Professor Yuan Zhong joined the Department of Industrial Engineering and Operations Research in 2013. Before coming to Columbia, he spent one year as a Postdoctoral Scholar in the Computer Science Department at UC Berkeley. He received a Ph.D in Operations Research from MIT in 2012, an M.A in Mathematics from Caltech in 2008, and a B.A in Mathematics from the University of Cambridge in 2006.
Professor Zhong is broadly interested in the modeling and analysis of large-scale stochastic systems, with business and engineering applications in areas such as Communication Networks, Data Centers, Cloud Computing and Health Care. He is a recipient of the Kenneth C. Sevcik Outstanding Student Paper Award at Sigmetrics in 2012, and a finalist in the INFORMS Nicholson Student Paper Competition in 2012.