J Paul Brooks


Associate Professor
(804) 828-5853

Homepage: https://sites.google.com/a/vcu.edu/jpbrooks/

Office: Room 4111, Grace E. Harris Hall


B.S., Mathematics, University of Virginia, 1999

B.S., Physics, University of Virginia, 1999

M.S., Operations Research, Georgia Institute of Technology, 2002

Ph.D., Operations Research, Georgia Institute of Technology, 2005

Research interests:

The core of my research program is the use of optimization to design new methods for data analysis. I also work in areas applying these methods to data, and in other areas of applied optimization. Application areas include human microbiome research, modeling of bacterial metabolism, public sector operations, scheduling, manufacturing, and inventory management. I am currently the Statistics and Analysis Team Leader for the VMC MOMS-PI project based at VCU, an NIH-funded project for studying the role of the microbiome during pregnancy and childbirth.