General Information

Full Name Ignacio Ismael Erazo Neira
Languages Spanish (Native), French (Full Proficiency), English (Full Proficiency), Portuguese (Medium)
Technical Skills Python (+++), Gurobi (+++), Cplex (+++), SIMIO (+++), sklearn (+++), pandas (+++), Xpress (++), matplotlib (++), Git (++), MATLAB (++), R (+), c (+)


  • 2019- Dec 2023
    Ph.D. in Operations Research, minor in Machine Learning
    Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA
    • GPA 4.0
    • Coursework
      • Optimization (Linear, Discrete, Non-Linear, Stochastic and Advanced Combinatorial).
      • Theoretical Statistics, Stochastic Processes I and II, Simulation and its Theory.
      • Machine Learning, Theoretical Reinforcement Learning and Computational Methods.
      • Logistics, Inventory and Constraint Programming.
  • 2019-2021
    M.Sc. in Operations Research
    Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA
  • 2014-2019
    B.Sc. in Industrial Civil Engineering
    Universidad de Concepcion, Concepcion, Chile
    • GPA 6.7/7, rank 1/120, best GPA each year
    • Coursework
      • Traditional engineering + science + optimization and stats classes.
      • Business minor = Innovation, Entrepreneurship, Administration, Human Resources.


  • May-Aug 2023
    Research Scientist Intern
    Amazon, Seattle, WA
    • Will be a part of Amazon Science Fulfillment Technologies team, for warehouse optimization.
  • Sep-Dec 2022
    Applied Scientist Intern
    Amazon, Edinburgh, Scotland
    • Developed functions to facilitate NLP on team processes.
    • Performed exploration for new ML models to be used as part of my team's products.
  • May-Aug 2022
    Operations Research Scientist Intern
    Apple, Palo Alto, CA
    • Developed optimization-based analytical tool to reduce inventory levels.
    • Developed methodology that allows different optimization tools to work simultaneously to reduce transportation costs.
  • 2019-
    Research and Teaching Assistant
    Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA
    • Research Assistant under different grants.
    • Graduate Teaching Assistant
      • Head TA for masters courses ISyE 6644 (Simulation, Summer 2020, Fall 2020, Spring 2021), ISyE 6203 (Logistics, Spring 2022).
      • TA under ISyE tutoring center for ISyE 3133 (Optimization) and ISyE 2027 (Probability with Applications), Fall and Spring 2019.
  • Jan-Mar 2019
    Inventory Optimization Intern
    BHP Billiton HQs, Santiago, Chile

Honors and Awards

  • Research-related
    • Best student applied paper [winner], WSC 2022, "A Simulation-Optimization Framework To Improve The Organ Transplantation Offering System".
    • Diversity award fellowship, WSC 2022.
    • Top 3 short research video at the YinzOR conference 2021 CMU, "Submodular Dispatching".
  • Academic and competitions
    • Stewart Fellowship in Georgia Tech
    • University of Concepcion Prize (Class 2014 Industrial Civil Engineering). This award is given by the university to the most deserving student (if any) of the respective class.
    • First place of the "2019 University of Concepcion Programming Tournament" under the "Non-Computer Science" major category.
    • Best GPA class 2014 of Industrial Civil Engineering in years 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019.
    • Leader of World Finalist Teams for Simio Simulation Competition (Fall 2016, Spring 2017).
    • Highest Recognition "Très Bien" in French Baccalauréat (2013), maximum scores in Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry.