Victoria D'Urso

Mathematics, Computer Science, and Economics Instructor

B.S., California Institute of Technology; Ph.D., Massachusetts Institute of Technology.


Dr. D'Urso received her B.S. with Honors in Mathematics from the California Institute of Technology in 1998 and her Ph.D. in Economics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 2002. Since then she has worked on modeling Economics behavior at Oak Ridge National Laboratory and taught at the University of Pittsburgh and at the University of Tennessee in Knoxville.

Dr. D'Urso joined EPGY in 2010 as a Mathematics and Computer Science instructor. Her research interests include Experimental and Computational Economics and the structure of urban environments. In her work she links concepts in Economics, the Natural Sciences and other fields, such as Architecture, to understand human behavior. Dr. D'Urso is also a 3D-media and Ceramics artist.   

Courses Taught

Introduction to C Programming (OC11A), Advanced Topics in C Programming (OC11C), Introduction to Java (OC015), AP Computer Science (OCS01), AP Calculus BC (OM4BC), Multivariable Integral Calculus (UM52A).


D’Urso, V.T. “Social Capital, Economic Incentives and Voter Turnout: Who Votes in Local versus National elections? Evidence from the US General Social Survey,” available from author.

D’Urso, V.T. “Internet Listing and Time on the Market for Residential Housing: A Simultaneous Equations Approach”, available from author.

T. W. Malone, P. Weill, R.K. Lai, V. T. D’Urso, G. Herman, T. G. Apel, S. Woerner.2006. Do Some Business Models Perform Better than Others. MIT Sloan Research Paper No. 4516-06.

D’Urso, V.T. 2002. Home Buyer Search Duration and the Internet. MIT Sloan School Working Paper No. 4271-02.

D’Urso, Victoria. Internet Use and the Duration of Buying and Selling in the Residential Housing Market, Economic Incentives and Voting. Ph.D. Thesis, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2002.

Libbrecht, K. G. and V. M. Tanusheva. 1999. Comment on “Electrically Induced Morphological Instabilities in Free Dendrite Growth” – Libbrecht and Tanusheva reply, Phys.Rev. Lett 83: 1699.

Libbrecht, K. G. and V. M. Tanusheva. 1999. Cloud Chambers and Crystal Growth: Effects of Electrically Enhanced Diffusion on Dendrite Formation from Neutral Molecules. Phys. Rev. E 59: 3253.

Libbrecht, K. G. and V. M. Tanusheva. 1998. Electrically Induced Morphological Instabilities in Free Dendrite Growth. Phys. Rev. Lett. 81: 176.