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Yao Zhao, PhD

Professor in

Supply Chain Management

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PhD Advising:

·       Bonnie He Zhang, Ph.D. 2018. “Essays on Supply Chain Analytics.” Associate on Quantitative Financial Analysis, J.P. Morgan, New York City, NY

·       Ju Myung Song, Ph.D. 2017. “Essays on Supply Chain Coordination and Optimization.” Tenure-track assistant professor, School of Global Innovation and Leadership, Lucas College and Graduate School of Business, San Jose State University, CA.

·       Kwon Gi Mun, Ph.D. 2016. “Designing Energy and Water Supply Chains for Prosperity.” Tenure-track assistant professor in Information Systems and Decision Sciences Department, Silberman College of Business, Fairleigh Dickinson University, NJ

·       Anh Ninh, Ph.D. 2015. “Selected Topics in Stochastic Optimization.” Co-advised with Dr. Andrea Prekopa. Placement: tenure-track assistant professor in Operations Research, Dept. of Mathematics, College of William and Mary, VA.

·       Andrew Johnson, Ph.D. 2015. “Mission Critical Logistics – Transportation Planning in Special Olympic Games, Fulfillment Study of Naval Ballistic Mission Defense Systems.” Placement: tenure-track assistant professor, Marketing & Business Information Systems Department, Rohrer College of Business, Rowan University, NJ.

·       Raza Ali Rafique, Ph.D. 2015. “Resolving the Energy Crisis in Pakistan – Location Models for Economic Growth and Finance.” Placement: tenure-track assistant professor, Suleman Dawood School of Business, Lahore University of Management Sciences, Lahore, Pakistan.

·       Xin Xu, Ph.D. 2014. “Project-Driven Supply Chains.” Placement: Senior Adviser in Quantitative Financial Services, Ernst and Young, New York City.

·       Rose Karimi Kiwanuka, Ph.D. 2013. “Selling and Inventory Models for the Coffee Supply Chain in Kenya.” Fulbright Scholar. Africa Nazarene University, Nairobi, Kenya.

·       Kathleen Iacocca, Ph.D. 2011. “Prescription Drug Distribution and Pricing Models.” Placement: tenure-track assistant professor at Kania School of Management, University of Scranton, Scranton, PA.

·       Adam Fleischhacker, Ph.D. 2009. “An Investigation of Clinical Trial Supply Chains.” Now tenured associate professor at the Alfred Lerner College of Business & Economics, University of Delaware, Newark, DE.

·       Ching-Yu Chen, Ph.D. 2008. “Essays on Supply Chain Inventory Management.” Placement: tenure-track assistant professor at the Dept. of International Business, the College of Management, Tunghai University, Taiwan.

·       Bin Zhou, Ph.D. 2007. “On Optimal Pricing and Ordering Policies in Supply Chain Management.” Co-Advised with M.N. Katehakis. Placement: tenure-track assistant professor at the College of Business and Public Administration, Kean University, Union, New Jersey.



Dissertation Committee:

·       Junmin Shi, Ph.D. 2010. “Make-to-Stock Production-Inventory Systems with Continuous Replenishment under the Base-Stock/Backorder/Lost-Sales Policy.” Currently holds a tenure-track assistant professor position at New Jersey Institute of Technology, School of Management.

·       Sungyong Choi, Ph.D. (2009) "Risk Averse Supply Chain Management." Currently holds a tenure-track assistant professor position at Yonsei University, South Korea.

·       Hua Zhong, Ph.D. (2005) "On the Integrated Production, Inventory and Distribution Problem Involving Reverse Flows." Currently holds a tenure-track faculty position at New York State University, Oneonta, NY

·       Min Shi, PhD. (2007) "Detection of Aberrant Response Patterns in Testing Using Cumulative Sum control Schemes." Currently holds a tenure-track position at the School of Management, Marist College, Poughkeepsie, NY