Reducing food waste
Hafizul Islam wanted to be a doctor when he was growing up in Bangladesh. But his strength and interest in mathematics led him down a different research path, yet one that still allows him to help people.
Last fall, as an NC State Ph.D. student in industrial and systems engineering, Islam was named the first place winner in the Graduate School’s fifth annual Three Minute Thesis competition. He shared his student research that addresses hunger by helping food banks distribute their resources to match the need.