Jong-Shi Pang

Jong-Shi Pang
Epstein Family Chair and Professor of Industrial and Systems Engineering
Daniel J Epstein Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering
University of Southern California
Los Angeles, CA

Jong-Shi Pang joined the University of Southern California as the Epstein Family Professor of Industrial and Systems Engineering in August 2013. Prior to this position, he was the Caterpillar Professor and Head of the Department of Industrial and Enterprise Systems Engineering for six years between 2007 and 2013. He held the position of the Margaret A. Darrin Distinguished Professor in Applied Mathematics in the Department of Mathematical Sciences and was a Professor of Decision Sciences and Engineering Systems at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute from 2003 to 2007. He was a Professor in the Department of Mathematical Sciences at the Johns Hopkins University from 1987 to 2003, an Associate Professor and then Professor in the School of Management from 1982 to 1987 at the University of Texas at Dallas, and an Assistant and then an Associate Professor in the Graduate School of Industrial Administration at Carnegie-Mellon University from 1977 to 1982. During 1999 and 2001 (full time) and 2002 (part-time), he was a Program Director in the Division of Mathematical Sciences at the National Science Foundation.

A Non-Mathematical Foray in “Non’’-Optimization for Integrated Analytics

Starting from the belief that the mathematical world is full of “non’’-problems, this talk presents a non-mathematical foray into some non-optimization problems arising from integrated analytics. We will present a host of sample problems of this non-type, offer a contemporary perspective of such problems, highlight some mathematical background and computational tools that are needed to address these problems, and finally, touch on some of our own work in this fascinating domain that is both intellectually challenging and practically important. This talk reports joint work with my postdoctoral associate Dr. Ying Cui and collaborators.

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