Yu Ding

Anderson-Interface Chair


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  • Ph.D. Mechanical Engineering (2001), University of Michigan
  • M.S. Mechanical Engineering (1998), Penn State University
  • M.S. Precision Instruments (1996), Tsinghua University
  • B.S. Precision Engineering (1993), University of Science & Technology of China


  • Data science
  • Energy
  • Manufacturing Applications


Dr. Yu Ding is the Anderson-Interface Chair and Professor in the H. Milton School of Industrial and Systems Engineering at Georgia Tech. Prior to joining Georgia Tech in 2023, he was the Mike and Sugar Barnes Professor of Industrial and Systems Engineering at Texas A&M University.  While at Texas A&M, he also served as Associate Department Head for Graduate Affairs of the Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering between 2012 and 2016 and Associate Director for Research Engagement of Texas A&M Institute of Data Science between 2020 and 2023. He received his B.S. in Precision Engineering from the University of Science and technology of China in 1993, a M.S. in Precision Engineering from Tsinghua University in 1996, a second M.S. in Mechanical from Penn State in 1998, and his Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Michigan in 2001.

Dr. Ding is the author of the CRC Press book, Data Science for Wind Energy, and a co-author of the Springer Nature book, Data Science for Nano Image Analysis.  Dr. Ding received the 2019 IISE Technical Innovation Award and 2022 INFORMS Impact Prize for his data science innovations impacting wind energy applications. Dr. Ding is a Fellow of IISE (2015) and ASME (2016).  He has served as editor or associate editor for several major engineering data science journals, and is currently serving as the 14th Editor in Chief of IISE Transactions, for the term of 2021-2024.

Awards and Honors

  • INFORMS Impact Prize
  • The Engineering Genesis Award, Texas A&M Engineering
  • The Association of Former Students (AFS) University Level Distinguished Achievement Award in Research, Texas A&M University
  • Award for Technical Innovation in Industrial Engineering, Institute of Industrial & Systems Engineering (IISE)
  • Research Impact Award, Texas A&M Engineering
  • Fellow, American Society of Mechanical Engineering (ASME)
  • Fellow, Institute of Industrial Engineers (IIE)
  • Best Application Paper Award, IIE Transactions on Quality and Reliability Engineering
  • Charles H. Barclay, Jr.’45 Faculty Fellow, Texas A&M Engineering
  • Best Conference Paper Award, from the Modeling and Simulation Track of the 2011 IIE Annual Conference.
  • Brockett Professorship Award, Texas A&M Engineering
  • Best Paper Award, IIE Transactions on Quality and Reliability Engineering
  • Montague - Center for Teaching Excellence Scholar, Texas A&M University.
  • CAREER Award, National Science Foundation
  • Best Paper Award, ASME Manufacturing Engineering Division