Ran Ji

Mason assistant professor Ran Ji wears a black suit, striped-blue tie, and glasses in his profile
Titles and Organizations

Assistant Professor, Department of Systems Engineering and Operations Research

Contact Information

Phone: 703-993-5993
Building: Nguyen Engineering Building
Room 2210
Mail Stop: 4A


Ran Ji is an assistant professor at the Department of System Engineering and Operations Research. At Mason, Ran Ji is teaching in Data Analytics Engineering Program. It is important to Ran Ji that his students leave the classroom with a fundamental knowledge of data and visual analytics methodologies and tools to prepare them to be great assets to future employers. There are two goals that motivate his teaching philosophy: 1) helping students understand data and visual analytics concepts and models, and 2) fostering students’ practical skills with hands-on experiences with state-of-the-art statistical and visualization tools.    

Ran Ji’s research focuses on stochastic optimization, distributionally robust optimization, chance-constrained programming and uncertainty quantification, and data-driven decision-making. Specifically, some of Ji’s research goals include tackling optimization problems under uncertainty via mathematical programming. His application areas of interest include financial risk modeling, portfolio optimization, supply chain risk analytics, inventory and production planning, statistical learning, and data mining.  


  • PhD, Decision Sciences, The George Washington University
  • MS, Systems Engineering, The George Washington University
  • BE, Hydraulic and Hydropower Engineering, China Agricultural University