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Fu, Michael

Fu, Michael

Professor
Smith Chair of Management Science
BUS
The Institute for Systems Research
Electrical and Computer Engineering
4305 Van Munching Hall
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BACKGROUND

 

Fu holds the Smith Chair of Management Science in the Robert H. Smith School of Business, Department of Decision, Operations & Information Technologies (where he currently serves as Chairperson until June 2020) and has a joint appointment with the Institute for Systems Research and an affiliate appointment with the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, both in the A. James Clark School of Engineering. He was named a Distinguished Scholar-Teacher at the University of Maryland for 2004-2005. His research interests include simulation modeling and analysis, production/inventory control, applied probability and queueing theory, with application to manufacturing and finance. He is co-author of the book, Conditional Monte Carlo: Gradient Estimation and Optimization Applications, which was awarded the INFORMS College on Simulation Outstanding Publication Award in 1998. Other awards include the Business School's Allen J. Krowe Award for Teaching Excellence (1995), the Institute for Systems Research Outstanding Faculty Award (2002), the IIE Operations Research Division Award (1999), an Operations Research Meritorious Service Award (1999), and an IIE Transactions Best Paper Award (1998). He served as the Stochastic Models and Simulation Department Editor of Management Science from 2006-2008 and as the Simulation Area Editor of Operations Research from 2000-2005, and on the editorial boards of Mathematics of Operations Research, INFORMS Journal on Computing, IIE Transactions, and Production and Operations Management. He was also Guest co-Editor of a special issue on simulation optimization for the ACM Transactions on Modeling and Computer Simulation. His research has been sponsored by grants from the National Science Foundation, the Semiconductor Research Corporation, International SEMATECH, and the Air Force Office of Scientific Research. He served as Operations Research Program Director at the National Science Foundation 2010-2012 and 2015. He is a Fellow of the Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences (INFORMS) and the Institute for Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE). In 2018 he received the INFORMS Simulation Society's Distinguished Service Award. 

 

 

 

Simulation modeling and analysis, applied probability, queueing theory, stochastic derivative estimation, simulation optimization of discrete-event systems.


Maryland researchers awarded $1M DARPA Lagrange program cooperative agreement

Marcus, Fu, Simon and Babadi will build a scalable, risk-sensitive and real time optimization framework tailored to noninvasive neuroimaging data from the human brain.

UMD Researchers Make Breakthrough in Terahertz Technology

New Tunable Graphene Sensor Design Has Implications for Many Fields

Ulukus Named 2016-2017 Distinguished Scholar-Teacher by University of Maryland

The Distinguished Scholar-Teacher Program honors members of UMD faculty who have demonstrated outstanding scholarly achievements along with equally outstanding accomplishments as teachers.

UMD Invention of the Year Nominees Push Boundaries in Health, Energy, and Security

Campus inventors to be honored at Celebration of Innovation and Partnerships

Alumna Enlu Zhou earns tenure at Georgia Tech

The 2009 EE Ph.D. recipient was advised by Steve Marcus and Michael Fu.

Srivastava, Dey, Mirsky, King win 2014 ISR Awards

Awards honor outstanding faculty, graduate and undergraduate students, and staff.

Ghodssi Named UMD Distinguished Scholar-Teacher

Professor Ghodssi is the 12th ECE Professor to be honored as a Distinguished Scholar-Teacher.

Marcus, Fu receive NSF grant for optimization research

The research will develop a new framework for incorporating risk into sequential decision making under uncertainty.

Professor Wu Named Distinguished Scholar Teacher

Min Wu joins illustrious list of ECE faculty members to receive this University award.

Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)

Other professional society fellows

  • Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences (INFORMS)