Zhi-Long Chen

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Dr. Chen received his PhD degree in Operations Research from Princeton University in 1997. He is currently Orkand Corporation Professor of Management Science at the Robert H. Smith School of Business. Prior to joining the Smith School in 2001, Dr. Chen worked as an assistant professor of systems engineering at University of Pennsylvania for four years. His research interests cover supply chain scheduling, production and transportation operations, dynamic pricing, and optimization. Dr. Chen has conducted several NSF funded research projects on integrated production and distribution operations, coordination of dynamic pricing and scheduling, and transportation capacity planning.

The Dynamic Price Is Right

Retailers face a range of dilemmas when setting prices for trendy items like consumer electronics gadgets and fashion apparel. A new robust optimization model developed at the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business can help store managers make better decisions about when to offer discounts and how low they should go.

Zhi-Long Chen

Dr. Chen received his PhD degree in Operations Research from Princeton University in 1997. He is currently Orkand Corporation Professor of Management Science at the Robert H. Smith School of Business.

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