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


  • Simulation
  • Stochastic Optimization
  • Stochastic Control
  • Machine Learning


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

Her research interests include simulation, stochastic optimization, stochastic control, and machine learning, with applications in robotics, 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

  • Best Theoretical Paper Award, Winter Simulation Conference, 2022
  • INFORMS Outstanding Simulation Publication Award, 2020
  • Finalist for Best Paper Award, Journal of Optimization, 2016
  • Fouts Family Early Career Professorship, Georgia Tech, 2016-2019
  • Career Award, National Science Foundation, 2014
  • AFOSR Young Investigator Award, 2012
  • Best Theoretical Paper Award, Winter Simulation Conference, 2009
  • Dean’s Doctoral Research Award, University of Maryland, 2009
  • ECE Distinguished Dissertation Award, University of Maryland, 2009
  • Outstanding Winner, INFORMS Outstanding Paper, Mathematical Contest in Modeling 2003