About Me

Hi there, my name is Bo Lin (林博). I am a PhD student at the University of Toronto. I am fortunately advised by Dr. Timothy Chan and Dr. Shoshanna Saxe. I also work closely with Dr. Erick Delage. I am affiliated with the Applied Optimization Lab and Sustainable Systems Research Group at UofT, and the Vector Institute. I was a Visiting Student Researcher at Mila. Prior to joining UofT, I completed my M.A.Sc. at the University of Waterloo where I worked with Dr. Bissan Ghaddar and Dr. Jatin Nathwani. I obtained my B.Eng. at Tsinghua University.

In June-Sep 2023, I interned at Uber as an Applied Scientist, researching online marketplaces and advertising platforms. Here is a blog post that introduces what I did at Uber. In Jan-Aug 2022, I was a research intern at Esri Canada under the SMART Mobility projects.

I am interested in sustainable operations, with a primary focus on transportation systems to date. I design scalable and implementable optimization and machine learning algorithms that improve transportation efficiency, environmental wellness, and the social good. My research has been covered by CBC News, Toronto Star, UofT News, and Uber Engineering Blog.



  • Dept. of MIE, Faculty of Applied Science & Engineering, University of Toronto
  • Email: blin AT mie DOT utoronto DOT ca