Irene Lo joins the Department of Management Science and Engineering as an assistant professor.
Prof. Lo received her undergraduate degree from Princeton University, and her PhD in Industrial Engineering & Operations Research from Columbia University.
She researches how to design matching markets and assignment processes to improve market outcomes, with a focus on public sector applications and socially responsible operations research. She is also interested in mechanism design for social good and graph theory.
Formerly at Microsoft Research, Prof. Lo was a consulting researcher working alongside MSR and LinkedIn researchers to improve theory and implementation of two-sided market design at LinkedIn. In addition, she was a research intern under the guidance of Nicole Immorlica, working on developing a theory of matching market design with information acquisition cost.
Most recently, Prof. Lo was a postdoctoral scholar in the Economics department at Stanford University.