Anil Aswani in outside setting

Research Expertise and Interest

personalized medicine and healthcare systems, optimization of human-automation systems, statistical and optimization theory, game-theoretic modelling and visual analytics

Research Description

Anil Aswani is an associate professor in the Department of Industrial Engineering and Operations Research (IEOR) at the University of California, at Berkeley. His research interests include data-driven decision making, with particular emphasis on addressing inefficiencies and inequalities in health systems and physical infrastructure.

He received a BS in Electrical Engineering in 2005 from the University of Michigan, in Ann Arbor, and a PhD in Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences with Designated Emphasis in Computational and Genomic Biology in 2010 from the University of California, at Berkeley. He has received an NSF CAREER award through the Operations Engineering program for his work on personalized healthcare, a Hellman Fellowship for his research on food insecurity, the Leon O. Chua award from Berkeley for outstanding achievement in an area of nonlinear science, and a William Pierskalla Runner-Up Award from the INFORMS Health Applications Society.

In the News

Time more important than increased funding when it comes to SNAP benefits

A new paper in JAMA Network Open, written by Berkeley Public Health Professor of Community Health Sciences Barbara Laraia, PhD, MPH, RD, Anil Aswani, PhD, associate professor of industrial engineering and operations research at UC Berkeley, and Matt Olfat, PhD, of Citadel LLC, finds that SNAP (the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, commonly known as food stamps) recipients who had more available time were able to prepare higher quality meals, which reduced sodium consumption for them and their families.
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