Cynthia Lo

Hello, world!

I am passionate about helping people use big data to unlock insights and create value in business processes. My research training in the physical sciences and engineering, and work experience spanning industry, academia, and government, have enabled me to craft and hone a versatile approach, grounded in first principles, to solve problems across a variety of domains and foster cross-functional engagement.

Most recently, I have been researching and developing econometric and machine learning techniques for algorithmic marketing, specifically in optimizing go-to-market pricing and audience promotion to drive enterprise fitness in the automotive industry at Ford Motor Company. Previously, I applied many of the same statistical tools to study chemical processes in the energy and environmental sectors.

I count among my greatest joys the privilege to counsel and mentor others, whether they be colleagues at work, students at school, or members of the community. My skills-based volunteer experiences include math and science tutoring, technological solution development, and income tax preparation. My other hobbies include cooking, music, sports, and travel.

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From 2007-2017, I was a faculty member in Energy, Environmental & Chemical Engineering at Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri. My research group focused on applying data science and quantum chemistry to engineering problems in catalysis, electronic materials, and biological photosynthesis.

Before that, I was a Postdoctoral Research Associate in the Physical and Chemical Properties Division at the National Institute of Standards and Technology in Gaithersburg, Maryland (research group).

I received my PhD and MS in Chemical Engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (research group), and my BS in Chemical Engineering and Chemistry from the University of California, Berkeley.


I am keeping a (mostly) up-to-date list of my peer-reviewed publications on ORCID.