Yichuan (Daniel) Ding

Assistant Professor, Health Analytics, Operations Management
Yichuan (Daniel) Ding
Contact Information
Email address: 
daniel.ding [at] mcgill.ca
Alternate email address: 
marina.nikoghossian [at] mcgill.ca

Bronfman Building 523 [Map]
1001 rue Sherbrooke Ouest
Montreal, Quebec
H3A 1G5


PhD (2012), Stanford University, USA

MS (2007), University of Waterloo, Canada

BS (2005), Zhejiang University, China

Health Care
Operations Management

Yichuan Ding's research interests include optimization, queueing, and statistics, as well as their applications in public sectors, including cadaver kidney exchange and allocation policies, affordable housing management, emergency department operations, outpatient and surgical scheduling, etc.


Healthcare Analytics, Operations Management

Curriculum vitae: 
Tenured & Tenure Track
Research areas: 
Big Data & Machine Learning
Health Care
Optimization Under Uncertainty
Selected publications: 

Zhou S., Ding Y., Huh T., Wan G. (2020). Constant Job-Allowance Policies for Appointment Scheduling: Performance Bounds and Numerical Analysis, Production and Operations Management, accepted.

Ding Y., McCormick T., Nagarajan M. (2020) A Fluid Model for One-Sided Bipartite Matching Queues with Match-Dependent Rewards, Operations Research, in press.

Ata B., Ding Y., Zenios S. (2020). “An Achievable-Region-Based Approach for Kidney Allocation Policy Design with Endogenous Patient Choice”, Manufacturing and Service Operations Management, in press.

Ding Y., Park E., Nagarajan M., & Grafstein E (2019). “Patient Prioritization in Emergency Department Triage Systems: An Empirical Study of Canadian Triage and Acuity Scale (CTAS)”, Manufacturing and Service Operations Management, 21(4), 723-741.

Ding Y., Ge D, He S, & Ryan C, (2017) “A Non-Asymptotic Approach to Analyzing Kidney Exchange Graphs”, Operations Research, 66(4), 918-935.

Agrawal, S., Ding, Y., Saberi, A., & Ye, Y. (2012) “Price of correlations in stochastic optimization”, Operations Research, 60(1), 150-162.

Ding Y., Ge D., & Wolkowicz H. (2011) “On Equivalence of Semidefinite Relaxations for Quadratic Matrix Programming”, Mathematics of Operations Research, 36(1), 88-104.

Ding Y., Wolkowicz H. (2009) “A Low-Dimensional Semidefinite Relaxation for the Quadratic Assignment Problem”, Mathematics of Operations Research, 34(4), 1008-1022.

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