Dr. Yongpei Guan

George and Rolande Willis Endowed Professor
Associate Chair of Graduate Studies

Ph.D., Georgia Institute of Technology, 2005

Yongpei Guan serves as the Associate Chair of Graduate Studies and George and Rolande Willis Endowed Professor of Industrial and Systems Engineering. He is the Director of the Computational Optimization and Energy Systems Lab and the Director of the Center for Applied Optimization at the University of Florida. He is the University of Florida Term Professor 2017-2022 and has served as the Interim Chair of the Department from May 2015 to August 2016.

Yongpei’s research interests include stochastic and discrete optimization, energy systems, healthcare operations, and supply chain management. His works in these areas have led to NSF Career Award 2008 and Office of Naval Research Young Investigator Award 2010. These works have been published in IEEE Transactions on Power Systems, IISE Transactions, INFORMS Journal on Computing, Mathematical Programming, Operations Research, and Transportation Science. His awards also include as a faculty adviser for the Nicholson Best Student Paper Award (first place) from INFORMS and Pritsker Doctoral Dissertation Awards (first, second and third places) from IISE.

Yongpei’s current main editorial board service includes the Department Editor (Energy Systems) for IISE Transactions and Associate Editors for Operations Research and INFORMS Journal on Computing.

Yongpei is the founding president of the Energy Systems Division within the Institute of Industrial and Systems Engineers (IISE). He also served as the Chair for the 2014 IIE Annual Research Conference. He is a fellow of AAIA (2022), IEEE (2021), and IISE (2019).