Ran Ji

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Ran Ji, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Department of Systems Engineering and Operations Research
George Mason University

Nguyen Engineering Building Room 2210,
George Mason University,
4400 University Dr., MS 4A6,
Fairfax, VA 22030

Phone: (703)993-5993
Email: rji2@gmu.edu
Webpage: http://mason.gmu.edu/~rji2

Curriculum Vitae


  • Ph.D. in Decision Sciences, Department of Decision Sciences, The George Washington University (August 2016)

    • Dissertation: "Models and Algorithms on Portfolio Optimization under Uncertainty "

    • Advisor: Prof. Miguel A. Lejeune

  • M.S. in Operations Research, Department of Engineering Management and Systems Engineering, The George Washington University (May 2012)

  • B.E. in Hydraulic and Hydro-power Engineering, College of Water Resources and Civil Engineering, China Agricultural University (July 2010)


  • Theory:

    • Data-Driven Distributionally Robust Optimization

    • Stochastic Programming and Chance-Constrained Programming

    • Statistical Learning

  • Application:

    • Financial Engineering and Portfolio Optimization

    • Humanitarian Relief and Disaster Management

    • Power System with Renewable Energy

    • Inventory and Supply Chain Optimization

Prospective Ph.D. Students

I am currently looking for motivated PhD students who are interested in the field of stochastic programming, distributionally robust optimization with possible applications in financial engineering, humanitarian relief network design, machine learning, inventory and supply chain analytics, etc. Prospective students interested in these areas are welcome to contact me with a detailed CV.