Ruihao Zhu

Ruihao Zhu 

Biography

Ruihao Zhu is currently a fourth year Ph.D. student at the MIT Institute for Data, Systems, and Society (IDSS). He has the pleasure of being advised by David Simchi-Levi. Previously, he received his B.Eng. degrees in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from both the University of Michigan and the Shanghai Jiao Tong University. In the summer of 2019, Ruihao interned at Google Research Mountain View, hosted by Branislav Kveton and Craig Boutilier.

Ruihao's research focuses on understanding the fundamental properties as well as the design principles of data-driven decision-making systems that operate under uncertainties. As part of it, he is broadly interested in the interplay among reinforcement learning, statistical machine learning, and operations research, with applications in revenue management, healthcare operations, and service systems. Ruihao has received several awards including a Honorable Mention in INFORMS George E. Nicholson Student Paper Competition and a Finalist in POMS-JD.com Best Data-Driven Research Paper Competition.

Contact

rzhu@mit.edu