Jun Zhuang

Industrial and Systems Engineering

SUNY at Buffalo

Dr. Jun Zhuang has been an Assistant Professor of Industrial and Systems Engineering at the University at Buffalo, the State University of New York (UB, or SUNY-Buffalo), since he obtained his Ph.D. in Industrial Engineering in 2008 from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Dr. Zhuang has a M.S. in Agricultural Economics in 2004 from the University of Kentucky, and a bachelor's degree in Industrial Engineering in 2002 from Southeast University, China.

Dr. Zhuang's long-term research goal is to integrate operations research, 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, and sustainability.

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 by the U.S. Air Force Office of Scientific Research (AFOSR) through the Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL).

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 30+ peer-reviewed journal articles in Operations Research, the European Journal of Operational ResearchAnnals of Operations Research, the Journal of the Operational Research Society, Military Operations ResearchRisk Analysis, and Decision Analysis, among others. His research and educational activities have been highlighted in The Wall Street JournalIndustrial EngineerStanford GSB NewsThe 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, is the co-Editor of Decision Analysis Today, and has reviewed proposals for NSF/ASEE/DOD/NASA, book chapters for Springer, and has reviewed articles for 60+ academic journals and conferences for 200+ 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.

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Finding a Partner in a Disaster part of Integrate:Workshops and Webinars:Teaching about Risk and Resilience:Real-World Examples
Jun Zhuang, Industrial and Systems Engineering, SUNY at Buffalo Summary To illustrate the application of the proposed model in a practical environment, in the remainder of this section we will discuss the model ...

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This course provides an overview of modeling techniques and methods used in decision analysis, including multiattribute utility models, decision trees, and Bayesian models. Psychological components of decision ...

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