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Prof. Rachel Q ZHANG

Prof. Rachel Q ZHANG

Chair Professor, Operations Management

rzhang@ust.hk

ACADEMIC QUALIFICATION

  • Ph.D. 1994 Northwestern University, Industrial Engineering and Management Sciences
  • M.S. 1992 Northwestern University, Industrial Engineering and Management Sciences
  • B.S. 1983 Zhengzhou Institute of Technology, China, Applied Mathematics

ACADEMIC AND PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

  • Chair Professor, Department of Industrial Engineering and Logistics Management and Department of Information Systems, Business Statistics and Operations Management, 2018 - present
  • Professor, Department of Information Systems, Business Statistics and Operations Management, 2017
  • Professor, Department of Industrial Engineering and Logistics Management, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, 2010 - 2017
  • Associate Professor, Department of Industrial Engineering and Logistics Management, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, 2004 - 2010
  • Assistant Professor, Johnson Graduate School of Management, Cornell University, 2000 - 2004
  • Assistant Professor, Department of Industrial and Operations Engineering, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, 1994 – 2000

SELECTED PUBLICATIONS

  • Z. Xu, H. Zhang, J. Zhang, R.Q. Zhang, “Online Demand Fulfillment under Limited Flexibility”, to appear in Management Science
  • Z. Xu, J. Zhang and R.Q. Zhang, “Instantaneous Control of Brownian Motion with a Positive Lead Time”, to appear in Mathematics of Operations Research
  • S. Wu, J. Zhang and R.Q. Zhang, 2018, “Management of a Shared Spectrum Network in Wireless Communications”, Operations Research, 66(4) 1119-1135.
  • S. Wu, Q. Liu and R.Q. Zhang, 2015, “The Reference Effects on a Retailer’s Dynamic Pricing and Inventory Strategies with Strategic Customers”, Operations Research, 63(6), 1320-1335.
  • G. Chen, R. Roundy, R.Q. Zhang, and L. Robinson, 2015, “New Sufficient Conditions for (s, S) Policies to be Optimal in Systems with Multiple Uncertainties”, Operations Research, 63(1), 186-197.
  • A. Sapra, V.Truong, and R.Q. Zhang, 2010, “How Much Demand Should Be Fulfilled?” Operations Research, 58, 719-733.
  • K. Zhu, R. Q. Zhang and F. Tsung, 2007, “Pushing Quality Improvement along Supply Chains”, Management Science, 53(3), 421-436.
  • R. Chen, R. Roundy and R. Q. Zhang, G. Janakiraman, 2005, “Efficient Auction Mechanisms for Supply Chain Procurement”, Management Science, 51(3), 467-482.
  • J. A. Buzacott, R. Q. Zhang, 2004, “Inventory Management with Asset-Based Financing”, Management Science, 50(9), 1274-1292.
  • R. Kapuscinski, R. Q. Zhang, P. Carbonneau, R. Moore, B. Reeves, 2004, “Inventory Decisions in Dell's Supply Chain", Interfaces, 34(3), 191-205.
  • H. Ahn, I. Duenyas and R. Q. Zhang, 2004, “Optimal Control of Flexible Servers”, Advances in Applied Probability, 36(1), 139-170.
  • K. Frank, R. Q. Zhang, and I. Duenyas. 2003. “Optimal Inventory Policies in Systems with Priority Demand Classes”, Operations Research, 51(6), 933-1002.
  • M. J. Sobel and R. Q. Zhang. 2001. “Inventory Policies for Systems with Stochastic and Deterministic Demand”, Operations Research, 49(1), 157-162.
  • H. Ahn, I. Duenyas, and R. Q. Zhang. 1999. “Optimal Stochastic Scheduling of a Two-Stage Tandem Queue with Parallel Servers”, Advances in Applied Probability, 31, 1095-1117.
  • M. L. Spearman and R. Q. Zhang. 1999. “Optimal Lead Time Policies”, Management Science, 45(2), 290-295.
  • R. L. Smith and R. Q. Zhang. 1998. “Infinite Horizon Production Planning in Time Varying Systems with Convex Production and Inventory Costs”, Management Science, 44(9), 1313-1320.
  • W. J. Hopp, M. L. Spearman, and R. Q. Zhang. 1997. “Easily Implementable Inventory Control Policies”, Operations Research, 45(3), 327-340.

SERVICE ACTIVITIES WITHIN PROFESSION

  • Editorial Board
    • Associate Editor: IIE Transactions (2005 - present)
    • Senior Editor: Production and Operations Management (2008 - present)
    • Associate Editor: Manufacturing and Service Operations Management (2004 - 2005, 2006 as Guest Associate Editor, 2007 - 2008)
  • Major Conference Organization and Committee Chair
    • Program Co-Chair: POMS International Conference, Sydney, Australia, 2017
    • Program Chair: The 8th POMS-HK International Conference, 2017
    • Committee Chair: IIE Pritsker Doctoral Dissertation Award, 2011-2013
    • Committee Chair: IIE Transaction (Scheduling and Logistics) Best Paper Award, 2006
    • Program Chair: INFORMS International Conference 2006, Hong Kong
    • Co-Chair: Contributed Sessions for INFORMS International Conference, Hawaii, June 2016
    • Co-chair: Stochastic Modeling and Optimization of Manufacturing Systems and Supply Chains Workshop Honoring John Buzacott, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY, June 2002
    • Co-Chair: INFORMS MSOM (Manufacturing and Service Operations Management Society) Conference, Ann Arbor, MI, 2000
    • MSOM Cluster Co-Chair: INFORMS Conference in Seattle, fall 1998
  • Positions at Main Societies
    • President: POMS-HK Chapter, 2017-present
    • Vice President: POMS-HK Chapter, 2015-2016
    • Secretary/Treasurer (elected): INFORMS MSOM Society, 2001-2002
    • Secretary (elected): INFORMS Women in OR/MS (Operations Research/Management Science), 1999-2000

SERVICE ACTIVITIES WITHIN HKUST

  • University Appointments and Substantiation Committee, 2013 – 2015
  • Senate Committee on Academic Integrity, 2010 – 2017
  • School of Engineering Appointments and Substantiation Committee, 2011 – 2013
  • School of Engineering Committee for Recommendation of Titles of Assistant/Associate Professor of Engineering Education, 2017 – 2019
  • Dual Degree Program Search and Appointments Committee, 2012 – 2016
  • IPO Program Search and Appointments Committee, 2016 – 2018
  • Director: Master of Technology Management-Global Logistics Management Program (executive program), 2006 - 2007
  • Co-director: Master of Technology Management-Global Logistics Management Program (executive program), 2005 – 2006
  • IELM Departmental Search and Appointment Committee, 2016 – present
  • IELM Departmental faculty review committee, 2010 – present
  • IELM Administrative Committee of the MSc in Engineering Enterprise Management Program, 2016 – 2018
  • IELM PG Committee: 2011 – present
  • IELM UG Committee: 2004 – 2010

RESEARCH INTERESTS

  • Supply chain management
  • Joint inventory and pricing decisions
  • Interface of finance and operations
  • Operational issues in wireless communications
  • Optimal control with high dimensional state spacesInformation privacy and security