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One important motivation for me to work in academic is to have the opportunities to work with talented students. It is just so awesome that we can learn from each other!

Current Ph.D. Students

  • Aysenur Arslan (co-advising with Dr. Jean Philippe Richard)
  • Kai Pan
  • Jianqiu Huang
  • Kezhuo Zhou

Graduated Ph.D. Students

  • Lai Wei, Ph.D., Summer 2015.
    • Dissertation Title: “Stochastic Optimization and Control with Applications in PHEV and Inventory Management.”
    • First Position: Tenure-Track Assistant Professor, Antai College of Economics and Management, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, Shanghai, China.
  • Lei Fan, Ph.D., Summer 2015.
    • Dissertation Title: “Bidding Strategies and Reformulation Techniques for Gas Turbines under Deregulated Electricity Markets.”
    • First Position: General Electric (GE), New York. 
  • Kun Zhao, Ph.D., Summer 2015. (co-advised with Dr. Joe Hartman)
    • Dissertation Title: Mixed Integer Programming Approaches to 0-1 Knapsack Problems and Unified Stochastic and Robust Optimization on Wind Power Investment.
    • First Position: Siemens Industry, Inc, Minnesota. 
  • Chaoyue Zhao, Ph.D., Summer 2014.
    • Dissertation Title: “Data-Driven Risk-Averse Stochastic Program and Renewable Energy Integration.”
    • First Position: Tenure-Track Assistant Professor, School of Industrial Engineering and Management, Oklahoma State University.
    • Remark: Her Ph.D. dissertation is awarded the second place for the 2015 Pritsker Doctoral Dissertation Award from the IIE society.
    • Remark: Her research work is awarded the best student paper award from the Computer and Information Systems Division of the Institute of Industrial Engineers at the 2012 Industrial and Systems Engineering Research Conference.
  • Jing Ma, Ph.D., Summer 2014. (co-advised with Dr. Joseph Geunes)
    • Dissertation Title: “Coordination Schemes for Two-Echelon Supply Chain and Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicles.”
    • Remark: His research work is awarded the best paper award in the Production Planning and Scheduling Track at the 2013 Industrial and Systems Engineering Research Conference.
    • First Position: BHSF, Beijing, China.
  • Ruiwei Jiang, Ph.D., Summer 2013.
    • Dissertation Title: “Data-Driven Stochastic Optimization: Integrating Reliability with Cost Effectiveness.”
    • First Position: Tenure-Track Assistant Professor, Department of Systems and Industrial Engineering and Engineering Management, University of Arizona. Joining the University of Michigan as a Tenure-Track Assistant Professor, fall 2015.
    • Remark: His Ph.D. dissertation work is awarded the first place for the 2013 George Nicholson Student Paper Competition from the Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences.
  • Qianfan Wang, Ph.D., Spring 2013.
    • Dissertation Title: “Two-Stage Chance and Expected Value Constrained Stochastic Unit Commitment: Formulations, Algorithms and Case Studies.”
    • First Position: General Electric (GE), Seattle, WA
    • Remark: His Ph.D. dissertation is awarded the third place for the 2014 Pritsker Doctoral Dissertation Award from the IIE society.
  • Zhili Zhou, Ph.D., Summer 2010.
    • Dissertation Title: “Multi-Stage Discrete Optimization Under Uncertainty and Lot-Sizing.”
    • First position: IBM T. J. Watson Research Center, New York.
    • Remark: Her Ph.D. dissertation is awarded the second place for the 2011 Pritsker Doctoral Dissertation Award from the IIE society.
  • Kayode Badiru, Ph.D., Summer 2009.  (co-advised with Dr. Simin Pulat).
    • Dissertation Title: “Knapsack Problems: Methods, Models and Applications.”
  • Kang-hung Yang, Ph.D., Fall 2008.
    • Dissertation Title: “A Hybrid Approach for Container Terminal Operations.”
    • First position: Tenure-Track Assistant Professor, Department of Industrial Engineering, Chung Yuan Christian University.
    • Remark: His dissertation is awarded the best Ph.D. Dissertation Award, School of Industrial Engineering, University of Oklahoma.

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