Shubham Akshat

I am a Ph.D. Candidate in Operations Management at the Robert H. Smith School of Business, University of Maryland. I am grateful to Dr. S. Raghavan for serving as my dissertation chair. My vision is to develop and apply Operations Management methodologies for promoting fairness and equity among the grassroots population to bring about a positive impact. I plan to advance, integrate and use research methods in econometrics, industrial organization, integer programming, probabilistic models, machine learning, and related fields to pursue my mission.

My dissertation focuses on the healthcare sector, liver allocation policy in the United States (U.S.) in particular. The goals of my thesis are to: (1) Understand why previous allocation policies have resulted in huge geographic inequities; and (2) Propose new policies that address the issue of geographic inequity and result in efficient allocations.

Awards & Honors

Best Paper Award (Finalist) INFORMS Public Sector Operations Research Section 2020
Best Paper Award Competition (Honorable Mention) College of Healthcare Operations Management (CHOM), POMS 2020
Outstanding Graduate Assistantship Award University of Maryland 2020
Jacob K. Goldhaber Travel Grant University of Maryland 2020, 2021
International Conference Student Support Award University of Maryland 2021
Smith School Summer Fellowship Robert H. Smith School of Business 2018, 2019, 2020

Academic Affiliations

Robert H. Smith School of Business, University of Maryland Ph.D. Candidate in Operations Management 2017 - Present
Indian School of Business Analyst 2015 - 2017
Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi Bachelor of Technology, Production & Industrial Engineering 2009 - 2013