Samuel Lim - Biography
University of Pennsylvania
samuelim at seas dot upenn dot edu
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I am a PhD candidate at the University of Pennsylvania in the area of Systems Science and Statistics. My thesis advisor in the School of Engineering and Applied Science is Professor Barry Silverman. My research interests lie primarily at the intersection of decision theory, simulation, optimization, and learning algorithms, with specific interests in the application of negotiation theory and personality profiling techniques to conflict scenarios. I have also worked on developing data driven adoption models characterizing energy efficiency adoption trends with the Wharton Risk and Decision Processes Center.
Education and Experience
I graduated summa cum laude from the Wharton School with a B.S. in Economics and A.M. in Statistics and Financial Mathematics, where I was a Meister Fellow and received the Real Estate Research Student Fellowship. My advisor was Professor Dylan Small, and I wrote a thesis on A Survey Of Statistical Methodologies in Agent Based Simulations.
I received further training as an engineer at the University of Pennsylvania, where I obtained a B.S. and M.Eng. in Systems Engineering with highest honors. Electing to pursue my passion in public affairs, I earned an M.P.A in Public Policy from the Fels Institute of Government on a graduate scholarship from the Singapore government, as one of three individuals accepted directly into the program from undergraduate studies.
Previously, I worked in a diverse array of fields, as a consultant with the World Bank Group, a business analyst with Deloitte Strategy & Operations, a venture capital analyst at Guggenheim Venture Partners, and a Research Assistant to the Senior Economist at the World Economic Forum.
I am a doctoral researcher at the Ackoff Collaboratory for Advancement of the Systems Approach, where I work on developing high dimensional agent-based models for simulating networks and social systems. I also pursue my interests in the application of analytical techniques and statistical inference to solve complex business problems as an associate at Systems Wisdom.