Prof. Shixiang (Woody) Zhu at Carnegie Mellon University is seeking for one to two PhD students

Scholarship:  Full benefits as per university rule
Degree: BS, MS, PhD
Nationality: International Students
Location: USA
Application deadlines:  Spring/Fall 2023

Scholarship Description:

Prof. Zhu is an assistant professor of data analytics at Heinz College of Information Systems and Public Policy. He received his PhD in Machine Learning at H. Milton Stewart School of Industrial and Systems Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology.

Prof. Zhu’s research lies in the broad area of machine learning, data science, and optimization, with a particular interest in developing models for spatio-temporal data and dynamic networks and decision making under uncertainty. Much of his work aims to develop new methodologies for Social Good and address high-impact problems in various applications, including police operation, power system, transportation, healthcare and epidemiology, etc. His research in police zone districting entered the finalists of 2021 INFORMS Wagner prize and won the second place of 2019 INFORMS Doing Good with Good OR.

Available Subjects:

  • Machine learning, data science, and optimization

Eligibility criteria:

  • More information can be found at his website: and PhD program at Heinz:

Application Procedure: