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To prospective students: I am looking for graduate students who are interested in pursuing a Ph.D. in operations research with a focus on (stochastic) nonlinear optimization and differential privacy. Competitive applicants should have a strong background in applied math, statistics, and computation. Applications are encouraged from undergraduate or master's students in Industrial Engineering, Operations Research, Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, Math, Statistics, or related areas. The successful candidate will receive funding. Interested applicants can find more information here.


I joined as an Assistant professor in EMIS Department at SMU in Oct 2020.

I completed my Ph.D. at Georgia Institute of Technology in the summer of 2020 under the advice of Dr. George Lan.

Before joining as a full-time Ph.D. student, I worked as a High-frequency Trader at a Proprietary Trading firm.


    • Student: Mohammad Khalafi joins my research group, 2022

    • Informs Junior Faculty Interest Group (JFIG) paper competition finalist, 2021

    • Informs Optimization Society student paper award second prize, 2020

    • Starting Assistant Professor at Engineering Management, Information and Systems, SMU from Fall, 2020.