Louis Chen

Hi, welcome to my website! I’m an Assistant Professor of Operations Research at the Naval Postgraduate School. I obtained my PhD in Operations Research at MIT (2019), under the advising of Professor David Simchi-Levi. My research work is in (Distributionally) Robust Operations. More specifically, I have been studying decision-making under uncertainty (both stochastic and adversarial) in operations areas like inventory, scheduling, and networks. My focus has been using data and/or distributional information to design informative (and tractable) optimization models.

Research Interests

(Data-Driven) (Distributionally) Robust Optimization, Stochastic Programming, (Online) Convex Optimization, (Discrete) Convex Analysis, Optimal Transport

Ongoing Project(s)

  • Distributionally Robust Influence Maximization (w/ Chee Chin Lim, Will Ma, Karthik Natarajan, Divya Padmanabhan, David Simchi-Levi)