This is an alternative of my blog, where interesting research or non-research related topics are posted.

Christianity Faith

As a Christian, I devote myself to the ministry of being a bless of others. I post some verses in the Bible as well as some sharing of myself or other Christians in this page.

FHL Fellowship Prayer Meeting on Oct. 1, 2013

The prayer meeting at FHL fellowship of SLCCC on October 1st, 2013 was on fellowship ministry. May God lead our fellowship and the Spirit always be with us. The slides are here.

FHL Fellowship Prayer Meeting on July 23, 2013

I led the prayer meeting at FHL fellowship of SLCCC on July 23rd, 2013. The topic is "Your will be done in earth, as it is in heaven (Matthew 4:10)". May God's will be done and name be glorified in earth. Amen! The slides are here.

A Video Pitch for OR and Analytics

Operations Research and Analytics: The Science of Making Intelligent Decisions

I have made a short video on OR and Analytics, which gives a gental introduction on this exciting field. Hope you will enjoy it.

Finding a Job in Academia

Reflections and Advices about the Operations Job Market

I have made a four-part video about my thoughts (and actionable advices) on the operations academic job market.

  • Part 1: A brief introduction about myself.
  • Part 2: Operations academia in a nutshell.
  • Part 3: Why you should pursue a tenure-track assistant professor job (or not).
  • Part 4: Actionable advices for PhD students on the operations job market.

  • You can download the slides of this talk. If you cannot reach Youtube, please watch this video on Youku (a Chinese online video-sharing platform). Please email me if you have comments or suggestions.

    I went through the job search process in the academic year of 2015-2016. It's quite a strugling period of time, and, thank God, I have ended up joining New York University Shanghai. I would like to take this opportunity to share some useful resources for a job market candidate in operations area.

  • Operations Academia. This is a website established by Prof. Serguei Netessine and his student Konstantinos Stouras. It publicizes information about job market candidates, job openings, confirmed placements, and the results of Annual Operations Job Market Survey 14-15 and Annual Operations Job Market Survey 15-16.

  • On the Operations Job Market: Reflections and Insights. I wrote this article to share my reflections on my job search experience on the operations job market. I hope my sharings can be helpful for prospective operations job market candidates.

  • Reflections on faculty job search. This is an article written by Prof. Philip J. Guo on his own tenure-track faculty job search experience in the computer science area. It is expected that Prof.Guo's experience and advice should partially apply to the operations job market.

  • How to get a faculty job? (Part 1a: the Application, Part 1b: How to get an interview?, Part 2: The interview, Part 3: Negotiating the offer, and everything in a single file). This is a blog series written by Matt Welsh on his ideas about finding a faculty job in the computer science area (again). While Philip's reflections are from an interviewee's perspective, Matt's advice takes the view of the hiring committee.

  • My Experience of Operations Management Faculty Position Application (in Chinese). This is a (Chinese) blog post written by Prof. Yichuan Ding on his experience of finding a faculty job in operations management.
  • Courses

    I have taken a lot of interesting courses at Peking University, Tsinghua University, Washington University in St. Louis, and Coursera.

    20 in Peking University

  • Real Analysis, Complex Analysis, Functional Analysis, Harmonic Analysis, Ordinary Differential Equations, Partial Differential Equations, Topology, Probability, Stochastic Processes, Stochastic Analysis.
  • 20 in Tsinghua University

  • Game and Its Applications in Supply Chains, Fundamentals of Queueing Networks, Brownian Motion and Stochastic Flow Systems.
  • 20 in Washington University in St. Louis

  • Nonlinear Optimization, Convex Optimization and Duality Theory, Optimization in Function Spaces, Linear Dynamic Systems, Stochastic Control, Dynamic Programming, Microeconomics, Game Theory, Mechanism Design, Analytical Models in Marketing, Applied Econometrics, Advanced Econometrics, Bayesian Statistics, Empirical Methods in Business, Advanced Algorithm, Machine Learning, Multi-Agent Systems.
  • 20 in Coursera

  • Social and Economic Networks: Models and Analysis, Advanced Game Theory.
  • Interesting Stuffs

    Here's a very interesting and thought-provoking book worth reading for any student willing to pursue a PhD degree or an academic career: The PhD Grind, by Philip J. Guo, who is an assistant professor of computer science at University of Rochester. Philip also wrote some generic comments on how to get hired.