2001 Bsc Indurstrial and Mechanical Engineering University of Iceland
2008 PhD Operation Research MIT
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.