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Cassidy Buhler

PhD Candidate

Decision Sciences and MIS

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Education

Ph.D. Business Administration - Operations & Business Analytics Concentration (2024 expected) Graduate Minor: Computational Data Science Drexel University, Philadelphia, PA

B.S. Mathematics (2019) University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT

Research

Publication Buhler, C. K., Terry, R. S., Link, K. G., & Adler, F. R. (2021). Do mechanisms matter? Comparing cancer treatment strategies across mathematical models and outcome objectives. Mathematical Biosciences and Engineering, 18(5), 6305-6327.

Working Papers Buhler C. K., Benson H. Y., Shanno D. F. (2021). “Regularized step directions in conjugate gradient minimization for machine learning’’. Under review.

Buhler C. K., Benson H. Y. (2020). “Efficient solution of portfolio optimization problems via dimension reduction and sparsification’’. Technical Report. Drexel University, Philadelphia PA, USA.

Presented Research Buhler C. K., Benson H. Y. Shanno D. F. “Regularized step directions in conjugate gradient minimization for machine learning”, INFORMS Annual Meeting (Oct 2021)

Buhler C. K., Benson H. Y., Shanno D. F. “Conjugate gradient methods for machine learning’’, SIAM Conference on Optimization (July 2021)

Buhler C. K., Benson H. Y. “Efficient solution of portfolio optimization problems via dimension reduction and sparsification’’, INFORMS Annual Meeting (Nov 2020)

Teaching Experience

Instructor Ph.D. Programming Bootcamp – Summer 2022, Summer 2021 BSAN 360: Programming for Data Analytics - Winter 2022 MIS 200: Management Information Systems Recitation - Winter 2021, Fall 2020, Fall 2019

Teaching Assistant BSAN 360: Programming for Data Analytics – Spring 2021 OPM 200: Operations Management – Spring 2020 OPM 341: Supply Chain Management – Spring 2022, Spring 2021 OPR 320: Linear Models for Decision Making – Spring 2021, Summer 2020 STAT 201: Intro to Business Statistics – Summer 2022, Fall 2021, Spring 2020, Winter 2019 STAT 202: Business Statistics II – Fall 2021, Summer 2021, Spring 2020 STAT 205: Statistical Inference I – Spring 2020 STAT 206: Statistical Inference II – Summer 2021

Awards

Teaching Assistant Excellence Award, Drexel University (2022) Student Travel Award, SIAM Conference on Optimization (2021) Teaching Assistant Excellence Award Finalist (Highly Commended), Drexel University (2021) Undergraduate Research Scholar Designation, University of Utah (2019) Honors at Entrance Scholarship, University of Utah (2015 - 2018) Utah Centennial Scholarship, Utah State Board of Education (2015)

Upcoming Dissertation