The Mathematical Optimization for Decisions Lab was established in 2012 by Professor Sauleh Siddiqui at the Department of Civil Engineering at Johns Hopkins University.
Under Professor Siddiqui’s supervision, MODL has been home to graduate researchers, undergraduate students, postdoctoral fellows, and visiting scholars from across the globe.
MODL studies problems at the intersection of society and infrastructure by developing and applying novel mathematical tools to aid decisions in energy, health, and engineering systems. Current areas of focus at MODL include fuel markets and infrastructure, optimizing patient flow and staffing in hospitals, the US clinical trials system, and developing algorithms for multiobjective optimization, bilevel programs, and binary equilibrium. Our team’s approach is to model the inter-reaction between actors in systems faced with multiple, conflicting objectives.