Enlu Zhou



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  • Ph.D. Electrical Engineering (2009), University of Maryland
  • B.S. (Highest honors) Electrical Engineering (2004), Chu Kochen Honors College, Zhejiang University, China


  • Stochastic Control
  • Simulation Optimization
  • Monte Carlo Methods
  • Machine Learning


Enlu Zhou is an Associate Professor in the H. Milton Stewart School of Industrial and Systems Engineering at Georgia Tech.

Her research interests include simulation optimization, stochastic control, Monte Carlo methods, and machine learning, with applications in financial engineering and systems biology.

Prior to joining Georgia Tech, Dr. Zhou served as an Assistant Professor at the Industrial & Enterprise Systems Engineering Department at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign from 2009 to 2013. She received her Ph.D. in electrical engineering from the University of Maryland, College Park, in 2009.

Awards and Honors

  • Career Award, National Science Foundation 2015
  • AFOSR Young Investigator Award 2012
  • Dean’s Doctoral Research Award, University of Maryland 2009
  • ECE Distinguished Dissertation Award, University of Maryland 2009
  • Best Theoretical Paper Award, Winter Simulation Conference 2009
  • Finalist for the Best Student Paper Award, Winter Simulation Conference 2008
  • NSF Award for Cyber Infrastructure Experiences for Graduate Students (CIEG) 2007
  • Outstanding Winner, INFORMS Outstanding Paper, Mathematical Contest in Modeling 2003