Professor of Operations Management
Dr. Chen received his PhD degree in Operations Research from Princeton University in 1997.
Dr. Chen taught for 4 years as an assistant professor at University of Pennsylvania prior to his current appointment at the Smith School. His research interests cover supply chain scheduling and coordination, routing/scheduling of logistics operations, and capacity and technology planning. He has published over 30 journal articles in these areas. Dr. Chen is currently conducting a NSF funded research project on integrated production and distribution operations, and working closely with industry on various projects in the areas of supply chain optimization and pricing. He is currently serving as an associate editor of IIE Transactions on Scheduling and Logistics, a flagship journal of Institute of Industrial Engineers. Dr. Chen has taught a number of undergraduate and graduate courses on optimization, logistics, scheduling, supply chain management, and operations management. He received excellent teaching evaluations for most of the courses he has taught at the Smith School.