About Us

Southern Methodist University

Southern Methodist University is a private research university in University Park, Texas, with satellite campuses in Plano, Texas and Taos, New Mexico. SMU was founded on April 17, 1911 by the Methodist Episcopal Church, South—now part of the United Methodist Church—in partnership with Dallas civic leaders.

Colorado School of Mines

The Colorado School of Mines is a public research university in Golden, Colorado, founded in 1874 under the auspices of the Episcopal Church, and with support from the territorial government. It became a state institution two years later when Colorado gained statehood. It grants degrees primarily in engineering and the applied sciences, with a focus on earth, energy and the environment. It offers graduate degrees in Operations Research with Engineering upon which the work presented here is based.

Meet the Team ...

Team Member: Brayden Park

Credentials (Degree info): Marketing

What you do for RIOT: Helps develop and implement marketing strategies for the team

Team Member: Eric Boone

Credentials (Degree info): Materials & Metallurgical Engineering

What you do for RIOT: Assist in gathering and organizing parameters in regards to athletic organizations for linear optimization models.

Team Member: Sam Kim

Credentials (Degree info): Korean and Business Intelligence & Analytics

What you do for RIOT: Translate English into Korean for the website and introduce magic numbers to Korean fans.

Team Member: Mark Husted

Credentials (Degree info): Operations Research PhD from Colorado School of Mines

What you do for RIOT: Writes the mixed-integer linear programs to determine the RIOT numbers.

Team Member: Reginald Phillips

Credentials (Degree info): M.S. Advanced Manufacturing at Colorado School of Mines

What you do for RIOT: Assist in the optimization of linear and non-linear program models.

Team Member: Trey Winbush

Credentials (Degree info): BS & MS: Mechanical Engineering

What you do for RIOT: Develop scripting and automation tools for data collection.

Team Member: Demonna (Mona) Wade

Credentials (Degree info): M.S.-NT Computer Science '21 at Colorado School of Mines

What you do for RIOT: Responsible for the coding, design and layout of a website.