Kobi Abayomi, assistant professor in the H. Milton Stewart School of Industrial and Systems Engineering, has accepted a dual appointment in the Environmental Studies Program and the Department of Mathematics and Statistics at Binghamton University in New York. He will be leaving Georgia Tech effective May 2012.
Abayomi received his B.S. in public policy and industrial engineering from Georgia Tech in 2000. He received his M.S. in statistics in 2002, his M. Phil. in statistics in 2007, and his Ph.D. in probability and statistics in 2008 from Columbia University. Abayomi was the Class of 1969 Teaching Fellow at Georgia Tech in 2011-2012, a recipient of the 2010-2011 GT-Fire fund to support innovative research, a Young Practitioner at the 2009 INFORMS Practice Conference: Applying Science to the Art of Business, the VIGRE Fellow at Stanford University’s Statistics Department in 2008, a SAMSI Postdoctoral Fellow in 2007-2008, a CFD Predoctoral Fellow at Haverford College in 2006-2007, an IGERT Fellow for the National Science Foundation in 2003-2007, and a REU Fellow for the National Science Foundation Undergraduate Research Fellowship in 1999-2000. Abayomi received the Best Algorithm Award at the 2004 Conference for African-American Researchers in the Mathematical Sciences.