Areas of Focus
The H. Milton Stewart School of Industrial and Systems Engineering (ISyE) announced that George Lan has been promoted to the rank of professor, effective August 15, 2021.
Lan’s research interests focus on the theory, algorithms, and applications of stochastic optimization and nonlinear programming. He is currently pursuing the application of stochastic and nonlinear optimization models/algorithms in machine learning and intelligence. Lan has been the recipient of numerous grants from the National Science Foundation, the Office of Naval Research, and the Army Research Office in support of this work.
“Sincere congratulations to George on reaching a well-deserved and important milestone in his career,” said H. Milton and Carolyn J. Stewart School Chair Edwin Romeijn. “He has performed impressive research in the development and application of stochastic and nonlinear optimization models and algorithms in machine learning and intelligence thus far, and we look forward to his future accomplishments."
Lan, who received his Ph.D. from ISyE in 2009, has been a faculty member at the Stewart School since 2016. He also serves as the associate director for machine learning and data science at Georgia Tech’s Center for Machine Learning.