Chun-An (Joe) Chou

I am an Assistant Professor with the Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering and direct a MOCA research lab at Northeastern University. Prior to the current position, I held professional positions in the Department of Systems Science and Industrial Engineering and the Center of Collective Dynamics of Complex Systems at Binghamton University, the State University of New York, and worked as a Post-Doc Research Associate in the Integrated Brain Imaging Center at University of Washington Medical Center.

I received my PhD degree in Industrial & Systems Engineering at Rutgers University in 2011 and my MS degree in Operations Research at Columbia University in 2007. I also received my BS degree and MS degree at National Taiwan University.

My research is focused on the development of quantitative decision tools to discover and/or support scientific findings from which large-scale complex systems (e.g., medical diagnosis, brain, healthcare system, biological system, etc.) are studied. Methodologies include mathematical optimization, data mining, machine learning, graph theory, and network science techniques.

Honors and Awards

    • Northeastern Global Experience Office Faculty Fellowship (GEOFF), 2018
    • The Research Foundation for SUNY Collaboration Fund Award, 2013
    • Finalist, The INFORMS Data Mining Best Student Paper Award, 2011
    • Honorable Mention, The Annual New Jersey INFORMS Student Operations Research Contest, 2009
    • Kuhl Memorial Engineering Fellowship, School of Engineering, Rutgers University, 2008

Feel free to contact me at ch DOT chou AT northeastern DOT edu.