Jeffrey Choy

Jeffrey Choy

Ph.D. Candidate, Industrial & Operations Engineering

University of Michigan


My research interests are in optimization, decision-making under uncertainty, and machine learning with applications to finance, business processes, and energy systems. I am currently working on goal-based wealth management for optimal portfolio allocation and income contributions for investors with retirement accounts, stochastic income, and consumption.

  • Optimization
  • Computational Finance
  • Machine Learning
  • Optimal Control
  • Bachelor of Engineering (Honors) in Engineering Science, 2019

    University of Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand

  • Master of Dairy Science and Technology, 2020

    Massey University, Palmerston North, New Zealand


Intern — Autobidder Algorithms
Jan 2023 – Present Palo Alto, California, USA

Within the Autobidder Algorithms team, I have:

  • Developed and implemented algorithms for improved benchmarking of grid-scale battery operations.
  • Designed a novel error metric for assessing wholesale energy market forecasts.
  • Created performance-measurement visualizations for the operations team.
Trading Analyst
Dec 2019 – Jan 2023 Auckland, New Zealand

Within the Commodity Risk & Trading team, I have:

  • Conducted portfolio optimization for hedging and risk management for the world’s largest dairy exporter.
  • Improved risk estimation and scenario analysis for managing the dairy futures portfolio.
  • Reported exposure and risk statistics to the Central Portfolio Management team.
Technical Graduate
Dec 2018 – Nov 2019 Palmerston North, New Zealand

As part of the program, I have:

  • Designed and implemented a computer-vision setup for automated mozzarella product grading, applying full-stack Python web development and OpenCV image analysis methods.
  • Optimized national employee relocations to enhance placement quality while minimizing business costs.
  • Worked in five dairy production sites, each specializing in a different process and product (protein, cheeses, infant formula, and cream products).