Dr. Guiping Hu is an Associate Professor in the department of Industrial and Manufacturing Systems Engineering at Iowa State University . Her research has focused on operations research and data analytics with applications in bioinformatics, sustainable agriculture, renewable energy systems, and sustainable supply chain design. Dr. Hu’s research has been supported by NSF, USDA, DOE, and DOD with over $11M funding. She received the Mid-Career Research Award and has been recognized as a Plant Sciences Institute Scholar at Iowa State University. She has published over 90 journal articles and over 45 conference proceedings. In addition, Dr. Hu is active in serving the profession of industrial engineering, including as current president of the Operations Research division and past president of the Engineering Economy division in the Institute of Industrial and Systems Engineers (IISE), and as the vice chair of the Service Science section in the Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences (INFORMS).