Dr. Jun Zhuang is an Associate Professor and Director of Undergraduate Studies, Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering at the University at Buffalo (UB). Dr. Zhuang has a Ph.D. in Industrial Engineering in 2008 from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
Dr. Zhuang's long-term research goal is to integrate operations research, big data analytics, game theory, and decision analysis to improve mitigation, preparedness, response, and recovery for natural and man-made disasters. Other areas of interest include applications to health care, sports, transportation, supply chain management, sustainability, and architecture.
Dr. Zhuang's research has been supported by the U.S. National Science Foundation (NSF), by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) through the National Center for Risk and Economic Analysis of Terrorism Events (CREATE) and the National Consortium for the Study of Terrorism and Responses to Terrorism (START), by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) through the Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) and Argonne National Laboratory (ANL), by the U.S. Air Force Office of Scientific Research (AFOSR) through the Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL), and by the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA).
Dr. Zhuang is a recipient of 2017 Koopman Prize from the INFORMS’ Military Applications Society for the outstanding publication in military operations research in 2016. Dr. Zhuang is a recipient of 2014 MOR Journal Award for the best paper published in 2013 in the journal Military Operations Research. Dr. Zhuang is a recipient of the UB's Exceptional Scholar--Young Investigator Award for 2013. Dr. Zhuang is also a fellow of the 2011 U.S. Air Force Summer Faculty Fellowship Program (AF SFFP), sponsored by the AFOSR, and a fellow of the 2009-2010 Next Generation of Hazards and Disasters Researchers Program, sponsored by the NSF.
Dr. Zhuang has published 80+ peer-reviewed journal articles in Operations Research, IISE Transactions, Risk Analysis, Decision Analysis, and European Journal of Operational Research, among others. His research and educational activities have been highlighted in The Wall Street Journal, Industrial Engineer, Stanford GSB News, The Council on Undergraduate Research Quarterly, and The Pre-Engineering Times, among others. He is on the Editorial boards of both Risk Analysis and Decision Analysis, was the co-Editor of Decision Analysis Today, and has reviewed proposals for NSF/ASEE/DOD/NASA/European Research Council/Foundation for Polish Science/Dutch National Science Foundation, book chapters for Springer, and has reviewed articles for 100+ academic journals and conferences for 300+ times.
Dr. Zhuang is also dedicated to mentoring high school, undergraduate, and graduate students in research. Dr. Zhuang's mentoring efforts have been recognized by the 2008 Graduate Student Mentor Award from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and the 2012 President Emeritus and Mrs. Martin Meyerson Award for Distinguished Teaching and Mentoring from the University at Buffalo.
Dr. Zhuang co-chaired the International Conference on Risk Analysis, Decision Analysis and Security, Tsinghua University, Beijing, China, July 21-23, 2017. Dr. Zhuang also co-chaired the first and second Conference on Validating Models of Adversary Behavior, Buffalo/Niagara Falls, NY, June 23-26, 2013, and August 2-5, 2015, respectively.
Dr. Zhuang has been married to his beautiful wife Jie Zhao since 2003 and they have three lovely children: Emily (2007), Ethan (2009), and Elijah (2013). Five of us (2016).
Dr. Zhuang is an American Red Cross certified lifeguard (Certificate for 2015-2017).
(A poster displayed in Capen Hall, UB Admissions Office; Enlarge)