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Chiwei Yan

Assistant Professor
Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering
University of Washington, Seattle

About Me

Dr. Yan is an Assistant Professor of Operations Research in the Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering at the University of Washington, Seattle. Previously, he was a postdoctoral researcher and a senior data scientist at the marketplace optimization group at Uber where he designed rider surge pricing algorithm. He received his Ph.D. from the Operations Research Center at MIT in 2017 and his undergraduate degree (with summa cum laude) in Industrial Engineering from Tsinghua University in 2012.

His research centers around transportation and logistics systems, with a recent focus on emerging problems in online platforms. He also has a particular interest in air transportation systems. His work aims to study fundamental properties of these problems and propose (data-driven) practical solutions for implementation. When analyzing these problems, he is broadly interested in tools from optimization, game theory, stochastic modeling and statistics. He teaches graduate- and undergraduate-level foundational courses in optimization and stochastic processes, as well as a topical course in supply and demand analytics.

Perspective students who are interested in working with me, please consider applying to our PhD program. If you think your background fits my research interests well, please send me an email with your CV and interests.