Prof. LI Yanzhi David (李彥志教授)

PhD - Industrial Engineering and Engineering Management (The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology)
BEng - Computer Science (Tsinghua University)


Prof. LI Yanzhi David (李彥志教授)

Contact Information

Address: 7-277, Lau Ming Wai Academic Building
City University of Hong Kong
Phone: +852 34427253
Fax: +852 34420189

Yanzhi Li (David) is a Professor of Management Sciences and Marketing at College of Business, City University of Hong Kong. He received his bachelor degree in Computer Science from Tsinghua University and PhD in Industrial Engineering and Engineering Management from Hong Kong University of Science and Technology. His research interests include (1) interface research between Operations and Marketing, such as assortment planning, channel management, and advertising; and 2) developing and applying analytics algorithms for practice-triggered challenging problems.  His papers have appeared in journals such as Marketing Science, M&SOM, POM, EJOR, IEEE Trans, NRL and IIE. Prof Li has provided consulting services to firms in Hong Kong and mainland China, and is currently working on data-driven projects spanning logistics, retailing, e-commerce and health care operations.


Award Title Institution
Best Student Paper (1st Prize) 2019 POMS International Conference in China
College Excellent PhD Supervisor Award 2016 City University of Hong Kong
JFIG Paper Competition Finalist, 2011 INFORMS
College Research Award 2009 City University of Hong Kong
Excellent Graduate Scholarship, 2006 IIE (HK)
Excellent Graduate, 2002 Tsinghua University

Teaching Activities (past 6 academic years)

Academic Year Level Title
2019-2020 Research Degree Foundations of Management Science
2018-2019 Postgraduate Degree Supply Chain Management
2017-2018 Postgraduate Degree Supply Chain Management
2016-2017 Postgraduate Degree Supply Chain Management
2015-2016 Postgraduate Degree Applied Research Project
    Supply Chain Management
2014-2015 Bachelor's Degree e-Business
  Postgraduate Degree Supply Chain Management

Administrative Assignments

Period Name Position
3/2013 - 8/2018 MSc Operations and Supply Chain Programme Program Director

Consultancy Experience and Executive Training

Year Client Role
8/2018 - 7/2019 Hospital Authority PI, "Review of patient transport service for Hospital Authority"
2/2018 - 7/2019 Alibaba PI, "Dynamic assortment planning and pricing for e-commerce"
2016 - 2017 Golden Resources PI, "A logistics monitoring and scheduling system"
2016 HNA Logistics Developed and delivered a one-day workshop on Logistics Management
2015 VF (a S&P 500 company) Developed and delivered a two-day workshop on Strategic Sourcing

Professional Activities

Period Client Country Role
4/2016 - Now POMS Hong Kong Chapter China (Hong Kong) Treasurer
1/2019 The 10th POMS-Hong Kong International Conference China (Hong Kong) General Chair
3/2013 - 2/2015 Hong Kong Transport Logistics Training Board China Member

External Academic Activities

Period Organizer Country Role
6/2008 - 5/2010 IIE China (Hong Kong) Executive Member


Journal Publications and Reviews
Conference Papers
Chapters, Conference Papers, Creative and Literary Works