IEOR PhD Students and Alumni Win Awards at INFORMS Annual Meeting

October 24, 2023

Congratulations to Kaizheng Wang, Chengpiao Huang, Hyemi Kim, Jiaqi Shi, and Rachitesh Kumar on their excellent performance in the inaugural INFORMS Data Mining Challenge.

IEOR Prof. Kaizheng Wang, IEOR Ph.D. student Chengpiao Huang, and Yuhang Wu took 2nd place in the competition.

IEOR PhD students Hyemi Kim and Jiaqi Shi were a finalist team (top 5) in the competition.

IEOR PhD student Rachitesh Kumar on being a finalist in the INFORMS AMD Rothkopf Junior Researcher Paper Prize.

IEOR PhD Haofeng Zhang Named Finalist in INFORMS George Nicholson Student Paper Competition
The paper is called  "Estimate-Then-Optimize versus Integrated-Estimation-Optimization versus Sample Average Approximation: A Stochastic Dominance Perspective" and can be found here:
The paper is co-authored with IEOR professors Adam Elmachtoub and Henry Lam, and with IEOR PhD alum Yunfan Zhao.
Learn more about Haofeng's work here:

IEOR PhD alum Xiao Lei Receives Honorable Mention in the George B. Dantzig Dissertation Award
His thesis is called Revenue Management in Video Games and with Fairness, which can be found here: 
See Xiao's website for more details on what he is up to:


Learn more about the INFORMS 2023 BSS Data Challenge Competition.