Biography

This page contains a more detailed description of me. Here is my Curriculum Vitae.

Education

Washington University in St. Louis, Olin Business School

  • Ph.D. in Business Administration (Operations Management), 08/2011-05/2016.
  •          ---Dissertation: Dynamic Pricing and Inventory Management: Theory and Applications (advised by Nan Yang and Fuqiang Zhang) [Defense Slides].

  • Master of Science in Business Administration (Operations Management), 05/2014.
  • Peking University, School of Mathematical Sciences

  • Bachelor of Science in Mathematics, 09/2007-07/2011.

             ---Thesis: Recent Development in Health-Care Operations (advised by Ke Liu).

  • Chengdu Experimental Foreign Languages School

  • High-School Diploma in Science, 09/2001-06/2007.

  • Employment

    New York University Shanghai

  • Assistant Professor of Operations Management, since 09/2016.
  • NYU Global Network Assistant Professor, since 07/2017.
  • New York University, Stern School of Business

  • Visiting Assistant Professor of Information, Operations, and Management Sciences, since 09/2016.
  • Washington University in St. Louis, Olin Business School

  • Teaching Assistant, 09/2012-12/2015.
  • Invited Seminars

    1. Tsinghua University, School of Economics and Management, November 2020, Virtual.

    2. Chinese University of Hong Kong Shenzhen, School of Data Science, November 2020, Virtual.

    3. Sun Yat-sen University, Lingnan College, October 2020, Virtual.

    4. Fudan University, School of Management, October 2020, Virtual.

    5. Sichuan University, School of Business, October 2020, Chengdu, China.

    6. National University of Singapore, Institute of Operations Research and Analytics (Video), October 2020, Virtual.

    7. Shanghai Jiaotong University, Antai College of Economics and Management, September 2020, Shanghai, China.

    8. New York University, the Leonard N. Stern School of Business, September 2020, Virtual.

    9. Club Bear Online Seminar (Video in Chinese), July 2020.

    10. University of Illinois at Chicago, College of Business Administration, October 2019, Chicago, IL.

    11. Peking University, Guanghua School of Management, December 2018, Beijing, China.

    12. Sun Yat-sen University, Lingnan College, December 2018, Guangzhou, China.

    13. Johns Hopkins University, Carey Business School, November 2018, Baltimore, MD.

    14. New York University, the Leonard N. Stern School of Business, November 2018, New York, NY.

    15. Chinese University of Hong Kong, CUHK Business School, January 2018, Hong Kong.

    16. Sichuan University, School of Business, December 2017, Chengdu, China.

    17. Washington University in St. Louis, Olin Business School, October 2017, St. Louis, MO.

    18. Hong Kong Polytechnic University, the Faculty of Business, August 2017, Hong Kong.

    19. City University of Hong Kong, the College of Business, August 2017, Hong Kong.

    20. Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, the Department of Information Systems, Business Statistics and Operations Management, August 2017, Hong Kong.

    21. New York University, the Leonard N. Stern School of Business, June 2017, New York, NY.

    22. Singapore Management University, Lee Kong Chian School of Business, April 2017, Singapore.

    23. National University of Singapore, NUS Business School, April 2017, Singapore.

    24. University of Science and Technology of China, School of Management, March 2017, Hefei, China.

    25. Southeast University, School of Economics and Management, December 2016, Nanjing, China.

    26. Tsinghua University, School of Economics and Management, December 2016, Beijing, China.

    27. Shanghai Jiaotong University, Antai College of Economics and Management, December 2016, Shanghai, China.

    28. The University of Toronto, Rotman School of Management, November 2016, Toronto, Canada.

    29. Nanjing University, School of Management and Engineering, September 2016, Nanjing, China.

    30. Southwestern University of Finance and Economics, the School of Business Administration, July 2016, Chengdu, China.

    31. Southwest Jiaotong University, the School of Economics and Management, July 2016, Chengdu, China.

    32. Shanghai University of Finance and Economics, School of International Business Administration, February 2016, Shanghai, China.

    33. New York University Shanghai, February 2016, Shanghai, China.

    34. University of Texas at Dallas, the Naveen Jindal School of Management, January 2016, Dallas, TX.

    35. New York University, the Leonard N. Stern School of Business, January 2016, New York, NY.

    36. Chinese University of Hong Kong, the Department Systems Engineering and Engineering Management, January 2016, Hong Kong.

    37. Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, the Department of Information Systems, Business Statistics and Operations Management, January 2016, Hong Kong.

    38. Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, the Department of Industrial Engineering and Logistics Management, January 2016, Hong Kong.

    39. Hong Kong Polytechnic University, the Faculty of Business, January 2016, Hong Kong.

    40. City University of Hong Kong, the College of Business, January 2016, Hong Kong.

    Conference Talks

    1. INFORMS Annual Meeting 2020, November 2020, Virtual.

    2. National Science Foundation China PI Meeting, October 2020, Chengdu, China.

    3. INFORMS Annual Meeting 2019, October 2019, Seattle, WA.

    4. Data-Driven and Innovative Operations Workshop, June 2019, Shanghai, China.

    5. POMS-HK Conference 2019, January 2019, Hong Kong.

    6. Young Scholars' Forum on Management Science 2019, Janurary 2019, Xiamen, China.

    7. INFORMS Annual Meeting 2018, November 2018, Phoenix, AZ.

    8. Operations Management under ``Internet+'' Environment, August 2018, Wuhan, China.

    9. MSOM Annual Conference 2018, July 2018, Dallas, TX.

    10. Revenue Management and Pricing Annual Conference 2018, June 2018, Toronto, Canada.

    11. Revenue Management Workshop, May 2018, Shanghai, China.

    12. POMS Conference 2018, May 2018, Houston, TX.

    13. POMS-HK Conference 2018, January 2018, Hong Kong.

    14. Young Scholars' Forum on Management Science 2017, December 2017, Haikou, China.

    15. INFORMS Annual Meeting 2017, October 2017, Houston, TX.

    16. MSOM Annual Conference 2017, June 2017, Chapel Hill, NC.

    17. POMS-HK Conference 2017, January 2017, Hong Kong.

    18. INFORMS Annual Meeting 2016, November 2016, Nashville, TN.

    19. CSAMSE Conference 2016, July 2016, Hefei, China.

    20. Revenue Management and Pricing Conference 2016, June 2016, New York, NY.

    21. POMS Annual Meeting 2016, May 2016, Orlando, FL.

    22. DSI Annual Meeting 2015, November 2015, Seattle, WA.

    23. INFORMS Annual Meeting 2015, November 2015, Philadelphia, PA.

    24. MSOM Annual Meeting 2015, June 2015, Toronto, Ontario.

    25. POMS Annual Meeting 2015, May 2015, Washington DC.

    26. INFORMS Annual Meeting 2014, November 2014, San Francisco, CA.

    27. MSOM Annual Meeting 2014, June 2014, Seattle, WA.

    28. INFORMS Annual Meeting 2013, October 2013, Minneapolis, MN.

    29. INFORMS Annual Meeting 2012, October 2012, Phoenix, AZ.

    Services

    Ad hoc Referee

  • Management Science, Operations Research, Manufacturing & Service Operations Management, Marketing Science, Production and Operations Management, Naval Research Logistics, European Journal of Operations Research, Transportation Research Part B: Methodological, Applied Mathematical Modelling, Omega, Journal of Management Science and Engineering, Operational Research: An International Journal.
  • Competition Judge

  • 2017, 2018 MSOM Student Paper Competition.
  • Conference Committee and Session Chair

  • Session Chair:
    • ---INFORMS Annual Meeting 2018.

      ---POMS Annual Meeting 2018.

      ---POMS-HK Conference 2017.

      ---CSAMSE Conference 2016.
  • Sponsorships and Exhibits Committee:
    • ---POMS Annual Meeting 2016.

    Membership

  • The Institute for Operations Research and Management Sciences (INFORMS),
  • The Manufacturing and Service Operations Management Society (MSOM),
  • The Revenue Management and Pricing Section (RMP),
  • The Applied Probability Society (APS),
  • The Production and Operations Management Society (POMS).
  • Experiences

    Pre-College

    I was born and raised in Chengdu, a city famous for its beautiful scenery, delicious food, and long history. Spending my first 18 years in one of the most livable cities in China, I enjoyed my childhood very much. More importantly, I really appreciate my parents' tremendous efforts in inspiring my intellectural curiosities in appreciating and creating knowledge, which later become the driving force of my potential as a professional researcher. From September 2001 to June 2007, I attended Chengdu Experimental Foreign Languages School (CEFLS) for my high-school study. During my study in CEFLS, I was (and still am) fascinated by the beauty of mathematics and physics, and by their compelling power to understand our God-made world. I won several prizes in contests in mathematics and physics, one of which was the first prize in Chinese Mathematics Olympiad. It was this prize that enabled me to waive the national college entrance exam and get admitted to the Department of Information Management, Peking University. In September 2007, I left Chengdu and became an undergraduate student in Peking University.

    20 in Peking University

    After the freshman year of my undergraduate study at Peking University, I haved decided to advance my study in mathematics. As a result, in June 2008, I transferred to School of Mathematical Sciences, Peking University. During my undergraduate years, I focused my study on pure mathematics, with particular emphasis on analysis and probability. I also did some research on discrete geometry, number theory, and geometry of numbers under the supervision of Professor Chuanming Zong. From June 2009 to September 2010, my research on the discrete generalization of Aleksandrov's Projection (Uniqueness) Theorem was supported by the National University Student Innovation Program of China (the final paper of this project).

    Throughout my last one and a half years of my undergraduate study, an intriguing question kept puzzling me: how to use mathematics to make better decisions? For the search of the answer to this question, I have put my main academic efforts to probability theory (and its applications) and operations research. I joined my B.S. thesis advisor, Professor Ke Liu's research group in May 2010, and became a regular speaker in the group seminar until I left Beijing for Ph.D. study in July 2011. Under the supervision of Professor Liu, I finished my B.S. thesis on a comprehensive review of the health care operations literature in June 2011. During my study and research in Professor Liu's group, I made up my mind to devote my career to the discipline of operations research and operations management.

    During my undergraduate study, I also worked for several educational NGOs (e.g. China Rural Library and Beijing Western Sunshine Rural Development Foundation) in China, trying to help the students from the rural area of China. I help these organizations manage and serve volunteers as well as work as a volunteer myself.

    20 in Washington University in St. Louis

    From August 2011 to May 2016, I was pursuing my PhD degree in the Operations and Manufacturing Management Group at Olin Business School, Washington University in St. Louis. My coursework training at WashU is multi-facet, including optimization, stochastic process, statistics, machine learning, microeconomics and econometrics. My academic advisors at Olin Business School are Professor Nan Yang and Professor Fuqiang Zhang. I have also worked with my classmate Guang Xiao, as well as Professor Long Gao from UC Riverside and Ting Luo from Cal State Fullerton. My research focuses on developing models and effective methodologies to address some fundamental operations issues (pricing, inventory control, capacity allocation, and procurement) under the emerging trends in technology, marketplace, and society (social networks, sustainabililty concerns, customer behaviors, and supply risks). My research has been published in Operations Research and Manufacturing & Service Operations Management. My paper has also won the finalist award in the POMS College of Supply Chain Management 2015 Best Student Paper Competition. You are more than welcome to read and download my papers on my Research Page.

    I did a lot of TA works during my doctoral study at Olin Business School. For example, I work with Professor Sergio Chayet in his MBA course "Operations Management" in each semester, and with Professor Bernardo Silveira in his undergraduate course "Market Competition and Value Appropriation" in each fall semester. I have also TAed Professor Fuqiang Zhang's PhD course "Research Topics in Operations and Supply Chain Management" in Spring 2015. Please refer to my Teaching Page for more about my teaching.

    20 in New York University Shanghai

    Since August 2016, I have been working at New York University Shanghai as an Assistant Professor of Operations Management. I am particularly enthusiastic about the following research topics: online platforms and marketplaces, sharing economy, social networks, and sustainability. I teach the undergraduate Business Analytics and Operations Management courses at NYU Shanghai. I also consult in retailing and new engergy vehicle industries.

    In my spare time, I enjoy staying with my family and serving the God.