Dr. Zhong is an Assistant Professor of Industrial and Systems Engineering at Virginia Tech. H received his PhD in Management Science and Engineering at Stanford University. He obtained his BS in Industrial and Systems Engineering from the National University of Singapore, Singapore. In 2020, he joined the ITA as a Post-Doctoral Research Fellow within the Radiology Department.
His research focuses on developing methodologies and creating novel models, using operations research (simulation, optimization, sequential decision making) and data analytics (machine learning, deep learning, reinforcement learning), to support medical decision making, health policy assessment, and health care management in diseases such as HIV, HCV and COVID-19. At ITA, he is working with Dr. Jagpreet Chhatwal in hepatitis C elimination and COVID-19 related projects.