University of Michigan Industrial and Operations Engineering (U-M IOE) Ph.D. student, Mohammad Zhalechian has received the Richard F. and Eleanor A. Towner Prize for Distinguished Academic Achievement.
This award, accompanied by a $1,000 stipend, is presented to an outstanding graduate student in each of the U-M College of Engineering degree programs. Criteria considered by the department awards committee includes the student’s active participation in research, leadership and academic performance (GPA).
Zhalechian’s U-M IOE faculty advisor is Mark Van Oyen. Zhalechian’s interests meet at the intersection of Statistical Machine Learning and Operations Research. His work targets real-world problems with much of his research focusing on the health care industry.