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  • Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, Georgia
    • Ph.D. in Industrial Engineering (2014-2018)
      • Minor: Machine Learning
      • Dissertation title: Predictive Analytics for Complex Engineering Systems Using High-Dimensional Signals
    • M.S. in Statistics (2014-2016)
  • University of Science and Technology Beijing, Beijing, China
    • B.S. in Mechanical Engineering (2004-2008)

Honors and Awards

  • Finalist, QSR Best Student Paper Award, Quality, Statistics, and Reliability (QSR) Section of INFORMS, 2022 (Student: Chengyu Zhou)
  • Feature Article in ISE Magazine, 2021
  • Winner, QCRE Best Student Paper Award, Quality Control & Reliability Engineering (QCRE) Division of IISE, 2020 (Student: Cheoljoon Jeong)
  • Winner, Sigma Xi Best Ph.D. Thesis Award, Georgia Institute of Technology, 2019
  • Winner, Alice and John Jarvis Ph.D. Student Research Award, H. Milton Stewart School of Industrial and Systems Engineering (ISyE), Georgia Institute of Technology, 2018 (Awarded to one Ph.D. student in ISyE per year for outstanding research achievements)
  • Feature Article in ISE Magazine, 2017
  • Finalist, Best Student Paper Award, INFORMS Workshop on Data Mining & Decision Analytics, 2017
  • Winner, SAS Data Mining Best Paper Award, Data Mining Section of INFORMS, 2016
  • Finalist, QSR Best Refereed Paper Award, Quality, Statistics, and Reliability Section of INFORMS, 2016