Irene Lo is an Assistant Professor in Management Science & Engineering at Stanford University. She received her A.B. in Mathematics from Princeton University, and her Ph.D. in Operations Research from Columbia University. Her research builds on tools from algorithms and economics to design markets and algorithmic systems that assign resources at scale. Her focus is on public sector and non-profit applications, including in education, the environment, and the developing world, and she is actively involved in policy and design decisions for market-shaping platforms in agricultural production and school choice.
At Stanford, Lo teaches courses on Operations Management, Game Theory, and Market Design for Non-Profits. Beyond Stanford, Lo co-organizes Mechanism Design for Social Good, a multi-institutional multi-disciplinary research initiative that uses techniques from algorithms and optimization to improve access to opportunity for historically disadvantaged communities.