Yi Zhang

Yi Zhang is an Associate in the Discipline of Industrial Engineering and Operations Research (IEOR) and the Director of IEOR Undergraduate Studies. He teaches various courses in the data analytics domain, including Foundations of Data Science, Data-driven Decision Modeling, and Simulation. Zhang advocates for integrating digital technology into the learning environment to facilitate active learning. He is passionate about helping students develop a deeper understanding of the methodologies and skillsets necessary to solve real-world problems while fostering their ability for ongoing exploration and discovery.

Zhang has received support for his teaching development through the Columbia Provost RFP and Collaboratory@Columbia Fund. He is a recipient of the 2020 Distinguished Faculty Teaching Award from the Columbia Engineering Alumni Association. Zhang earned his BS in Information Systems from Dalian University of Technology and PhD in Information Systems and Management from Carnegie Mellon University.

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