Tyler is a first-year doctoral student interested in problems at the intersection of theoretical computer science and economics. He intends to work with Dr. Christian Kroer on problems in stochastic matching. Tyler’s undergraduate degrees are in computational mathematics and statistics from Michigan State University, where he was named 1 of 6 University Distinguished Scholars. As an undergrad, Tyler spent his summers engaging in research at a start-up in his hometown of Buffalo, at UCLA, and at the University of Maryland. When he’s not optimizing things, Tyler enjoys cooking, watching MSU basketball, and long walks on the beach at sunset.