scott [dot] rodilitz [at]

Research Interests

Platform Design

Public & Civic Sector



Yale School of Management
Ph.D. in Operations (2016-2021)

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

I am a recent Ph.D. graduate in Operations at the Yale School of Management, where I was fortunate to be advised by Vahideh Manshadi, and I have accepted an offer to join the amazing DOTM group in the Anderson School of Management at UCLA as an assistant professor in 2022. In the interim, I am excited to be a post-doc fellow hosted by Daniela Saban at Stanford University.

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.