Industrial Engineering Welcomes Minshuo Chen as Assistant Professor

Chen, who earned his PhD from the Georgia Institute of Technology, will join IEMS in the fall

The Department of Industrial Engineering and Management Sciences (IEMS) at Northwestern Engineering has announced the hire of Minshuo Chen as a tenure-track assistant professor. Chen will join IEMS in the fall. 

Minshuo Chen

Chen’s hire is the latest for the department, which is striving to add professors with diverse backgrounds and experiences to provide more perspectives to IEMS students.

Chen earned a PhD in machine learning from the School of Industrial and Systems Engineering at the Georgia Institute of Technology. After that, he worked as an associate research scholar with the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Princeton University from 2022 to 2024. 

Chen's research is in developing principled methodologies and theoretical foundations of deep learning, with a particular interest in reinforcement learning and deep generative artificial intelligence, including diffusion models and large language models. His work fits in the interdisciplinary areas of applied mathematics, operations research, sequential decision-making, statistics, and computer science.

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