Chiwei Yan holds a PhD in Operations Research from Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and a BS in Industrial Engineering from Tsinghua University. Before joining UW, he was a postdoctoral researcher and a senior data scientist at Uber’s marketplace group.
Dr. Yan’s research centers around transportation and logistics systems, with a recent focus on emerging problems in sharing economy and online platforms. He also has a particular interest in air transportation systems. His work aims to study fundamental properties of these problems and propose (data-driven) practical solutions for implementation. When analyzing these problems, he is broadly interested in tools from optimization, game theory, stochastic modeling and statistics.