Assistant Professor and Charles M. Harper Faculty Fellow
Yuan Zhong researches applied probability, as well as modeling and analysis of large-scale stochastic systems, with applications to business and engineering. More recently, his research interests have extended to applications in data centers, cloud computing, and health care operations. His research has been published in numerous journals, including Queueing Systems and the Annals of Applied Probability. His co-authored paper “Optimal queue-size scaling in switched networks,” published in Proceedings of the 12th ACM Sigmetrics/Performance Joint International Conference on Measurement and Modeling of Computer Systems, was awarded the Kenneth C. Sevcik Outstanding Student Paper Award from the Association for Computing Machinery.
Zhong received a BA in mathematics from the University of Cambridge, an MA in mathematics from the California Institute of Technology, and a PhD in operations research from the Sloan School of Management at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He spent one year as a postdoctoral scholar in the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at the University of California, Berkeley. Most recently, he was an assistant professor in the Department of Industrial Engineering and Operations Research at Columbia University.