Sebastien Martin

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Latest News!

My project with Boston Public School is a Franz Edelman Award 2019 Finalist.

Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Lyft

I am a postdoctoral research fellow at Lyft NYC, working with Garrett Van Ryzin. Next year, I will join the Operations department of the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University as an assistant professor (Summer 2020).

Research Interests

My research is in the areas of optimization and machine learning, with applications in transportation and public policy. My current focus is to scale traditional optimization and machine learning algorithms to real world problems involving large datasets. I had the pleasure to partner with Boston Public School to optimize their bus routes and school start times, a work that was selected as an Edelman award finalist. See my CV, papers and media coverage for more information.


I completed a PhD at the MIT Operations Research Center in 2019, under the supervision of Dimitris Bertsimas and Patrick Jaillet. Prior to joining MIT, I graduated from Ecole polytechnique (class X2011) with a MS degree in Applied Mathematics.