About Me

I am a third-year Ph.D. Candidate in Operations Management at the Robert H. Smith School of Business, University of Maryland. I am advised by Professor Wedad J. Elmaghraby. I received my Bachelor’s degree in Financial Management and Mathematical Statistics from Xiamen University and a Master’s degree in Applied Statistics from the University of Michigan-Ann Arbor.

Research Interests

My research interests include marketplace analytics, service operations, and AI for social good. Methodologically, I apply optimization methods, conduct causal inference, and combine natural language processing and machine learning algorithms.

Recent News

  • Mar 26. 2024: Our project received the Faculty-Student Research Award (FSRA, $15,000) from the Graduate School!

  • Mar 15. 2024: We host the 2nd Smith DOIT Doctoral Consortium!

  • Oct 16. 2023: Our student chapter received the 2023 INFORMS Student Chapter Annual Award - Honorable Mention!

  • Oct 16. 2023: I presented my paper at INFORMS 2023, Phenoix, AZ.

  • Oct 7. 2023: One paper is accepted by EMNLP 2023!

  • Sept 7. 2023: I attended 2023 Purdue Operations Symposium.

  • Sept 6. 2023: I passed my comprehensive exam!

  • Aug 28. 2023: I received a Jacob K. Goldhaber Travel Grant from the Graduate School to attend INFORMS 2023.

  • June 11. 2023: I attended the Behavioral Operations Management Summer Institute hosted by Harvard Business School.

  • May 24. 2023: I presented my paper at POMS Conference Florida Orlando, 2023.

  • April 25. 2023: Our student chapter application was approved by INFORMS!

  • Feb 17. 2023: I organized 1st Smith DOIT Doctoral Consortium.

  • Aug 26. 2022: I gave a poster presentation at YinzOR 2022 held by Carnegie Mellon University!


Email: jiannan@umd.edu

CV: Please click here for a current version of my CV.