Taewoo Lee
Taewoo Lee, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Office Location: E209
Phone: 713-743-3361   |   Fax: 713-743-4190
Email: tlee6 [at] uh.edu


PhD, Operations Research, University of Toronto (2015)
MEng, Industrial Engineering, University of Toronto (2010)
BEng, Industrial Engineering, Korea University (2008)

Professional Experience: 

Postdoctoral Fellow, Computational and Applied Mathematics, Rice University (2015-2016)

Courses Taught: 

INDE 7397: Decision Modeling and Optimization under Uncertainty
INDE 3382: Stochastic Models
INDE 3333: Engineering Economy

Research Interests: 

Data-driven modeling in optimization

  • Inverse optimization
  • Inverse reinforcement learning
  • Statistical machine learning

Optimization under uncertainty

  • Robust optimization
  • MDP and POMDP

Applications to healthcare

  • Disease screening
  • Telemedicine
  • Cancer (radiation) therapy
  • Organ transplantation
  • Lifestyle management, etc.

Awards & Honors: 

Research Excellence Award – Cullen College of Engineering
Outstanding Teacher Award – Department of Industrial Engineering
Finalist: INFORMS MCDM Junior faculty Best Paper Award
Winner: INFORMS Healthcare Applications Society (HAS) Best Paper
Winner: Canadian Operational Research Society (CORS) Best Paper

Professional Activities: 

INFORMS UH Faculty Advisor

Selected Publications