Mac Gagné (She/They)

Emergency and Incident Management

Madeleine “Mac” Gagné is a Ph.D. student in the Operations Research Program at NC State University. She enjoys studying the applications of narrative artificial intelligence to emergency management and their hobbies include writing, gardening, and sewing.

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Research Interests

Gagné’s research specializes in narrative artificial intelligence applications to emergency management. Interests include applied mathematics, causal inference, narrative AI, dynamic programming, linear programming, emergency management and weather-based disaster infrastructure.


Dr. Arnav Jhala


Expected GraduationSpring 2025
BSAMSBachelor of Science in Applied Mathematical StrategiesDuke University2021

Honors and Awards

  • 2021 | Graduate Merit Award, North Carolina State University
  • 2021 | Community Service Award, Duke University Mathematics Department
  • 2021 | Brooke Owens Fellow
  • 2021 | First Place Student Presentation, American Meteorological Society
  • 2016 | Presentation of Personal Research to the United State’s Navy’s Department of Energy at The Pentagon


TEDx Presentations

Prior Internships

  • 2021 | Northrop Grumman Space Systems
  • 2020 | National Weather Service
  • 2020-2021 | Cooperative Institute for Research in the Atmosphere
  • 2019-2021 | Duke University Research Assistant to Dr. David Siegel
  • 2018-2019 | Center for Strategic and International Studies

NC State Club Affiliations

  • Women and Minorities in Engineering Program
  • NC State English Club
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