My name is Tiantian Nie (聂天田). I am an Assistant Professor in Department of Systems Engineering and Engineering Management at UNC Charlotte. I received my B.S. in Pure and Applied Mathematics from Tsinghua University in 2012; my M.S. in Industrial Engineering from North Carolina State University in 2013; and my Ph.D., also in Industrial Engineering from North Carolina State University, in 2016. The title of my dissertation is “Quadratic Programming with Discrete Variables”. My Ph.D. advisor is Professor Shu-Cherng Fang.
My research interests span from theoretical to applied aspects of mathematical modelling and programming, focusing on large-scale optimization problems arising in transportation and logistics, energy networks, and power systems. My methods include quadratic programming, integer programming, SDP and second-order conic optimization. I am also interested in splines and L1-norm applications for data analytics, systems simulation and optimization, and behavioral operations management.
I was born and grew up in Hubei, China. I went to the No. 1 Middle School Affiliated to Central China Normal University. I like badminton, yoga, running and hiking.