- 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
- Methodologies: stochastic dynamic programming, financial engineering
Applications: energy, especially renewable energy
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, 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)