Andrew C. Trapp

Assistant Professor, Operations and Industrial Engineering

Office:Washburn Shops, 207
Phone: (508) 831-4935
Fax:   (508) 831-5720
atrapp@wpi.edu

Areas of expertise and interests in healthcare

  • Operations research, constrained optimization
  • Analytics and data mining
  • Application of above methods to:
    • Make strategic decisions
    • Solve operational problems
    • Improve understanding of underlying process dynamics

Current healthcare projects

  • Resource scheduling in highly constrained environments
  • Optimal scheduling of preventative interventions for chronic disease care
  • Improving flow of hospital charts for same-day surgery
  • Understanding why mentally ill patients may not seek medical treatment
  • Analytical study of patient interactions with online medical portal

Future aspirations

Using optimization and analytics to improve lives at both the societal and individual levels.

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