Renyu (Philip) Zhang 张任宇

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Renyu (Philip) Zhang, PhD

Assistant Professor of Operations Management
NYU Global Network Assistant Professor
New York University Shanghai
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Visiting Associate Professor
Department of Decision Sciences and Managerial Economics
Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) Business School
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Curriculum Vitae (Last update: May 2022)

About Me

I am a scholar, a teacher, and a practitioner in data science and operations research. I have been an Assistant Professor of Operations Management at New York University Shanghai since August 2016. I am also affiliated with the operations management group at NYU Stern School of Business. In the 2021-2022 Academic Year, I am visiting the Department of Decision Sciences and Managerial Economics, the Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) Business School as a Visiting Associate Professor. My research addresses fundamental operations issues under the emerging trends in technology, marketplaces, and society. I am particularly enthusiastic about developing data science methodologies (e.g., data-driven optimization, causal inference, and machine learning) to evaluate and optimize the operations strategies in the contexts of online platforms and marketplaces, sharing economy, and social networks, especially their recommendation, advertising, and pricing policies. My research works have been published in Management Science, Operations Research, and Manufacturing & Service Operations Management, and recognized by various research awards of the INFORMS and POMS communities. My research projects have been funded by NSFC, SMEC, and STCSM.

In addition to my scholarly endeavor, I am also interested in creating a broader impact by connecting knowledge and practice. I am an economist and Tech Lead at Kwai, developing and implementing economics and data science frameworks to evaluate and optimize the ecosystem of the large-scale online video-sharing and live-streaming platform, its recommender system and advertising platform in particular.

Prior to joining NYU Shanghai, I obtained my PhD degree in Operations Management at Olin Business School, Washington University in St. Louis in May 2016 under the supervision of Professor Nan Yang and Professor Fuqiang Zhang. I got my B.S. degree in mathematics at School of Mathematical Sciences, Peking University in July 2011.

OM PhD Openings @CUHK Business School (Fall 2023)

If you are interested in pursuing a PhD degree in Operations Management at the CUHK Business School starting in Fall 2023, please read this document or this Zhihu post, both of which are in Chinese. We will hold an online PhD Recruitment Workshop on July 8, 2022 (Friday), for the cohort who will start in Fall 2023. Apply here by June 8, 2022 (Wednesday) if you are interested. Please contact me if you have any questions.

Contact

Email: renyu(dot)zhang(at)nyu(dot)edu and philipzhang(at)cuhk(dot)edu(dot)hk. Please replace "(dot)" with "." and "(at)" with "@".

New York University Shanghai
1555 Century Avenue
Pudong, Shanghai, China, 200122.

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Department of Decision Sciences and Managerial Economics
Chinese University of Hong Kong
Cheng Yu Tung Building
12 Chak Cheung Street
Sha Tin, N.T., Hong Kong, China.

Quotations

“切勿要求胜利,只应要求一往无前的勇气。因为从坚忍不拔的奋斗中,你将为自己带来荣誉。但更重要的,你将为全人类带来光荣。”---古希腊奥运会格言,见Hung-Hsi Wu(伍鸿熙)《黎曼几何初步》致读者的话。

"God, give us Grace to accept with Serenity the things that cannot be changed, Courage to change the things which should be changed, and Wisdom to distinguish one from the other."---Reinhold Niebuhr, the Serenity Prayer.