Yang Zhao

      Department of Operations Research
      North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC, USA 
      Contact:          (+1)919-916-8250
      Email:               yzhao26@ncsu.edu



Research Interests                                                                                                           
Education Background
Ph.D. in Operations Research


B.S. in Financial Management, School of Management,

Huazhong University of Science and Technology, P.R. China

Overall GPA: 86.43/100 (Major 92.82)          Rank: No.2 out of 43

Research Experiences

Mar, 2012~Present, Research Assistant of Professor Zhi-chun Li in the project "Study on Public Bicycle Station Location Problem" sponsored by Natural Science Foundation of China

  • Modeled effects of public bicycle schemes in congested multi-modal road network;
  • Extended the covering model, hierarchical model, Huff gravity model and took location problem under uncertain circumstances into consideration;
  • Set up multi-objective location model based on gradual covering, aiming to minimize cost, maximize system's effectiveness and optimize basic service quality;
  • Applied our model to help Wuhan Government design Public Bicycle System.

Mar, 2011~Jun, 2011, Researcher & Chief Organizer of an independent research group supervised by Professor Xue, Minggao

  • Adopted GARCH model to study correlationship among price, open interest and volume in China's metal future market;                                                     
  • Further probed spillover effects and long-term equilibrium among those factors.

Special Skills

Application                                R, EVIEWS, SPSS, Matlab, Lingo
Computer Skill                         C, C++, Visual Basic
General GRE                             Verbal: 154 (61%)  Quantitative: 170 (99%)  AW: 3.5(30%)

Extracurricular Roles                                                                                                                   

Intern & Volunteer Project
Assistant in R&D department in Wuxi Branch of Ping An Insurance Company, Jul, 2012~Aug, 2012
Volunteer in  2010 International Symposium on Financial System Engineering and Risk Management

China Youth Volunteers

Student Journalist Association of HUST

Awards & Honors

Undergraduate Career at Huazhong University of Science and Technology
  • Academic Excellence Scholarship (among top5%), twice, Sep 2012 & Sep 2010  
  • Excellent Undergraduate Sci & Tech Innovation Project, Mar, 2012
  • Excellent Student Leader, Sep 2011 
  • Second Prize in "Seed Cup" computer programming contest, Nov 2011
  • Excellent Freshman Scholarship (top 10%), Mar 2010        
  • First Prize in Excellent Dissertation of Hubei Province (top 1%)

Latest Update: November, 2014