Chair Professor |School of Business, Division of Information Systems & Management Engineering

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  Southern University of Science and Technology

    Department of Information Systems and Management Engineering, College of Business

      Chair Professor2021 - Present

  Lingnan University

    Faculty of Business

      Chair Professor2011 - 2020

  Hong Kong Polytechnic University

    Faculty of Business

      Professor2006 - 2011

  Hong Kong University of Science and Technology

    Department of Industrial Engineering and Logistics Management

      Assistant/Associate Professor1993 - 2006

  Huazhong University of Science and Technology(HUST)

    School of Management

      Lecturer1990 - 1991



  University of Toronto

    Ph.D. Industrial Engineering/Operations Research1990

  Huazhong Institute of Technology (Now HUST)

    M.Eng. Engineering Management1983

    B.Eng. Ship Building Engineering1980



Logistics, supply chain management, stochastic models, service system management


Hong Kong University of Science and Technology

Undergraduate Courses

Operations Research II (Stochastic Models); Integrated Production Systems; Financial Engineering; Service Management and Operations Analysis; Introduction to Industrial Engineering and Model Logistics; Introduction to Operations Research

Postgraduate Courses

Stochastic Models in Operations Research; Reliability and Maintenance; Advanced Production Systems; Special Topics in Systems Engineering; Financial Engineering; Operations Management; Enterprise Resource Planning (2-day short course)

Hong Kong Polytechnic University and Lingnan University

Undergraduate Courses

Operations Management, Management Science

Postgraduate Courses

Supply Chain Management

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  Price Delegation or Not? The Effect of Heterogeneous Sales Agents under Asymmetric Information

    Production and Operations Management. 2021 30 (5), 1350-1364 (with Chen J, Huang H, Xu H)

  Push vs. Pull: Inventory-Leadtime Tradeoff for Managing System Variability

    European Journal of Operational Research. 2020 287 (1), 119-132 (with Xu, H., Zhu X)

  Procurement Auctions with Uncertain Satisfaction Risk

    Production and Operations Management. 2019 28 (5), 1206-1221

       (with Huang H., Parker, G. K., Tan, R., Xu H.)

  Effects of Downstream Entry in a Supply Chain with a Spot Market

    IIE Trans. 2019 51 (10), 1110-1127 (with Xing W., Zhang Q., Zhao X.)

  The multi-criteria constrained shortest path problem

    Transportation Research Part E. 2017 101, 13-29 (with Shi, N., Zhou, S., Wang, F., Tao, Y.)

  Evolving competition between Hong Kong and Shenzhen ports

    Maritime Policy & Management. 2015 42, 1-17 (with Tian, X., Wang, S.)

  Lead-lag relationship between new-building and second-hand ship prices

    Maritime Policy & Management. 2014 41, 303-327 (with Kou, Y., Luo, M.)

  Development of a container port system in Pearl River Delta: path to multi-gateway ports

    Journal of Transport Geography. 2013 28 (1), 30-38 (with Wang, K. T., Yip T.L.)

  Service and price competitions facing pragmatic customers

    Production and Operations Management. 2012 21 (4), 747-760 (with Li, L., Jiang, L.)

  Post-entry container port capacity expansion

    Transportation Research B. 2012 46(1), 120-138 (with Luo, M., Gao, F.) 

  An Optimal policy for dynamic joint price and leadtime quotation

    Operations Research. 2011 59 (6), 1523-1527 (with Feng, Liu, X.)

  Promised delivery time and capacity games in time competition

    Management Science. 2011 57(3), 599-610 (with Shang, W.)

  Markovian iterative method for degree distributions of growing networks

    Physical. Review E. 2010 82 (3), 031105 (with Shi, D., Zhou, H.)

  An econometric analysis of the container shipping market

    Maritime Policy and Management. 2009 36 (5), 507-523 (with Luo, M., Fan)

  VPeers: a peer-to-peer service discovery framework for virtual manufacturing organizations

    Computer in Industry. 2008 59, 411-419 (with Xiang, A, Luo, Q.)    

  Pricing and leadtime decisions in a decentralized supply chain

    Management Science. 2007 53, 713–725 (with Parlar, M., Zhu, X.)

  Dynamic competitive newsvendors with service sensitive demands

    Manufacturing and Service Operations Management. 2007 9, 84-93 (with Shang, W., Wu, S.)

  Degree distributions of evolving networks

    Europhysics Letters. 2006 76 (4), 731-737 (with Shi, D., Zhu, S. X., Zhou. H.) 

  Discrete-time models for common lifetime inventory systems

    Mathematics of Operations Research. 2005 30, 718-732 (with Lian, Z., Neuts, M.)

  An Markov chain-based numerical method for calculating network degree distributions

    Physical Review E. 2005 71, 036140 (1-9) (with Shi, D., Chen, Q.) 

  Dynamic traffic control for web-server networks

    Computer Networks. 2004 45 (4), 523-536 (with Lu, Y.)  

  Analysis and optimization of multi-stage inventory-queues

    Management Science. 2004 50, 365-380 (with Liu, X., and Yao, D. D.) 

  Resource allocation in multi-site service systems with inter-site customer flow

    Management Science. 2003 49, 1739-1752 (with Chao, X., Zheng, S.)

  Commonality and postponement in multi-stage assembly systems

    European Journal of Operational Research. 2002 142, 523-538 (with Ma, S., Wang, W.)  

  Throughput, flow time, and service level in an unreliable assembly system

    European Journal of Operational Research. 2001 135, 602-615 (with Yuan, X.M.)  

  Coordinated replenishment in inventory systems with correlated demands

    European Journal of Operational Research. 2000 123, 490-50 (with Yuan, X.M.)  

  (s, S) continuous review models for inventory with fixed lifetimes

    Operations Research. 1999 47, 150-158 (with Lian, Z.)

  Dynamic and static job allocation for multi-server systems

    IIE Transactions. 1998 30, 845-854 (with Liu, X.)  

  Busy period in  Gx/G/∞

    Journal of Applied Probability. 1996 33, 815-829 (with Shi, D.) ),

  Departures in GXn/Gn/∞

    Queueing Systems 19. 1995 399-419 (with Templeton, J.G.C.) 

  Autocorrelations in infinite server batch arrival queues

    Queueing Systems. 1993 13, 571-595 (with Templeton, J.G.C.) 

  On the  Gx/G/∞ system

    Journal of Applied Probability. 1990 27, 671-683 (with Kashyap, B.R.K., Templeton, J.G.C.) 

  (s, S) continuous review models for inventory with random lifetimes

    Operations Research Letters. 1990 9, 161-167

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