Epstein Family Chair Professor of Industrial and Systems Engineering Jong-Shi Pang has been selected as the new Editor-in-Chief of the prestigious SIAM Journal of Optimization published by the Society of Industrial and Applied Mathematics. The new role takes effect July 01, 2019. The SIAM Journal of Optimization publishes high-quality research articles on the theory and applications of optimization, covering all subjects within the field and in related areas such as multi-agent games, non-smooth and variational analysis, and innovative applications where optimization has an important role to play.
Pang joined the University of Southern California as the Epstein Family Professor of Industrial and Systems Engineering in August 2013. Prior to this role, he was the Caterpillar Professor and Head of the Department of Industrial and Enterprise Systems Engineering at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
Pang’s general research interest is in the mathematical modeling and analysis of a wide range of complex engineering and economics systems, with focus in operations research, (single and multi-agent) optimization, equilibrium programming, and constrained dynamical systems.
Pang was honored for his work on finite-dimensional variational inequalities with the 2003 George B. Dantzig Prize, awarded jointly by the Mathematical Programming Society and the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics. He was a co-winner of the 1994 Frederick W. Lanchester Prize awarded by the Institute for Operations Research and Management Science.
His publications have received best paper awards in engineering fields including signal processing, energy and natural resources, computational management science and robotics and automation. He is an ISI Highly Cited Researcher in the Mathematics Category between 1980—1999. He has published 3 widely cited monographs and more than 160 scholarly journals in top peer reviewed journals. Pang is a member in the inaugural 2009 class of Fellows of the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics.