Iain Dunning

Experiences, thoughts, and technical notes. More about me. @iaindunning

About Me

Hi! My name is Iain Dunning. I’m currently a PhD candidate in the Operations Research Center at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Cambridge, Massachusetts. I started here in September 2011. My research work is primarily on robust optimization, including tools for modeling problems and new algorithms for solving them (with Dimitris Bertsimas).

Resume in Brief

In the summer of 2013 I worked at Google San Francisco as a "quantitative analyst" intern on the search team. I proposed a new bandit-inspired heuristic for use in the crawler and then validated it by writing a lot of code to analyze the impacts using MapReduce (via C++) - big data, big fun!

I'm from New Zealand. I got my Bachelor of Engineering (Hons) in Engineering Science at the University of Auckland in Auckland, New Zealand. I was there from early 2007 to late 2010.

If you'd like to know more about where I've worked and studied, checked out my profile on LinkedIn. Employment-related skill/keywords in brief: optimization, analytics, programming, data, machine learning, web, algorithms, simulations, ...

If you want to get in touch with me, my contact information is at the bottom of every page.

Thanksgiving '12 in Florida

Thanksgiving '12 in Florida

Blog Posts

Summer '13 in San Francisco

Summer '13 in San Francisco

© 2013 Iain Dunning
Contact me by email (idunning AT mit DOT edu), @iaindunning, LinkedIn, GitHub
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