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Associate Professor and Henry B. Tippie Research Fellow



  • Associate Professor of Business Analytics

    Tippie College of Business


  • PhD in Operations Research, Tepper School of Business, Carnegie Mellon University, 2013
  • BS in Mathematical Science, Tsinghua University, 2008

Areas of Interest

  • Convex Optimization; First-Order Methods; Distributed Optimization; Error Bound Conditions
  • Markov Decision Processes with Applications in Crowdsourcing and High-Frequency Financial Trading
  • Predictive and Prescriptive Analytics; Machine Learning; Big Data Analysis

Selected Awards & Honors

  • INFORMS Data Science Workshop Best Paper, INFORMS College on Artificial Intelligence, 2017
  • Summer Research Award, Tippie College of Business, The University of Iowa, 2015
  • Old Gold Summer Fellowship, Tippie College of Business, The University of Iowa, 2014

Selected Publications

Selected Presentations

  • Lin, Q. (2019, August) First-order Methods For Min-max Non-convex Optimization. Oral presented at The 6th International Conference on Continuous Optimization, Berlin, Germany.

Editorial & Review Activities

  • Information Systems Research, Referee.
  • International Conference on Machine Learning (ICML), Reviewer.
  • Journal of Machine Learning Research, Referee.
  • Neural Information Processing Systems (NeurIPS), Reviewer.
  • SIAM Journal on Optimization, Referee.
  • Mathematical Programming Computation, Referee, December 2020 - February 2020.
  • Mathematical Programming, Referee, April 2020 - February 2020.
  • Operations Research, Referee, March 2020 - February 2020.
  • Production and Operations Management, Reviewer, January 2020 - March 2020.
  • Management Information Systems Quarterly, Reviewer, October 2019 - February 2019.