Yinyu Ye is currently the K.T. Li Professor of Engineering in the Department of Management Science and Engineering, and the nstitute of Computational and Mathematical Engineering, at Stanford University. He received a B.S. in System Engineering from the Huazhong University of Science and Technology, in China, and an MS and PhD in Engineering of Economic Systems and Operations Research from Stanford University. His current research interests include Continuous and Discrete Optimization, Data Science and Applications, Algorithm Design and Analysis, Computational Game/Market Equilibrium, Metric Distance Geometry, Dynamic Resource Allocation, and Stochastic and Robust Decision Making, among others. He has been a Fellow of INFORMS (Institute for Operations Research and The Management Science) since 2012, and has received several academic awards, including the 2009 John von Neumann Theory Prize for fundamental sustained contributions to theory in Operations Research and the Management Sciences, the 2015 SPS Signal Processing Magazine Best Paper Award, the 2014 SIAG/Optimization Prize awarded every three years to the author(s) of the most outstanding paper, the inaugural 2012 ISMP Tseng Lectureship Prize for outstanding contributions to continuous optimization, and the inaugural 2006 Farkas Prize on Optimization. His doctoral students at Stanford have received the 2015 and 2013 Second Prize of the INFORMS Nicholson Student Paper Competition, the 2013 INFORMS Computing Society Prize, the 2008 First Prize of INFORMS Nicholson, and the 2006 and 2010 INFORMS Optimization Prizes for Young Researchers. He is the Chief Scientist of a major commercial optimization software company.
- Bridging Continuous and Discrete Optimization, Fall 2017. Visiting Scientist and Workshop Organizer.