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Jorge Samayoa Ph.D


  • Ph.D. in Industrial Engineering, Purdue University, 2015
  • M.Sc. in Applied Mathematics, Texas A&M University, 2009
  • M.Sc. in Operations Research, Galileo University, 2006
  • B.Sc. in Electronics Engineering, Francisco Marroquin University, 2003


  • Walter E. Koss Endowed Fellowship, 2007-2009
  • Fulbright-LASPAU Scholarship, 2007-2009
  • Excellence in Teaching Award, Galileo University, 2006

Academic & Professional Experience

  • Instructor in several universities in Guatemala and the United States of America.
  • Instructor of MOOC’s in Statistics, Business Intelligence and Artificial Intelligence with more than 25,000 enrolled monthly.
  • Technical Reviewer, Hiller and Lieberman, “Operations Research”, Spanish Edition.
  • Creator of the Operations Research Institute (2018) and the Department of Teaching Assistants (2004) at Galileo University.
  • Co-creator and vice-president of the Fulbright Student Association at Texas A&M University.
  • Multiple publications, keynotes and lectures in OR, Data Science and Engineering Education.
  • Consultant in the areas of Optimization and Data Science.