portrait of Siqian Shen

Siqian Shen



2793 IOE


Professor Siqian Shen earned her BS from Tsinghua University in China in 2007 and her PhD from the University of Florida in 2011. She joined the faculty in Fall 2011.

Her research is in integer programming, stochastic programming, and network optimization. The models she considers usually feature stochastic parameters and discrete decision variables. In general, optimal solutions are desired for trading off between the immediate benefits and the long-run gains, or between cost effectiveness and operational risk. Applications of her research include transportation, energy, healthcare, and cloud computing. Her work has been supported by the National Science Foundation, Army Research Office, Department of Energy, Department of Transportation, and industry partners. She is currently an Associate Editor for Operations Research, Manufacturing & Service Operations Management, European Journal of Operational Research, and has served in the Editorial Board of Transportation Science, INFORMS Journal on Computing and several other journals. She has received the Department of Energy (DoE) Early Career Award, IBM Smarter Planet Innovation Faculty Award, and several Best paper awards from various conferences and journals.

Professor Shen is currently rotating as a Program Director in the National Science Foundation.


Research Interests


  • Energy
  • Healthcare Operations
  • Transportation

Operations Research Tools

  • Discrete Optimization
  • Math Programming
  • Network Flows
  • Stochastic Opt. & Control

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