Faculty

Yaping Wang
Yaping Wang, Ph.D.
Instructional Assistant Professor, Undergraduate Program Director
Office Location: E208
Phone: 713-743-9076   |   Fax: 713-743-4190
Email: ypwang [at] uh [dot] edu

Education: 

Ph.D., Industrial Engineering, Texas A&M University. College Station, TX

Professional Experience: 

Instructional Assistant Professor, Department of Industrial Engineering, University of Houston
Instructor, Department of Industrial & Systems Engineering, Texas A&M University
Graduate Research/Teaching Assistant, Department of Industrial & Systems Engineering, Texas A&M University

Professional and Scientific Affiliations: 

The Institute of Operations Research and the Management Sciences (INFORMS)
Institute of Industrial & Systems Engineers (IISE)

Courses Taught: 

INDE 2333: Engineering Statistics I
INDE 3310: Statistical Quality Control & Improvement
INDE 3364: Engineering Statistics II
INDE 4111/6111: Industrial Engineering Seminar
INDE 4315: Supply Chain Management and Design
INDE 4369: Facility Planning and Design
ISEN 302: Economic Analysis for Engineering Projects (at Texas A&M)

Research Interests: 

Flipped classroom and collaborative problem solving to improve teaching effectiveness.
Education in STEM.
Statistical Quality Control and Improvement.
Design and analysis of optimization algorithms for rigid point set registration problem and electricity power systems.
Solve large-scale computational optimization problems through effective modeling and efficient computational techniques.

Awards & Honors: 

Industrial Engineering Shiny Nut Award (for demonstrating the most student engagement throughout the year), IISE Student Chapter of University of Houston, 2017.
Graduate Teaching Fellowship, College of Engineering, Texas A&M University, 2015.
Second Best Poster Award (on paper “Flexible Implementation of Power System Corrective Topology Control”), IEEE Industry Applications Society Annual Meeting, Dallas, TX, 2015.
Nominatee and attendee, INFORMS Doctoral Student Colloquium, San Francisco, CA, 2014.
Selected recipient of Graduate Student Presentation Grant, Association of Former and the Office of Graduate and Professional Studies, Texas A&M University, 2014.
Selected recipient of Graduate Student Travel Grant, Dwight Look College of Engineering, Texas A&M University, 2013.
Selected participant of NextProf Workshop (Future Faculty Development for Women), The University of Michigan, 2013.
Selected recipient of Graduate Teaching Assistantship in pursuing Master degree at Department of Industrial & Systems Engineering, Texas A&M University, 2009 -2010