The Guikema Research Group consists of Professor Guikema and the postdocs, PhD students, master’s students, and undergraduate students conducting research in the group. The current members of the group follow.
Julia Coxen: Julia is a PhD student at the University of Michigan’s Industrial and Operations Engineering Department. She is an active duty Lieutenant Colonel and recently finished battalion command with the US Army Special Operations Command where she worked extensively with their data initiative. She was an Assistant Professor in the Department of Systems Engineering at the US Military Academy, West Point and has held various military leadership assignments from South Korea to North Carolina to Afghanistan. Her research interests include critical infrastructure planning, machine learning, network analysis and optimization.
Zaira Pagan Cajigas: Zaira is a first year PhD student in the group whose research focuses on community resilience to natural hazards.
Anna White: Anna is an IOE pre-candidate whose research application areas are in public transportation and urban systems. Her hope is to use data and mathematical modeling to improve those systems with three primary motivators: To improve access of people to their desired destinations, to increase safety from a national security standpoint and to reduce our global climate impact by reducing emissions. She is also a part of the Science, Technology, and Public Policy Certificate Program in the Ford Policy School hopes to use her research to inform policy decisions, particularly in the areas of public transportation and national security.