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Jong-Shi Pang

Epstein Family Chair and Distinguished Professor of Industrial and Systems Engineering


  • Doctoral Degree, Other Engineering, Stanford University
  • Master's Degree, Statistics, Stanford University
  • Bachelor's Degree, Mathematics, National Taiwan University


Elected a member of the National Academy of Engineering in February 2021 and appointed a Distinguished Professor in April 2023, Jong-Shi Pang joined the University of Southern California as the Epstein Family Chair and Professor of Industrial and Systems Engineering in August 2013. Prior to this position, he was the Caterpillar Professor and Head of the Department of Industrial and Enterprise Systems Engineering at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champagne for six years between 2007 and 2013. He held the position of the Margaret A. Darrin Distinguished Professor in Applied Mathematics in the Department of Mathematical Sciences and was a Professor of Decision Sciences and Engineering Systems at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute from 2003 to 2007. He was a Professor in the Department of Mathematical Sciences at the Johns Hopkins University from 1987 to 2003, an Associate Professor and then Professor in the School of Management from 1982 to 1987 at the University of Texas at Dallas, and an Assistant and then an Associate Professor in the Graduate School of Industrial Administration at Carnegie-Mellon University from 1977 to 1982. During 1999 and 2001 (full time) and 2002 (part-time), he was a Program Director in the Division of Mathematical Sciences at the National Science Foundation. Professor Pang has served as the Department Academic Advisor of the Department of Mathematics at the Hong Kong Polytechnic University. He has given many distinguished lectures at universities worldwide and plenary lectures at international conferences.

Research Summary

Inducted a Fellow of the Institute for Operations Research and Management Science (INFORMS) in October 2019, Professor Pang was a recipient of the 2019 John von Neumann Theory Prize awarded by the same Institute for his sustained contribution to multi-agent optimization and equilibrium theory and applications. Previously, he was a winner of the 2003 George B. Dantzig Prize awarded jointly by the Mathematical Programming Society and the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics for his work on finite-dimensional variational inequalities; in addition, he was a co-winner of the 1994 Frederick W. Lanchester Prize awarded by INFORMS. Several of his publications have received best paper awards in different engineering fields: signal processing, energy and natural resources, computational management science, and robotics and automation. He is an ISI Highly Cited Researcher in the Mathematics Category between 1980--1999; he has co-authored 3 widely cited monographs, edited several special journal volumes, and published more than 160 scholarly journals in top peer reviewed journals. His fourth monograph was published in December 2021. Dr. Pang is a member in the inaugural 2009 class of Fellows of the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics. Professor Pang's general research interest is in the mathematical modeling and analysis of a wide range of complex engineering and economics systems with focus in operations research, single-agent optimization, equilibrium programming, noncooperative game theory, and constrained dynamical systems. Since July 2019, he serves as the Editor-in-Chief of the prestigious SIAM Journal on Optimization. Prior to that, he was the Editor-in-Chief of the journal Mathematical Programming, Series B. He was an Area Editor of Continuous Optimization in the journal Mathematics of Operations Research from 1999 till 2006.