Bing Yao

Assistant Professor

School of Industrial Engineering & Management

Oklahoma State University


Email: bing.yao at

Office: 354 Engineering North, Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, OK, 74078

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Dual-Title Ph.D., Industrial Engineering and Operations Research, The Pennsylvania State University, 2019

M.S., Physics, The Pennsylvania State University, 2015

B.S., Physics, University of Science and Technology of China, 2012


My research interests lie in interdisciplinary modeling and analysis of complex systems for process monitoring and control, system diagnostics and prognostics, quality and reliability improvement, operations management and performance optimization, with applications in healthcare and manufacturing:

  • Big data analytics for spatiotemporal complex systems

  • Computer simulation and optimization

  • Markov decision process and sequential decision making

  • Biomedical and health informatics

  • Sensor-based modeling and control of additive manufacturing

  • Data mining and signal processing


Journal Articles

  1. B. Yao, “Spatiotemporal Modeling and Optimization for Personalized Cardiac Simulation”, IISE Transactions on Healthcare Systems Engineering, 2021.

  2. B. Yao, Y. Chen, and, H. Yang, “Constrained Markov Decision Process Modeling for Optimal Sensing of Cardiac Events in Mobile Health”, IEEE Transactions on Automation Science and Engineering, 2021.

  3. B. Yao and H. Yang, “Spatiotemporal Regularization for Inverse ECG Modeling”, IISE Transactions on Healthcare Systems Engineering, vol. 11(1), pp. 11-23, 2020.

  4. B. Yao, C. McLean, and H. Yang, “Robust Optimization of Dynamic Route Planning in Same-day Delivery Networks”, Networks, vol. 73(4), pp. 434-452, 2019.

  5. F. Imani, B. Yao, R. Chen, P. Rao, and H. Yang, “Joint Multifractal and Lacunarity Analysis of Image Profiles for Manufacturing Quality Control”, ASME Journal of Manufacturing Science and Engineering, vol. 141(4), pp. 044501, 2018.

  6. B. Yao and H. Yang, “Constrained Markov Decision Process Modeling for Sequential Optimization of Additive Manufacturing Build Quality”, IEEE Access, vol. 2(1), pp. 1-9, 2018.

  7. B. Yao, F. Imani, and H. Yang, “Markov Decision Process for Image-guided Additive Manufacturing”, IEEE Robotics and Automation Letters, vol. 3(4), pp. 2792-2798, 2018.

  8. B. Yao, F. Imani, A. Sakpal, E. W. Reutzel and H. Yang, “Multifractal Analysis of Image Profiles for the Characterization and Detection of Defects in Additive Manufacturing,” ASME Journal of Manufacturing Science and Engineering, vol. 140(3), pp. 031014, 2018.

  9. R. Zhu, B. Yao, F. Leonelli, and H. Yang, “Optimal Senor Placement for Space-time Potential Mapping and Data Fusion”, IEEE Sensors Letters, vol. 3(1), pp. 1-4, 2018.

  10. B. Yao, R. Zhu, and H. Yang, “Characterizing the Location and Extent of Myocardial Infarctions with Inverse ECG Modeling and Spatiotemporal Regularization,” IEEE Journal of Biomedical and Health Informatics, vol. 22(5), pp. 1445-1455, 2017.

  11. B. Yao and H. Yang, “Physics-driven Spatiotemporal Regularization for High-dimensional Predictive Modeling: A Novel Approach to Solve the Inverse ECG Problem,” Scientific Reports, vol. 6, pp. 39012, 2016. (Best poster finalist in MIF student poster competition, 2016 INFORMS Annual Meeting)

  12. H. Li, B. Yao, T. Tu, and G. Guo, “Quantum Computation on Gate-defined Semiconductor Quantum Dots”, Chinese Science Bulletin, Vol. 57(16), pp. 1919-1924, 2012.

Peer-reviewed Conference Papers

  1. F. Imani, B. Yao, R. Chen, P. K. Rao, and H. Yang, “Fractal Pattern Recognition of Image Profiles for Manufacturing Process Monitoring and Control”, Proceedings of ASME 13th International Manufacturing Science and Engineering Conference, pp. V003T02A003, Jun. 10-14, 2018, College Station, TX.

  2. B. Yao, R. Zhu, and H. Yang, “Inverse ECG Modeling with Spatiotemporal Regularization for the Characterization of Myocardial Infarctions”, Proceedings of IEEE EMBS International Conference on Biomedical & Health Informatics (BHI), pp. 120-123, March 4-7, 2018, Las Vegas, NV.

  3. B. Yao, and H. Yang, “Physical-Statistical Modeling and Regularization of High-dimensional Dynamical Systems”, Proceedings of IISE Annual Conference & EXPO, pp. 710-715, May 18-21, 2017, Pittsburgh, PA. ( (Best paper award in healthcare system)

  4. B. Yao, S. Pei, and H. Yang, “Mesh Resolution Impacts the Accuracy of Inverse and Forward ECG Problems,” Proceedings of IEEE 38th Annual International Conference of the Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society (EMBC), pp. 4047–4050, Aug. 16-20, 2016, Orlando, FL.


  • Wuyang Qian (Fall 2019 - Present)

  • Jianxin Xie (Fall 2020 - Present)

  • Zekai Wang (Fall 2020 - Present)


  • The First Place, Healthcare Systems student best paper competition, IISE Annual Conference, 2017

  • Best Poster Award, The Northeastern Regional Conference on Complex Systems (NERCCS), 2018

  • Susan Schall Fellowship, Penn State Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering, 2018

  • IMS/ASA Spring Research Conference Scholarship, 2017

  • The First Place, Penn State, IEGA/IME Research Poster Competition, 2017

  • Best Poster Finalist, INFORMS MIF Poster Competition, 2016

  • The Samsung Scholarship, University of Science and Technology of China, 2011

Advised Student Honors

  • 2021, Jianxin Xie, Best Poster Award in IISE QCRE & DAIS Tracks Best Student Poster Competition, May 22-25

  • 2020, Wuyang Qian, 1st place in IISE DAIS Data Analytics Competition, IISE Annual Conference, Oct. 31 - Nov. 3


Oklahoma State University

  • IEM 5503, Financial and Advanced Capital Investment Analysis (Fall 2020)

  • IEM 4713, Systems Simulation Modeling (Spring 2020, 2021)

  • IEM 5003, Probability and Statistics for Engineers (Fall 2019)

The Pennsylvania State University

  • IE 424, Process Quality Engineering (Fall 2018)