Picture of Max drinking a wintry Starbucks beverage

I am an operations research analyst and senior consultant at Booz Allen Hamilton, where I use modeling, simulation, and numerical optimization to solve challenging, urgent problems in the energy and defense sectors.

I recently completed my master’s degree industrial engineering at Seoul National University, where my research concerned numerical modeling of college admissions markets. I also worked as a research assistant in the Management Science/Optimization Lab at SNU, where I supported a variety of projects related to linear and nonlinear programming, combinatorial optimization, and urban transit network simulation.

Prior to my studies at SNU, I taught English for two years as a US State Department Fulbright scholar at a middle school in Naju, South Korea. I graduated from the University of Southern California in 2018 with degress in jazz piano and Korean in 2018; here’s my senior recital video.

I care a lot about free software, open science, and the Julia programming language. In my free time, I also make music, teach, and write about education.

Feel free to contact me with questions about the US State Department’s Fulbright or Critical Language scholarships, the Government of Korea Scholarship, or anything else on my profile. You can find me on GitHub, LinkedIn, Julia Discourse, YouTube, and Bandcamp. You are also welcome to email me at max@maxkapur.com.


The views and information presented on Illusion Slopes are entirely my own. This website does not represent any of the organizations I have affiliated with, including but not limited to the CLS Program, the US Department of State, American Councils for International Education, the Fulbright program, Seoul National University, Booz Allen Hamilton, and any of their partner organizations.