healthcare delivery. I am currently creating algorithms for bed management policies in hospitals. Previously, I designed policy models for new healthcare payment reforms and conducted an econometric evaluation of Health Information Exchanges and their impact on hospital operations. I have also statistically supported research projects 1) to more effectively monitor patients in intensive care units for seizures, 2) to evaluate risk scores for pregnant women with congenital heart disease, and 3) to develop interventions to mitigate health disparities. Much of this research is multidisciplinary,  involving researchers in medicine, public health, nursing, and business.

In the past, I have worked and interned in several statistical and industrial engineering roles in various industries: as a statistician and an HR analytics analyst at Shell, as an operations researcher at KLM Royal Dutch Airlines, and as a mathematical analyst developing algorithms at inSophy, a startup company providing advanced planning and scheduling solutions for manufacturing companies.