• Jan, 2013- Now: Assistant Professor of Operations Management,  Lee Kong Chian School of Business, Singapore Management University
  • 2008, Instructor of a MBA course, Tepper School of Business, Carnegie Mellon University

Research Interests         
  • Methodologies: stochastic dynamic programming, financial engineering
  • Applications: energy, especially renewable energy; agriculture operations

  • Tepper School of Business, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, U.S.

Ph.D. in Operations Management, 2009-2012

M.S. in Operations Management, 2007-2009

  • Tsinghua University, Beijing, China

M.E. in Industrial Engineering, 2005-2007

  • Huazhong University of Science and Technology, Wuhan, China

B.E. in Mechanical Engineering, 2001-2005 (with the highest honor, ranked No. 1 among 280 students)


  • Yangfang Zhou, Alan Scheller-Wolf, Nicola Secomandi, and Stephen Smith.  Electricity Trading and Negative Prices, Storage vs. Disposal Accepted at Management Science.
    • Former titles used: “Is it more Valuable to Store or Destroy Electricity Surpluses?” and “Merchant Management of Electricity Surpluses: Storage vs. Disposal”
    • Honorable Mention of the 2014 CSAMSE Annual Conference Best Paper Award
  • Yangfang Zhou. Is Electricity Storage Green? A Study on Commercial Buildings (Working in progress)
  • Manjusha Kancharla, Prashanth Hariharan, Srdihar Seshadri, and Yangfang Zhou. 2016. Make In India--- the Problem of Revitalizing the Small Scale Sector. (Working in progress)
Unpublished manuscripts: 
  • Yangfang Zhou, Jay Apt, Alan Scheller-Wolf, Nicola Secomandi, and Stephen Smith. 2012. Combining Operations Management and Engineering Models to Effectively Manage Electricity Storage.