Ruihao Zhu

Ruihao Zhu 


Ruihao Zhu is currently a fifth year Ph.D. student at the MIT Institute for Data, Systems, and Society (IDSS) and Statistics and Data Science Center (SDSC). He has the pleasure of being advised by David Simchi-Levi. Born in Guangzhou, China, Ruihao received his B.Eng. degrees in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from both Shanghai Jiao Tong University and the University of Michigan.

Ruihao has also worked as research scientist interns at Amazon Supply Chain Optimization Technologies (SCOT) and Google Research Mountain View.

Research Interests

Ruihao likes to discover the connections between statistical learning and optimization in operations, seeking to understand the fundamental properties as well as the design principles of data-driven decision-making systems. Currently, his research primarily focuses on reinforcement learning and algorithm design, with applications in online marketplaces, healthcare operations, and inventory management.


Honorable Mention, INFORMS George E. Nicholson 2019 Student Paper Competition
Finalist, 2019 Best Data-Driven Research Paper Competition