Hi! I’m Zikun Ye. I am currently a PhD candidate in Operations Research at University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, advised by Prof. Xin Chen and Prof. Dennis Zhang. I earned my Bachelor’s in Mathematics and Engineering from Shanghai Jiao Tong University (Zhiyuan College) in 2018.

My primary research focuses on data-driven optimization and causal inference with applications in platform operations and revenue management. The goal is to provide actionable policies and operations for online platforms. I’ve had the pleasure of working with Kwai, Walmart Global Tech, LIVAD, and DiDi.

I will be on the job market 2023-2024.