Payne Institute Research Associate
Olga Khaliukova is pursuing MS in Data Science along with a Ph.D. in Statistics at the Colorado School of Mines. She obtained a BS in Management from the National University of Life and Environmental Sciences of Ukraine, Kyiv, in 2011 and an MS in Agricultural and Resource Economics from The University of Tennessee, Knoxville, in 2013. After graduating, Olga worked in the biofuels research sector but later moved to the private sector to work for an environmental microbiology laboratory in Oak Ridge, TN. Currently, at the Department of Applied Mathematics and Statistics, Olga primarily works on methane emissions monitoring projects utilizing satellite and ground-based monitoring systems data. During the Summer of 2021, through the NSF Mathematical Sciences Graduate Internship (MSGI), Olga joint the “Measurement, Description, and Analysis of Patterns” project at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST). This project looked at the differences between viewing factors for microscopy imaging, specifically differences between multiple machine learning techniques such as random forests and deep neural networks. Starting in the fall of 2021, she has been working with the Payne Institute for Public Policy. In her free time, Olga enjoys hiking, paddleboarding, snowboarding, and exploring National Parks.