Originally from Georgia, Tyler grew up in the suburbs of Atlanta before earning a B.S. in Applied Mathematics at The College of Charleston in South Carolina. During his undergraduate studies, his research included (sports) ranking methods, text mining, and applied optimization. Now back in Atlanta, Tyler is studying operations research as a PhD student in the ISyE program. His dissertation research focuses on algorithms for multiobjective optimization for (mixed) integer programs. He has also working with Dr. Pinar Keskinocak and Dr. Julie Swann on an agent-based simulation modeling the transmission dynamics of Guinea worm disease in Africa. His current work involves a novel weight space decomposition for triobjective integer programs and a dynamic programming approach to discrete problems.