Industrial Engineering

Faculty

Yaping Wang
Yaping Wang, Ph.D.
Instructional Assistant Professor
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
M.E. Industrial Engineering, Texas A&M University, College Station, TX
M.S. Computer Science, Northwestern Polytechnical University, Xi'an, China
B. S. Mechanical Engineering & Automation, Harbin Institute of Technology, Harbin, China

Professional Experience: 

Instructional Assistant Professor, Department of Industrial Engineering, University of Houston
Co-Director of IE Undergraduate Program, 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 Engineers (IIE)

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
ISEN 302: Economic Analysis for Engineering Projects (at Texas A&M)

Research Interests: 

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.
Data analytics for Healthcare.
Innovation in teaching engineering undergraduate students.
Flipped classroom and collaborative problem solving to improve teaching effectiveness.
Future Minority Education for STEM.

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
Outstanding Graduate Student Award, Northwestern Polytechnical University, China, 2007