Enlu Zhou received the B.S. degree with highest honors in electrical engineering from Zhejiang University, China, in 2004, and the Ph.D. degree in electrical engineering from
the University of Maryland, College Park, in 2009. From 2009-2013 she was an assistant professor in the Industrial & Enterprise Systems Engineering Department at the
University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. She joined as an assistant professor in the School of Industrial & Systems Engineering at Georgia Tech in 2013, and was promoted to
associate professor with tenure in 2016. She is a recipient of the Best Theoretical Paper award at the Winter Simulation Conference in 2009, AFOSR Young
Investigator award in 2012, and NSF CAREER award in 2015. She has served or is currently serving as an associate editor for Journal of Simulation, IEEE Transactions
on Automatic Control, and Operations Research.
Dr. Zhou's research interests lie in theory, methods, and applications of simulation optimization and stochastic control. She currently works on the development of efficient algorithms for (i) optimizing and predicting performance of complex systems that are described by stochastic simulation models, and (ii) solving dynamic decision-making problems under uncertainty and driven by data. Her research is at the interface of simulation, control, and optimization. The application areas of her research include financial engineering, inventory control, and systems biology.