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Bing Yao, PhD

Dan Doulet Early Career Assistant Professor and Director of the RME Program


Dr. Bing Yao is an assistant professor in the Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering at the University of Tennessee Knoxville. Before joining UTK, she was an assistant professor in the School of Industrial Engineering and Management at Oklahoma State University from Fall 2019 to Summer 2022. She received her dual-title PhD degree in Industrial Engineering and Operations Research from the Pennsylvania State University. Her research focuses on developing innovative physical-statistical models for decision optimization in complex systems. This research has broad applications in both advanced manufacturing and healthcare.


  • Big data analytics for spatiotemporal complex systems
  • Physics-informed machine learning
  • Computer simulation and optimization
  • Biomedical and health informatics
  • Data mining and signal processing
  • Markov decision process and sequential decision making
  • Sensor-based modeling and control of additive manufacturing


  • Dual-Title PhD, Industrial Engineering and Operations Research, The Pennsylvania State University, 2019
  • MS, Physics, The Pennsylvania State University, 2015
  • BS, Physics, University of Science and Technology of China, 2012

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