Prof. Ying Ju CHEN

Prof. Ying Ju CHEN

Associate Professor, Operations Management

Academic qualification

  • PhD New York University, Stern School of Business (Operations Management)
  • M.S. National Taiwan University, Electrical Engineering
  • B.S. National Taiwan University, Electrical Engineering


  • Associate Professor, Dept. of ISOM and Dept. of IELM, HKUST, 2014 -- present
  • Assistant Professor, Dept. of IEOR, UC Berkeley, 2007 -- 2014



  • Ying-Ju Chen, 2017, "Optimal dynamic auctions for display advertising," Operations Research, forthcoming.
  • Ying-Ju Chen, Brian Tomlin, and Yimin Wang, 2017, " Dual co-product technologies: Implications for process development and adoption," Manufacturing & Service Operations Management, forthcoming.
  • Chen-Nan Liao, Ying-Ju Chen, and Christopher Tang, 2017, "Information provision policies for improving farmer welfare in developing countries: Heterogeneous farmers and market selection," Manufacturing & Service Operations Management, forthcoming.
  • Tingliang Huang, Zhe Yin, and Ying-Ju Chen, 2017, "Managing posterior price matching: The role of customer boundedly rational expectations," Manufacturing & Service Operations Management, forthcoming.
  • Chen-Nan Liao and Ying-Ju Chen, 2017, "Farmers' information management in developing countries - A highly asymmetric information structure,” Production and Operations Management, forthcoming.
  • Xu Guan and Ying-Ju Chen, 2017, "The interplay between information acquisition and quality disclosure," Production and Operations Management, forthcoming.
  • Junjie Zhou and Ying-Ju Chen, "Targeted information release in social networks", Operations Research, 64(3), 2016, 721-735.
  • Gao Lin et al., "Combining Spot and Futures Markets: A Hybrid Market Approach to Dynamic Spectrum Access," Operations Research, 64(4), 2016, 794-821.
  • Ying-Ju Chen and Ke-Wei Huang, "Pricing Data Services: Pricing by Minutes, by Gigs, or by Mega Bytes per Second", Information Systems Research27(3), 2016, 596-617.
  • Junjie Zhou and Ying-Ju Chen, "Key leaders in social networks", Journal of Economic Theory 157, 2015, 212-235.
  • Ying-Ju Chen and Christopher S. Tang, "The economic value of market information for farmers in developing economies", Production and Operations Management, 24(9), 2015, 1441-1452.
  • Ying-Ju Chen and Mingcherng Deng, "Information sharing in a manufacturer-supplier relationship: Suppliers' incentive and production efficiency", Production and Operations Management, 24(4), 2015, 619-633.
  • Ying-Ju Chen, J. George Shanthikumar, and Zuo-Jun Max Shen, "Incentive for peer-to-peer knowledge sharing among farmers in developing economies", Production and Operations Management, 24(9), 2015, 1430-1440.
  • Tingliang Huang and Ying-Ju Chen, "Service systems with experience-based anecdotal reasoning consumers", Production and Operations Management, 24(5), 2015, 778-790.
  • Hui Xiong and Ying-Ju Chen, "Product line design with seller-induced learning", Management Science60(3), 2014, 784-795.
  • Ying-Ju Chen, "Supply disruptions, heterogeneous beliefs, and production efficiencies", Production and Operations Management, 23(1), 2014, 127-137.
  • Lu Hsiao and Ying-Ju Chen, "Strategic motive of introducing Internet channels in a supply chain", Production and Operations Management, 23(1), 2014, 36-47.
  • Ying-Ju Chen, Mingcherng Deng, and Ke-Wei Huang, "Hierarchical screening for capacity allocation in supply chains: the role of distributors", Production and Operations Management, 23(3), 2014, 405-419.
  • Ying-Ju Chen, Brian Tomlin, and Yimin Wang, "Co-product technologies: Product line design and process innovation", Management Science, 59(12), 2013, 2772-2789.
  • 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), 2013, 348-364.
  • Ying-Ju Chen and Wenqiang Xiao, "Impact of reseller's forecasting accuracy on channel member performance", Production and Operations Management, 21(6), 2012, 1075-1089.
  • Ying-Ju Chen and Jiawei Zhang, "Design of price mechanisms for network resource allocation via price of anarchy," Mathematical Programming, 131, 2012, 333-364.
  • Ying-Ju Chen, Stephen Shum, and Wenqiang Xiao, "Should an OEM retain component procurement when the CM produces competing products?", Production and Operations Management, 21(5), 2012, 907-922.
  • Lu Hsiao and Ying-Ju Chen, "Returns policy and quality design in e-business", Production and Operations Management 21(3), 2012, 489-503.
  • Ying-Ju Chen, "Optimal selling scheme for heterogeneous consumers with uncertain valuations", Mathematics of Operations Research,  36, 2011, 659 - 720.
  • Chi-Cheng Wu, Ying-Ju Chen, and Chih-Jen Wang, "Is persuasive advertising always combative in a distribution channel?'', Marketing Science, 28, 2009, 1157-1163.
  • Ying-Ju Chen and Gustavo Vulcano, "Effects of information disclosure under first- and second-price auctions in a supply chain setting", Manufacturing & Service Operations Management, 11(2), 2009, 299-316.
  • Ying-Ju Chen, Sridhar Seshadri, and Eitan Zemel, "Sourcing through auctions and audits", Production and Operations Management 17(2), 2008, 121-138.
  • Ying-Ju Chen and Sridhar Seshadri, "Product development and pricing strategy for information goods under heterogeneous outside opportunities", Information Systems Research 18(2), 2007, 150-172.


  • Associate editor, Manufacturing & Service Operations Management
  • Guest associate editor, Operations Research Letters
  • Judge, Pritsker Doctoral Dissertation Award, 2014 – 2017
  • Judge, POMS Supply Chain Student Paper Competition, 2014-2017
  • Judge, MSOM student paper competition, 2008 -- 2017



  • Socially responsible operations
  • Operations-marketing interface
  • Supply chain management


  • Ranked No. 5 among researchers in Asia and Australasia by frequency of authorship in Operations Management according to an article in Int. J. Prod. Eco. (2017)
  • Recognition of Excellent Teaching Performance, HKUST School of Business and Management, 2015
  • Higher Education Outstanding Scientific Research Output Award (Social Science, third prize), Ministry of Education, 2015
  • Harold W. Kuhn Award of Naval Research Logistics, 2014
  • Best paper award (third prize), Chinese Scholars Association for Management Science and Engineering (CSAMSE), 2013
  • 2nd place, INFORMS Junior Faculty Interest Group (JFIG) Paper competition, 2010
  • Harold MacDowell Award, NYU Stern, 2008
  • Stern Award for Teaching Excellence, NYU, 2006