Somya Singhvi

Ph.D. Candidate
Operations Research Center
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
1 Amherst St, Cambridge, MA 02142
ssinghvi "at" mit "dot" edu
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About

I am a fifth-year doctoral candidate at the Operations Research Center at MIT, advised by Professor Retsef Levi and Professor Y. Karen Zheng. My research focuses on developing data-driven models and decision support tools to improve operational efficiency and social welfare in agricultural supply chains and markets of developing countries. The research projects are in collaboration with multiple organizations that are working with smallholder farmers, and field trials of the proposed solutions have had a significant positive impact in practice.

Prior to joining MIT, I finished my undergraduate studies at Cornell University majoring in Operations Research & Engineering and minoring in Applied Mathematics. I am currently on the academic job market.

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You can watch a short video on my current research projects in India here.

Completed & Working Papers
  • Economically Motivated Adulteration in Farming Supply Chains (with R Levi and Y Zheng), Forthcoming in Management Science (2019). preprint
    • Preliminary version in joint session for 2018 Supply Chain Management and Sustainable Operations SIG Conference
  • Unifying Agricultural Wholesale Markets: Impact on Market Prices and Farmers' Profitability (with R Levi, M Rajan and Y Zheng), Under 2nd Round Review in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (2019). preprint
    • Preliminary version in 2019 Sustainable Operations SIG Conference
  • Artificial Shortage in Agricultural Supply Chains (with R Levi and Y Zheng), Major Revision in Manufacturing & Service Operations Management (2019). preprint
    • Preliminary version in 2019 Supply Chain Management SIG Conference
    • Winner, 2019 POMS College of Sustainable Operations Best Student Paper Competition
  • Increasing Farmers' Income in Agricultural Markets: Evidence from a Field Implementation (with R Levi, M Rajan and Y Zheng), soon to be submitted (2019).
    • Finalist, 2019 Doing Good With Good OR Competition
  • Predicting Bike Usage for New York City's Bike Sharing System (with D Singhvi, P Frazier, S Henderson, E Mahony, D Shmoys and D Woodard), AAAI Workshop on Computational Sustainability (2015). article
In Progress
  • Where Should I Sell? Data-driven Market Intelligence for Fresh Produce Farmers (with R Levi and Y Zheng)
  • Influence Maximization in Rural Networks (with R Levi and Y Zheng)
  • Improving Quality for Smallholder Farmers: Insights from Big Data Analytics (with R Levi, M Rajan and Y Zheng)
Honors and Awards
  • 2019 - Finalist, Doing Good With Good OR Competition
  • 2019 - Winner, POMS College of Sustainable Operations Best Student Paper Competition
  • 2017-2019 - Tata Fellowship, Tata Center for Technology and Design at MIT
  • 2011-2015 - Tata Scholarship for Students from India, Cornell University
Upcoming Talks
  • Unifying Agricultural Wholesale Markets To Increase Farmers’ Income: Evidence From The Field. INFORMS 2019.
    • Doing Good with Good OR Competition (Session SA32: CC-Room 6C). October 20, 2019, 8:00 AM - 9:30 AM
  • Increasing Farmers' Income In Agricultural Markets: Evidence From a Field Implementation. INFORMS 2019.
    • Food and Agriculture Supply Chain Analytics (Session SB19: CC-Room 307). October 20, 2019, 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
  • Unifying Agricultural Wholesale Markets: Impact on Farmers’ Income. INFORMS 2019.
    • Emerging Topics in Sustainable Operations (Session MA18: CC-Room 306). October 21, 2019, 8:00 AM - 9:30 AM
  • Where Should I Sell? Data-driven Market Intelligence for Fresh Produce Farmers. INFORMS 2019.
    • Sustainable and Socially Responsible Operations (Session WA22: CC-Room 310). October 23, 2019, 8:00 AM - 9:30 AM
Past Talks
  • Unifying Agricultural Wholesale Markets: Impact on Farmers' Income. MSOM Sustainable Operations SIG 2019, POMS 2019.
  • Where Should I sell? Optimal Market Selection for Farmers in an Agricultural Network. MSOM 2019, POMS 2019.
  • Artificial Shortage in Agricultural Supply Chains. MSOM Supply Chain Management SIG 2019, POMS 2019, MIT Sloan OM Seminar Series 2018, MSOM 2018, INFORMS 2018.
  • Economically Motivated Adulteration in Farming Supply Chains. MSOM Supply Chain Management & Sustainable Operations SIG 2018, MSOM 2017, INFORMS 2017, INFORMS 2016.