Liyi Gu

Assistant Professor |School of Business

Liyi Gu is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Information system and management engineering (ISME) at the School of Business. He received his M.Phil. in Computer Science and Engineering from HKUST in 2014, and his Ph.D. in Operations Management and Management Science from the University of Maryland in 2019 before joining SUSTech. His research interest includes operations management, empirical analysis, simulation, stochastic optimization and socially responsible OM.

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Educational Background:

2014-2019 Ph.D. in Operations Research, University of Maryland
2011-2014 Master of Computer Science Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
2007-2011 Bachelor of Mathematics Hong Kong University of Science and Technology


Operations Management

Logistics Management

Empirical Analysis

Stochastic Optimization

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Journal Papers:

Gu L., Ryzhov I., Mankad S., Han B. “Social Behavior and User Engagement in Competitive Online Gaming: An Empirical Analysis.” Upcoming.

Gu L., Ryzhov I., Eftekhar M. “The Facts on the Ground: Evaluating Humanitarian Fleet Management Policies Using Simulation.” Upcoming.

Gu L., Zhang J., Bensaou B. “Unleashing the Shrew: A Stealth Greedy Targeted Attack on TCP Traffic in Wireless LANs.” IEEE LCN 2014.

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Name of College: School of Business
Master’s and Doctorate Degree Programs
Business Intelligence and Big Data Management(affiliated to the Math Department’s Masters and Doctorate Programs)
The school currently has 11 faculty members in the department of Information Systems and Management Engineering (ISME) (Finance department has its own introduction)
1 Distinguished Professor honored by the Ministry of Education of China
1 National Distinguished Expert
3 Shenzhen Peacock Talents
1 National High-level Talents
10 Overseas Returned Professors
More than 30% of faculty are international faculty members with overseas citizenship.
100% have overseas PhD or overseas full-time working experience
9 Graduated from Top 50 Universities of the world (based on QS/Times ranking)
Founded in October 2018, the School of Business of the Southern University of Science and Technology is an elite business school with a strategic vision and a strong emphasis on innovation, open-mindedness, international impact, and interdisciplinary research. The School of Business offers master’s & doctoral programs “Business Intelligence and Big Data Management” as well as non-degree programs at the executive level.
All of the faculty members of the School of Business have international backgrounds with frontier business research. 9 out of 11 faculty members graduated from the top 50 universities of the world based on QS/Times ranking. In the past two years, faculty members have published more than 20 journal articles in top-tier business journals, including UTD journals, such as Management Science, Production and Operations Management, Operations Research, Journal of Management Information System, and JAIS.
The School of Business aims to cultivate interdisciplinary talents with technical and analytical skills to meet the demand of the digital economy and Internet industry in the Great Bay Area, especially in Shenzhen. The School of Business works closely with leading companies to provide plenty of opportunities for students to enhance practical skills. Besides, the School of Business collaborates with top international business schools such as HEC-Paris to envision students with global perspectives and study experience.
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