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Ying-Ju Chen holds a joint appointment between School of Business and Management (Department of ISOM) and School of Engineering (Department of IEDA) at HKUST. Prior to the current position, he was a faculty in the Department of IEOR at UC Berkeley. He obtained a PhD degree in Operations Management from Stern School of Business at New York University in 2007, and he also holds master's and bachelor's degrees of Electrical Engineering from National Taiwan University.

He is a recipient of NYU teaching excellence award, Recognition of Excellent Teaching Performance at HKUST Business School, Second place of INFORMS Junior Faculty Interest Group (JFIG) paper competition, Winner of "Most Influential Service Operations Paper" in Production and Operations Management, Harold W. Kuhn Award of Naval Research Logistics, Higher Education Outstanding Scientific Research Output Award (Social Science, third prize), Best paper award of CSAMSE (third prize), the Harold MacDowell Award from Stern School, 6-time Meritorious Service Awards from Management Science and Manufacturing & Service Operations Management, and other awards and fellowships during his academic journey. He is ranked No. 5 among researchers in Asia and Australasia by frequency of authorship in Operations Management, according to an article in Int. J. Prod. Eco. (2017).

He serves as an associate editor for M&SOM journal. His current research interests lie in socially responsible operations, operations-marketing interface, and supply chain management. His work has appeared in several leading conferences and journals in the fields of economics, electrical engineering, information systems, marketing, and operations research.CV

 

Appointment

Associate Professor, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, 2014 -- present

- Department of ISOM, School of Business and Management

- Department of IEDA, School of Engineering

Assistant Professor, University of California at Berkeley, 2007 -- 2014

- Department of IEOR, College of Engineering

 

Education

PhD, IOMS-Operations Management Group, Stern School of Business, New York University, 2007 October.

n  Harold MacDowell Award (for best exemplifying qualities of and dedication to scholarship)

n  Stern Award for Teaching Excellence

M Phil, Stern School of Business, New York University, 2005 October.

MSEE, Graduate Institute of Communication Engineering, National Taiwan University

BSEE, Dept. of Electrical Engineering, National Taiwan University

Research Interests

Socially responsible operations, operations-marketing interface, and supply chain management.


 

Publication and Working Papers

Selected journal articles:

[30 papers in UT Dallas top-24, 30 papers in Financial Times top-50, 26 papers in Business Week's top-20 journals]

Ying-Ju Chen, Junjie Zhou, and Yves Zenou, 2018, "Competitive pricing strategies in social networks," forthcoming in RAND Journal of Economics.

 

Ying-Ju Chen, Junjie Zhou, and Yves Zenou, 2018, "Multiple activities in networks," forthcoming in American Economic Journal: Microeconomics.

 

Junjie Zhou and Ying-Ju Chen, 2018, "Optimal pricing with sequential consumption in networks," forthcoming in Operations Research.

 

Chen-Nan Liao, Ying-Ju Chen, and Christopher Tang, 2018, "Information provision policies for impr觔ving farmer welfare in developing countries: Heterogeneous farmers and market selection," forthcoming in Manufacturing & Service Operations Management.

-- Selected for INFORMS Editor's Cut on Feeding the World with Analytics

 

Qiao-Chu He, Ying-Ju Chen, and Zuo-Jun Max Shen, 2018, "On the formation of producers' information sharing coalitions," forthcoming in Production and Operations Management.

 

Xu Guan, Song Huang, and Ying-Ju Chen, 2018, "Retailer information sharing with supplier encroachment," forthcoming in Production and Operations Management.

 

Zelong Yi, et al., 2018, "The impact of consumer fairness seeking on distribution channel selection," forthcoming in Production and Operations Management.

 

Ying-Ju Chen, 2017, "Optimal dynamic auctions for display advertising, Operations Research 65(4) 897-913.

-- Second place of INFORMS Junior Faculty Interest Group (JFIG) paper competition

 

Ying-Ju Chen, Brian Tomlin, and Yimin Wang, 2017, " Dual co-product technologies: Implications for process development and adoption," Manufacturing & Service Operations Management 19(4) 692-712.

 

Tingliang Huang, Zhe Yin, and Ying-Ju Chen. 2017, "Managing posterior price matching: The role of customer boundedly rational expectations," forthcoming in Manufacturing & Service Operations Management 19(3) 385-402.

 

Chen-Nan Liao and Ying-Ju Chen, 2017, "Farmers' information management in developing countries - A highly asymmetric information structure, forthcoming in Production and Operations Management 26(6) 1207-1220.

 

Xu Guan and Ying-Ju Chen, 2017, "The interplay between information acquisition and quality disclosure," Production and Operations Management 26(3) 389-408.

 

Junjie Zhou and Ying-Ju Chen, 2016, "Targeted information release in social networks," Operations Research 64(3) 721 735.

-- NET Institute grant award

 

Lin Gao, et al., 2016, "Combining Spot and Futures Markets: A Hybrid Market Approach to Dynamic Spectrum Access," Operations Research 64(4) 794--821.

 

Ying-Ju Chen and Ke-Wei Huang, 2016, "Pricing Data Services: Pricing by Minutes, by Gigs, or by Mega Bytes per Second," Information Systems Research 27(3) 596-617.

 

Junjie Zhou and Ying-Ju Chen, 2015, ``Key leaders in social networks," Journal of Economic Theory 157 212--235.

-- an earlier version won the Best paper award, Chinese Scholars Association for Management Science and Engineering (CSAMSE) 2013 (third prize).

 

Ying-Ju Chen and Christopher S. Tang, 2015, "The economic value of market information for farmers in developing economies,'' Production and Operations Management 24(9) 1441 -- 1452.

 

Ying-Ju Chen and Mingcherng Deng, 2015, "Information sharing in a manufacturer-supplier relationship: Suppliers' incentive and production efficiency,'' Production and Operations Management 24(4) 619 633.

 

Ying-Ju Chen, J. George Shanthikumar, and Zuo-Jun Max Shen, 2015, ``Incentive for peer-to-peer knowledge sharing among farmers in developing economies,'' Production and Operations Management 24(9) 1430 -- 1440.

 

Tingliang Huang and Ying-Ju Chen, 2015, ``Service systems with experience-based anecdotal reasoning consumers,'' Production and Operations Management 24(5) 778 -- 790.

 

Hui Xiong and Ying-Ju Chen, 2014, "Product line design with seller-induced learning,'' Management Science 60(3) 784 795.

-- Higher Education Outstanding Scientific Research Output Award (Social Science, third prize) 

 

Ying-Ju Chen, 2014, "Supply disruptions, heterogeneous beliefs, and production efficiencies," Production and Operations Management 23(1) 127--137.

 

Lu Hsiao and Ying-Ju Chen, 2014, "Strategic motive of introducing Internet channels in a supply chain," Production and Operations Management 23(1) 36--47.
 
Ying-Ju Chen, Mingcherng Deng, and Ke-Wei Huang, 2014, "Hierarchical screening for capacity allocation in supply chains: the role of distributors," Production and Operations Management 23(3) 405--419.
 
Ying-Ju Chen, Brian Tomlin, and Yimin Wang, 2013, ''Co-product technologies: Product line design and process innovation,'' Management Science 59(12) 2772--2789.

Ying-Ju Chen, J. George Shanthikumar, and Zuo-Jun Max Shen, 2013, ``Training, production, and channel separation in ITC`s e-Choupal network,'' Production and Operations Management 22(2) 348 -- 364.

n  featured in the Plenary Omega Rho Distinguished Lecture at INFORMS 2009 (``Socially and Environmentally Responsible Supply Chains'').

 
Lin Gao, et al., 2013, "ContrAuction: An integrated contract and auction design for dynamic spectrum sharing," IEEE Journal on Selected Areas in Communications (JSAC) 31(3) 581--592. [Impact factor: 8.085] 

 

Ying-Ju Chen and Wenqiang Xiao, 2012, ``Impact of reseller's forecasting accuracy on channel member performance,'' Production and Operations Management 21(6) 1075 -- 1089.

Ying-Ju Chen and Jiawei Zhang, 2012, "Design of price mechanisms for network resource allocation via price of anarchy," Mathematical Programming 131 333 -- 364.

Ying-Ju Chen, Stephen Shum, and Wenqiang Xiao, 2012, ``Should an OEM retain component procurement when the CM produces competing products?" Production and Operations Management 21(5) 907 -- 922.

Lu Hsiao and Ying-Ju Chen, 2012, "Returns policy and quality design in e-business," Production and Operations Management 21(3) 489 -- 503.

Ying-Ju Chen, 2011, "Optimal selling scheme for heterogeneous consumers with uncertain valuations,'' Mathematics of Operations Research 36 659 - 720.

Chi-Cheng Wu, Ying-Ju Chen, and Chih-Jen Wang, 2009, ``Is persuasive advertising always combative in a distribution channel?'' Marketing Science 28 1157-1163.

Ying-Ju Chen and Gustavo Vulcano, 2009, ``Effects of information disclosure under first- and second-price auctions in a supply chain setting,'' Manufacturing & Service Operations Management 11(2) 299-316.

Ying-Ju Chen, Sridhar Seshadri, and Eitan Zemel, 2008, ``Sourcing through auctions and audits,'' Production and Operations Management 17(2) 121-138. (Lead article)

Ying-Ju Chen and Sridhar Seshadri, 2007, ``Product development and pricing strategy for information goods under heterogeneous outside opportunities,'' Information Systems Research 18(2) 150-172.

 

Book chapters:

1. Ying-Ju Chen, Costis Maglaras, and Gustavo Vulcano, 2018, "Design of an aggregated marketplace under congestion effects: Asymptotic analysis and equilibrium characterization," in Sharing Economy: Making Supply Meet Demand, edited by Ming. Hu.

2. Ying-Ju Chen and Sridhar Seshadri, 2009, ``Risk intermediation in supply chains, '' in Managing Supply Chain Risk and Vulnerability, edited by T. Wu and J. Blackhurst.

 

I have had the privilege of working with and learning from my coauthors on some of the above projects (a partial list alphabetically): Xin Chen, Leon Yang Chu, Mingcherng Deng, Ke-Wei Huang, Costis Maglaras, Sridhar Seshadri, J. George Shanthikumar, Zuo-Jun Max Shen, Stephen Shum, Christopher Tang, Brian Tomlin, Yimin Wang, Gustavo Vulcano, Wenqiang Xiao, Eitan Zemel, and Jiawei Zhang. I am always enthusiastic about possible research collaborations.

 


 

Research Grants:

- PI, Hong Kong Research Grants Council - General Research Fund. Synchronizing pricing and replenishment to serve forward-looking customers with lost sales.

- PI, Hong Kong Research Grants Council - General Research Fund. Overcoming product adoption puzzle in developing economies via menu design.

- PI, Hong Kong Research Grants Council - General Research Fund. Fairness and pricing issues for information provision to improve farmers' welfare in developing economies.

- PI, Hong Kong Research Grants Council - General Research Fund. Analytical study of dynamic supply chain network configurations. (Co-I: Ho-Yin Mak)

- PI, Hong Kong Research Grants Council - General Research Fund. Operational challenges for one-way car sharing services. (Co-I: Ho-Yin Mak)

 

Associate Editor:

Manufacturing & Service Operations Management

Guest senior editor, Production and Operations Management, Special issue on innovation and sustainability.

Guest Associate Editor/Referee for:

Journal of Economic Theory, Information Systems Research, Marketing Science, Mathematics of Operations Research, Operations Research, Management Science, Manufacturing & Service Operations Management, Production and Operations Management, Quantitative Marketing and Economics, Naval Research Logistics, Operations Research Letters, International Journal of Production Economics, and Performance Evaluation.

 


 

Teaching:

At HKUST:

Demand and revenue management (postgraduate)

n  Recognition of Excellent Teaching Performance, School of Business and Management

Dynamic programming under uncertainty (postgraduate)

Simulation for risk and operations analysis (postgraduate)

Logistics management (undergraduate)

Simulation in business and management (undergraduate)

Logistics planning and service management (undergraduate)

At UC Berkeley:

Dynamic programming (graduate)

Service operations management (graduate)

n  Master of Engineering Course Development Investment Grant, Fung Institute for Engineering Leadership

Mechanism design and auctions (graduate)

Linear programming (undergraduate)

Production system analysis (undergraduate)

At NYU Stern:

Decision models (undergraduate)

n  Stern Award for Teaching Excellence

 


 

Students for whom I serve as the principal dissertation chair/co-chair:

 

Wenbo Selina Cai (2012; PhD UC Berkeley)

Assistant Professor, New Jersey Institute of Technology

Dissertation: Intertemporal pricing, supply chain design, and consumer behavior

Ling-Chieh Kung (2012; PhD UC Berkeley)

Assistant Professor, National Taiwan University

Dissertation: Mechanism design for multi-layer supply chains

Harold W. Kuhn Award (NRL best publication)

He is now well-known for pioneering flipped-classroom teaching in Taiwan (as Assistant director of NTU MOOC). Invite him to give a talk!

Chen-Nan Liao (2015; PhD UC Berkeley)

Assistant Professor, National Taiwan University

Dissertation: Game theory applications in socially responsible operations and operations-marketing interface

POMS Hong Kong 2014 Best student paper award (Honorable mention)

Qiao-Chu Tony He (2016; PhD UC Berkeley)

Assistant Professor, University of North Carolina at Charlotte

Dissertation: Service Operations Systems: Incentives, Information Asymmetries and Bounded Rationalities

POMS Hong Kong 2014 Best student paper award (First prize)

Patrick Ho Tak Tsang (2017; PhD HKUST)

Faculty, City University of Hong Kong

Dissertation: Optimization Models for Ocean Logistics and Sustainable Transportation

 

 


 

Students for whom I serve as the co-chair/ dissertation committee/ foreign advisor/ letter writer and others:

 

Tingting Cui (2010; PhD UC Berkeley)

Initial offers: University of Wisconsin at Madison/ Google

Shan Li (2010; PhD UC Berkeley)

Assistant professor, CUNY Baruch

Gemma Berenguer (2012; PhD UC Berkeley)

Assistant Professor, Purdue University

Hui Xiong (2013; PhD Tsinghua University)

Initial placement: Associate professor, Huazhong University of Science and Technology

Dissertation work won Higher Education Outstanding Scientific Research Output Award (Social Science, third prize)

Best young researcher award at HUST (sole winner in School of Management, 10 winners in the entire university)

Xu Guan (2013; PhD Huazhong University of Science and Technology)

Associate Professor, Wuhan University

Qiankai Qing (2013; PhD Huazhong University of Science and Technology)

Assistant Professor, Wuhan University of Science and Technology

Tianhu Deng (2013; PhD UC Berkeley)

Associate Professor, Tsinghua University

Yong Liang (2013; PhD UC Berkeley)

Assistant Professor, Tsinghua University

Long He (2015; PhD UC Berkeley)

Assistant Professor, National University of Singapore

Guangrui Ma (2015; PhD HKUST)

Assistant Professor, Tianjin University

Zelong Yi (2015; PhD HKUST)

Assistant Professor, Shenzhen University

Jiguang Chen (2013; PhD Fudan University)

Assistant Professor, Shandong University

Tao Lu (2016; PhD HKUST)

Assistant Professor, Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University, Netherlands

Qijun Qiu (2016; PhD University of Hong Kong)

Assistant Professor, Macau University of Science and Technology

Zhuo Feng (2016; PhD Tianjin University)

Assistant Professor, Dalian University of Technology

Yao Tang (2016; PhD Huazhong University of Science and Technology)

Assistant Professor, Zhongnan University of Economics and Law

Yunjie Wang (2017; PhD HKUST)

Assistant Professor, Renmin University

Rongying Chen (2017; PhD HKUST)

Assistant Professor, Suzhou University

Chaocheng Gu (2017; PhD Huazhong University of Science and Technology)

Postdoc, City University of Hong Kong

 

Undergraduate Advisees

 

Yu Cai (2016; HKUST)

PhD program, Ross School of Business, University of Michigan

Miao Yu (2017; Nankai University)

PhD program, Ross School of Business, University of Michigan