Jacob is a fifth-year Ph.D. student in the IEOR department. He was born and raised in Salt Lake City, Utah and earned his B.A. with High Honors in Math and Operations Research at UC Berkeley.
At Columbia, Jacob is co-advised by Professors Karl Sigman and Adam Elmachtoub and works on problems in queueing theory.
Jacob is also involved in a variety of leadership roles at Columbia, serving as a Senior Lead Teaching Fellow at the Columbia Center for Teaching and Learning and as a Department Representative for the IEOR department in the Engineering Graduate Student Council.