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Ying-Ju Chen joined the Department of Industrial Engineering and Operations Research at UC Berkeley in July 2007 after completing his PhD in Operations Management in the IOMS Department, Leonard N. Stern School of Business, New York University. He also holds master's and bachelor's degrees of Electrical Engineering from National Taiwan University. He is a recipient of NYU teaching excellence award, Second place of INFORMS Junior Faculty Interest Group (JFIG) paper competition, Best paper award of CSAMSE (third prize), the Harold MacDowell Award from Stern School, 5-time Meritorious Service Awards from Management Science and Manufacturing & Service Operations Management, and other awards and fellowships during his academic journey. His current research interests lie in socially responsible operations, operations-marketing interface, and supply chain management. His work has appeared in several leading conferences and journals in the fields of accounting, economics, electrical engineering, information systems, marketing, and operations research.

 

In academic year 2013 - 2014 I will be giving talks at Santa Clara University, University of Minnesota, National University of Singapore, Singapore Management University, Singapore University of Technology and Design, Chinese University of Hong Kong, City University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, University of Hong Kong, National Chiao Tung University, National Taiwan University, and INFORMS.

 

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Appointment

Assistant professor, IEOR Department, University of California at Berkeley, July 2007 -- .

Education

PhD, IOMS-Operations Management Group, Stern School of Business, New York University, 2007 October.

n  Harold MacDowell Award (for best exemplifying qualities of and dedication to scholarship)

n  Stern Award for Teaching Excellence

M Phil, Stern School of Business, New York University, 2005 October.

MSEE, Graduate Institute of Communication Engineering, National Taiwan University

BSEE, Dept. of Electrical Engineering, National Taiwan University

Research Interests

Socially responsible operations, operations-marketing interface, and supply chain management.

Publication and Working Papers

Journal articles:

[14 papers in Business Week's top-20, 15 papers in UT Dallas top-24, 15 papers in Financial Times top-45 journals]

41. Hui Xiong and Ying-Ju Chen, 2014, "Product line design with seller-induced learning,'' forthcoming in Management Science.

 

40. Ying-Ju Chen and Ke-Wei Huang, 2014, "Pricing Data Services: Pricing by Minutes, by Gigs, or by Mega Bytes per Second," conditionally accepted by Information Systems Research.

 

39. Ying-Ju Chen, 2014, "Supply disruptions, heterogeneous beliefs, and production efficiencies," Production and Operations Management 23(1) 127--137.

 

38. Ying-Ju Chen and Mingcherng Deng, 2014, "Information sharing in a manufacturer-supplier relationship: Suppliers' incentive and production efficiency,'' forthcoming in Production and Operations Management.

 

37. Lu Hsiao and Ying-Ju Chen, 2014, "Strategic motive of introducing Internet channels in a supply chain," Production and Operations Management 23(1) 36--47.

 

36. Ying-Ju Chen, Mingcherng Deng, and Ke-Wei Huang, 2014, "Hierarchical screening for capacity allocation in supply chains: the role of distributors," Production and Operations Management 23(3) 405--419.
 
35. Lu Hsiao and Ying-Ju Chen, 2014, "Return policy: Hassle-free or your money-back guarantee?'' forthcoming in Naval Research Logistics.
 
34. Ling-Chieh Kung and Ying-Ju Chen, 2014, "Impact of reseller's and sales agent's forecasting accuracy in a multi-layer supply chain," Naval Research Logistics 61(3) 207--222.
 
33. Ying-Ju Chen, Brian Tomlin, and Yimin Wang, 2013, ''Co-product technologies: Product line design and process innovation,'' Management Science 59(12) 2772--2789.

32. Ying-Ju Chen, J. George Shanthikumar, and Zuo-Jun Max Shen, 2013, ``Training, production, and channel separation in ITC`s e-Choupal network,'' Production and Operations Management 22(2) 348 -- 364.

n  featured in the Plenary Omega Rho Distinguished Lecture at INFORMS 2009 (``Socially and Environmentally Responsible Supply Chains'').

 
31. Lin Gao, et al., 2013, "ContrAuction: An integrated contract and auction design for dynamic spectrum sharing," IEEE Journal on Selected Areas in Communications (JSAC) 31(3) 581--592.

30. Ying-Ju Chen and Mingcherng Deng, 2013, "Supplier certification and quality investment in supply chains," Naval Research Logistics 60(3) 175 -- 189. (Lead article)

29. Ying-Ju Chen and Xiaojian Zhao, 2013, "Solution concepts of principal-agent models with unawareness of actions," Games 4 508 -- 531. 
 
28. Ying-Ju Chen, 2013, "Optimal mediated auctions with endogenous participation," Decision Support Systems 54 1302 -- 1315.
 
27. Hui Xiong and Ying-Ju Chen, 2013, "Product line design with deliberation costs: a two-stage process," INFORMS Decision Analysis 10(3) 225--244.
 
26. Tony Chuo, Ying-Ju Chen, and Chi-Cheng Wu, 2013, "Nested network effects in online free games with accessory selling," Journal of Interactive Marketing 27(3) 158--171.
 
25. Lu Hsiao and Ying-Ju Chen, 2013, "Benefiting from the economic recession? A supply chain perspective," Operations Research Letters 41(1) 61--66.

 

24. Ying-Ju Chen, 2013, "Risk-incentives trade-off and outside options," OR Spectrum 35(4) 937 -- 956. Lead article of the special issue: "Operations Research and Accounting in Supply Chain Coordination."

 

23. Lu Hsiao and Ying-Ju Chen, 2013, "The perils of selling online: Manufacturer competition, channel conflict, and consumer preferences," Marketing Letters 24(3) 277--292.

 

22. Gangshu Cai, et al., 2013, "Probabilistic selling, channel structure, and supplier competition," Decision Sciences 44(2) 267 -- 296.

 

21. Ying-Ju Chen and Wenqiang Xiao, 2012, ``Impact of reseller's forecasting accuracy on channel member performance,'' Production and Operations Management 21(6) 1075 -- 1089.

20. Ying-Ju Chen and Jiawei Zhang, 2012, "Design of price mechanisms for network resource allocation via price of anarchy," Mathematical Programming 131 333 -- 364.

19. Ying-Ju Chen, Stephen Shum, and Wenqiang Xiao, 2012, ``Should an OEM retain component procurement when the CM produces competing products?" Production and Operations Management 21(5) 907 -- 922.

18. Lu Hsiao and Ying-Ju Chen, 2012, "Returns policy and quality design in e-business," Production and Operations Management 21(3) 489 -- 503.

17. Ling-Chieh Kung and Ying-Ju Chen, 2012, "The resource allocation problem for demand forecasting and performance measurement," Operations Research Letters 40 61-68.

16. Wenbo Selina Cai and Ying-Ju Chen, 2012, "Intertemporal pricing with boundedly rational consumers,'' Journal of Revenue & Pricing Management 11(4) 421-452.

 

15. Chi-Cheng Wu, et al., 2012, ``Consumer responses to price discrimination: Discriminating bases, inequality status, and information disclosure timing influences,'' Journal of Business Research 65 106 - 116.


14.
Gangshu Cai, Ying-Ju Chen, and Xiting Gong, 2012, "Design of online auctions: Proxy versus non-proxy settings," Decision Support Systems 52 384 -- 394.

13. Ying-Ju Chen, 2011, "Optimal selling scheme for heterogeneous consumers with uncertain valuations,'' Mathematics of Operations Research 36 659 - 720.

12. Gangshu Cai and Ying-Ju Chen, 2011, "In-store referrals on the Internet," Journal of Retailing 87 563 - 578.

 

11. Ling-Chieh Kung and Ying-Ju Chen, 2011, "Monitoring the market or the salesperson? The value of information in a multi-layer supply chain," Naval Research Logistics 58 743 - 762. 

10. Ying-Ju Chen and Mingcherng Deng, 2011, "Capital rationing and managerial retention: the role of external capital," Journal of Management Accounting Research 23 285 - 304.

 

9. Chih-Jen Wang, Ying-Ju Chen, and Chi-Cheng Wu, 2011, ``Advertising competition and industry channel structure," Marketing Letters 22 79 - 99.

8. Chi-Cheng Wu, Ying-Ju Chen, and Chih-Jen Wang, 2009, ``Is persuasive advertising always combative in a distribution channel?'' Marketing Science 28 1157-1163.

7. Ying-Ju Chen, 2009, ``Monotonicity in the stock competition game with consumer search,'' Operations Research Letters 37 430-432.

6. Ying-Ju Chen and Gustavo Vulcano, 2009, ``Effects of information disclosure under first- and second-price auctions in a supply chain setting,'' Manufacturing & Service Operations Management 11(2) 299-316.

5. Ying-Ju Chen, Sridhar Seshadri, and Eitan Zemel, 2008, ``Sourcing through auctions and audits,'' Production and Operations Management 17(2) 121-138. (Lead article)

4 .Ying-Ju Chen and Sridhar Seshadri, 2007, ``Product development and pricing strategy for information goods under heterogeneous outside opportunities,'' Information Systems Research 18(2) 150-172.

3. Ying-Ju Chen and Sridhar Seshadri, 2006, ``Supply chain structure and demand risk,'' Automatica 42(8) 1291-1299.

2. Ying-Ju Chen and Jin-Fu Chang, 2005, ``Per connection performance analysis of a frame-based TDMA/CDMA MAC protocol containing both reservation and contention slots,'' Queueing Systems 49(2) 123-159.

1. Ying-Ju Chen and Jin-Fu Chang, 2004, ``Per connection delay analysis of a frame-based TDMA/CDMA MAC protocol,'' Performance Evaluation 57(1) 19-55.

Conference proceedings:

22. Qiao-Chu He and Ying-Ju Chen, 2014, "Revenue Maximizing Pricing and Scheduling Strategies in Service Systems with Flexible Customers," POMS Hong Kong.

-- POMS Hong Kong 2014 Best student paper award (First prize)

-- also awarded Katta G. Murty Prize (best paper award in optimization)

 

21. Chen-Nan Liao and Ying-Ju Chen, 2014, "The Role of Exchangeable Tickets in the Optimal Menu Design for Airline Tickets," POMS Hong Kong.

-- POMS Hong Kong 2014 Best student paper award (Honorable mention)

 

20. Junjie Zhou and Ying-Ju Chen, 2013, "Targeted information release in social networks," NET Institute Conference on Network Economics 2014; also presented in The 12th Annual International Industrial Organization Conference (IIOC).

-- NET Institute grant award; see publications from past grant awardees

 

19. Ying-Ju Chen, J. George Shanthikumar, and Zuo-Jun Max Shen, 2013, ``Incentive for peer-to-peer information sharing in Avaaj Otalo,'' Manufacturing & Service Operations Management (MSOM), Sustainable Operations SIG Conference.

-- Also invited presentation in Value Chain Innovations in Developing Economies, Stanford Institute for Innovation in Developing Economies (SEED).

-- supported by National Natural Science Foundation of China.

 

18. Junjie Zhou and Ying-Ju Chen, 2013, ``The benefit of sequentiality in social networks," Manufacturing & Service Operations Management (MSOM); International Conference on Game Theory.

-- Best paper award, Chinese Scholars Association for Management Science and Engineering (CSAMSE) 2013 (third prize).

 

17. Tingliang Huang and Ying-Ju Chen, 2013, ``Advance selling without showing the price? The roles of anecdotal reasoning and capacity,'' Manufacturing & Service Operations Management (MSOM), Supply Chain Management SIG Conference.

 

16. Xing Hu and Ying-Ju Chen, 2013, ``Strategic selection and pandering in consultative decision making,'' Manufacturing & Service Operations Management (MSOM).

 

15. Ying-Ju Chen, Brian Tomlin, and Yimin Wang, 2013, ''Co-product technologies: Product line design and process innovation,'' Manufacturing & Service Operations Management (MSOM).

 

14. Tingliang Huang and Ying-Ju Chen, 2012, ``Service systems with experience-based anecdotal reasoning consumers," Manufacturing & Service Operations Management (MSOM).

 

13. Ling-Chieh Kung and Ying-Ju Chen, 2012, "Forecasting, coordination, and supply chain performance: The impact of multi-level asymmetric demand information," Manufacturing & Service Operations Management (MSOM).

 

12. Ying-Ju Chen and Yutian Chen, 2012, "Strategic capacity shortage in global sourcing: A new rationale for onshore production," The 10th Annual International Industrial Organization Conference (IIOC).

 

11. Lin Gao, et al., 2012, "ContrAuction: An integrated contract and auction design for dynamic spectrum sharing," 46th Annual Conference on Information Sciences and Systems (CISS), Princeton University.

 

10. Ying-Ju Chen and Mingcherng Deng, 2012, "Managerial turnover: Learning by doing, competition, and sequential information asymmetry," AAA Management Accounting Section (MAS).

 

9. Chia-Wei Kuo and Ying-Ju Chen, 2011, "New product introduction in supply chains: upward extension, fighter brand, or substitution?'' Manufacturing & Service Operations Management (MSOM).

 

8. Ying-Ju Chen, 2010, ``Optimal dynamic auctions for display advertising," Conference on Information Systems and Technology (CIST).

-- Second place, INFORMS Junior Faculty Interest Group (JFIG) Paper competition 2010.

 

7. Ying-Ju Chen and Ke-Wei Huang, 2009, ``Pricing Data Services: by Hours, by Gigabytes, or by Mega Bytes per Second?'' Workshop on Information Systems and Economics (WISE).

 

6. Ying-Ju Chen and Mingcherng Deng, 2009, ``The signaling role of accounting conservatism in debt contracting,'' Accounting Theory Conference, University of Minnesota, 2009; Also appears in AAA 2010.

 

5. Ying-Ju Chen and Xiaojian Zhao, 2009, ``Contractual traps,'' Theoretical Aspects of Rationality and Knowledge (TARK) 2009; International Conference on Game Theory.

 

4. Ying-Ju Chen and Mingcherng Deng, 2009, ``Mandatory vs. voluntary certification: Investment, quality, and information asymmetry,'' AAA Management Accounting Section (MAS).

 

3. Ying-Ju Chen and Mingcherng Deng, 2008, ``Capital rationing, external capital, and delegation,'' American Accounting Association (AAA).

2. Ying-Ju Chen and Sridhar Seshadri, 2006, ``Supply chain structure and demand risk,'' Manufacturing & Service Operations Management (MSOM).

1. Chyi-Mei Chen, Ying-Ju Chen, and Ping-Chao Wu, 2002, ``Dynamics of trading volume, price, and duration of contractual relationship,'' Best Paper Award, NTU International Conference on Finance.

Book chapters:

1. Ying-Ju Chen and Sridhar Seshadri, 2009, ``Risk intermediation in supply chains, '' in Managing Supply Chain Risk and Vulnerability, edited by T. Wu and J. Blackhurst.

Selected working papers:

"The impact of information provision policy on farmers' welfare in developing economies" jointly with Christopher Tang and Junjie Zhou.

 

"On the optimality of synchronizing pricing and replenishment with strategic customers" jointly with Leon Yang Chu

I have had the privilege of working with and learning from my coauthors on some of the above projects (a partial list alphabetically): Xin Chen, Leon Yang Chu, Mingcherng Deng, Ke-Wei Huang, Costis Maglaras, Sridhar Seshadri, J. George Shanthikumar, Zuo-Jun Max Shen, Stephen Shum, Christopher Tang, Brian Tomlin, Yimin Wang, Gustavo Vulcano, Wenqiang Xiao, Eitan Zemel, and Jiawei Zhang. I am always enthusiastic about possible research collaborations.

Guest Associate Editor/Referee for:

Journal of Economic Theory, Information Systems Research, Marketing Science, Mathematics of Operations Research, Operations Research, Management Science, Manufacturing and Service Operations Management, Production and Operations Management, Quantitative Marketing and Economics, Naval Research Logistics, Operations Research Letters, International Journal of Production Economics, and Performance Evaluation.

Teaching:

Dynamic programming (graduate), Fall 2012, Fall 2013

Service operations management (graduate), Spring 2010, Spring 2011, Spring 2012, Spring 2013, Spring 2014

n  Master of Engineering Course Development Investment Grant, Fung Institute for Engineering Leadership

Mechanism design and auctions (graduate): Spring 2008, Fall 2008

Linear programming (undergraduate): Fall 2007, Spring 2009, Spring 2010, Spring 2011, Fall 2011, Spring 2012, Spring 2013

Production system analysis (undergraduate): Fall 2008, Fall 2009, Fall 2010, Fall 2013

Decision models (undergraduate): Spring 2006

n  Stern Award for Teaching Excellence

Students for whom I serve as the principal dissertation chair/co-chair:

Wenbo Selina Cai (2012; Assistant Professor, New Jersey Institute of Technology)

n  Dissertation: Intertemporal pricing, supply chain design, and consumer behavior

Ling-Chieh Kung (2012; Assistant Professor, National Taiwan University)

n  Dissertation: Mechanism design for multi-layer supply chains

Students for whom I serve as the co-chair/ dissertation committee/ foreign advisor/ letter writer:

Tingting Cui (2010; initial offers: University of Wisconsin at Madison/ Google)

Shan Li (2010; Assistant professor, CUNY Baruch)

Gemma Berenguer (2012; Assistant Professor, Purdue university)

Hui Xiong (2013; PhD from Tsinghua University; initial placement: Associate professor, Huazhong University of Science and Technology)

Xu Guan (2013; PhD from Huazhong University of Science and Technology; Faculty at Wuhan University)

Qiankai Qing (2013; PhD from Huazhong University of Science and Technology; Faculty at Wuhan University of Science and Technology)

Tianhu Deng (2013; Assistant Professor, Tsinghua University)

Yong Liang (2013; Assistant Professor, Tsinghua University)

 

Current students:

Qiaochu He

Chen-Nan Liao

 

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