Post-Docs

Federico Battista

Federico Battista is a postdoctoral researcher at Lehigh University's Department of Industrial and System Engineering (ISE). He holds a Ph.D. in Operations Research from the University of Rome "Sapienza". He earned his M.S. and B.S. in Computer Science from the University of L'Aquila (Italy). He is a member of the Computational Optimization Research at the Lehigh (COR@L) group.

His research interests are in Mixed-Integer Bilevel Optimization (MIBLP) algorithms and software development, as well as Semidefinite Programming (SDP) algorithms and their application in Combinatorial Optimization.

 
Tommaso Giovannelli 

Tommaso Giovannelli is a postdoctoral researcher at Lehigh's Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering. Tommaso 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. Tommaso's research and teaching interests lie in the fields of nonlinear optimization, derivative-free optimization, and simulation-based optimization. His research work spans various application domains, with a focus on machine learning, transportation systems, and healthcare operations. 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. Tommaso has been actively contributing to the academic community by serving on the local organizing committee for ICCOPT 2022 and chairing the organizing committee for the MOPTA 2023 conference.  

 
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.

 
Nimita Shinde 

Nimita is a Postdoctoral Research Associate at the Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering at Lehigh University since June 2023. Nimita received her Ph.D. in 2022 jointly from Indian Institute of Technology Bombay and Monash University where she was advised by Prof. Vishnu Narayanan and Dr. James Saunderson. She was a postdoctoral fellow at ICERM, Brown University from September 2022 to May 2023. Nimita is broadly interested in memory-efficient techniques as applied to large-scale convex optimization problems, integer and combinatorial optimization, and non-smooth optimization.

 

Ph.D. Students

Samuel Oluwatosin Ajibola
NameOluwatosin Akande 
Advisor: Akwum Onwunta
Lehigh ID: oaa323
Suresh Bolusani
Advisor: Ted Ralphs
Lehigh ID: sub214
Yutong Dai
Name: Anjie Ding
Advisor: Luis Nunes Vicente and Xiu Yang
Lehigh IDand523
Samira Fallah
Advisors: Ted Ralphs
Lehigh ID: saf418
Lingjun Guo
Name: Lingjun Guo
Advisor: Frank E. Curtis and Daniel P. Robinson
Lehigh IDlig423
Adrian Harkness
Name: Adrian Harkness
Advisor: Tamás Terlaky and Luis F. Zuluaga
Lehigh IDadh323
Sean Kelley
Advisor: Ted Ralphs
Lehigh ID: sek519
Kursat Kemikli
Name: Kursat Kemikli
Advisor: Larry Snyder
Lehigh ID: kuk315
Griffin Kent
Advisor: Luis Nunes Vicente
Lehigh ID: gdk220
Didem Kochan
Name: Zahra Khatti
Advisor: Frank E. Curtis and Daniel P. Robinson
Lehigh IDzak223
Didem Kochan
Advisor: Xiu Yang
Lehigh ID: dik318
Shutian Li
Name: Shutian Li
Advisor: Karmel S. Shehadeh
Lehigh ID: shl919
Sharmine Akther Liza
Name: Zhendong Li
Advisor: Akwum Onwunta
Lehigh IDzhl923
Sharmine Akther Liza
Name: Sharmine Akther Liza
Advisor: Larry Snyder
Lehigh ID: shl622
Brendan Ruskey
Name: Yuyang Ma
Advisor: Karmel S. Shehadeh
Lehigh IDyum223
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: Daniel Robinson
Lehigh ID: xiq322
Brendan Ruskey
Name: Brendan Ruskey
Advisor: Larry Snyder
Lehigh ID: bjr221
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
Advisor: Robert Storer
Lehigh ID: ses515
Huanwen Shen
Name: Jingfu Tan
Advisor: Luis Nunes Vicente
Lehigh IDjit423
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: Aida Khajavirad
Lehigh ID: yaw220
Chia-Yuan Wu
Name: Chia-Yuan Wu
Advisor: Daniel Robinson
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: Lara Zebiane
Advisor: Frank E. Curtis
Lehigh IDlaz223
Muqing Zheng
Advisor: Xiu Yang
Lehigh ID: muz219
Yu Xie
Name: Yunlang Zhu
Advisor: Frank E. Curtis and Aida Khajavirad
Lehigh IDyuza23