Dr. Yu Ding is the Mike and Sugar Barnes Professor of Industrial & Systems Engineering, Professor of Electrical & Computer Engineering, Associate Director for Research Engagement of Texas A&M Institute of Data Science (TAMIDS), and a Faculty Affiliate with Texas A&M Energy Institute and TEES Institute of Manufacturing Systems. Dr. Ding serves on the Executive Committee of Texas A&M TRIPODS Research Institute for Foundations of Interdisciplinary Data Science (FIDS).
Dr. Ding’s research interest is in data and quality science. His research work is recognized by the 2018 Texas A&M Engineering Research Impact Award, 2019 IISE Technical Innovation Award, 2020 AFS University-Level Distinguished Achievement Award in Research, and 2022 INFORMS Impact Prize. He is a Fellow of IISE and ASME.
Dr. Ding is the Editor-in-Chief of IISE Transactions (formerly IIE Transactions) for the term of 2021-2024. He previously served as an Editor for IEEE Transactions on Automation Science and Engineering and a Senior Editor for INFORMS Journal on Data Science. He also served as a Department Editor for IISE Transactions from 2005 to 2020, as an Associate Editor for IEEE Transactions on Automation Science and Engineering from 2006 to 2009, and a special issue Guest Co-Editor for Technometrics from 2013 to 2015.
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Shilan Jin is currently a postdoctoral researcher in Industrial and Systems Engineering at Texas A&M University. Shilan holds a B.Sc. in Mathematics from Jilin University, China, a M.Sc. and a Ph.D. in Industrial and Systems Engineering from Texas A&M University. Before pursuing her Ph.D., she was a Decision Scientist with the Walt Disney Company, Orlando, FL, from 2013 to 2017. Her research interests include data analytics, machine learning, and statistical modeling applied to advanced manufacturing and materials research.
Adaiyibo Kio is currently pursuing his Ph.D. in Industrial and Systems Engineering at Texas A&M University. Adaiyibo received the B.Tech. in Civil Engineering from the Rivers State University, Port Harcourt, Nigeria in 2004, a M.Sc. in Petroleum Engineering from the Imperial College London in 2009, United Kingdom, and a M.S. in Petroleum Engineering from Texas A&M University, College Station in 2017. He worked as an engineer for several years in Africa and Europe, for multinational oil companies, acquiring, processing and interpreting petrophysical data, helping clients plan these activities and managing operations. He is currently working on data science applications to wind energy systems. Please visit https://www.linkedin.com/in/wenodey2 for more information about him.
Effi Latiffianti is currently pursuing her Ph.D degree in Industrial and System Engineering. Effi received B.Eng in Industrial Engineering in 2005 from Institut Teknologi Sepuluh Nopember, Indonesia and M.Sc of Industrial Engineering and Operations Management in 2009 from Nottingham University, United Kingdom. She worked in Indonesia and the US as a field engineer (2005 – 2007) for a multinational oil service company, acquiring, processing and interpreting petrophysical data. She is also a faculty member of Industrial Engineering Department of Institut Teknologi Sepuluh Nopember in Indonesia. Her research interests include the application of data analytics, machine learning, and discrete event simulation. She is currently working on reliability analysis in wind energy.
Quan Zeng is currently pursuing her Ph.D. degree in Industrial and Systems Engineering at Texas A&M University. Quan received her B.Sc. in Materials Science and Engineering in 2010 from University of Science and Technology Beijing, Beijing, China, and M.Sc. in Metallurgical Engineering in 2013 from RWTH Aachen University, Aachen, Germany. She worked as a project management specialist for several years in China for a global metal mining company, planning, organizing, and managing the completion of research projects, collecting, processing, analyzing R&D investment data, and supporting company’s decision-making process. Her research interests include data analytics, machine learning, and statistics. She is currently working on deep learning-based crack prediction in battery materials.
Ahmadreza Chokhachian is pursuing his Ph.D. in Industrial and Systems Engineering at Texas A&M University. Ahmadreza received a B.Sc. in Industrial Engineering from the Sharif University of Technology, Tehran, Iran, in 2020. His thesis was the feasibility study of a novel usage of recommendation engines for social media. It turned into a start-up project, and Canadian designated organizations acclaimed it. He has been a member of Iran’s national elites foundation since 2016. His areas of interest are data analytics, mathematical modeling, quality control, and statistics. Ahmadreza is currently working on data science applications in wind energy systems.
Pratyush Kumar pursuing his Master’s in Industrial and Systems Engineering at Texas A&M University. Pratyush received a B.Tech. in Industrial Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Roorkee, India, in 2017. He worked as a Data Scientist in India for over four years in building end-to-end AI solutions for the Retail, FMCG, and healthcare industry and published novel research findings in deep learning and computer vision at multiple conferences. His areas of interest include machine learning, predictive analytics, time series, statistics and computer vision. Pratyush is currently working on data science applications in wind energy systems. Please visit https://www.linkedin.com/in/pratyush19/ for more information about him.
Alumni (in chronological order)
Pansoo Kim, 2004. Now Professor of School of Business Administration, Kyungpook National University, South Korea.
Sampatraj S. Mandroli, 2004. Now with Flex, Austin, TX
Abhishek Gupta, 2004. Now with Amazon, New York City
Qinyan Liu, 2004. Now with ILS Investment.
Jung Jin Cho, 2007. Now with Baker Hughes, Houston, Texas.
Yuan Ren, 2008. Now Head of Data Science, mParticles, New York City.
Heidi Rodenbeck, 2009. Now Tech Lead, Quantitative Analytics at Freddie Mac, McLean, Virginia.
Abhishek K. Shrivastava, 2009. Now Senior Manager of Data Science at Capital One, Plano, Texas.
Eunshin Byon, 2010. Now Associate Professor of Industrial and Operations Engineering, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan.
Chiwoo Park, 2011. Now Associate Professor of Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering, Florida State University, Tallahassee, Florida.
Alan Sonntag, 2012. Now with Sandia National Lab, Albuquerque, New Mexico.
Giwhyun Lee, 2013. Now Associate Professor at Korea Army Academy at Yeongcheon, South Korea.
Arash Pourhabib, 2014. Now Data Scientist with Google, Mountain View, California.
Erika Sy, 2015. Now with ExxonMobil, Greater Houston, Texas.
Hoon Hwangbo, 2017. Now Assistant Professor of Industrial and Systems Engineering, University of Tennessee at Knoxville, Knoxville, Tennessee.
Yanjun Qian, 2018. Now Assistant Professor of Statistical Sciences and Operations Research, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, Virginia.
Jason Lawley, 2018. Now with Accenture, Houston, Texas.
David Perez, 2018. Now with Apex Solutions Group (formerly Intersys Consulting), Austin, Texas.
Jay Jayesh Shah, 2019. Now with Ensemble Energy, California.
Ahmed Aziz Ezzat, 2019. Now Assistant Professor of Industrial and Systems Engineering, Rutgers University, New Brunswick-Piscataway, New Jersey.
Nitesh Kumar, 2020. Now as a Product Manager at Walmart, Atlanta, GA
Imtiaz Ahmed, 2020. Now Assistant Professor of Industrial and Management Systems Engineering, West Virginia University, Morgantown, WV.
Jiaxi Xu, 2020. Now as a Machine Learning Engineer at LinkedIn, Sunnyvale, CA.
Abhinav Prakash, 2022. Now with Walmart Labs, Mountain View, CA.
Shilan Jin, 2022. Now a post-doc at Texas A&M.