Ian Yihang Zhu

Ph.D. Candidate
Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering

Contact: i.zhu at mail.utoronto.ca
CV: [PDF] (updated Jan 2021)

About Me

I am a 3rd year PhD candidate at the University of Toronto, supervised by Professors Merve Bodur and Timothy Chan. My research interests lie at the intersection of optimization theory, analytics and economics. Previously, I completed my Master of Applied Science at UofT and my Bachelor of Science in Mathematics at UBC.

News/Upcoming Talks
  • Canadian Operational Research Society (CORS) Annual Conference 2021

Working Papers
  • Spatial Price Integration in Commodity Markets with Capacitated Transportation Networks
    with John R. Birge, Timothy C.Y. Chan and J. Michael Pavlin
    Major revision, Operations Research [PDF] [SSRN]
  • Inverse Mixed Integer Optimization: Polyhedral Insights and Trust Region Methods
    with Merve Bodur and Timothy C.Y. Chan
    Under review [PDF] [arXiv]
  • Prediction of Protein and Fat Content in Human Donor Milk Using Machine Learning
    with Timothy C.Y. Chan, Rafid Mahmood, Rachel K. Wong et al.
    Under review
  • Inverse Optimization: A Modern Survey of Methods and Applications
    with Timothy C.Y. Chan and Rafid Mahmood
    In preparation

  • MIE368: Analytics in Action
    University of Toronto, Teaching Assistant, Fall 2020
  • MIE263: Stochastic Operations Research
    University of Toronto, Teaching Assistant, Winter 2019, 2020
  • MATH110/104/190: Differential Calculus
    UBC, Teaching Assistant, 2014-2015

Past Talks and Conferences
  • INFORMS Annual Meeting 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020
  • MSOM International Meeting 2019
  • Mixed Integer Programming Workshop 2019