About Me

Hello, my name is Garrick Aden-Buie. I’m a Ph.D. Candidate at the University of South Florida in Tampa, FL in the Department of Industrial and Management Sciences Engineering.

I build web apps using Shiny, tools and packages for R, and dynamic, interactive, reproducible reports using R Markdown. Browse my list of projects for examples of my work, or review my full curriculum vitae (resume).

My research interests include

  • Data analytics and visualization
  • Gerontechnology (aging + technology)
  • Healthcare
  • Data-driven decision making
  • Sustainability
  • Urban studies

As an undergrad, I studied at Lehigh University, in Bethlehem, PA, only twenty minutes from where I grew up. There, I received a B.S in Applied Mathematics. I also spent a year living and studying in Madrid, Spain, which helped me earn a B.A. in Spanish at Lehigh.

I am a Returned Peace Corps Volunteer. I lived in small town outside of Cuenca, Ecuador where I taught Math, English and life and parenting skills.

I also write songs and play acoustic guitar, sometimes in public.


  • Occupant Activity Profiles from Smart Home Sensor Event Streams.
    Garrick Aden-Buie, A. Yalcin, C. VandeWeerd. INFORMS Annual Meeting. 2017

  • Ambient Intelligence Applications in Healthcare.
    Garrick Aden-Buie, A. Yalcin, C. VandeWeerd, A. Ngozichukwuka, J. Hammet, E. Yetisener, C. Radwan. IIE Industrial and Systems Engineering Research Conferencee. 2015

  • Comparison of Final Examination Formats in a Numerical Methods Course.
    Garrick Aden-Buie, A. Kaw, A. Yalcin. International Journal of Engineering Education. 2015

  • Rough Set Theory Based Prognostic Classification Models for Hospice Referral.
    E. Gil-Herrera and Garrick Aden-Buie, A. Yalcin, A. Tsalatsanis, L.E. Barnes, B. Djulbegovic. BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making. 2015

  • Introduction to Engineering Design: Piloting design projects for the first year engineering experience.
    J. Gaines, B. Joseph, Garrick Aden-Buie. Sixth Annual First Year Engineering Experience Conference. 2014

  • Are multiple-choice questions suitable for a final examination in a STEM course?
    Garrick Aden-Buie, A. Kaw, A. Yalcin, R. Pendyala. American Society for Engineering Education, 2014.

  • Boosted Tree Ensembles for Predicting Postsurgical ICU Mortality.
    Garrick Aden-Buie, Y. Chen, R. Kayal, G. Romero, H. Yang. INFORMS Annual Meeting. 2013.