Research Team

Alone we can do so little, together we can do so much.

Helen Keller

University of Michigan

PhD students
Jiahao Shi

Jiahao Shi is an incoming PhD student (Fall 2021) in the department of Industrial and Operations Engineering at the University of Michigan. Before joining IOE, he received the bachelor’s degree in the school of Mathematics at the Shandong University and the master’s degree in the department of Applied Mathematics and Statistics at the Johns Hopkins University. He is interested in stochastic optimization, derivative-free optimization, and machine learning. His research is motivated by solving real-world optimization problems. He is currently working on constrained stochastic optimization. (website)

Undergraduate students
Xiaoyi Qu
Xiaoyi Qu 

Xiaoyi Qu is a junior studying mathematics at the University of Michigan. He is interested in both applied and theoretical aspects of optimization method and problems. 

Zihong Yi
Zihong Yi

Zihong Yi is a junior undergraduate double majoring in Honors Math and Computer Science at University of Michigan. He is interested in Optimization, Algorithms, and Combinatorics. The idea of studying the underlying mathematical structure of discrete objects as well as the design and analysis of algorithms to solve or optimize real-world problems fascinates me. (website)

Chengyue Zhang

Chengyue Zhang is a junior undergraduate student majoring in IOE at the University of Michigan. She is part of the University of Michigan-Shanghai Jiaotong University Dual Degree program and her second major in SJTU is Mechanical Engineering. She is interested in optimization algorithms and application of optimization methods in real-life problems.

Former Students (chronological order)

  • Samir Agarwala (2021-2021): University of Michigan (Undergraduate)
  • Kai Liu (2020-2021): University of Michigan (Master’s)
  • Jiannan Xu (2020-2021): University of Michigan (Master’s)
  • Liyuan Cao (2018-2020): Lehigh University (PhD)
  • Ved Patel (2018-2020): Lehigh University (Master’s)
  • Sudeep Metha (2018-2020): Lehigh University (Master’s)
  • Sergey Rusakov (2018-2019): Lehigh University (PhD)
  • Zheng Shi (2018-2019): Lehigh University (PhD)

Collaborators (alphabetical order):