Post-Docs

Tommaso Giovannelli 

Tommaso Giovannelli is a postdoctoral researcher at Lehigh's Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering working with Luis Nunes Vicente since June 2020. Giovannelli received his Ph.D. in Operations Research in May 2021 from Sapienza University of Rome, where he obtained his BSc and MSc in Management Engineering in 2015 and 2017, respectively. From January 2020 to May 2021 he stayed at Lehigh ISE as a visiting scholar. Giovannelli's methodological research interests include nonlinear optimization, derivative-free optimization, and simulation-based optimization. His main application areas concern healthcare operations, machine learning, and transportation systems. He won a doctoral award from the EURO Working Group on Operational Research Applied to Health Services (ORAHS) of the International Federation of Operational Research Societies (IFORS) at the Doctoral Consortium ORAHS 2019, Karlsruhe, for his research proposal titled A simulation-based optimization approach for the improvement of the emergency department management.   

 
 
Mengqi Hu 

Mengqi Hu joins the Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering at Lehigh University as a postdoctoral researcher since February 2022. He is currently working with Xiu Yang. He Received his PhD in Mathematics from University of Texas at Dallas in 2021 where he was advised by Yifei Lou. He obtained his BSc and MSc in Applied Mathematics in 2014 and 2016 respectively. He is currently working on incorporating physical knowledge in machine learning models to make these algorithms more suitable for scientific discovery and engineering designs. He also has an interest in inverse problems on Maxwell equations, sparse signal recovery problems and related optimization problems.   

 
 
 
Xin Jiang 

Xin Jiang is a postdoctoral researcher at the Industrial and Systems Engineering Department, Lehigh University. He is also affiliated with the Program in the Foundations and Applications of Mathematical Optimization and Data Science (MODS). Xin received his Ph.D. degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering from University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) in June 2022, where he was advised by Lieven Vandenberghe. He obtained his Bachelor's Degree in Electronic and Communication Engineering at the University of Hong Kong in 2015, and an M.S. degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering at UCLA in 2017. Xin's research interests broadly include theory and algorithms for optimization, especially semidefinite programming. He designs, analyzes, and implements efficient and scalable optimization algorithms for various applications from engineering, machine learning, and data science.   

 
 

Ph.D. Students

Samuel Oluwatosin Ajibola
NameSamuel Oluwatosin Ajibola 
Advisor:
Lehigh ID: soa322
Brandon Augustino
NameBrandon Augustino 
Advisor: Luis F. Zuluaga
Lehigh ID: bra216
Suresh Bolusani
Advisor: Ted Ralphs
Lehigh ID: sub214
Yutong Dai
Advisor: Daniel Robinson
Lehigh ID: yud319
Ramin Fakhimi
Advisor: Tamás Terlaky
Lehigh ID: raf318
Samira Fallah
Advisors: Larry Snyder and Ted Ralphs
Lehigh ID: saf418
Sean Kelly
Name: Sean Kelly
Advisor: Ted Ralphs
Lehigh ID: sek519
Kursat Kemikli
Name: Kursat Kemikli
Advisor: Larry Snyder
Lehigh ID: kuk315
Griffin Kent
Name: Griffin Kent
Advisor: Luis Nunes Vicente
Lehigh ID: gdk220
Didem Kochan
Advisor: Xiu Yang
Lehigh ID: dik318
Bian Li
Name: Bian Li
Advisor: Xiu Yang
Lehigh ID: bil215
Kangye Li
Name: Kangye Li
Advisor: Larry Snyder
Lehigh ID: kal318
Shutian Li
Name: Shutian Li
Advisor: Karmel S. Shehadeh
Lehigh ID: shl919
Sharmine Akther Liza
Name: Sharmine Akther Liza
Advisor:
Lehigh ID: shl622
Mohammadhossein  Mohammadisiahroudi
Advisor: Tamás Terlaky
Lehigh ID: mom219
Rodolfo Alexander Quintero Ospina
Name: Rodolfo Alexander Quintero Ospina
Advisor: Luis F. Zuluaga
Lehigh ID: roq219
Xiaoyi Qu
Name: Xiaoyi Qu
Advisor:
Lehigh ID: xiq322
Brendan Ruskey
Name: Brendan Ruskey
Advisor: Larry Snyder
Lehigh ID: bjr221
Pouya Sampourmahani
Name: Pouya Sampourmahani
Advisor: Tamás Terlaky
Lehigh ID: pos220
Mohammad Hesam Shaelaie
Name: Mohammad Hesam Shaelaie
Advisors: Larry Snyder and Ted Ralphs
Lehigh ID: mos519
Huanwen Shen
Name: Huanwen Shen
Advisor: Aida Khajavirad
Lehigh ID: hus221
Oumaima Sohab
Name: Oumaima Sohab
Advisor: Luis Nunes Vicente
Lehigh ID: ous219
Secil Sozuer
Name: Secil Sozuer
Advisor: Robert Storer
Lehigh ID: ses515
Man Yiu Tsang
Name: Man Yiu Tsang
Advisor: Karmel S. Shehadeh
Lehigh ID: mat420
Qi Wang
Name: Qi Wang
Advisor: Frank E. Curtis
Lehigh ID: qiw420
Yakun Wang
Name: Yakun Wang
Advisor:
Lehigh ID: yaw220
Chia-Yuan Wu
Name: Chia-Yuan Wu
Advisor:
Lehigh ID: chw222
Zeguan Wu
Name: Zeguan Wu
Advisors: Tamás Terlaky and Xiu Yang
Lehigh ID: zew220
Yu Xie
Name: Yu Xie
Advisor: Ted Ralphs
Lehigh ID: yux616
Mertcan Yetkin
Advisor: Larry Snyder
Lehigh ID: mey316
Muqing Zheng
Name: Muqing Zheng
Advisor: Xiu Yang
Lehigh ID: muz219