ISyE welcomes four new assistant professors to the faculty this August. They include: Marco Molinaro, Alejandro Toriello, Yao Xie, and Enlu Zhou.
Marco Molinaro’s research interests are broadly in discrete optimization, and in particular integer programming and optimization under limited information. He was the recipient of an IBM Ph.D. Fellowship, the Brazilian Computing Society award for best master’s thesis in Computer Science, and the Gerald L. Thompson Doctoral Thesis Award in Management Science. Molinaro received his Ph.D. from the Algorithms, Combinatorics and Optimization program at Carnegie Mellon University in 2013.
Alejandro Toriello’s research interests lie in the theory and application of supply chain management, logistics and transportation, and in related optimization methodologies. Prior to joining ISyE, he served as an assistant professor in the Epstein Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering at the University of Southern California. Toriello received his Ph.D. in Industrial Engineering from Georgia Tech in 2010.
Yao Xie’s research interests are in sequential statistical methods, statistical signal processing, big data analysis, compressed sensing, optimization, and has been involved in applications to wireless communications, sensor networks, medical and astronomical imaging. Xie previously served as Research Scientist in the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department at Duke University after receiving her Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering (minor in Mathematics) from Stanford University in 2011.
Enlu Zhou’s research interests include simulation optimization, stochastic control, and Markov decision processes. Prior to Georgia Tech, Zhou served as an assistant professor at the Industrial & Enterprise Systems Engineering Department at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign from 2009 to 2013. She received her Ph.D. in electrical engineering from the University of Maryland, College Park, in 2009.
Industrial and Systems Engineering