Princeton Consultants New Hires

November 11, 2022

Princeton Consultants Welcomes Philip Genovese as an Associate

Phil joins us from Temple University, where he graduated magna cum laude with a BS in Data Science with Computational Analytics. Phil was a President’s Scholar. For the wealth management division of a national financial services company, Phil helped develop a web app and he built internal tools to service clients. For three years, he worked for a State Representative, performing constituent services and campaigning. His coding projects included building a Machine Learning model that identified rain forest animal calls. Phil enjoys gaming, building PCs, and reading fiction. He grew up in Yardley, PA.

October 28, 2022

Princeton Consultants Welcomes Dr. Avi Appel as a Senior Associate

Avi joins us from a quantitative trading firm where he designed and wrote software applications. Previously, Avi earned his PhD in Philosophy at Cornell University. Focusing on Ethics, he researched hypocrisy, testimonial injustice, and consequentialism. In addition to his research, Avi taught philosophy classes at Cornell, Ithaca College, The Center for Talented Youth, and the Cayuga Correctional Facility. Prior to his studies at Cornell, Avi oversaw contract-pricing for four years at a janitorial services company. He chaired the finance committee for an affordable housing nonprofit. Avi earned his MS in Accounting at Boston College, and his BA with honors in Philosophy, with a minor in Computer Science, at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Avi is a Princeton, NJ native. In his spare time, he enjoys board games, badminton, and pickleball.

October 21, 2022

Princeton Consultants Welcomes Hannah Ballard as an Associate

Hannah joins us from Columbia University, where she graduated magna cum laude with a BS in Biomedical Engineering. Hannah earned the Claire S. and Robert E. Reiss Prize for biomedical engineering achievement. For her senior project, Hannah helped design a device to monitor the risk of preterm birth by quantifying cervical stiffness without the use of a speculum in lower-resource clinical settings, for which her team won an NIH award. In another project, she coded a machine learning pipeline to classify Alzheimer’s Disease based on MRIs. Hannah served as president of the Columbia Biomedical Engineering Society and of the Columbia chapter of Tau Beta Pi, the engineering honors society. At Columbia’s Sia Lab, Hannah’s research included developing a monitoring system of calcium levels. For AmeriCorps Healthy Futures, Hannah taught at a nature-based summer camp in Colorado. For Hypothekids, she helped high school teachers develop engineering curricula and she created presentations about engineering design and biomedical engineering. In her spare time, Hannah enjoys percussion, gardening, and hiking. Hannah grew up in Jasper, GA.

October 4, 2022

Princeton Consultants Welcomes Sean Harris as an Associate

Sean joins us from Columbia University, where he earned a BA in Computer Science and Philosophy. Sean’s research projects have included: applying Python to field photography to detect fungus threatening corn production; detecting black hole mergers through signal processing; medical image analysis to highlight cancerous tissue; and mapping application development to visualize COVID spread and locate safe outdoor areas. For four years Sean was a writer, editor and researcher for the Columbia Science Review. He enjoys reading history and sci-fi, scientific and creative writing, and cooking. Sean is a Lincoln, NE native.

September 12, 2022

Princeton Consultants Welcomes Chris Janas as an Associate

Chris joins us from Ithaca College, where he earned a Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT), concentrating on Adolescent Math Education. A Noyce Scholar, Chris student taught at a high school and middle school. Previously he earned a BS in Computer Science from Cornell. For two years, Chris was a TA for introductory programming courses. As an intern for Bausch Health, Chris assisted data migration and database testing. His project work included upgrading an operating system framework and developing unit tests, and designing the backend database for a character creator app. As a personal project, Chris created from scratch a clone of a popular mobile game. In his spare time, he enjoys reading, gaming, game development, and drawing. Chris grew up in Monroe Township, NJ.

September 7, 2022

Princeton Consultants Welcomes Piper Stevens as an Associate

Piper joins us from Tulane, where she earned her BS in Chemical Engineering, minoring in Mathematics and Biochemistry. A Stamps Scholar, Piper earned the AIChE Senior Scholarship Award, the Chevron Undergraduate Award, and the Student Practice Award; she was a leader of the Tau Beta Pi Engineering Honors Society and a member of the Phi Beta Kappa Society and the American Institute of Chemists. Piper's work to quantify contamination levels in recycled glass sand products allowed for the launch of a project to use recycled sand for coastal reparations that received a $700,000 NSF grant. For the Hendricks Lab at McGill University, Piper developed code to analyze motor protein movement in augmented neuron cells. For the Butterfield Lab at the University of Utah, Piper researched air sensors and developed a dynamic air pollution map. Piper was an R&D intern at Dominion Energy, where she created a web tool for engineers to streamline natural gas tank capacity calculations, and she developed a plan to reduced delay times and reduce expenses for water contamination testing. She was a TA and, as a Digital Research Intern, developed digital projects for Tulane faculty such as database management, software development, and web design. For four years, Piper was a DJ on Tulane’s community-run radio station, playing alternative, ambient and experimental music. She taught free swim lessons through Swim4Success, which serves economically disadvantaged families. Piper is a Salt Lake City native. She enjoys baking, skiing, and photography.

August 16, 2022

Princeton Consultants Welcomes Christopher Morris as an Associate

Christopher joins us from Drexel, where he graduated summa cum laude with a BS in Physics. For academic achievement, Christopher was awarded the Kevin Carroll Scholarship for Excellence, the Walter R. Coley Scholarship, and the Lorenzo M. Narducci Memorial Scholarship. His theoretical physics research entailed modeling edge states of topological insulators. For a co-op program, Christopher conducted navigation-based research for Applied Research Labs NRDC. He performed signal-to-noise modeling of spectrometer systems for Brandywine Photonics. Project work in computational astrophysics addressed Trans-Neptunian Objects (TNOs). Christopher grew up in Fairfax City, VA. In his spare time, he enjoys cooking and tennis.

August 3, 2022

Princeton Consultants Welcomes Lazar Andjelic as an Associate

Lazar joins us from Carnegie Mellon, where he graduated with honors with a BS in Statistics and Machine Learning. In the CMU Mechanical and AI Laboratory, Lazar researched environmental impact on deep reinforcement learning in robots, and he co-authored a paper on the effects of rewards in deep reinforcement learning. Project work included creating simulations to assist evaluation of an election auditing system. As an intern data scientist for a mining company, Lazar assisted production modeling and prediction, graphical dashboarding, and anomaly detection. For a bank, he conducted statistical analysis of stocks and he examined linguistic optimism in financial reports. Lazar was a member of the Carnegie Mellon Swimming team. He enjoys distance running and making electronic music. Lazar grew up in Manhattan and Rockland County, NY.

July 28, 2022

Princeton Consultants Welcomes Dr. Drew Muscente as a Senior Associate

Drew joins us from Cornell College in Mount Vernon, IA, where he was an Assistant Professor of Geology. As a researcher, Drew leveraged data science to study topics in sedimentary geology, paleontology, and geobiology, particularly how environments and lifeforms have co-evolved and changed over time. He received numerous research grants, conducted field work on five continents, and published over 30 peer-reviewed papers and articles. As a professor, Drew taught classes and helped create new courses, majors, and minors in data science, environmental science, and sustainability. He co-managed the Cornell College Geology department and program, and he curated the Anderson Geology Museum. After earning his Ph.D. in Geoscience from Virginia Tech University, Drew was a postdoctoral fellow at Harvard University, where he collaborated with international researchers to help develop a “Deep Time Data Infrastructure” for studying the co-evolution of life and environments over billions of years of Earth history; and at the University of Texas, where he developed and applied new computational methods for analyzing the appearance and disappearance rates of marine animal communities change in response to events like mass extinctions and episodes of climate change. Previously, Drew earned a B.S. in Biological Sciences at Cornell University in Ithaca, NY. Drew grew up in Allentown, NJ. In his spare time, he enjoys kayaking, gaming, horseback riding, and collecting vintage vinyl LPs, street signs, and advertisements.

July 27, 2022

Princeton Consultants Welcomes Ryan Ruscansky as an Associate

Ryan joins us from Caltech, where he graduated with a BS in Computer Science and Business, Economics and Management (BEM). As an intern for a food manufacturer, Ryan developed a prototype machine learning pipeline to predict changes in sales, and he helped improve a statistical forecast aggregation program for regional sales. Ryan’s data science project work addressed Covid vaccination strategy. He helped code a forest fire prediction model, and an experimental spreadsheet engine. A member of the Caltech baseball team all four years and captain his senior year, Ryan was a starting pitcher whose best pitch was a two-seam sinker, and a second baseman. He enjoys poker, golf and weightlifting in his spare time. Ryan is from Clinton, NJ.

July 26, 2022

Princeton Consultants Welcomes Michael Bernhardt as an Associate

Michael joins us from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC), where he has been a research assistant in the Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering Department. Michael’s recent research addressed the properties and relationships of organic semiconductors; he co-authored a paper published in a peer-reviewed journal that explored methods to facilitate organic semiconductor development. Michael also worked for the UIUC Entomology Department, researching honey bee physiology and behavior. Michael graduated from UIUC summa cum laude with a BS in Chemistry and Economics and he earned multiple awards for academic achievement. He held leadership positions in the Illinois Triathlon Club and the Illinois Ski and Snowboard Club, and was a four-year member of the UIUC Men’s Water Polo Club. Michael grew up in Champaign, IL.

July 5, 2022

Princeton Consultants Welcomes Olivia Banks as an Associate

Olivia joins us from Brown University, where she graduated magna cum laude with an Sc.B. in Computer Engineering. Olivia is a member of the Tau Beta Pi Engineering Honor Association and received an SEG scholarship and a Society of Women Engineers Scholarship. At Brown she helped teach introductory engineering courses. Olivia interned at the Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Lab, helping build cloud computing capabilities, and creating probabilistic simulations. At the Johns Hopkins Computational Sensory Motor Systems Lab, she prototyped an electromyographic sensor/processor unit for medical research. She studied for one year at the Department of Engineering Science at the University of Oxford in England, where her academics included neural network development. With Brown Space Engineering, Olivia researched the deployment of solar panels on satellites, built models of satellite components, and tested the effects of space-like conditions on extremophile organisms. Olivia helped lead a novel writing club at Brown and she participated in the St. Edmund Hall Writing Society at Oxford. A parkour enthusiast, Olivia actively took part in clubs at Brown and Oxford. She also enjoys rock climbing and hiking, and learning to play musical instruments. Olivia grew up in the Baltimore area. 

June 30, 2022

Princeton Consultants Welcomes Dr. Felicia Rosario as a Senior Associate

Felicia joins us from Follow Us, where as an instructor she supported New York City students and teachers K-12 in science and mathematics, and in SAT/ACT test preparation. Previously, Felicia was the marketing director of a multi-specialty medical clinic, and she conducted mental health assessments and made referrals for higher levels of care for a nonprofit agency that provides food and services to the needy. Felicia earned her M.D. at Columbia University and subsequently performed an internship in Psychiatry at the Los Angeles County and USC Medical Center. She researched and published articles on mental illness, weight loss and neurochemistry. During her internship and at medical school, Felicia served on a variety of committees and helped lead organizations such as the Northeast Region of the Latino Medical Students Association (LMSA), of which she was co-chair elect, and the Black & Latino Students Organization of Columbia, of which she was president. Felicia earned her B.A. in Biochemical Sciences at Harvard College. When the pandemic spread in the spring of 2020, she volunteered with the New York City Medical Reserve Corps and served as a morgue attendant, which entailed processing and transporting deceased persons; conducting remote viewings for families; and instituting more robust recordkeeping. To scale her technical experience, Felicia is nearing completion of a Data Science Certification from Entity Academy powered by Woz-U. A New York City native, Felicia enjoys dancing and cooking, continuing to explore the city, and traveling. 

June 29, 2022

Princeton Consultants Welcomes Ethan Liaw as an Associate

Ethan joins us from a manufacturer of power management products, where he helped build software development pipelines and cloud infrastructure. Previously, Ethan earned his BS in Computer Science at Case Western Reserve University. His internships included: software and User Interface development for an IT security company; redesigning a proprietary application and developing a web-based information management system for a genomics company; and improving CT scanning software for a healthcare technology company. As a sustained side project, Ethan contributed features to the Random Forest machine learning library in R. At Case Western, he played Division I ultimate frisbee, attaining a national rank of 21. A classical cellist, he plays chamber music at senior care centers and other venues. Ethan is a native of Plainsboro, NJ. 

June 28, 2022

Princeton Consultants Welcomes Michael Foster as an Associate

Michael joins us from the College of William & Mary, where he graduated summa cum laude with a BS in Computer Science and a BA in Japanese Studies. In recognition of academic excellence, Michael was a James Monroe Scholar and received research grants. For three years, he served with William & Mary’s geoLab, managing a software development team to build a web application that supports geospatial research by students focused on policymaking in specific locations around the world. Michael was also website administrator for an international community that enables collaborative research, and he was a web developer for a childcare education center. In his spare time, Michael enjoys playing D&D and furthering his programming skills. He grew up in Yorktown Heights, NY.

June 10, 2022

Princeton Consultants Welcomes Martin Adnet as an Associate

Martin joins us from NYU, where he earned a B.S. in Computer Science and Business. His software project work included a Java app for natural language processing. As an undergraduate, Martin worked as a data analyst for an NGO that provides interest-free loans and scholarships, as a financial planner, and as a quantitative analyst for a bank. For four years he organized events and raised funds for a pediatric cancer treatment provider. Martin was the captain of the varsity wrestling team, and he is a 2nd degree black belt and an instructor of karate. In his spare time, he enjoys reading sci-fi and playing online card games. Martin grew up in Manhattan.

June 1, 2022

Princeton Consultants Welcomes Cavell Teng as an Associate

Cavell joins us from a startup company developing software to manage and trade renewable energy. Cavell earned his BS in Computer Science and in Computer Systems Engineering from RPI. His undergraduate research projects included: developing an artificial neural network to predict power generation of campus resources; building sensors to retrieve water condition measurements; and designing a physics equation calculator on Android. In his spare time, Cavell recently built a mapping sandbox to facilitate Unity development. A Brooklyn native, Cavell enjoys gaming and reading.

May 16, 2022

Princeton Consultants Welcomes Lang Faith as an Associate

Lang joins us from a Life Sciences software company where she developed algorithms to isolate and quantify the effectiveness of medical treatments. Lang graduated from Cornell University with a B.A. in Mathematics and Philosophy with Distinction. She was a Telluride Scholar for academic achievement and house meeting chair and technology lead for the Cornell branch of the Telluride Association. Lang’s undergraduate research projects included constructing a budget impact model related to heart drug utilization, analyzing long-short portfolios, and creating a strategic mass vaccination plan. Lang grew up in Nanjing in eastern China and her family moved to Portland, OR when she was 14. In her spare time, she enjoys rock climbing and she performs card tricks such as the famous “Out of This World” sorting trick.

April 13, 2022

Princeton Consultants Welcomes James Clabby as an Associate

James joins us from the University of Notre Dame, where he earned a B.S. in Mathematics with a concentration in Computing. He worked as a Data Science Research Assistant, analyzing academic performance data, and building models and visualizations. At Notre Dame he participated in Student International Business Council consulting projects that entailed data analytics and presentations to business executives. In his spare time, James has developed financial software tools such as an algorithmic trading bot. For six years he has performed statistical analysis and assisted site management for an environmental consultant, and he has been a manager and short-order cook at a Jersey Shore restaurant. James co-founded and remains active in The CulleyStrong Foundation, https://www.theculleystrongfoundation.com/, a nonprofit charity that raises money for suicide prevention. He enjoys poker, boxing, surfing, and reading Roman history. James grew up in Manasquan, NJ.

April 12, 2022

Princeton Consultants Welcomes Joseph Yecco as an Associate

Joe joins us from the University of California, Irvine, where he graduated with a B.S. in Mathematics. For three years as a Veteran Peer Advisor, Joe helped student-veterans and military-affiliated students receive their educational benefits. He tutored students in a variety of Mathematics courses. Joe researched the use and applications of ultrafilters in Topology and Analysis, and the symbiotic metabolic relationships between cancer cells in tumors. Previously, Joe was a member of the U.S. Marine Corps, first as an infantryman and then as a squad leader, and he was deployed to Europe and to Asia. Originally from Mount Laurel, NJ, Joe enjoys cooking and baking, backpacking, and weightlifting.

March 10, 2022

Princeton Consultants Welcomes Brian Yu as an Associate

Brian joins us from an autonomous mobility technology firm, where he designed hardware and improved product performance. Previously, Brian graduated summa cum laude from RPI with a BS in Mechanical Engineering. He led an Internet of Things (IoT) project that integrated sensors into personnel safety equipment that detects and logs abnormal working conditions, and developed deep learning models that processed real-time thermal images to maintain a safe workspace. In other research, he programmed a robotic arm with computer vision, and he explored material engineering for new production methods of high-heat capacitors. Brian grew up in China’s Shandong province and moved during high school to New York City. In his spare time, he enjoys skiing, badminton, and building 3D models of cars.

January 12, 2022

Princeton Consultants Welcomes Maddie Harrison as an Associate

Maddie joins us from a global technology company, where she was a software engineer. She earned a BS in Computer Science Engineering from Virginia Tech. While an undergraduate, Maddie worked as an intern at Northrop Grumman as a member of integration and testing teams. For two years, Maddie was a Teacher’s Assistant, helping with introductory software design courses, managing programming labs, and mentoring students with coding and technical advice. She received an award as an outstanding T.A. In her spare time, she enjoys playing and designing video games, and practicing 3D modeling. Maddie is from Roanoke, VA.

September 16, 2021

Princeton Consultants Welcomes Delia Murphy as an Associate

Delia joins us from Brown University, where she earned a BS in Mechanical Engineering. Delia served as an engineering mentor in the Brown Design Workshop, helping students with lessons and analyses, safe usage of tools and machinery, and design project execution and reporting. Her project work included developing prototypes of wearable shelters for the homeless. Delia performed student outreach for the Society of Women Engineers and she volunteered for the Food Recovery Network. In her spare time, she enjoys yoga, ultimate frisbee, watercolor painting, baking, crossword puzzles, and houseplants. Delia grew up in Fairfield, CT.

July 21, 2021

Princeton Consultants Welcomes Greg Shank as an Associate

Greg joins us from the University of Alabama, where he earned a BS in Chemical Engineering with a minor in Computer Science, graduating summa cum laude with a 4.0 GPA. Greg led a project that examined methods of hydrogen production from biomass. In a previous project, he tested cytotoxicity of ionic liquids using adherent mammalian cell culture assays. As a programmer for the university’s College of Continuing Studies, Greg upgraded the website functionality using C# in the ASP.NET framework, and he trained student programmers. As a TA for one year, he taught deductive logic. Greg grew up in the St. Louis area. He enjoys reading science fiction and playing digital and tabletop games.

June 14, 2021

Princeton Consultants Welcomes Kieran LaMee as an Associate

Kieran joins us from the University of Colorado Boulder, where he earned a BS with an Engineering Physics major and an Applied Mathematics minor. At NIST (the National Institute of Standards & Technology) in an optical physics lab, Kieran researched a new material for a supercontinuum waveguide that combs light frequencies, and he was the primary author of an article on the findings. Kieran was the lead developer of a mobile software application that organizes chores among college roommates. For outstanding academics, he earned two scholarships. Kieran grew up in southern Colorado and was the valedictorian of his class at Glenwood Springs High School. He is a professional basketball fan and enjoys online gaming, rafting, hiking, and other outdoor recreation.

June 7, 2021

Princeton Consultants Welcomes Jay Kmetz as an Associate

Jay joins us from West Virginia University, where he graduated summa cum laude with a BS in Computer Science with a Minor in Mathematics, and developed skills in comprehensive software design and development. Jay finished in first place in Robotics for the Pennsylvania Technology Student Association (TSA) and finished in the top 3% of the National Cyber League cybersecurity competition. For four years, he earned scholarships for academic and engineering excellence. He tutored students in Calculus, Physics, Discrete Math, Topology, Chemistry, Database Design, and Computer Science. Jay plays jazz and rock piano. He has been a lifeguard and ski instructor, is an avid water-skier, and holds a Second-Degree Black Belt in Vee Arnis Jitsu, a mixed martial arts system. Jay grew up in the Poconos in Snydersville, PA.

June 2, 2021

Princeton Consultants Welcomes Jarrett Huddleston as an Associate

Jarrett joins us from Brown University, where he earned a BS in Computer Science. He concentrated in systems and data, serving as a teaching assistant, performing large coding projects, implementing a database cluster template, and upgrading infrastructure. As a consultant for the Brown CS Department, Jarrett maintained systems and provided technical assistance to faculty and students. He enjoys rock climbing at gyms and in natural-face settings like northern New Mexico. He sings a cappella and plays electric and acoustic guitar, and enjoys baking specialty breads and bagels. Jarrett grew up in Wellesley, MA.

June 2, 2021

Princeton Consultants Welcomes Dr. David Linz as a Senior Associate

David joins us from the Center for Water Energy Efficiency at the University of California, Davis, where he has researched optimization, machine learning and automation applications for water and energy use. David earned a PhD in Industrial Engineering from the University of Washington, and an MS in Industrial Engineering from the University of Michigan. At graduate school, he researched and developed novel global optimization algorithms, engineered corresponding software and interfaces, and explored optimization solutions for healthcare staffing applications and other critical decision making. David has published articles on simulation optimization applications in healthcare and energy conservation. He taught Probability and Statistics at UW and worked as a TA for Industrial Engineering courses. At UC, Davis, he earned a BS in Mechanical Engineering. David has worked at Intel, creating models for factory capacity and tool layout and allocation. He is originally from Davis and enjoys music and hiking.

March 10, 2021

Princeton Consultants Welcomes Dr. Michael Stewart as a Senior Associate

Mike joins us from Stony Brook University, where he earned a PhD in Physics. His research included modeling and simulation of novel physics phenomena, automated analysis of experimental data, and the design and acquisition of data. Mike published articles on the dynamics of matter-wave quantum emitters in a structured vacuum, and the spontaneous emission of matter waves from a tunable open quantum system. He is experienced in machine learning, natural language processing, Python programming, and statistics. A native of the Detroit area, Mike graduated from the University of Michigan with a B.S. in Mathematics and Physics. He speaks German and Mandarin and enjoys cooking, reading, yoga and gaming. 

January 29, 2021

Princeton Consultants Welcomes Kyle Coletta as an Associate

Kyle joins us from the University of Michigan, where he earned a BS with a major in Computer Science and a minor in Applied Statistics. In addition to his coursework, Kyle developed sports data analytics experience as a member of the Michigan Sports Analytics Society and a participant in the University of Pennsylvania's Wharton Moneyball Academy. During internships at Dish Network and the SEC, Kyle assisted test automation and machine learning modeling. In his spare time, Kyle enjoys tennis, hiking and gaming. He grew up in the Philadelphia area.

September 4, 2018

Princeton Consultants Welcomes Nathan Super as an Associate

Nathan joins us from William & Mary, where he graduated summa cum laude with a BS in Physics and Computer Science. For three years Nathan was a research assistant in the Quantum Optics lab. Nathan performed research in non-linear dynamics and chaos at the Institute for Research in Electronics and Applied Physics at the University of Maryland, and he developed a web application for the analysis of neutron diffraction data at the National Institute of Standards and Technology. In his spare time, he plays acoustic guitar and sings. Nathan grew up in the Pittsburgh area and Lynchburg, VA.

June 1, 2018

Princeton Consultants Welcomes Dr. Zachary Huard as a Senior Associate

Zach joins us this June from Franklin & Marshall College, where he was an assistant professor in Physics and Astronomy. He previously was an assistant professor at the University of Scranton. Zach’s research has emphasized mathematical modeling and data analysis using C++/Python and software tools. Zach has published multiple articles on the measurement of the D* meson and related topics. Zach earned a Ph.D. and M.S. in Experimental Particle Physics at the University of Cincinnati. He previously graduated magna cum laude from the University of Scranton with a B.S. in Physics and Mathematics. Zach grew up in northeastern Connecticut.

February 5, 2018

Princeton Consultants Welcomes Stylianos Tegas as an Associate

Stylianos joins us this February from Dartmouth College, where he graduated cum laude with Honors with a B.A. in Physics. As a Presidential Scholar, Stylianos researched nuclear magnetic resonance and quantum computing. Stylianos served as a physics and mathematics tutor all four years at Dartmouth, and he has been an SAT instructor. He is a classically trained baritone who enjoys musical theater and plays trombone. Stylianos grew up in Rochester, NY.

June 22, 2017

Princeton Consultants Welcomes Thomas Grace as a Senior Associate

Tom joins us this June from Canon USA, where he led a business incubation research team. Tom also supervised research and analysis of economic, financial and political areas; helped streamline analytical processes; and served as project manager for a number of strategic studies. Tom earned an AB in History (History of Science concentration) at Princeton University. As an undergraduate, he assisted neuropsychology experiments and research at the Georgetown University Center for the Study of Learning. Tom has performed data science studies with Johns Hopkins University, and financial, management and marketing studies with the Tuck School of Business Executive Education at Dartmouth. In his spare time, he enjoys cooking and grilling, and reading history books. Tom grew up in the Washington, DC area.

June 2, 2017

Princeton Consultants Welcomes Lauren Relyea as an Associate

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Lauren joins us this June from Carnegie Mellon University after graduating with University and College of Engineering honors and a B.S. in Chemical Engineering. While at Carnegie Mellon, Lauren researched heat transfer paths across fiber bodies, performed chemical and synthetic development work in pharmaceuticals, and assisted engineering and programming for defense facilities. As a senior staff member of the New Jersey chapter of Hugh O’Brian Youth Leadership (HOBY), which encourages community service and innovation, Lauren helps plan the annual meeting and participates in events throughout the year. In her spare time, Lauren enjoys golfing, especially with her family on weekend trips. A native of Bloomingdale, NJ, Lauren graduated first in her class all four years at the Academy for Math, Science & Engineering (AMSE), a regional magnet high school focusing on mathematics, science and engineering.

March 27, 2017

Princeton Consultants Welcomes Kelly Callahan as an Associate

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Kelly joins us this March from GlaxoSmithKline, where she helped develop analytical tools for upstream and downstream biopharmaceutical processes. Kelly previously graduated from Lehigh University with a BS in Bioengineering. As an undergraduate, she was a project leader in the Biostructural Laboratory. Kelly was a research scholar in Malaysia, evaluating bio-oil as a combustion source. She conducted chemical engineering research related to the M2 influenza channel and presented her findings at the Biomedical Engineering Society conference. Kelly was the scrum-half and president of the Lehigh woman’s rugby team and, after suffering a torn ACL while playing, she rehabilitated and returned to the pitch at the end of her senior year. She is from Vernon, NJ, where for five years she served as an EMS volunteer for the ambulance squad.

December 8, 2014

Dr. Irv Lustig, Optimization Leader, Joins Princeton Consultants

Dr. Irv Lustig has joined our firm as an Optimization Principal, effective today. Dr. Lustig will serve as a leader of the Custom Optimization practice, which focuses on transforming business decision-making through the implementation of advanced analytics and optimization. For more than 30 years, Dr. Lustig has been an internationally recognized leader in Operations Research and Advanced Analytics. He started his career at Princeton University, where he was an Assistant Professor of Civil Engineering and Operations Research from 1987-1993. He left academia to join CPLEX Optimization Inc., a software start-up creating and selling commercial optimization tools that quickly became the industry leader. In 1997 CPLEX was acquired by ILOG and Dr. Lustig served in roles of increasing responsibility, from Manager of Technical Services to Product Manager to Vice President of ILOG Direct. In 2008 ILOG was acquired by IBM as a flagship offering of its emerging "Smarter Planet" vision. At IBM Dr. Lustig contined to expand his career, serving in leadership roles on the product side and, most recently, for IBM Research investigating and developing state-of-the-art approaches for the next generation of optimization/business integration.

 

Dr. Lustig has authored more than 30 articles and scientific papers. He earned his PhD at Stanford University, where he studied under the renowned George Dantzig, who is credited with inventing the foundational algorithms for linear programming.

April 28, 2014

Princeton Consultants is pleased to welcome Charles Wong as an Associate

Charles Wong join us this May from Stanford University, where he earned an M.S. in Aeronautics and Astronautics. Previously he graduated summa cum laude with a B.S. in Aerospace Engineering from the University of California, San Diego, where he received the Highest Academic Achievement Award from the Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Department. Charles has participated in project work including interactive game design, rocket design and launch, and robotics development.  He was born in Hong Kong, grew up in Auckland, New Zealand, and has traveled throughout Asia, Europe, Australia, New Zealand and the U.S. Charles is fluent in Cantonese. He enjoys golfing and rooting for the San Diego Chargers.

 

April 5, 2013

Princeton Consultants is pleased to welcome Godfrey Miller as a Senior Associate

Starting June 3, Godfrey Miller joins us from the University of Pennsylvania, where he is completing a PhD in Physics. Godfrey is studying Bayesian data analysis with R and data management with SQL; his thesis considers cosmology as a probe of fundamental physics. He has published articles in the Journal of Cosmology and Astroparticle Physics and in Physical Review. Godfrey was awarded Best Student Presentation at the Annual East Coast Gravity Meeting in 2012.

Godfrey graduated magna cum laude with an AB in Physics from Princeton University, where his senior thesis examined supermassive black holes and the domain wall hypothesis. For excellence in Physics, he received the Allan B. Shenstone Prize and the Kusaka Memorial Prize. Godfrey avidly reads both fiction and non-fiction, and he enjoys singing folk tunes with his wife. Their free time is happily compromised: they are proud parents of a 3 1/2 year-old daughter and 5 month-old son.

June 1, 2012

Princeton Consultants is pleased to welcome Brendan McCauley as an Analyst

Starting June 18, Brendan joins us from Cornell University, where he earned both his BS and MEng in Operations Research and Information Engineering, with a concentration in Data Analytics. In his graduate research, Brendan helped optimize customer service and loyalty for the web-based business of one of the world’s largest retailers. Brendan served as treasurer, then vice president of Cornell’s College Libertarians, and he worked for four years as a University Representative for the Cornell Annual Fund. 

In his spare time, Brendan enjoys reading and playing video games. He is an Eagle Scout and Assistant Scoutmaster. 

January 23, 2012

Princeton Consultants is pleased to welcome Dr. Michael Silva as a Senior Associate

Starting March 5, Michael Silva joins us from the California Institute of Technology, where he earned a Ph.D. in Aeronautics with a minor in Geology. His doctoral dissertation addressed damage evolution in composite materials and sandwich structures under impulse loading. Michael has researched damage evaluation and detection in sandwich composite panels, designed and manufactured an apparatus for testing, and developed thermal imaging techniques using a high-speed IR camera. He has published his findings in mechanical and engineering journals and presented them at national and international conferences.

Michael has keen night vision: at Caltech’s chapter of Students for the Exploration and Development (SEDS), he taught the principles of amateur astronomy, including the use of manual and automated telescopes, and he led observing and camping trips. He is a member of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers and the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics. Before attending Caltech, where he also earned an MS in Aeronautics, Michael received his B.S. in Aerospace Engineering from the University of California, San Diego.

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