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


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

Professional Experience: 

Instructional Assistant Professor, Department of Industrial Engineering, University of Houston (UH), Aug 2016 - Present
Director, Industrial Engineering Undergraduate Program, UH, July 2020 - Present
Undergraduate Advisor, Department of Industrial Engineering, UH, 2018 - Present
Interim Director, Systems Engineering Undergraduate Program at Katy, Department of Industrial Engineering, UH, 2020 - Aug 2021
Instructor, Department of Industrial & Systems Engineering, Texas A&M University, College Station
Graduate Research/Teaching Assistant, Department of Industrial & Systems Engineering, Texas A&M University, College Station

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 & 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: 

Teaching Excellence Award, Cullen College of Engineering, University of Houston, 2021
Nominee and attendee, INFORMS Teaching Effectiveness Colloquium, Phoenix, AZ, 2018
Industrial Engineering Shiny Nut Award (for demonstrating the most student engagement throughout the year), IISE Student Chapter of UH, 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.
Nominee and attendee, INFORMS Doctoral Student Colloquium, San Francisco, CA, 2014.
Graduate Student Presentation Grant, Association of Former and the Office of Graduate and Professional Studies, Texas A&M University, 2014.
Graduate Student Travel Grant, Dwight Look College of Engineering, Texas A&M, 2013.
Nominee and attendee, NextProf Future Faculty Workshops, The University of Michigan, 2013.
Graduate Teaching Assistantship in pursuing Master degree at Department of Industrial & Systems Engineering, Texas A&M, 2009 -2010

Professional Activities: 

Faculty Advisor, IISE Student Chapter at UH, 2018 - Present

Faculty Advisor, INFORMS Student Chapter at UH, 2017-2018