Will Ma

Assistant Professor
Decision, Risk, and Operations (DRO) division
Graduate School of Business, Columbia University

Email: wm2428 (at) gsb (dot) columbia (dot) edu
Office: Uris 407

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Hi! I am an assistant professor in the Decision, Risk, and Operations division at Columbia Business School. Prior to July 2019, I was a postdoctoral researcher with the Operations Research group at Google Cambridge. In July 2018, I received my Ph.D. from the MIT Operations Research Center.

I spent 2013-2015 as a co-founder of Lunarch Studios, the start-up that designed the strategy game Prismata. During those years, I had also been a research intern with the Ad Exchange team at Google New York, and a trading intern at Jane Street Capital.

I completed my undergraduate degree in 2010 from the University of Waterloo, majoring in Pure Mathematics and Combinatorics/Optimization. During that time, I competed in many international poker tournaments. In 2011 I founded the annual poker class at MIT, which can be found on MIT OpenCourseWare.

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