Professor, Stanford University
Yinyu Ye is currently the K.T. Li Professor of Engineering at Department of Management Science and Engineering and Institute of Computational and Mathematical Engineering, Stanford University. He received the BS degree in System Engineering from the Huazhong University of Science and Technology, China, and the M.S. and PhD degrees in Engineering-Economic Systems and Operations Research from Stanford University. His current research interests include Continuous and Discrete Optimization, Data Science and Applications, Computational Algorithm Design and Analyses, Algorithmic Game/Market Equilibrium; and he was one of the pioneers of Interior-Point Methods, Conic Linear Programming, Distributionally Robust Optimization, Online Linear Programming, Algorithm Analyses for Reinforcement Learning and Markov Decision Process, and etc. He has received several academic awards including: the inaugural 2006 Farkas Prize on Optimization, the 2009 IBM Faculty Award, the 2009 John von Neumann Theory Prize for fundamental sustained contributions to theory in Operations Research and the Management Sciences, the inaugural 2012 ISMP Tseng Lectureship Prize for outstanding contribution to continuous optimization (every three years), the winner of the 2014 SIAM Optimization Prize awarded (every three years), the 2015 SPS Signal Processing Magazine Best Paper Award, etc.. He has supervised numerous doctoral students at Stanford who received various prizes such as INFORMS Nicholson Prize, Student Paper Competition, the INFORMS Computing Society Prize, the INFORMS Optimization Prize for Young Researchers. According to Google Scholar, his publications have been cited 52,000 times.