Guanghui (George) Lan, Ph.D.

Ph.D. Georgia Institute of Technology, 2009

George Lan is an A. Russell Chandler III Chair and Professor of Industrial and Systems Engineering at Georgia Institute of Technology.  His research and teaching interests lie in theory, algorithms and applications of stochastic optimization and nonlinear programming.  Most of his current research concerns the design of efficient algorithms for solving challenging optimization problems, especially those arising from data analytics, machine learning, and reinforcement learning. He actively pursues the applications of these methodologies in healthcare and sustainability areas. Dr. Lan serves as the associate editor for Computational Optimization and Applications (2014 – present), Mathematical Programming (2016 – present), SIAM Journal on Optimization (2016  – present), and Operations Research (2023 – present). Dr. Lan is an associate director for the center of machine learning at Georgia Tech.