Ruihao Zhu

Ruihao Zhu 


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.

Research Interests

Ruihao' research primarily focuses on developing efficient algorithms for reinforcement learning and optimization, with applications in online marketplaces, healthcare operations, recommendation systems, and experiment design. In particular, he likes to discover the connections between statistical learning and operations research, seeking to understand the fundamental properties as well as the design principles of data-driven decision-making systems that operate in uncertain, dynamic, and strategic environments.


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