Princeton Consultants New Hires

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.

August 17, 2021

Princeton Consultants Welcomes Alex Buser as an Associate

Alex joins us from Caltech, where he earned an MS in Physics with a focus in Quantum Computing. Alex researched quantum algorithms for simulating quantum field theories, collaborated with international teams, and published several papers. As a researcher in the quantum computing summer school at Los Alamos National Laboratory, he applied machine learning and high-performance computing techniques to his research on quantum algorithms. He was a TA at Caltech for various introductory physics courses. Previously, Alex graduated with highest honors from Georgia Tech with a BS in Physics and a Minor in Mathematics. He was president of the Society of Physics Students and won several awards and a scholarship for excellence in Physics. A San Antonio, TX native, Alex enjoys hiking, camping, rock climbing, weightlifting, coffee, and board games.

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 is pleased to Welcome 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.

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.

March 26, 2021

Princeton Consultants Welcomes Nikola Protic as an Associate

Nik joins us from the University of Chicago, where he earned an MS in Quantum Physics. As an experimental physics researcher, he recently won a National Science Foundation fellowship to research stacking materials to create new quantum qubits. Previously, Nik graduated cum laude from Cornell University with a BS in Applied and Engineering Physics. While an undergraduate, Nik performed internships at the Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory, where he researched surface charge and discharge processes in insulators, and at the Serbian Institute of Physics, where he studied superconductivity in atomically thin materials. Nik grew up in New York City and has lived in Serbia. He is fluent in Spanish in addition to Serbian. In his spare time, he enjoys rock climbing.

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.

November 23, 2020

Princeton Consultants Welcomes Dr. Alice Chang as a Senior Associate

Alice joins us from the University of Minnesota, where she was a postdoctoral fellow in Chemical Engineering and Materials Science. Her research focused on the self-assembly of soft materials and the design of tough, sustainable plastics. Alice has led interdisciplinary teams of researchers across academia, industry, and government laboratories. She holds three patents and has authored 16 peer-reviewed publications. Alice earned her Ph.D. in Chemistry from Caltech, and her B.A. in Chemistry and Mathematics from Columbia University. In her spare time, she enjoys cooking and reading science fiction. Alice grew up in Tampa, Florida.  

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.

April 5, 2018

Princeton Consultants Welcomes Weronika Swiechowicz as an Associate

Weronika joins us this April from Stanford University, where she earned an M.S. in Computational and Mathematical Engineering, focusing on data mining and machine learning. While at Stanford, Weronika built a variety of models, including one to predict the heating load of a residential building, and another to predict missed kicks in NFL games. She graduated summa cum laude with a B.S. in Applied Mathematics from the Illinois Institute of Technology, where she won a variety of awards, including the Applied Mathematics Competition. Weronika grew up in Zakopane, Poland and moved to the U.S. at 16. Weronika enjoys hiking, traveling and skiing; she was a member of the Polish national cross-country skiing team.

March 12, 2018

Princeton Consultants Welcomes Jacob Robinson as an Associate

Jake joins us this March from Columbia University, where he earned an M.S. in Chemical Engineering. As a research assistant at the Solar Fuels Engineering Lab, Jake characterized and developed nanoparticle electrocatalyst materials for membrane electrode assemblies used in fuel cells, led a project on a novel electrocatalyst, and was awarded a Seifi Ghasemi/Air Products Scholarship for excellence in research. Jake co-authored the paper, “Role of the I2/I Equilibrium in the Photocatalysis of Oxygen Reduction at Ag/AgI.” Previously, he graduated from Fordham University with a B.S. in Chemistry and Minors in Computer Science and Math. He was active in intramural sports, serving as captain of teams in football, basketball, dodgeball and volleyball. Jake is from Scottsdale, AZ and regularly visits family in Melbourne, Australia.

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.

January 31, 2018

Princeton Consultants Welcomes Terence McHugh as an Associate

Terence joins us this February from Bucknell University, where he earned a B.S. in Computer Science and Engineering with a Minor in Mathematics. At Bucknell, Terence researched communication between a custom Arduino board, weather sensors and a Raspberry Pi, and he was a teacher’s assistant in the computer lab. Terence was president and captain of the Bucknell Men’s Rugby Club; his position was prop, which placed him at the scrum center. In his free time, he enjoys Catan, chess and other board games. Terence was born and raised in East Islip, 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

Princeton Consultants - Lauren Relyea

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

Princeton Consultants - Kelly Callahan

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.

October 31, 2016

Princeton Consultants Welcomes Dr. Michael Ambroselli as a Senior Associate

Michael joins us this October from the University of Connecticut, where he earned his PhD and MS in Physics. Michael researched interaction processes in quantum theory and he authored or co-authored articles and gave presentations on electromagnetic radiation and on other issues in optics and photonics. At UConn, Michael co-founded a software start-up that developed a mobile app for college student study groups. Previously, Michael earned his BS in Physics at the University of Kansas. He was a NASA Langley Aerospace Research Student Scholar and received a doctoral dissertation fellowship while at UConn, and earned a nanotechnology scholarship and undergraduate research award at Kansas.

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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