Yuan Zhong

Industrial Engineering and Operations Research

Assistant Professor


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.

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