People

Ph.D.  Students (Current and Past)

  • Jaeshin Park, Ph.D., Pre-candidate, 2025
  • Cheoljoon Jeong, Ph.D. Candidate, 2024
    • Best Paper Finalist in the 2021 IISE Data Analytics & Information Systems subdivision (with Ziang Xu).
  • Youngchan Jang, Ph.D., 2021
    • Thesis title: “Data science in energy and environmental systems using multiple data sources”
    • First Position: Korea Army Research Center for Future & Innovation (KARFI)
  • Bingjie Liu, Ph.D., 2020
    • Thesis title: “Simulation Parameter Calibration with Field Operational Data: Methods and Applications”
    • Best Student Paper Finalist in the 2021 IISE Data Analytics & Information Systems subdivision.
    • Best Paper Finalist in the 2021 IISE Data Analytics & Information Systems subdivision.
    • First Position: Postdoctoral Researcher at Zhejiang University
  • Qiyun Pan, Ph.D., 2019 “Extreme Quantile Estimation and Uncertainty Quantification with Stochastic Simulation Models”
    • Thesis title:
    • Best Student Paper Finalist in the 2017 INFORMS Quality, Statistics and Reliability (QSR) section
    • First position: Data Scientist at Precima
  • Mingdi You, Ph.D., 2017
    • Thesis title: “Statistical Models for Characterizing Heterogeneous Wake Effects in a Wind Farm”
    • Best Student Paper award winner in 2015 INFORMS Data Mining Section 
    • First position: Quantitative Analyst at Ford Motor Company
  • Youngjun Choe, Ph.D., 2016
    • Thesis title: “Reliability Evaluation and Uncertainty Quantification with Stochastic Simulation Models”
    • Best Paper Award in Energy Systems Track in the 2016 ISERC Conference
    • Mary G. and Joseph Natrella Scholarship Award Recipient
    • Best Paper Finalist in 2015 INFORMS Quality, Reliability and Statistics (QSR) Section  
    • First position: Assistant Professor at the Industrial and Systems Engineering Department of the University of Washington

Master graduates

  • Lanxi Xu, “Functional calibration with big data,”; 2021-2022
  • Ziang Xu, “Parameter Calibration in Building Energy Simulation Models”; 2020-2021
    • Best Paper Finalist in the 2021 IISE Data Analytics & Information Systems subdivision (with Cheoljoon Jeong).
  • Shouran Li, “Nonparametric Importance Sampling Density with Stochastic Computer Models”; 2019-2020
  • Ziqi Wang (Summer 2020), Industrial and Operations Engineering, “Bayesian optimization for simulation parameter calibration”; 2020
  • Yanyi Song, “Characterization of Spatial Variations in Wind Farm”; 2015
  • Xuan Wang, “Smart Binning in Stochastic Simulation”; 2014
  • Youngchan Jang, “Online Learning for Electric Power Demand Prediction”; 2013

 Undergraduate major projects directed:  

  • Gongyu Chen, “Functional clustering of building energy use patterns”; 2020
  • Garrett Schaub, “Understanding Building Energy Simulation”; 2019
  • Sejin Park and Steve Woo, “Spatial wind modeling and analysis”; 2019
  • Kan Ito, “Reliability Analysis of Offshore Turbines”; 2015
  • Chao Qin, “Wind Farm Design Optimization”; 2013
  • Sean Locke, “Investigation of Wind Turbine Performance with Different Designs”; 2013
  • Shijun Ma, “Nonlinear Control Optimization for Improvement of Wind Turbine Performance”; 2012
  • David Kalinowski, “Investigation of the Effects of Airfoil on Wind Turbine Reliability”; 2011
  • Carolina Rivera, “Understanding and Modeling Wind Turbine Operations; 2009- 2010