Zhi-Long Chen

Professor of Operations Management

Decision, Operations & Information Technologies
4321 Van Munching Hall
Ph.D., Princeton University

Dr. Chen received his PhD degree in Operations Research from Princeton University in 1997, and is currently a professor of operations management at the Robert H. Smith School of Business.

Dr. Chen worked as an assistant professor of systems engineering at University of Pennsylvania from 1997 to 2001, prior to moving to the Smith School. His research interests cover supply chain scheduling, production and logistics operations, dynamic pricing, and optimization. He has published over 50 journal articles in these areas. Dr. Chen has conducted several NSF funded research projects on integrated production and distribution operations, and the coordination between dynamic pricing and scheduling. He is working closely with industry on several projects in the areas of supply chain optimization and dynamic pricing. He is currently serving as an associate editor of Operations Research, IIE Transactions, NRL, Networks, and Journal of Scheduling. Dr. Chen has taught a number of undergraduate, graduate, and executive courses on optimization, supply chain management, and operations management. He has received excellent teaching evaluations for most of the courses he has taught at the Smith School.