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Yingqian Zhang is an Associate Professor in the Information Systems group at Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e). Her research interests lie in the area of Artificial Intelligence for decision-making, particularly, machine learning, data-driven optimization, multi-agent systems, and socially aware algorithms.    

She developes AI driven decision-making approaches in several problem domains, including logistics, transportation, manufacturing, and e-commerce. 

Academic background

Yingqian Zhang received her PhD in Computer Science from the University of Manchester, UK.  She has worked as an Assistant Professor in Econometrics Institute a t Erasmus University Rotterdam, and as a postdoc researcher in the Algorithmics group at TU Delft. She was a visiting professor in the Institute for Advanced Computer Studies at University of Maryland, College Park, USA in 2015.  

Yingqian is on the board of BNVKI  (Benelux Association for Artificial Intelligence), on the editorial board of journal "Annals of Mathematics and Artificial Intelligence", and serves yearly as a member of the technical Program Committee for major AI conference such as IJCAI, AAAI, AAMAS, ECAI.  She is on the executive committee of the working group DSO (Data Science meets Optimisation) of EURO (Association of European Operational Research Societies) to promote collaboration between AI and OR communities on the direction of machine learning and optimization.

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I optimize decisions in a data-rich environment using AI.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 9 - Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure
  • SDG 11 - Sustainable Cities and Communities

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  • Best Paper Award for 2017 by Omega-International Journal of Management Science

    Ye, Qing Chuan (Recipient), Zhang, Yingqian (Recipient) & Dekker, Rommert (Recipient), 2017

    Prize: OtherCareer, activity or publication related prizes (lifetime, best paper, poster etc.)Scientific

  • Best Industrial Paper Award

    van Leeuwen, Herbert (Recipient), Zhang, Yingqian (Recipient), Zervanou, Kalliopi (Recipient), Mullick, Shantanu (Recipient), Kaymak, Uzay (Recipient) & de Ruijter, Tom (Recipient), 2020

    Prize: OtherCareer, activity or publication related prizes (lifetime, best paper, poster etc.)Scientific

  • Best Student Paper Award

    Refaei Afshar, Reza (Recipient), Zhang, Yingqian (Recipient), Firat, Murat (Recipient) & Kaymak, Uzay (Recipient), 21 Feb 2019

    Prize: OtherCareer, activity or publication related prizes (lifetime, best paper, poster etc.)Scientific

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  • Best paper award of MATES 2008

    Zhang, Yingqian (Recipient), 2008

    Prize: OtherCareer, activity or publication related prizes (lifetime, best paper, poster etc.)Scientific

  • Best Student Paper Award of ICAART 2022

    Kerkkamp, David (Recipient), Bukhsh, Zaharah (Recipient), Zhang, Yingqian (Recipient) & Jansen, Nils (Recipient), 2022

    Prize: OtherCareer, activity or publication related prizes (lifetime, best paper, poster etc.)Scientific