Jerry L. Kung

PhD Candidate,
Operations Research Center,
Massachusetts Institute of Technology

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Cambridge, MA 02139

About me

I am a fourth-year PhD candidate in the Operations Research Center at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) under the supervision of Professor Dimitris Bertsimas. I am broadly interested in analytics: the science of distilling data into actionable insights that add societal value. I have applied analytics to projects in health care and air transportation, and I am excited by any practical problems where analytics can be substantively applied. I am proud to be supported by the National Science Foundation as a Graduate Research Fellow.

I have a passion for teaching, and I have had the privilege of instructing many groups of extraordinary students at the Executive MBA, MBA, and undergraduate levels. Few activities exhilarate me as much as the challenge of crafting supplemental lenses to break down complex topics. I am honored to be recognized with the MIT Sloan Outstanding Teaching Assistant Award based on student nominations.

I completed my undergraduate degree at Harvard College (AB, 2011), where I concentrated in Applied Mathematics: Computer Science and worked with Professor David Parkes as a member of the EconCS Group. I am grateful to The Star-Ledger of New Jersey for recognizing me as the Mort Pye Scholar and for their generous support during my undergraduate studies.

I also completed Part III of the Mathematical Tripos at Emmanuel College, Cambridge (MASt, 2012). I am thankful for the support of the Harvard Herchel Smith Postgraduate Scholarship, which made my year abroad possible.


  • Robust Aircraft Routing [PDF]
    Chiwei Yan, Jerry Kung.
    Accepted to Transportation Science, 2015.
    Anna Valicek Award Winner, Presented at the 55th Annual Symposium of AGIFORS, Washington D.C.

  • A Course on Advanced Software Tools for Operations Research and Analytics [PDF]
    Iain Dunning, Vishal Gupta, Angie King, Jerry Kung, Miles Lubin, John Silberholz.
    INFORMS Transactions on Education 15(2): 169-179, 2015.

  • Incentive Design for Adaptive Agents [PDF]
    Yiling Chen, Jerry Kung, David C. Parkes, Ariel D. Procaccia, Haoqi Zhang.
    In Proceedings of the 10th International Conference on Autonomous Agents and Multiagent Systems (AAMAS), Taipei, Taiwan, May 2011.

  • Teaching

  • MIT 15.727: The Analytics Edge
    Teaching Assistant (Spring 2016).

  • MIT 15.060: Data, Models, and Decisions
    Teaching Assistant (Fall 2015)
    [Student Evalutions]

  • MITx 15.071x: The Analytics Edge
    Teaching Assistant (Summer 2015)

  • MIT 15.071: The Analytics Edge
    Teaching Assistant (Spring 2015, Spring 2014)

  • MIT 15.S60: Software Tools for Operations Research
    Teaching Assistant for Introduction to R (IAP 2014)

  • Harvard Applied Math 121: Intro to Optimization: Models and Methods
    Head Teaching Fellow (Spring 2011), Teaching Fellow (Spring 2010)
    [Student Evaluations]

  • Last updated 18 May 2016.