Cindy Hui, PhD

Education

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, NY
Ph.D. Decision Sciences and Engineering Systems, May 2011
M. Eng. Operations Research and Statistics, May 2009
B. S. Mathematics and Computer Science, Magna Cum Laude, May 2006

Experience

Lecturer, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, NY August 2013 – June 2014

  • Instructor for Modeling and Analysis of Uncertainty, a sophomore level probability and statistics class for engineers, and Statistical Analysis, an upper level statistics course with an industrial management and systems engineering focus

Post-doctoral Research Associate at the Command, Control, and Interoperability Center for Advanced Data Analysis (CCICADA), Rutgers University, Piscataway, NJ Sept 2012 – August 2013

  • Involved in various projects with a focus on modeling, data analysis, and discrete event simulation
  • Projects included: security planning and assessment for sports venues, modeling of patron screening, and evaluating the impact of security measures on urban commerce

Post-doctoral Research Associate at the Center for Discrete Mathematics and Theoretical Computer Science (DIMACS), Rutgers University, Piscataway, NJ July 2011 – August 2012

  • Worked on a stadium evacuation project focusing on behavioral modeling and crowd dynamics in emergency situations
  • Performed a multi-disciplinary literature search and presented a review of findings
  • Developed small-scale computational simulations that incorporate individual and group behaviors along with social and situational influences and other behavioral factors that may influence crowd dynamics in emergency situations

Research Assistant, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, NY June 2007 – May 2011

  • Developed software for simulation information diffusion in dynamic social networks with up to one million nodes
  • Applied software in modeling the diffusion of emergency warnings in a community
  • Conducted virtual experiments to study how trust and communities affect the diffusion of information in social networks

Summer Research Associate, RAND Corporation, Pittsburgh, PA May 2008 – Aug 2008

  • Performed a literature review on bandwidth resource sharing and cooperation in mobile ad-hoc networks
  • Compiled a document describing network resource constraints and concerns that affect a user’s willingness to cooperate in mobile environments
  • Outlined a conceptual framework of user behavior in mobile ad-hoc networks that can be used to study the tradeoffs between message traffic and traffic relay, and strategies of bandwidth resource allocation and management among users

Skills

Proficient in C, C++; Familiar with Java, Perl, Python, SQL.
Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator; Familiar with Minitab, R.
Wordpress Blogging Platform, Google Analytics, Social Media Campaigns

Honors and Awards

Del and Ruth Karger Dissertation Prize, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, 2012
Best Paper Award, Agent-Directed Simulation Symposium at SpringSim 2010, Orlando, FL.
Alpha Pi Mu Industrial Engineering Honor Society, 2008
Upsilon Pi Epsilon Computer Science Honor Society, 2005
Rensselaer Founders Award of Excellence, 2005
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute National Dean’s List, 2002-2006
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Alumni Scholarship, 2002-2006
Emily Roebling Award, 2002-2006

Professional Activities

Command, Control, and Interoperability Center for Advanced Data Analysis (CCICADA)-wide Research Retreat, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, May 1-3, 2014, Organizing and Program Committee

Command, Control, and Interoperability Center for Advanced Data Analysis (CCICADA)-wide Research Retreat, Texas Southern University, Houston, TX, April 18-20, 2013

  • Invited to present a talk and demo “Modeling and Simulation Environment for Tradeoffs in Commerce and Security“

Security Awareness and Vigilance for Everyone (S.A.V.E.) Program sponsored by New Jersey Office of Homeland Security and Preparedness, Metlife Stadium, Sept 13, 2012

  • Completed a one-day training program on behavior assessment techniques to enhance security measures in a layered defense concept

DIMACS/CCICADA Student Workshop on Where the Mathematical and Computational Sciences Meet Society, DIMACS Center, CoRE Building, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ, April 8, 2011

  • Invited to present a talk “Modeling the Diffusion of Actionable Information in Social Networks”

Greenfield Aviation Security Workshop sponsored by US Department of Homeland Security’s Science and Technology Directorate (DHS S&T) and UK Home Office, High Wycombe, UK, December 5-8, 2010

  • Invited to participate in a follow-up workshop to further refine ideas and research questions that were identified at the previous workshop

Greenfield Aviation Security Workshop sponsored by US Department of Homeland Security’s Science and Technology Directorate (DHS S&T) and UK Home Office, Stevens Institute of Technology, Hoboken, NJ, August 2-4, 2010

  • Invited to participate in the workshop to brainstorm and share ideas on the future of aviation security and identify multidisciplinary research ideas and challenges

Command, Control, and Interoperability Center for Advanced Data Analysis (CCICADA)-wide Research Retreat, Morgan State University, Baltimore, MD, March 7-8, 2010

  • Invited to present a talk “Simulation the Diffusion of Warnings in Large Dynamic Networks“

CASOS Summer Institute (Computational Analysis of Social and Organizational Systems), Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA, June 25 – July 1, 2007

  • Attended workshop on dynamic network analysis and computational modeling
  • Recipient of Scholarship for CASOS Summer Institute 2007

Complex Adaptive Systems Modeling, SpringerOpen Journal, Editorial Board

ASE/IEEE International Conference on Social Computing, SocialCom2012, Program Committee

PLOS ONE, 2013, Peer Reviewer

Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences (HICSS), 2012, 2013, 2014, Peer Reviewer

Decision Support Systems Journal, 2012, 2014, Peer Reviewer

International Conference on Information Systems for Crisis Response and Management (ISCRAM), 2012, Peer Reviewer

Journal of Computational Science, 2011, Peer Reviewer

IEEE International Conference on Social Computing, 2011, Peer Reviewer