Ph.D., Georgia Institute of Technology, 2020
Yu Yang received his B.S. in Applied Mathematics from the School of Mathematical Sciences, Peking University, in 2016 and his Ph.D. in Operations Research from the H. Milton Stewart School of Industrial & Systems Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology, in 2020. Currently, he is an Assistant Professor of the Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering at the University of Florida. His research interests lie broadly in discrete and continuous optimization. His current focus is on efficiently solving optimization models both theoretically and practically. He has been working on the following three research streams: 1) efficient branching strategies for classical integer programs; 2) randomized accelerated first-order methods for non-convex optimization in statistical learning; 3) transportation and healthcare applications involving large-scale optimization models with the potential to impact the real world.