Rui Zhang

PhD Candidate

Decision, Operations & Information Technologies
M.S. in Computation Operations Research, The College of William & Mary, Williamsburg, VA; M.S. in Computer Science, Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, Ohio; B.B.A. in Information Management & Info Systems, HUST, Wuhan, China
Rui began the program in Fall 2011. His research interests are problems in the computer science/operations research interface. Specifically, the work focuses on devising techniques to solve to optimality large-scale influence propagation problems on social networks. The work attempts to integrate social networks and optimization methods to help solve influence maximization problems.