helenzhou@smu.edu.sg
Position: 
  • 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

Education
  • 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)

Research

  • 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, Alan Scheller-Wolf, Nicola Secomandi, and Stephen Smith. Managing Wind-based Electricity Generation with Storage and Transmission Capacity. Under revision.      
  • Yangfang Zhou, Jay Apt, Alan Scheller-Wolf, Nicola Secomandi, and Stephen Smith. Combining Operations Management and Engineering Models to Effectively Manage Electricity Storage. (Working paper)
  • Onur Boyabatali, Javad Nasiry, Yangfang Zhou. Corn or Soybean: Optimal farm space allocation under yield and price uncertainties. (Working in progress)
  • Jianfeng Hu, and Yangfang Zhou. Financial Innovation and Product Market Efficiency: A Natural Experiment on the US Electricity Market. (Working in progress)