Leila Zia
Leila Zia
Leila Zia
Senior Research Scientist, Lead, Wikimedia Foundation

About me

Hi. I'm Leila Zia. I joined the Wikimedia Foundation in February 2014 as part of the Research and Data team.

My work

Disclaimer: I work for the Wikimedia Foundation, and this is the account I intend to use for edits or statements I make in that role. However, the Foundation does not vet all my activity, so edits, statements, or other contributions made by this account may not reflect the views of the Foundation.

Contact me

  • E-mail: leila@wikimedia.org
  • On IRC, I go by "leila".

Current and past projects edit

For a list of current and past projects, please visit here.

Publications edit

  • "Lessons Learned from Predicting Colorectal Cancer Mortality", Leila Zia, Margrét Bjarnadóttir, Kim F. Rhoads, Working Paper.
  • "Optimal Intervention Programs in Health Care Systems", Margrét Bjarnadóttir, Leila Zia, Manufacturing & Service Operations Management, Under Review.
  • “Improving Decision Making using Health Data Analytics, Big Data and Health Analytics", Margrét Bjarnadóttir, Ritu Agarwal, Kenyon Crowley, QianRan Jin, Leila Zia, Sean Barnes, and Kislaya Prasad, H. Lehman and K. Marconi (ed.), Taylor and Francis, forthcoming, 2014.
  • "Predicting Early Stage Colorectal Cancer Survival", Leila Zia, Margrét Bjarnadóttir, Kim F. Rhoads, Proceedings of the 7th INFORMS Workshop on Data Mining and Health Informatics (DM-HI), 2012.
  • "Redundancy Allocation for Series-Parallel Systems Using a Column Generation Approach", Leila Zia, David W. Coit, IEEE Transactions on Reliability , vol. 59, no. 9, Dec. 2010.
  • "Using Mixed Integer Programming to Schedule IT Change Requests", Leila Zia, Yixin Diao, Kamal Bhattacharya and Chris Ward, NOMS 2008.
  • "Reliability-Redundancy Allocation Using a Column Generation Approach", Leila Zia and David W. Coit, Rutgers University IE Working Paper.
  • "A General Column Generation Algorithm Applied to System Reliability Optimization Problems," Leila Zia and David W. Coit, Proceedings of the Industrial Engineering Research Conference (IERC), Orlando, FL, May 2006.