George E. Nicholson Student Paper Competition is held each year to honor outstanding papers in the field of operations research and the management sciences written by a student. Zhi Chen is the finalist with the paper "Tractable Distributionally Robust Optimization with Data". The paper is co-authored with Professor Melvyn Sim (Department of Analytics & Operations, NUS Business School) and Peng Xiong (Institute of Operations Research and Analytics, NUS).
Zhi Chen received his PhD from the Department of Analytics & Operations, NUS Business School, 2017. He has been advised by Professor Melvyn Sim and his primary research involves decision-making under uncertainty using tools of Robust Optimization, Satisficing Theory, and Markov Decision Process. Prior to joining NUS, he earned his B.Eng from Tsinghua University, China.
The 10th Singapore National Research Foundation (NRF) Fellowship (Class of 2018) is awarded to our IORA faculty member Dr Vincent Tan who is currently an Assistant Professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) and the Department of Mathematics at the National University of Singapore (NUS). The NRF Fellowship provides opportunities for early career researchers from all over the world to lead impactful research in Singapore.
Dr Vincent Tan research interests include network information theory, machine learning, and statistical signal processing.He has authored a research monograph on Asymptotic Estimates in Information Theory with Non-Vanishing Error Probabilities in the Foundations and Trends in Communications and Information Theory Series (NOW Publishers). He is currently an Editor of the IEEE Transactions on Communications and the IEEE Transactions on Green Communications and Networking.
Dr Junfei was awarded the MSOM Service Management SIG Best Paper Award for the paper “Control of Patient Flow in Emergency Departments, or Multiclass Queues with Deadlines and Feedback,”Dr Junfei was graduate PhD from the Department of Decision Sciences, NUS Business School. His research interests are in service engineering, applied probability and queueing theory. His current research focuses mainly on analyzing and optimizing service systems such as healthcare systems (e.g. emergency departments) and tele-services (e.g. telephone call centers).