Georgia Tech’s Stewart School of Industrial and Systems Engineering (ISyE) announced that Associate Professor Guanghui “George” Lan has been appointed to an A. Russell Chandler III Early Career Professorship.
Edwin Romeijn, H. Milton and Carolyn J. Stewart School Chair and professor in ISyE, said, “I’m pleased that George has been named as the A. Russell Chandler III Early Career Professor. At this stage in his promising career, he has already proven to be a talented professor and researcher specializing in nonlinear optimization and machine learning, and I look forward to seeing where his career will take him.”
This new appointment will enable Lan to further his research in theory, algorithms, and applications of stochastic optimization and nonlinear programming. He is actively pursuing the application of stochastic and nonlinear optimization models/algorithms in large-scale data analysis, such as machine learning and image processing. His research has also been supported by the National Science Foundation and the Office of Naval Research.
“This is a great honor for me. It encourages and facilitates my exploration of important research topics and provision of quality service to ISyE and the community,” Lan said. “I will use the A. Russell Chandler Early Career Professorship to support graduate and undergraduate students for research and to supplement my travel funds to build research collaboration.”
Lan received his Ph.D. from Georgia Tech (IE 09) and served as a faculty member in the Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering at the University of Florida from 2009-2015. He joined ISyE in spring 2016.
His academic honors include an NSF CAREER Award, first place in the INFORMS JFIG Paper Competition, finalist in the Mathematical Optimization Society Tucker Prize, second place in the INFORMS George Nicholson prize, and first place in the INFORMS Computing Society Student Paper competition.