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Impact Award, Fall 2023

Di Wu

In his role as the general business manager of a logistics supply chain company in the U.S., Di Wu is applying his computer science expertise to the improving automation of warehousing, sorting and packaging, as well as the integration of artificial intelligence, or AI, in those operations.

“My ultimate career aspiration is to play a pivotal role in development and implementation of comprehensive artificial intelligence solutions in the field of warehousing and logistics,” Wu says. “I aspire to revolutionize the industry by creating AI systems that optimize supply chain operations, enhance efficiency, and minimize errors.”

Fulfilling that ambition, he adds, will require contributing to technological advances to bring about AI-driven solutions that will streamline processes, minimize costs, and significantly transform the way goods are managed and distributed, ultimately shaping the future of logistics on a global scale.

“I will carry forward the invaluable lesson of the power of teamwork and the importance of diverse perspectives in problem-solving. This collaborative mindset will be a lasting influence on my approach to engineering challenges in the future,” Wu says.

In the Fulton Schools, he found an environment with a strong collaborative spirit fueling innovation.

“It’s a place where creativity thrives, and diverse perspectives come together to tackle complex engineering challenges,” Wu says.

Ira A. Fulton’s philanthropic contributions and those of other donors have created “a thriving academic environment, providing resources, scholarships and cutting-edge facilities that have enriched my educational experience and allowed me to pursue my engineering aspirations with greater focus and support,” he says.

Wu credits his education in the Fulton Schools for significantly boosting his career pursuits.  

“It has transformed my professional life by introducing innovative technologies and processes that have greatly improved the efficiency and effectiveness of our operations,” he says. “It has not only helped to optimize our warehouse’s performance but also expanded my skill set and problem-solving capabilities, enabling me to adapt to the ever-evolving landscape of logistics and supply chain management.”

Wu points especially to Fulton Schools Assistant Teaching Professor Swathi Punathumkandi for her role in aiding his understanding of important areas like blockchain technology.

“She played a crucial role in my learning process. She not only imparted knowledge but also instilled in me the importance of continuous learning and a strong work ethic, which will have a lasting impact on my academic journey,” he says.

Wu adds that he wants to be a role model for his four-year-old son, using his own experience at ASU to show him how to solve problems and achieve goals through rigorous and consistent study.

Read about other exceptional graduates of the Fulton Schools’ Fall 2023 class here.

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