Associate Professor Sommer Gentry  

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Current Appointments:

  • Associate Professor, Mathematics Department, United States Naval Academy, Annapolis, Maryland
  • Research Associate, Department of Surgery, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland

Education:

  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology - Ph.D. Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, 2005
  • Stanford University - M.S. Engineering-Economic Systems and Operations Research, 1998
  • Stanford University - B.S. Mathematical and Computational Sciences, 1998

Research

Healthcare operations research, linear and integer programming, simulation, graph theory and maximum edge weight matching for kidney paired donation, transplantation and organ allocation, and biomechanics.

Awards:

  • Mathematical Association of America Henry L. Alder Award for Distinguished Teaching by a Beginning Faculty Member, 2009
  • Top Ten Abstracts award, American Society of Transplant Surgeons Winter Symposium, January 2013
  • Top Ten Abstracts award, American Society of Transplant Surgeons Winter Symposium, January 2009
  • Computational Science Graduate Fellows essay contest, awarded for excellence in technical writing that effectively communicates computational science to a lay audience, 2008
  • Faculty Special Act recognition award, U.S. Naval Academy, September 2006
  • UNOS Transplant Management Forum Abstract Award, Transplant center initiatives to increase donation, April 2005
  • U.S. Department of Energy Computational Science Graduate Fellowship, 2001-2005
  • Best Student Paper, IEEE Systems, Man, Cybernetics Conference, 2003

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