Manxi Wu

Doctoral Candidate, Social & Engineering Systems

Manxi Wu earned her Master of Science in Transportation from MIT in 2015, and her research focuses on the applications of game theory and network optimization to large-scale infrastructure networks that are prone to inefficiencies, such as congestion and reliability failures. Her mathematical, engineering-centered approach to creating practical solutions makes her an ideal addition to the Hammer Society of Fellows.

Wu was awarded the Council of University Transportation Center’s Milton Pikarsky Memorial Award. This prestigious “best of the best” award is given annually to just six graduate students in transportation for the two best PhD dissertations, Master’s theses and Master’s reports.

Wu was named a 2021 Siebel Scholar in Energy Science, in recognition of her academic excellence and leadership potential. The Siebel Scholarship recognizes “the most talented students at the world’s leading graduate schools of business, computer science, bioengineering, and energy science.”


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