Dr. Yu Yang

Dr. Yu Yang profile pictureAssistant Professor in Industrial & Systems Engineering at the University of Florida      Personal website; Google scholar.
Ph.D., Operations Research, Georgia Tech, 2020
B.S., Applied Mathematics, Peking University, 2016                     

His research interests lie broadly in Optimization. For discrete settings, his focus is on designing and implementing effective exact methods. His research helps to exactly solve vehicle routing related problems faster and accelerate general mixed integer programming solvers such as Gurobi and CPLEX through novel branching strategies. For continuous optimization, he focuses on developing efficient algorithms with provable convergence rates. He has been working on zeroth and first order algorithms for large-scale/high-dimensional non-convex optimization problems. He is actively recruiting self-motivated PhD students interested in optimization. Inquiries about summer (2022) research opportunities can be sent to yu.yang@ise.ufl.edu.