Yao Xie

Current Students

Ph.D. Students

Liyan Xie
Ph.D. student (Fall 2016-Summer 2021)
B.Sc. in Mathematics, University of Science and Technology of China
ISyE Research Excellence Award, 2021.
Outstanding Graduate Teaching Assistant Award, 2021.
"Rising Stars 2020" Workshop, 2020.
IDEaS-TRIAD Research Scholarship, 2020.
TRIAD-ARC Research Scholarship, 2019.
Runner-up, INFORMS Computing Society Student Paper Prize, 2019.
Finalist for INFORMS QSR best student paper competition, 2019.
Ph.D. Thesis: Robust statistical inference through the lens of optimization
First Job after graduation: Tenure-Track Assistant Professor at CUHK, Shen Zhen.

"Woody" Shixiang Zhu
Ph.D. student (Fall 2017-), visiting student (Fall 2016-Spring 2017)
B.Sc., M.Sc. in Computer Science, Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications.
GT @ ML Fellowship, 2021.
Second Place, Best Paper for INFORMS Workshop on Data Mining and Decision Analytics, 2020.
Second Place, INFORMS "Doing Good with Good OR" Paper Competition, 2019.
Best Poster Award at the IMA Workshop on Forecasting from Complexity, 2018.

Henry Shaowu Yuchi (Co-advising with Prof. Jeff C.-F. Wu)
Ph.D. student (Fall 2018-)
B.Sc., Master in Engineering, Cambridge University.

SPES + Q&P Student Paper Competition, Finalist, 2021.
IDEaS-TRIAD Research Scholarship, 2020.

Minghe Zhang
Ph.D. student (Fall 2019-)
Master in ECE, Georgia Tech (2017-2019)
B.Sc. in Electronic Engineering, Tsinghua University.

Haoyun Wang
Ph.D. student (Fall 2019-)
B.Sc. in CS, Andrew Chi-Chih Yao's pilot class, Tsinghua University.

Song Wei
Ph.D. student (Fall 2019-)
B.Sc. in Statistics, Special Class of Gifted Young (SCGY),
Guo Moruo Award, University of Science and Technology of China (USTC).

Chen Xu
Ph.D. student (Fall 2020-)
B.Sc. in Computational and Applied Mathematics (CAM), and Economics.
M.Sc. in Statistics, University of Chicago.

Jie Wang
Ph.D. student (Fall 2020-)
B.Sc. in Pure Mathematics
The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Shenzhen.

Master Students

Heejune Sheen
Master in Statsitics, Georgia Tech.
B.Sc., KAIST

Undergraduate Students

Ashley McDaniels
Manufacturing Engineering, North Dakota State University (NDSU).
Sure Program, Visiting Undergraduate Student, summer 2021.

Alexander Bukharin
ISyE, Georgia Tech.
President’s Undergraduate Research Salary Award (PURA), 2020.
College of Engineering Undergraduate Research Award, 2020

Matthew Repasky
Physics, Georgia Tech.
President’s Undergraduate Research Salary Award (PURA), 2021.

Khurram Yamin
ISyE, Georgia Tech.
President’s Undergraduate Research Salary Award (PURA), 2021.

Former Members

Graduated Ph.D. students

Rui Zhang (Co-advising with Prof. Alexander Shapiro)
Ph.D. student (Fall 2017-Spring 2021)
M.Sc. in Statistics, University of Michigan.
B.Sc. in Mathematics and Statistics, Sun Yat-sen University.
ICASSP Best Student Paper Award, 2019.
Thesis: Hypothesis test for manifolds and networks.
First Job after graduation: Morgan Stanley.

Xi He (Co-advising with Prof. Pinar Keskinocak)
Ph.D. student (Fall 2015-Summer 2020)
M.Sc. in Management Science, Cambridge University.
B.Sc. in Mathematics, University of Richmond.
Thesis: Statistical detection and survival analysis with applications in sensor networks and healthcare.
First Job after graduation: Amazon.

Shuang Li (co-advising with Prof. Le Song)
Ph.D. student (Fall 2014-Summer 2019)
M.Sc. in Electrical Engineering, University of Massachusetts, Amherst.
B.Sc. in Automation, University of Science and Technology of China.
Finalist for the 2018 INFORMS QSR best student paper competition.
Finalist for the 2018 INFORMS Social Media Analytics Best Student Paper Competition.
Winner of Alice and John Jarvis Ph.D. Student Research Award, Honorable Mention, 2016.
Thesis: Statistical inference, modeling, and learning of point processes.
First Job after graduation: Postdoc at Harvard University, Statistics.

Junzhuo Chen (Co-advising with Prof. Seong-Hee Kim)
Ph.D. in IE (Fall 2015-Spring 2019)
B.Sc. in Industrial Engineering, Shanghai Jiao Tong University.
Finalists for the 2017 INFORMS QSR best student paper competition.
Thesis Title: Spatio-temporal change-point detection and constrained Bayesian optimization.
First Job: Uber.

Yang Cao
Ph.D. in IE (Statistics) (Fall 2013-Spring 2018)
B.Sc. in Mathematics, University of Science and Technology of China.
Winner of Robert Goodwell Brown Fellowship, 2015.
Winner of Georgia Statistics Day Workshop Poster Presentation Award, 2015.
Thesis Title: Poisson matrix completion and change-point detection problems
First Job after graduation: Uber.

Other students

Ruyi Ding
Master in ECE, Georgia Tech
B.Sc. In Information Engineering, Zhejiang University, 2018

Moyi Guo
Master in QCF, Georgia Tech
B.Sc. in Economics and Applied Math, Tsinghua University, 2018.

Le Lu
Master in Operations Research, Georgia Tech
B.Eng. in Systems Engineering and Engineering Management, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, 2018.

Kiran Gite
ISyE, Georgia Tech.

Yuvaneshwar Murugesan
ISyE and CS, Georgia Tech.

Joshua Gundugollu
ISyE and CS, Georgia Tech.

Anyu Lu
Master of OR, ISyE, Georgia Tech, 2019.
B.Sc. in IOE, University of Michigan, 2018
B.Sc. in ECE, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, 2018

Simon Mak
Postdoctoral researcher
ISyE, Georgia Tech.
Currently Assistant Professor at Duke University, Department of Statistical Sciences.

Swapnil Lad
Undergraduate
ISyE, Georgia Tech.

Anunoy S. Dussa
Senior Undergraduate Student
Computer Science, Georgia Tech.

Aalok Shanbhag
Master of Analytics student
ISyE, Georgia Tech

Yijun (Emma) Wan
Undergraduate student
ISyE, Georgia Tech

Hongao Yang
Master student, Georgia Tech. Spring 2016-Spring 2017.
Project: Seismic data imaging and analytics.

David Marangoni-Simonsen
Master, Statistics. Graduated Spring 2015.
Project: sequential changepoint approach for online community detection.
Currently with Sandia National Laboratories.

Qingbin Li
Master, Computer Science and Engineering. Graduated Spring 2015.
Project: online sufficient dimension reduction for high-dimensional time series.
Currently with Resumator, Data Scientist.

Ge Gao
Undergraduate, Georgia Tech, AE. Fall 2016-Spring 2017.
Project: Material science data analysis for signal detection.

Shannon Gerhard
Undergraduate, Georgia Tech, ISyE. Spring 2017-Fall 2017.
Project: Crime data visualization and analysis.

Christina Leamon
Undergraduate student. Georgia Tech, ISyE. Summer 2015-2016.
Project: Seismic event detection using GPS sensor data.

Former Visitors

Zheng Dong
Undergraduate student (Summer 2019)
SCGY, University of Science and Technology of China.

Tingnan Gong
Undergraduate student (Summer 2019)
Statistics, University of Science and Technology of China.

Jingjun Men
Undergraduate student (Summer 2019)
SCGY, University of Science and Technology of China.

Shanghao Shi
Undergraduate student (Summer 2018)
Electrical Engineering, Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications.

Bingqing Song
Undergraduate student (Summer 2018)
Statistics, University of Science and Technology of China.

Danye Xu
Undergraduate student (Summer 2018)
Statistics, University of Science and Technology of China.

Emmanuel Teferi
Visiting undergraduate student (Summer 2018)
Princeton University.

Sunghyun Nam
Undergraduate student (Fall 2017)
Information & Industrial Engineering Yonsei University, South Korea.

Qinghua Liu
Visiting undergraduate student (Summer 2017)
Tsinghua University, Department of Electronic Engineering.

Suyi Li
Visiting undergraduate student (Summer 2017)
Computer Science, Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications.

Oner Sufri
Ph.D., University of Utah
Joint Postdoc with WenZhan Song and Fan-Chi Lin, July 2015-May 2016.

Yujie Gu
Ph.D., Zhejiang University
Joint Postdoc with WenZhan Song and Fan-Chi Lin, 2015.

Ruiyang Song
Visiting undergraduate student. Tsinghua University, Electronic Engineering. Fall 2014

Dake Zhang
Visiting undergraduate student. Tsinghua University, Department of Math. Summer 2016.

Peng Peng
Visiting undergraduate student. Tsinghua University, Electronic Engineering. Summer 2016.

Tristan M. Gurtler
Visiting undergraduate student. University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, Computer Science. Summer 2016.

Xiaojing Jin
Undergraduate student. Georgia Tech, ISyE. Summer 2016.