Graduate Students

  • Zhuangzhuang Jia. Zhuangzhuang Jia is a second year Ph.D student in Operations Research & Industrial Engineering at UT Austin. His research interests are in stochastic optimization, inverse optimization and machine learning. His current research focuses on the design and analysis of solutions for decision making problems under uncertainty. Prior to joining to Dr. Hanasusanto’s group, he has also worked on the mixed-integer programming in vehicle routing problem with drones.

  • Hyuk Park. Hyuk Park is a second year Ph.D. student in Operations Research & Industrial Engineering at UT Austin. He is interested in stochastic multistage programming, distributionally robust optimization, and simulation. His current research is developing data-driven distributionally robust optimization model for residential solar PV battery operations. He is a South Korean Army officer and worked as a uniformed Operations Research/Systems Analysis researcher before joining the graduate program. He graduated from Korea Military Academy and holds an MS degree in Systems Engineering from George Washington University.


  • Xiangyi Fan (2023). PhD thesis: “Distributionally Robust Solution Schemes for Two-stage Optimization and Interdiction Problems Under Uncertainty”

  • Yijie Wang (2023). PhD thesis: “Robust Solution Schemes for Queue Management, Fair Classification and Portfolio Selection”

  • Prateek Srivastava (2021, jointly supervised with Dr. Purnamrita Sarkar). PhD thesis: “Robust Solution Schemes for Clustering and Decision-Making Problems under Uncertainty”

  • Areesh Mittal (2019). PhD thesis: “Copositive Programming Approaches for Robust Optimization and Löwner-John Ellipsoid Problems”

  • Madhushini Prasad (2018). PhD thesis: “Approximation Schemes for Network, Clustering, and Queueing Models”