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Lei Zhao, Associate Professor

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Name: Lei Zhao Phone: +86-10-62780815 E-mail: lzhao@tsinghua.edu.cn Fax: +86-10-62794399 Address: Room South 606, Shunde Building, Tsinghua University Homepage: http://www.ie.tsinghua.edu.cn/lzhao

RESEARCH AND TEACHING INTERESTS

  • Computational stochastic optimization (approximate dynamic programming, stochastic programming, simulation optimization)

  • Supply chain risk management

  • Logistics and transportation management

  • City logistics/urban delivery

  • Omni-channel logistics

  • Clinical decision making


EDUCATION

Department of Systems and Industrial Engineering, University of Arizona, USA, 2005

PhD in Systems and Industrial Engineering

Department of Systems and Industrial Engineering, University of Arizona, USA, 2001

M.Sc. in Systems Engineering

Department of Thermal Energy Engineering, Tianjin University, China, 1995

M.Sc. in Engineering Thermo-Physics

Department of CIVIL Engineering, Tianjin University, China, 1992

B.Sc. in Heating, Ventilating, and Air Conditioning


PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Department of Industrial Engineering, Tsinghua University, China

Associate professor (12/2010 – present)

Assistant professor (01/2006 – 11/2010)

Director, Institute of Operations Research and Statistics (03/2010 – 08/2017)

Co-director, Operations and Services (TOpS) Research Laboratory (12/2007 – present)

Director, Health Care Services Research Laboratory (12/2007 – 12/2010)


PUBLICATIONS

Note: *student supervised by me, name with underline indicates corresponding author

Journal Papers

  1. Huang, Y*, L. Zhao, and W. B. Powell, I. O. Ryzhov. Optimal learning for urban delivery fleet allocation. Transportation Science, to appear.

  2. Huang, Y.*, M. Savelsbergh, and L. Zhao. 2018. Business-to-consumer e-commerce: home delivery in high density urban areas, Transportation Research Part B, 115 95-125.

  3. Sever, D.**, L. Zhao, N. Dellaert, E. Demir, T. Van Woensel, and T. De Kok. 2018. The dynamic shortest path problem with time-dependent stochastic disruptions. Transportation Research Part C, 92 42-57.

  4. Wan, Y.*, Y. Huang*, L. Zhao, T. Deng, and J.C. Fransoo. 2018. Demand estimation under multi-store multi-product substitution in high density traditional retail, European Journal of Operational Research, 266 99-111.

  5. Huang, Y.*, L. Zhao, and T. Van Woensel. 2017. Time-dependent vehicle routing problem with path flexibility, Transportation Research Part B, 95 169-195.

  6. Guo, S.*, L. Zhao, and X. Xu. 2016. Impact of supply risks on procurement decisions, Annals of Operations Research, 241 411-430.

  7. Tong, Y.*, L. Zhao, L. Li, and Y. Zhang. 2015. Stochastic programming model for oversaturated intersection signal timing, Transportation Research Part C, 58 474-486.

  8. Zhou, X., K. Wang, and L. Zhao. 2014. Variable-selection-based epidemic disease diagnosis, Communications in Statistics—Simulation and Computation, 43 1595-1610.

  9. Fang, J.*, L. Zhao, J. C. Fransoo, and T. Van Woensel. 2012. Sourcing strategies in supply risk management: an approximate dynamic programming approach, Computers & Operations Research, 40 1371-1382.

  10. He, M.*, L. Zhao, and W. B. Powell. 2012. An approximate dynamic programming algorithm for optimal dosage decisions in controlled ovarian hyperstimulation. European Journal of Operational Research, 222 328-340.

  11. Zhao, L., F. R. Langendoen*, and J. C. Fransoo. 2012. Supply management of high-value components with a credit constraint. Flexible Services and Manufacturing, 24 100-118.

  12. Higle, J. L. and L. Zhao. 2012. Adaptive and nonadaptive approaches to statistically based methods for solving stochastic linear programs: a computational investigation, Computational Optimization and Applications, 51(2) 509-532.

  13. Zhao, L., X. Peng, L. Li, and Z. Li. 2011. A fast signal timing algorithm for individual oversaturated intersections. IEEE Transactions on Intelligent Transportation Systems, 12(1) 280-283.

  14. Zhou, Y., L. Zhao, X. Zhao, and J. Jiang. 2011. A supplier selection and order allocation problem with stochastic demands. International Journal of Systems Science, 42(8) 1323-1338.

  15. He, M.*, L. Zhao, and W. B. Powell. 2010. Optimal control of dosage decisions in controlled ovarian hyperstimulation. Annals of Operations Research, 178 223-245.

Under Review

  1. Chen Q.*, L. Zhao, J.C. Fransoo, and Z. Li*. Dual mode inventory management under a chance constraint: a simulation optimization approach. OR Spectrum, under review.

  2. Song, R.*, L. Zhao, J. C. Fransoo, and T. Van Woensel. Coordinated delivery in urban retail, Transportation Research Part E, under review.

  3. Ge, J.**, D. Honhon, J. C. Fransoo, and L. Zhao. Channel selection in traditional retail, Manufacturing & Services Operations Management, under revision.

  4. Ge, J.**, D. Honhon, J. C. Fransoo, and L. Zhao. Cash competition in the nanostore retail channel, Production and Operations Management, under review.

In Progress

  1. Zhang, C.*, N.P. Dellaert, L. Zhao, T. Van Woensel, and D. Sever. Single vehicle routing with stochastic demands: approximate dynamic programming.

  2. Huang, Y.*, C. Wang, and L. Zhao. SCORE a retail store location.

Book Chapters

  1. Huang, Y.*, R. Song*, L. Zhao, and J.C. Fransoo. 2017. Beijing: Where Future Meets History. In: Reaching 50 Million Nanostores: Retail Distribution in Emerging Megacities, Ed. by E.E. Blanco and J.C. Fransoo. and C. Mejia-Argueta.

  2. Huang, Y.*, L. Zhao, and S. Huang. 2015. Optimizing the oil production. In: Manufacturing Productivity in China, Ed. by L. Zheng and S. Huang. Accepted. In English & Chinese.

Conference Proceedings

  1. Shao, Y.*, W. Zou*, L. Zhao, Y. Wang, M. Yu, and J. C. Fransoo. 2012. Understanding small retail stores in Chinese cities. Proceedings of the 4th World Conference P&OM. Amsterdam, Netherlands, July 1-5, 2012.

  2. Huang, Y.*, C. Shi*, L. Zhao, and T. Van Woensel. 2012. A Study on carbon reduction in the vehicle routing problem with simultaneous pickups and deliveries. Proceedings of the 2012 IEEE International Conference on Service Operations and Logistics, and Informatics (IEEE SOLI). Suzhou, China, July 8-10, 2012. (Best Student Paper Award)

  3. Li, R.*, A. Veenstra, M. Yu, L. Zhao, R. Zuidwijk. 2010. Information exchange in global logistics chains. Proceedings of the 2010 IEEE International Conference on Service Operations and Logistics, and Informatics (IEEE SOLI). Qingdao, China, July 8-10, 2010.

  4. Zhao, L. and S. Sen. 2006. A comparison of sample-path-based simulation-optimization and stochastic decomposition for multi-location transshipment problems, Proceedings of the 2006 Winter Simulation Conference (WSC), Monterey, CA, USA, December 3-6, 2006.


RESEARCH PROJECTS

National Natural Science Foundation of China (NSFC)

  1. Optimization and learning of urban delivery in mega-cities under omni-channel retailing (01/2018 – 12/2021), general project. Team: L. Zhao (PI), C. Wang, and S. Huang.

  2. Traditional retail channel logistics in megacities (01/2013 – 12/2016), international collaboration (NSFC-NWO) project. Team: L. Zhao (PI, NSFC), J.C. Fransoo (PI, NWO, TU/e), T. Van Woensel (TU/e), Q. Tan (Tianjin University), T. Deng, C. Wang.

  3. Building resilience against supply risks in supply chain management: a stochastic programming approach (01/2008 – 12/2010), general project. Team: L. Zhao (PI), L. Li, and H. Lin

  4. Behavioral supply chain management (01/2011 – 12/2014), major project. Team: X. Zhao (PI), J. Xie, P. Rao, H. Huang and L. Zhao

  5. Methods of logistics services and operations policies (01/2006 – 12/2009), major project. Team: L. Liu (PI), X. Zhao, J. Xie, F. Li, R. Yu, and L. Zhao

Ministry of Science and Technology (MoST)

  1. Service innovation (10/2016 – 10/2019). Team: L. Zhao (PI), C. Wang (Co-PI), L. Li, L. Ma, J. Jia, and J. Yan.

  2. Top-level design study and implementations of systems engineering methodologies in enterprise applications (10/2014 – 09/2016). Team: L. Zheng (PI), L. Li (Co-PI), C. Wang, M. Yu, L. Zhao, D. Liu, and H. Cao.

Industry Collaborations

  1. Dispatching algorithms in LNG logistics (11/2017 – present). Collaborator: Shandong Optimization and Logistics Co. Team: L. Zhao (PI), M. Shen, L. Li, and C. Zhu.

  2. System engineering education and training (2015 – present). Collaborator: Aviation Industry Corporation of China (AVIC-IT). Team: C. Wang (PI), L. Li, and L. Zhao.

  3. Decision methodologies on retail supermarket store location (06/2015 – 11/2015). Collaborator: Beijing Hualian Hypermarket Co., Ltd. Team: L. Zhao (PI) and C. Wang (Co-PI).

  4. Planning in pre-production logistics at Changan Automotive (04/2014 – 07/2014). Collaborator: Sinotrans Air Transportation Development Co. Ltd. (SinoAir), Hebei Branch. Team: L. Zhao (PI) and Y. Cheng (Co-PI).

  5. Crude oil procurement optimization and decision system (02/2012 – 10/2012). Collaborator: China Petroleum & Chemical Corporation (Sinopec Corp), Qilu Company, China. Team: L. Zheng (PI), S. Huang (PI), L. Zhao (Co-PI), L. Li (Co-PI).

  6. Logistic planning in tobacco industry, Guangdong province (03/2011 – 09/2011). Collaborator: COSCONET (Beijing) Co. Ltd. Team: L. Zhao (PI) andM. Yu (Co-PI).

  7. Logistic planning in tobacco industry, Yunnan & Hunan provinces (03/2011 – 06/2011). Collaborator: COSCONET (Beijing) Co. Ltd. Team: M. Yu (PI), L. Zhao (Co-PI).

  8. Development of optimization solver for constrained traveling salesman and vehicle routing problems (07/2010 – 02/2011). Collaborator: Mitsubishi Heavy Industry Co., Japan. Team: L. Zhao (PI), M. Yu, and C. Zhu.

  9. Dynamic inventory management (07/2009 – 01/2010). Collaborator: General Mills Operations, LLC, USA. Team: L. Zhao (PI) and X. Zhao.

  10. Production plan modifying system: supply chain disruption management (09/2008 – 03/2009). Collaborator: Mitsubishi Heavy Industry Co., Japan. Team: L. Zhao (PI) and X. Zhao

  11. Carbon emission evaluation indicator system and decision support system for the China Railways (01/2010 – 12/2010). Collaborator: IBM China Research Laboratory. Team: M. Yu (PI) and L. Zhao.

  12. Workforce management and planning (01/2010 – 12/2010). Collaborator: China Petroleum & Chemical Corporation (Sinopec Corp), Maoming Company. Team: L. Li (PI) and L. Zhao.

  13. A simulation study on supply chain visibility in ocean container transportation (08/2008 – 06/2009). Collaborator: Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University, Netherlands. Team: M. Yu (PI) and L. Zhao.

  14. Automatic routing of piping layout. Collaborator: Mitsubishi Heavy Industry Co., Japan.

Phase 1: Single route piping layout & interface design (09/2006 – 03/2007). Team: S. Huang (PI), L. Zhao (PI), H. Huang, and X. Wang.

Phase 2: Multi-route piping layout (07/2007 – 03/2008). Team: L. Zhao (PI), X. Wang (Co-PI), H. Huang, and L. Li.

  1. Express delivery services network design and process improvement. Collaborator: Sinotrans Air Transportation Development Co. Ltd (SinoAir).

Phase 1: Re-design the sorting center in Beijing hub (11/2006 – 05/2007). Team: S. Huang (PI), L. Zhao (Co-PI), and L. Li (Co-PI).

Phase 2: Local networks design in Beijing hub and its regional networks (09/2007 – 10/2008). Team: L. Zhao (PI) and L. Li (Co-PI).


TEACHING

Undergraduate (B.Sc.)

  1. Operations research 3: decision making (Spring 2010 – present)

  2. International logistics (Fall 2006 – present)

  3. Distribution network planning (Spring 2008)

Graduate level (M.Sc. and PhD)

  1. Ethics in industrial engineering (Spring 2014 – present)

  2. Distribution network modeling and analysis (Spring 2009 – 2011)

  3. Advanced quality management (Spring 2006 – 2007)

  4. Modern production engineering: Part 3 (Spring 2006 – 2007)

Joint Tsinghua-RWTH Aachen Master Program/Master of Global Manufacturing Program (MGM)

  1. Introduction to decision making (Fall 2007 – present)

Master of Engineering (M.Eng)

  1. Quantitative analysis method: Operations research (2011 – 2014), students from China Railways, China Aerospace Science and Industry Corporation (CASIC), China National Machinery Industry Corporation (Sinomach), China South Industry Group Corporation (CSGC), China Airborne Missile Academy, INESA Group (Shanghai), and various companies in Beijing.

  2. Probability and applied statistics (2007), students from various companies in Beijing.

Executive MBA (E-MBA)

  1. Management decision making (2014 – 2017), for classes 2012 – 2016

Systems Engineering training program (with MoST & AVIC)

  1. INCOSE: Decision and Risk Management Processes (2014)

    • 2014: Beijing (06/2014), Wuxi (07/2014)

  2. INCOSE: Project Processes/Technical Management Processes (2014 – present)

  3. INCOSE: Technical Processes (2015)

THESIS SUPERVISION

PhD

  1. Yixiao Huang (09/2012 – 07/2018). Dissertation: Learning and optimization in urban freight delivery

  2. Ruidian Song (09/2013 – present). Dissertation: Coordinated urban delivery

  3. Yang Wang (09/0215 – present). Dissertation: TBD

  4. Yihui Huang (09/2015 – present). Dissertation: TBD

  5. Xue Luo (09/2016 – present). Dissertation: TBD

Master of Science (M.Sc.)

  1. Mingchao Wan (09/2014 – 07/2016). Thesis: Demand estimation under multi-store multi-product substitution in traditional small retail stores.

  2. Vincent Henric (09/2014 – present), from France. Thesis: Inventory management on empty containers in B2C e-commerce.

  3. Wanru Zou (09/2012 – 12/2014). Thesis: Assortment and inventory strategies of small retail stores under substitution behavior.

  4. Yue Tong (09/2011 – 07/2013). Thesis: Resource allocation problem in urban freight distribution. *Outstanding master thesis & Outstanding graduating master student of Tsinghua University

  5. Bertrand Gross Jean-Philippe (09/2011 – 07/2013), from France. Thesis: The green time-dependent vehicle routing problem

  6. Chen Zhang (09/2010 – 07/2012). Thesis: Study on the stochastic vehicle routing problem with approximate dynamic programming approach. *Outstanding master thesis & outstanding graduating master student of Tsinghua University.

  7. Weijun Ding (09/2009 – 07/2011). Thesis: Study on risk management for a serial production line using approximate dynamic programming

  8. Jiarui Fang (09/2009 – 07/2011). Thesis: Sourcing strategies in supply risk management: an approximate dynamic programming approach. *Outstanding master thesis & outstanding graduating master student of Tsinghua University.

  9. Chunyang Shi (09/2008 – 07/2011). Thesis: Study on carbon reduction in the vehicle routing problem with simultaneous pickups and deliveries.

  10. Shanshan Guo (09/2008 – 07/2010). Thesis: The impact of supply risks on procurement decisions.

  11. Zhenxing Wang (09/2007 – 07/2009), jointly supervised with Prof. Xiaobo Zhao). Thesis: Application of approximate dynamic programming in in-plant production in supply chain risk management.

  12. Miao He (09/2007 – 07/2009). Thesis: Optimal control of dosage decisions in controlled ovarian hyperstimulation. *Outstanding master thesis of Tsinghua University.

Master of Global Manufacturing (MGM)

  1. Ignazio Faranda (09/2011 – 07/2013), from Italy. Thesis: Green vehicle routing problem with split delivery.

  2. Komeil Nasrollahi (09/2011 – 07/2013), from Iran. Thesis: Study on truck fuel consumption and CO2 emissions in China

  3. Guangyu Robert Jin (09/2011 – 07/2013), from Canada. Thesis: Clustering heuristic for inventory routing problem for small retail stores.

  4. Poom Laupattarakasem (09/2011 – 07/2013), from Thailand. Thesis: Vehicle routing problem with limited stations.

  5. Robin Hariyadi (09/2011 – 07/2013), from Indonesia. Thesis: Assortment strategies and customer evaluation of small retail stores in Beijing

Joint Master Program: Tsinghua-RWTH-Aachen

  1. Andreas Michael Hottenrott (09/2013 – 07/2014). Thesis: Empty container reallocation in a major e-commerce company.

  2. Bernd Schneider (09/2013 – 07/2014). Thesis: Delivery services network design in mega-cities.

  3. Timm Christian Gruenebaum (09/2013 – 07/2014). Thesis: Study on station location in e-commerce.

  4. Nicolas Bognar (09/2013 – 07/2014). Thesis: Static repositioning in bike-sharing systems: an early stage decision model.

  5. Tobias Arndt (09/2009 – 07/2010). Thesis: Optimization in ocean container transportation.

  6. Alex Voets (09/2008 – 07/2009). Thesis: Outsourcing of German industries to China.

  7. Jan-Patrick Hermani (09/2007 – 07/2008). Thesis: Supply chain risk management of German carmakers producing in China.


PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS AND ACTIVITIES

Invited Tutorials/Seminars

  1. Various research topics at the TOpS Lab of Tsinghua University, presentation at the Center of Excellence for Sustainable Urban Freight Systems, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, August 1, 2017.

  2. Optimal information collection in urban delivery resource allocation, presentation at the MS/OM Workshop on the Future of Stochastic Simulation, organized by Shanghai Jiaotong University, June 30-31, 2017, Shanghai, China.

  3. Approximate dynamic programming: value function approximation (tutorial) & Time-dependent vehicle routing with path flexibility (seminar), International Conference on Big Data-Driven Healthcare Operations and Logistics Management. May 8-12, 2016, Sichuan University, Chengdu, China

  4. Decision methodologies on retail supermarket store location & Nanostores in megacities in China, presentations at the 3rd meeting of The Consortium for Operational Excellence in Retailing––Greater China” (COER GC). December 11, 2015, Shanghai, China.

  5. Freight transportation in mega-cities in emerging economy, presentation at the International Workshop on Global Challenges in Smart Logistics, organized by the Ministry of Economic Affairs of Netherlands. November 13, 2013, Utrecht, Netherlands.

  6. Approximate dynamic programming algorithms for optimal dosage decisions in controlled ovarian hyperstimulation, seminar at the Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering, North Carolina State University, November 17, 2011.

  7. Urban freight transportation: uncertainty, information value, and dynamics, presentation at the NWO-NSFC Workshop on Application of Operations Research in Urban Transport, September 26, 2011, Delft, Netherlands.

  8. An introduction to approximate dynamic programming, seminar at the OPAC Group, School of Industrial Engineering, Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e), September 4, 2009.

  9. Devoted to better health care in China, seminars at the University HealthSystem Consortium (UHC), February 15, 2008, Chicago, IL, USA & the Regenstrief Center for Healthcare Engineering, Purdue University, February 29, 2008.

Conference Presentations

  1. Workload balance in last-mile delivery in mega-cities, INFORMS TSL Workshop, January 2018, Hong Kong, China.

  2. Coordinated delivery to nanostores in megacities, INFORMS Annual Meeting, October 2017, Houston, TX, USA.

  3. Coordinated delivery to nanostores in megacities, INFORMS TSL Conference, July 2017, Chicago, IL, USA.

  4. Study on coordinated delivery to nanostores in megacities (by R. Song), INFORMS Annual Meeting, November 2016, Nashville, TN, USA.

  5. Optimal information collection In urban delivery resource allocation (by Y. Huang), INFORMS Annual Meeting, November 2016, Nashville, TN, USA.

  6. Optimal information collection in the vehicle allocation problem, INFORMS TSL Workshop, June 2016, Atlanta, GA, USA.

  7. Optimal information collection in the vehicle allocation problem, INFORMS Optimization Society Conference, March 2016, Princeton, NJ, USA.

  8. Optimal information collection in the vehicle allocation problem in mega-cities (by Y. Huang*), INFORMS Annual Meeting, November 2015, Philadelphia, PA, USA.

  9. Time-dependent pollution routing problem with path flexibility in mega-city logistics, INFORMS TSL Workshop, July 2015, Berlin, Germany.

  10. Time-dependent pollution routing problem with path flexibility in mega-city logistics (by Y. Huang*), INFORMS Annual Meeting, November 2014, San Francisco, CA, USA.

  11. Time-dependent pollution routing problem with path flexibility in mega-city logistics, INFORMS TSL Workshop, June 2014, Chicago, IL, USA.

  12. Study on coordinated delivery to nanostores, POMS Annual Conference, May 2014, Atlanta, GA, USA.

  13. Environmental and economic concerns in time-dependent vehicle routing (by Y. Huang*), INFORMS Annual Meeting, October 2013, Minneapolis, MN, USA.

  14. Dynamic routing in the vehicle routing problem with stochastic demands, INFORMS Annual Meeting, November 2011, Charlotte, NC, USA.

  15. Urban freight transportation: uncertainty, information value, and dynamics, NWO-NSFC Workshop on Application of Operations Research in Urban Transport, September 2011, Delft, Netherlands.

  16. Supply risk management using approximate dynamic programming, INFORMS Annual Meeting, October 2010, Austin, TX, USA.

  17. Applying approximate dynamic programming in controlled ovarian hyperstimulation, INFORMS Annual Meeting, October 2010, Austin, TX, USA.

  18. The impact of supply risks on procurement decisions (by S. Guo*), INFORMS Annual Meeting, October 2009, San Diego, CA, USA.

  19. Optimal control of dosage decisions in controlled ovarian hyperstimulation (by M. He*), INFORMS Annual Meeting, October 2008, Washington, DC, USA.

  20. Optimal control of dosage decisions in controlled ovarian hyperstimulation, the 34rd International Conference on Operational Research Applied to Health Services (ORAHS), July 2008, Toronto, Canada.

  21. Preliminary exploration on health care services in China, INFORMS Annual Meeting, November 2007, Seattle, WA, USA.

  22. A study on clinical decisions in controlled ovarian hyperstimulation (by M. He*), INFORMS Annual Meeting, November 2007, Seattle, WA, USA.

  23. The impact of clinical decisions in in vitro fertilization-embryo transfer, the 33rd International Conference on Operational Research Applied to Health Services (ORAHS), July 2007, Saint-Etienne, France.

  24. Solving transshipment problems: stochastic decomposition vs. simulation optimization, MSOM 2007 Conference, June 2007, Beijing, China.

  25. A supplier selection-order allocation problem with stochastic demands, INFORMS Annual Meeting, November 2006, Pittsburgh, PA, USA.

  26. Bound-based solution validation in multistage stochastic linear programs, 1st IEEE International Conference on Service Operations and Logistics, and Informatics, August 2005, Beijing, China, and INFORMS Annual Meeting, November 2005, San Francisco, CA, USA.

  27. Solution validation in multistage stochastic linear programs, and INFORMS Annual Meeting, November 2004, Denver, CO, USA.

  28. Solution validation in multistage stochastic linear programs, 10th International Conference on Stochastic Programming, October 2004, Tucson, AZ, USA

  29. Comparative study of statistically motivated algorithms, INFORMS Annual Meeting, November 2002, San Jose, CA, USA.

Academic Organization

  1. Member, Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences (INFORMS)

  2. Member, Production and Operation Management Society (POMS)

Academic Services

  1. Academic society

    • Secretary/Treasurer, INFORMS Transportation Science and Logistics (TSL) Society (01/2017 – present)

    • International Liaison for the Asia, Australia, New Zealand, INFORMS Transportation Science and Logistics (TSL) Society (2016 – present)

  2. Academic conferences/workshops

    • The 6th INFORMS TSL Workshop (2018), Hong Kong, China, Program Co-chair

    • The First INFORMS TSL Conference (2017), Chicago, IL, USA. Scientific Committee Member

    • INFORMS Optimization Society Conference (2016), Princeton, NJ, USA, Program Committee Member

  3. Journal editorial roles

    • INFORMS Journal on Computing, Associate Editor (12/2016 – present)

    • Transportation Science, Guest Associate Editor (Focused issue on urban freight transportation & logistics, 03/2018 – present)

    • Logistics Research, Editorial Advisory Board Member (2015 – present)

  4. Government research agencies

    • NSFC (National Natural Science Foundation of China), proposal reviewer (2010, 2012 – present)

    • MOST (Ministry of Science and Technology of China), project evaluation reviewer (2015, 2016)

  5. Peer reviewer

    • Annals of Operations Research, IEEE Transactions on Intelligent Transportation Systems, IEEE Transactions on Automation Science and Engineering, IIE Transactions, International Journal of Production Research, Logistics Research, Networks, Operations Research, Transportation Research Part B, Transportation Research Part C, Transportation Research Part E, Transportation Science, etc.


HONORS AND AWARDS

  1. Award on Excellence in Teaching of the Year 2016, Tsinghua University, 2017 (100 awardees out of 3000+ faculty members university-wide).

  2. Outstanding Overall Performance Award (university-level), Department of Industrial Engineering Tsinghua University, 2013.

  3. Outstanding Overall Performance Award (department-level), Department of Industrial Engineering, Tsinghua University, 2017, 2016, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2008.

  4. Outstanding Research Award, Department of Industrial Engineering, Tsinghua University, 2017, 2011, 2010.

  5. Outstanding Teaching Award, Department of Industrial Engineering, Tsinghua University, Spring 2016 (Operations Research 3), Fall 2011 (International Logistics), Fall 2008 (International Logistics), Spring 2008 (Logistics Network Planning).

  6. International Research Collaboration Award, Department of Industrial Engineering, Tsinghua University, 2015.

  7. Academic Advisor Award, second prize, Tsinghua University, 2010 & 2011.

  8. SRT (Student Research Training) Advisor Award, the 28th Challenge Cup, Tsinghua University, 2010.

  9. Demo course of bilingual teaching (双语教学示范课): Operations Research series (team award), Ministry of Education, 2010.

  10. Teaching Competition Award (Sci. & Eng.), second prize, Tsinghua University, 2008.

  11. IIE Innovations in Curriculum Award, first place (team award), The First Annual Innovations in Curriculum Competition, 2007 (served as the presenter in the final competition).



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