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Margrét Bjarnadóttir

Assistant Professor of Management Science and Statistics

Department: 
Decision, Operations & Information Technologies
Office: 
4324 Van Munching Hall
Phone: 
301-405-8654
Education: 
Ph.D., MIT
Bio: 

Dr. Margrét Vilborg Bjarnadóttir, is an Assistant Professor of Management Science and Statistics in the DO&IT group.  Dr. Margrét Bjarnadóttir graduated from MIT's Operations Research Center in 2008, defending her thesis titled "Data Driven Approach to Health Care, Application Using Claims Data". Dr. Bjarnadóttir specializes in operations research methods using large scale data. Her work spans applications ranging from analyzing nation-wide cross-ownership patterns and systemic risk in finance to drug surveillance and practice patterns in health care. She has consulted with both health care start-ups on risk modeling using health care data as well as governmental agencies such as a central bank on data-driven fraud detection algorithms.

EDUCATION

2001 - B.Sc., Indurstrial and Mechanical Engineering, University of Iceland

2008 - Ph.D., Operations Research, MIT