Dr. YU Yimin (虞義敏博士)

PhD - Industrial Engineering (University of Minnesota)
BS - Automatic Control (University of Science and Technology of China)

Associate Professor

Dr. YU Yimin (虞義敏博士)

Contact Information

Address: 7-273, Lau Ming Wai Academic Building
City University of Hong Kong
Phone: +852 34424781
Fax: +852 34420189
Personal Web:
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Research Areas

  • Inventory Models
  • Emerging Supply Chain Strategies
  • The Interface of Operations Management and Marketing
  • Behavior Models

Yimin Yu received his Ph.D. degree from University of Minnesota, Twin Cities. His research focuses on supply chain management and service operations. This includes topics on optimal design of inventory-production systems, incentive issues in supply chains and pricing strategies. His research work has been published in leading business journals including Manufacturing & Service Operations Management, Marketing Science, Operations Research, and Production and Operations Management. His papers can be downloaded from this page: https://sites.google.com/site/yiminyu/research His current research projects explore how incomplete information affects business strategies, including the robustness of  microeconomic models in the presence of model uncertainty, and data driven decision-making.



Award Title Institution
Finalist, INFORMS JFIG paper competition INFORMS
IIE Pritsker Doctoral Dissertation Award IIE

Research Grant

  • PI: "Robust Salesforce Compensation with Inventory Considerations", GRF - Hong Kong Research Grants Council, , Amount: $ 385,200 (2018-2020) , Yimin Yu
  • co-PI: "Safety, Reliability, and Disruption Management of High Speed Rail and Metro Systems", Theme-based Research Scheme - Hong Kong Research Grants Council , Amount: 40,845,000 HKD (2016-2020) , Tsui et. al.
  • PI: "Managing Capacitated Multi-Echelon Supply Chains", GRF - Hong Kong Research Grants Council , Amount: 350,000 HKD (2015-2017) , Yimin Yu and Saif Benjaafar
  • PI: "Managing Perishable Food Processing Supply Chains", GRF - Hong Kong Research Grants Council , Amount: 378,789 HKD (2014-2016) , Yimin Yu

Administrative Assignments

Period Name Position
3/2021 - Now Management Sciences PhD Programme Coordinator
9/2018 - 6/2020 MSc. in Operations and Supply Chain Management (MSc. OSCM) Program Leader

External Academic Activities

Period Organizer Country Role
1/2019 - Now Service Science (INFORMS) United States of America Associate Editor


Journal Publications and Reviews