Grace Haaf

Grace Haaf
Assistant Professor of Practice in Business Analytics

Grace Haaf is an Assistant Professor of Practice in Business Analytics at NYU Shanghai. Most recently she comes from industry as a practicing analytics consultant and data scientist. She is an analytics program strategy and implementation expert with 10+ years of experience across startups and mature multinational corporations, specializing in designing research programs, operationalizing analytical models, and structuring analytics organizations. Grace's current research applies decision theory to the characterization, detection, and response-prediction of agents operating within mixed human/algorithm environments (game theory for robots). She draws on doctoral research focused on decision-making under statistical modeling uncertainty and industry experience integrating statistical models into business decision-making environments.

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  • PhD, Mechanical Engineering
    Carnegie Mellon University
  • BS, Mechanical Engineering
    Northwestern University

Research Interests

  • Decision making under uncertainty
  • Statistical modeling
  • Game Theory
  • Irrationality of artificial intelligence
  • Analytics strategy in operational contexts