Dr. Yu Yang

Dr. Yu Yang profile pictureAssistant Professor (August 2020 – Present)
Assistant Director of the Center for Applied Optimization
Ph.D. in Operations Research, Georgia Tech, 2020
B.S. in Applied Mathematics, Peking University, 2016

My research interests lie broadly in Optimization, including general integer programming, continuous optimization theory, and their applications in supply chain and logistics and radiation therapy. For discrete settings, I focus on designing and implementing effective exact methods. My research findings help to solve vehicle routing problems faster and accelerate general mixed integer programming solvers (e.g., Gurobi and CPLEX) through novel branching strategies. For continuous optimization, I design new zeroth- and first-order algorithms with provable convergence rates for solving large-scale, high-dimensional optimization problems.