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Enlu Zhou is an Associate Professor in the H. Milton Stewart School of Industrial and Systems Engineering at Georgia Tech.
Her research interests include simulation optimization, stochastic control, Monte Carlo methods, and machine learning, with applications in financial engineering and systems biology.
Prior to joining Georgia Tech, Dr. 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.