Daan Rutten is a Ph.D. student in Operations Research at the H. Milton Stewart School of Industrial and Systems Engineering. He received his B.Sc. in Applied Physics and Applied Mathematics and his M.Sc. in Computer Science and Applied Mathematics from Eindhoven, University of Technology. His Ph.D. research focuses on the performance of large-scale systems and the optimization thereof by incorporating machine learning algorithms and making smart design decisions. His previous work has studied how to structure cloud networks in the presence of task-server constraints, how to implement machine learning predictions while maintaining robustness and how to learn optimal decision policies in dynamic environments. He is a recipient of the Stewart Fellowship, the ARC-TRIAD Fellowship, a finalist for the Alice and John Jarvis Ph.D. Student Research Award and the INFORMS Junior Faculty Paper Award and has been awarded the ACM SIGMETRICS Best Paper Award.