Prof. CHEN Youhua Frank
陳友華教授
Chair Professor of Management Sciences
PhD - Management (University of Toronto)
MA - Economics (University of Waterloo)
BE - Mechanical Engg (Tsinghua University)

Research Areas

Inventory Models
Machine learning in supply chains
Emerging Issues in supply chains
Healthcare management

Biography

Youhua (Frank) Chen [陳友華] is Chair Professor of Management Science at City University of Hong Kong. He was Head of Deparment of Management Scineces  2013 - 2020.  His current research projects span from healthcare and service systems, logistics/supply chains, to machine learning applications in operations. As Project Coordinator, he has just completed a Theme-based Research Project  in healthcare management (2014-2019, $20.4M) and is current leading another large project (see below).  Prof Chen holds a bachelor degree in Engineering, master degree in Economics, and doctoral degree in Management from Tsinghua University (Beijing), the University of Waterloo, and the University of Toronto, respectively. After finishing his PhD, he went to Northwestern University as a post-doc fellow (9/1996-6/1997). Prior to joining City University of Hong Kong, Prof. Chen was on the faculty of NUS Business School, National University of Singapore (7/1997-6/2001) and the Department of Systems Engineering and Engineering Management, the Chinese University of Hong Kong (2001-2012), respectively.  Courses which Prof. Chen taught in NUS include Operations Management and Supply Chain Management, at both undergraduate and MBA levels. He was also actively involved in executive teaching (EDP and EMBA). At CUHK, he taught Logistics and Supply Chain Management, and served as the deputy director and director for the Executive Master of Science Program (EMSc) in Logistics and Supply Chain Management, a joint program with Tsinghua University (Shenzhen). Prof. Chen has also been involved in consulting projects in the area of supply chain management and logistics.   管理科學講座教授,曾任管理科學系主任(2013-2020)。 清華大學工程本科,加拿大滑鐵盧大學經濟學碩士,多倫多大學管理學博士。曾任教於新加坡國立大學與香港中文大學,擔任過香港中文大學-清華大學高級管理人員物流和供應鏈管理碩士課程主任。主授供應鏈及運營管理課程,參與物流和供應鏈管理專案諮詢。研究興趣包括醫療/服務系統,物流/供應鏈管理, 及機器學習在運營中的應用。由他牽頭主持的醫院系統管理研究專案於2014年獲得香港研究資助局支持(2014-2019, 主題研究計畫, 已結題), 目前主持中國銀行(香港)贊助的大型項目“頤年在家:家居護理新模式”(11.2020-10.2023)-RMGS。 另外,他也同時負責城大團隊與中科院等單位合作,承擔一項國家自然科學基金會關於中國物流發展的重大專案 (2019 結題)。 陳教授在管理領域頂尖期刊上發表的論文數量可觀,其中一篇文章被他人引用的次數在供應鏈管理領域名列前茅,影響很大。

Research Grants

"Project Coordinator: Home-based Aging for Transformative Community Care (10.2020-09.2023)", BOCHK Centenary Charity Programme - Bank of China HK, (2021-2024), EK Yeoh (CUHK), Eliza Wong (CUHK), Stephen Shum, Hera Leung, et al.
co-PI: "Resilient PPE Supply Chains for Hong Kong Health Systems: Current and Post Covid-19 Pandemic", HK Research Council - CRF-RGC, Amount: $4.3M (2020-2024), YAN Houmin (PC), CHEN Youhua Frank, LI Yanzhi David, S Joe QIN, SHUM Stephen,TSO Geoffrey, ZHANG QP, FUNG Hong,,WONG Eliza
PI: "New and Short-life-cycle Product Procurement Decisions: Machine Learning and Risk Control", HK Research Council - GRF-RGC, Amount: $580,000 (2020-2023), David Li
PI: "On Demand Estimation and Newsvendor Ordering Decis", GRF-RGC - HK Research Council , Amount: $492,000 (2019-2021), Frank Chen, Carl Hedenstierna, Jian Yang
"Project Coordinator 項目統籌人: Delivering 21st Century Healthcare in Hong Kong – Building a Quality-and-Efficiency Driven System; 為香港提供21世紀的醫療服務 - 構造一個品質與效率驅動的服務體系", Theme-based Research Scheme (TRS) 主題研究計劃项目 - Research Grant Council (RGC) Hong Kong SAR, China 香港研究資助局, Amount: HKD 20.45 million 20.45百万港币. Completed 已結題。 (2014-2019), Team: CityU,CUHK,PolyU,HKU,Columbia: https://www.cb.cityu.edu.hk/research/trs/aboutus/team/
PI: "Topic课题 - 「面向经济、社会和环境协调发展的物流系统基础理论」(项目批准号: 71390335)", Major Project 重大项目「面向经济、社会和环境协调发展的现代物流管理研究」 - National Natural Science Foundation of China , Amount: RMB2.8M/人民币280万元 (2014-2018), Frank Chen 陳友華, Co-I's at CityU: H.M. Yan, Y.Z. Li, Y.V. Hui, J. Liu
PI: "On a Random Yield Problem with Non-zero Lead Times", , Amount: $880,800 (2014-2017), Candi Yano and Quan Yuan
PI: "Distribution Requirement Planning and Inventory Policies for a Distribution Supply Chain with a Minimum Order Quantity", GRF - GRC, (2013-2016), Chen, Zhou and Yang
PI: "Models for Production Operations and Emissions Permits Purchasing Decisions in the Presence of Emissions Trading Market", GRF - RGC, (2012-2015), Chen, Yang
PI: "6 RGC Grants ", RGC Earmark - HK Research Council , Amount: 3.5M (2004-2011), Frank Y Chen

Publications

Zhang, Yin; Chen, Frank Y.; Tso, Geoffrey K.F.; Yang, Lin / Meteorological Factors Facilitated Increased Legionnaires’ Disease Notifications and Mortality Pre-COVID-19 and COVID-19 in Hong Kong. October 2022; In: Journal of Infectious Diseases and Treatment. Vol. 8, No. 8
Wong, Eliza Lai-Yi; Poon, Chin-Man; Cheung, Annie Wai-Ling; Chen, Frank Youhua; Yeoh, Eng-Kiong / Relationship between patient experience and hospital readmission: system-level survey with deterministic data linkage method. July 2022; In: BMC Medical Research Methodology. Vol. 22
Lin, Shaochong; Chen, Youhua (Frank); Li, Yanzhi ; Shen, Zuo-Jun Max / Data-driven Newsvendor Problems Regularized by a Profit Risk Constraint. April 2022; In: Production and Operations Management. Vol. 31, No. 4, pp. 1630-1644
Ye, Yang; Zhang, Qingpeng; Cao, Zhidong; Chen, Frank Youhua; Yan, Houmin; Stanley, H. Eugene; Zeng, Daniel Dajun / Impacts of Export Restrictions on the Global Personal Protective Equipment Trade Network During COVID-19. April 2022; In: Advanced Theory and Simulations. Vol. 5, No. 4
Gong , Xiting; Chen, Youhua (Frank); Yuan, Quan / Coordinating Inventory and Pricing Decisions Under Total Minimum Commitment Contracts. February 2022; In: Production and Operations Management. Vol. 31, No. 2, pp. 511-528
Zhu, Miaohui; Chen, Frank Y.; Kong, Xiang T. R.; Qin, Kaida / Data-driven storage location method for put system in Chinese flower auction centres. 2022; In: International Journal of Production Research. Vol. 60, No. 4, pp. 1231-1244
Hsu, Yu-Cheng; Wang, Hailiang; Zhao, Yang; Chen, Frank; Tsui, Kwok-Leung / Automatic Recognition and Analysis of Balance Activity in Community-Dwelling Older Adults: Algorithm Validation. December 2021; In: Journal of Medical Internet Research. Vol. 23, No. 12
Zhu, Han; Chen, Youhua Frank; Hu, Ming; Yang, Yi / Technical Note–A Simple Heuristic Policy for Stochastic Distribution Inventory Systems with Fixed Shipment Costs. November 2021; In: Operations Research. Vol. 69, No. 6, pp. 1651–1659
Wang, Haolin; Zhang, Qingpeng; Chen, Frank Youhua; Leung, Eman Yee Man; Wong, Eliza Lai Yi; Yeoh, Eng Kiong / Tensor Factorization-based Prediction with an Application to Estimate the Risk of Chronic Diseases. November 2021; In: IEEE Intelligent Systems. Vol. 36, No. 5, pp. 53-61
Huang, Weixiang; Li, Yanzhi; Chen, Youhua / Overage Disutility, User Trading and Tariff Design. October 2021; In: Production and Operations Management. Vol. 30, No. 10, pp. 3758-3783
Shen, Huaxiao; Li, Yanzhi; Chen, Youhua (Frank); Pan, Kai / Integrated Ad Delivery Planning for Targeted Display Advertising. September 2021; In: Operations Research. Vol. 69, No. 5, pp. 1409–1429
Guo, Mengzhuo; Zhang, Qingpeng; Liao, Xiuwu; Chen, Frank Youhua; Zeng, Daniel Dajun / A hybrid machine learning framework for analyzing human decision-making through learning preferences. June 2021; In: Omega (United Kingdom). Vol. 101
Wong, Eliza Lai-Yi; Poon, Simon; Zhang, Qingpeng; Wong, Samuel Yeung-Shan; Ho, Kin-Fai; Dong, Dong; Cheung, Annie Wai-Ling; Yau, Peter Sen-Yung; Chan, Emily Ying-Yang; Yeoh, Eng-Kiong; Chien, Wai-Tong; Chen, Frank Youhua / Compliance with Standard Precautions and Its Relationship with Views on Infection Control and Prevention Policy among Healthcare Workers during COVID-19 Pandemic. April 2021; In: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health. Vol. 18, No. 7
Lin, Shaochong; Zhang, Qingpeng; Chen, Frank; Luo, Li; Chen, Lei; Zhang, Wei / Smooth Bayesian network model for the prediction of future high-cost patients with COPD. June 2019; In: International Journal of Medical Informatics. Vol. 126, pp. 147-155
Xue, Yu; Caliskan-Demirag, Ozgun; Chen, Youhua (Frank); Yu, Yugang / Supporting customers to sell used goods: Profitability and environmental implications. December 2018; In: International Journal of Production Economics. Vol. 206, pp. 220-232
Yuan, Quan; Chen, Youhua(Frank); Yang , Jian; Zhou, Yun / Joint Control of Emissions Permit Trading and Production Involving Fixed and Variable Transaction Costs. August 2018; In: Production and Operations Management. Vol. 27, No. 8, pp. 1420-1454
Zhu, Han; Chen, Youhua (Frank); Leung, Eman; Liu, Xing / Outpatient appointment scheduling with unpunctual patients. March 2018; In: International Journal of Production Research. Vol. 56, No. 5, pp. 1982-2002
Xue, Weili; Caliskan Demirag , Ozgan ; Chen, Frank Y.; Yang, Yi / Managing Retail Shelf and Backroom Inventories When Demand Depends on the Shelf-Stock Level. September 2017; In: Production and Operations Management. Vol. 26, No. 9, pp. 1685-1704
Yuan, Quan; Chua, Geoffrey A.; Liu, Xing; Chen, Youhua(Frank) / Unsold Versus Unbought Commitment: Minimum Total Commitment Contracts with Nonzero Setup Costs. November 2015; In: Production and Operations Management. Vol. 24, No. 11, pp. 1750-1767
Zhu, Han; Liu, Xing; Chen, Youhua (Frank) / Effective inventory control policies with a minimum order quantity and batch ordering. October 2015; In: International Journal of Production Economics. Vol. 168, pp. 21-30
Qin, Kaida; Chen, Frank Youhua; Ma, Lijun / Cutting down the travel distance of put systems at Kunming International Flower Auction Market. 2015; In: International Journal of Production Research. Vol. 53, No. 12, pp. 3573-3585
Lu, Ye; Chen, Youhua; Song, Miao; Yan, Xiaoming / Optimal pricing and inventory control policy with quantity-based price differentiation. May 2014; In: Operations Research. Vol. 62, No. 3, pp. 512-523
Yang, Yi; Chen, Youhua; Zhou, Yun / Coordinating inventory control and pricing strategies under batch ordering. January 2014; In: Operations Research. Vol. 62, No. 1, pp. 25-37
Chen, Youhua; Xue, Weili; Yang, Jian / Technical note - Optimal inventory policy in the presence of a long-term supplier and a spot market. January 2013; In: Operations Research. Vol. 61, No. 1, pp. 88-97
Chen, Youhua Frank; Lu, Ye; Xu, Minghui / Optimal inventory control policy for periodic-review inventory systems with inventory-level-dependent demand. September 2012; In: Naval Research Logistics. Vol. 59, No. 6, pp. 430-440
Gao, Fei; Demirag, Ozgun Caliskan; Chen, Frank Y. / Early sales of seasonal products with weather-conditional rebates. July 2012; In: Production and Operations Management. Vol. 21, No. 4, pp. 778-794
Caliskan-Demirag, Ozgun; Chen, Youhua; Yang, Yi / Ordering policies for periodic-review inventory systems with quantity-dependent fixed costs. July 2012; In: Operations Research. Vol. 60, No. 4, pp. 785-796
Pang, Zhan; Chen, Frank Y.; Feng, Youyi / Technical note - on the structure of joint inventory-pricing control with leadtimes. May 2012; In: Operations Research. Vol. 60, No. 3, pp. 581-587
Caliskan-Demirag, Ozgun; Chen, Youhua; Li, Jianbin / Customer and retailer rebates under risk aversion. October 2011; In: International Journal of Production Economics. Vol. 133, No. 2, pp. 736-750
Xu, Xiaolin; Cai, Xiaoqiang; Chen, Youhua / Unimodality of price-setting newsvendor's objective function with multiplicative demand and its applications. October 2011; In: International Journal of Production Economics. Vol. 133, No. 2, pp. 653-661
Feng, Youyi; Chen, Youhua Frank / A computational approach for optimal joint inventory-pricing control in an infinite-horizon periodic-review system. September 2011; In: Operations Research. Vol. 59, No. 5, pp. 1297-1303
Chen, Xin; Zhou, Sean X.; Chen, Youhua Frank / Integration of inventory and pricing decisions with costly price adjustments. September 2011; In: Operations Research. Vol. 59, No. 5, pp. 1144-1158
Chen, Jian; Chen, Youhua; Parlar, Mahmut; Xiao, Yongbo / Optimal inventory and admission policies for drop-shipping retailers serving in-store and online customers. May 2011; In: IIE Transactions (Institute of Industrial Engineers). Vol. 43, No. 5, pp. 332-347
Chen, Liuxin; Chen, Youhua; Pang, Zhan / Dynamic pricing and inventory control in a make-to-stock queue with information on the production status. April 2011; In: IEEE Transactions on Automation Science and Engineering. Vol. 8, No. 2, pp. 361-373
Gao, Fei; Chen, Frank Y.; Chao, Xiuli / Joint optimal ordering and weather hedging decisions: Mean-CVaR model. March 2011; In: Flexible Services and Manufacturing Journal. Vol. 23, No. 1, pp. 1-25
Xu, Minghui; Chen, Youhua Frank; Xu, Xiaolin / The effect of demand uncertainty in a price-setting newsvendor model. December 2010; In: European Journal of Operational Research. Vol. 207, No. 2, pp. 946-957
Yang, Jian; Chen, Youhua Frank / On information quality ranking and its managerial implications. November 2010; In: Journal of Industrial and Management Optimization. Vol. 6, No. 4, pp. 729-750
Chen, Frank Youhua; Yano, Candace Arai / Improving supply chain performance and managing risk under weather-related demand uncertainty. August 2010; In: Management Science. Vol. 56, No. 8, pp. 1380-1397
Chen, Youhua; Xu, Minghui; Zhang, Zhe George / A risk-averse newsvendor model under the CVaR criterion. July 2009; In: Operations Research. Vol. 57, No. 4, pp. 1040-1044
Xiao, Yongbo; Chen, Frank Y.; Chen, Jian / Optimal inventory and dynamic admission policies for a retailer of seasonal products with affiliate programs and drop-shipping. June 2009; In: Naval Research Logistics. Vol. 56, No. 4, pp. 300-317
Chen, Youhua; Sethi, Suresh P.; Zhang, Hanqin / A production-inventory problem for an energy buy-back program. July 2007; In: IEEE Transactions on Automation Science and Engineering. Vol. 4, No. 3, pp. 395-406
Chen, Frank Y.; Chen, Jian; Xiao, Yongbo / Optimal control of selling channels for an online retailer with cost-per-click payments and seasonal products. May 2007; In: Production and Operations Management. Vol. 16, No. 3, pp. 292-305
Chen, Frank; Parlar, Mahmut / Value of a put option to the risk-averse newsvendor. May 2007; In: IIE Transactions (Institute of Industrial Engineers). Vol. 39, No. 5, pp. 481-500
Chen, Frank Y.; Feng, Y. / Optimization and optimality of (s, S) stochastic inventory systems with non-quasiconvex costs. April 2006; In: Probability in the Engineering and Informational Sciences. Vol. 20, No. 2, pp. 287-306
Chen, Youhua; Ray, Saibal; Song, Yuyue / Optimal pricing and inventory control policy in periodic-review systems with fixed ordering cost and lost sales. March 2006; In: Naval Research Logistics. Vol. 53, No. 2, pp. 117-136
Bish, Ebru K.; Chen, Frank Y.; Leong, Yin Thin; Nelson, Barry L.; Ng, Jonathan Wing Cheong; Simchi-Levi, David / Dispatching vehicles in a mega container terminal. August 2005; In: OR Spectrum. Vol. 27, No. 4, pp. 491-506
Wang, Tong; Chen, Youhua; Feng, Youyi / On the time-window fulfillment rate in a single-item min-max inventory control system. July 2005; In: IIE Transactions (Institute of Industrial Engineers). Vol. 37, No. 7, pp. 667-680
Chen, Frank Y.; Feng, Youyi; Ou, Jihong / Management of inventory replenishment and available offerings for goods sold with optional value-added packages. May 2005; In: IIE Transactions (Institute of Industrial Engineers). Vol. 37, No. 5, pp. 397-406
Chao, Xiuli; Chen, Frank Y. / An optimal production and shutdown strategy when a supplier offers an incentive program. March 2005; In: Manufacturing and Service Operations Management. Vol. 7, No. 2, pp. 130-143
Chen, Youhua Frank / Fractional programming approach to two stochastic inventory problems. January 2005; In: European Journal of Operational Research. Vol. 160, No. 1, pp. 63-71
Chen, Frank Y.; Wang, Tong; Xu, Tommy Z. / Integrated inventory replenishment and temporal shipment consolidation: A comparison of quantity-based and time-based models. January 2005; In: Annals of Operations Research. Vol. 135, No. 1, pp. 197-210
Chen, Frank Y.; Yan, Houmin; Yao, Li / A newsvendor pricing game. July 2004; In: IEEE Transactions on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics Part A:Systems and Humans.. Vol. 34, No. 4, pp. 450-456
Chen, Frank Y.; Feng, Youyi; Simchi-Levi, David / Uniform distribution of inventory positions in two-echelon periodic review systems with batch-ordering policies and interdependent demands. August 2002; In: European Journal of Operational Research. Vol. 140, No. 3, pp. 648-654
Chen, Frank Y.; Krass, Dmitry / Inventory models with minimal service level constraints. October 2001; In: European Journal of Operational Research. Vol. 134, No. 1, pp. 120-140
Chen, Frank Y.; Hum, S. H.; Sun, J. / Analysis of third-party warehousing contracts with commitments. June 2001; In: European Journal of Operational Research. Vol. 131, No. 3, pp. 603-610
Chen, Frank Y.; Krass, Dmitry / Analysis of supply contracts with minimum total order quantity commitments and non-stationary demands. June 2001; In: European Journal of Operational Research. Vol. 131, No. 2, pp. 309-323
Chen, Frank Y.; Goh, Mark; Lee, Jacob; Ou, Jihong; Sharafali, Moosa; Teo, Chung-Piaw; Goh, Puay-Guan; Sivanathan, Pragash / ST Logistics: distributing consumer goods in China. March 2001; In: International Transactions in Operational Research. Vol. 8, No. 2, pp. 203-219
Chen, Frank; Ryan, Jennifer K.; Simchi-Levi, David / The Impact of Exponential Smoothing Forecasts on the Bullwhip Effect. June 2000; In: Naval Research Logistics. Vol. 47, No. 4, pp. 269-286
Chen, Frank; Drezner, Zvi; Ryan, Jennifer K.; Simchi-Levi, David / Quantifying the bullwhip effect in a simple supply chain: the impact of forecasting, lead times, and information. March 2000; In: Management Science. Vol. 46, No. 3, pp. 436-443
Taiwo, Enayon; Chen, Frank; Chin, Kwai Sang; Savin, Sergei / Appointment Scheduling for Physician-Nurse Teams. May 2021; 31st Annual Conference of the Production and Operations Management Society (POMS 2021), 30/04/2021 - 05/05/2021, , .
TAIWO, E. S.; CHEN, F. Y.; CHIN, K. S. / OUTPATIENT APPOINTMENT SCHEDULING WITH WALK-INS IN FIXED ARRIVAL PERIODS. April 2019; 7th International Research Conference on Systems Engineering and Management Science, 18/04/2019 - 20/04/2019, Nanjing, China. pp. 18
Bish, Ebru K.; Chen, Frank Y.; Leong, Yin Thin; Nelson, Barry L.; Cheong Ng, Jonathan Wing; Simchi-Levi, David / Dispatching vehicles in a mega container terminal. 2007; Container Terminals and Cargo Systems: Design, Operations Management, and Logistics Control Issues. pp. 179-194