scott [dot] rodilitz [at]

Research Interests

Platform Design

Public & Civic Sector



Yale School of Management
Ph.D. in Operations (2016-present)

Williams College
B.A. in Math and Economics (2009-2013)

I am a fifth year Ph.D. student in Operations at the Yale School of Management, where I am fortunate to be advised by Vahideh Manshadi, and I have recently accepted an offer to join the amazing DOTM group in the Anderson School of Management at UCLA as an assistant professor.

Drawing on techniques from operations, computer science, economics and statistics, I aim to amplify the impact of organizations that promote social good. I build data-driven models of large stochastic systems to shed light on how these organizations can harness the power of crowdsourcing and platform-based markets.

My research is motivated in part by a collaboration with Food Rescue U.S., a leading online platform that simultaneously addresses the societal problems of food waste and hunger. Through this work, I address fundamental design questions related to notification systems and platform growth.

In addition to my work on operations outside the private sector, I spent the summer of 2019 working at Lyft as a research science intern with their excellent driver positioning team. Before coming to Yale, I graduated from Williams College in 2013 with a degree in Math and Economics, and I taught in the Math Department at Kingswood Oxford School for three years.