Zhuangzhuang Jia

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Zhuangzhuang Jia
Ph.D. Student
Industrial & Enterprise Systems Engineering
The University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign


Transportation Building
104 S Mathews Ave
Urbana, IL 61801

Short Bio

I am a third-year Ph.D. student at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign (UIUC). I am very fortunate to be advised by Prof. Grani A. Hanasusanto. Prior to joining UIUC, I was a Ph.D. student in Operations Research and Industrial Engineering at UT Austin. I obtained my M.S. in Operations Research from Columbia University and my B.S. in Mathematical Economics and Mathematical Finance from Central University of Finance and Economics.


  • Ph.D., Industrial & Enterprise Systems Engineering, The University of Illinois, Urbana and Champaign, IL USA, Jan 2023 - Present

  • Ph.D. Candidate, Operations Research and Industrial Engineering, The University of Texas, Austin, TX USA, Aug 2020 - Jan 2023

  • M.S., Department of Industrial Engineering and Operations Research, Columbia University, New York, NY USA, Aug 2018 - Feb 2020

  • B.S., China Economics and Management Academy, Central University of Finance and Economics, Beijing, China, Sep 2014 - July 2018

Research Interests

  • Optimization

  • Fairness in Machine Learning

  • Decision Making Under Uncertainty

  • Multistage Stochastic Optimization