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

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

Ph.D. (Expected) 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. Wind Farms, not So Many So Fast! 
  • Yangfang Zhou, Liang LV. Auction Mechanism Design for Intermittent Generators in a Deregulated Electricity Market

Conference Presentations (With Alan Scheller-Wolf, Nicola Secomandi, Stephen Smith)

  • “Managing Wind-Based Electricity Production with Storage"

INFORMS Annual Meeting, Charlotte, 2011 (Invited): SC30, Sunday Nov 13, 13:30-15:00, 30-Room 216B-CC

          MSOM Special Interest Group on Sustainability, Ann Arbor, 2011 (Invited)
  • “Should Electricity Surpluses Be Stored or Destroyed?”

INFORMS Annual Meeting, Charlotte, 2011 (Invited): WC14, Wednesday Nov 16, 12:45-14:15, 14-Room 208A-CC

  • “The Value of Storage for Intermittent Generators in a Deregulated Electricity Market”

    INFORMS Annual Meeting, Austin, 2010 (Invited)

    Smart Grid Conference, Carnegie Mellon Electricity Industry Center, Carnegie Mellon University, 2010
  • I read extensively.