Dr. Jianqiang Cheng is an assistant professor at Department of Systems and Industrial Engineering at the University of Arizona (UA), Tucson, Arizona. He completed his Ph.D. in 2013 at the university of Paris-Sud. He received his B.S. Degree in Math and Applied Maths in Shanghai University. He is particularly interested in Stochastic Programming, Semi-definite programming, as well as their applications. Before joining UA, he worked at Sandia National Laboratories as a postdoctoral researcher.