I am Associate Professor in Management Science (with tenure) at the Saïd Business School (SBS), University of Oxford. At SBS, I teach courses in Analytics and serve as Associate Academic Director of the MBA program. In 2019, I was named as one of the World's Best 40 Business School Professors Under 40 by Poets & Quants.
Prior to Oxford, I was on the faculty of the Hong Kong University of Science & Technology. I completed my Ph.D. and M.S. degrees from the University of California at Berkeley, and my B.S. degree from Northwestern University.
My research focuses on operations management problems faced by companies and organizations. My work aims to develop both theoretical understanding and analytics solutions to complex problems arising in:
- Sustainable transportation & energy
- Supply chain management;
- Service operations;
- The sharing economy;
- Operations & marketing interface.
Methodologically, my work employs and develops methods in:
- Data science: data-driven (robust and stochastic) optimization and machine learning;
- Economic modeling and game theory.
My recent work focuses on the smart city context (see Smart City OM and a working discussion paper). This line of work has been recognized by the M&SOM Best Paper Award (twice), the INFORMS Transportation Science & Logistics (TSL) Best Paper Award, and the INFORMS Energy & Natural Resources (ENRE) Young Researcher Prize.
The article Service Region Design for Urban Electric Vehicle Sharing Systems. (coauthored with Long He, Ying Rong and Z. Max Shen) has won the M&SOM Journal Best Paper Award 2019. My other article Toward Mass Adoption of Electric Vehicles: Impacts of the Range and Resale Anxieties (coauthored with Michael Lim and Ying Rong) won the award in 2018.
I have been named on the Poets & Quants Best 40 Business School Professors Under 40 List for 2019 [link]. Big thanks to students, colleagues and friends for nominations and support!
I am co-editing (with Z. Max Shen) the upcoming Special Issue in Naval Research Logistics, on Data Analytics under Emerging Supply Chain and Logistics Innovations. [Call for Papers].