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Jiangang "Jim" Dai is an Adjunct Professor in the H. Milton Stewart School of Industrial and Systems Engineering at Georgia Tech.
For more than twenty years, he has worked on stochastic models arising from communications, manufacturing, and service systems that include data switches, semiconductor wafer fabrication lines, call centers, and healthcare-delivery systems. He is an elected fellow of Institute of Mathematical Statistics and an elected fellow of Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences (INFORMS). He is the current Editor-in-Chief for Mathematics of Operations Research, a past Area Editor for Operations Research, and a past Series Editor for Handbooks in Operations Research and Management Science.
Dr. Dai received B.A. (1982) and M.S. (1985) degrees from Nanjing University and a Ph.D. (1990) degree from Stanford University. He has been a Special Term Professor at Tsinghua University since 2002 and a Visiting Professor in Decision Sciences at National University of Singapore since 2009.