Chiwei Yan

Job title: 
Assistant Professor
Industrial Engineering and Operations Research

Chiwei Yan is an assistant professor in the Department of Industrial Engineering and Operations Research. His research centers around transportation and logistics systems, with a recent focus on emerging problems in online platforms. He also has a particular interest in air transportation systems. His work aims to study fundamental properties of these problems and propose (data-driven) practical solutions for implementation.

He received his Ph.D. from the Operations Research Center at MIT and his B.S. in Industrial Engineering from Tsinghua University. Before joining Berkeley IEOR, he taught at the University of Washington Seattle and was a senior data scientist in the marketplace group at Uber where he designed the rider surge pricing algorithm.

Research interests: 
  • Emerging issues in modern transportation and logistics systems
  • Tools from optimization, game theory, stochastic modeling and statistics; data-driven solutions for practical implementation