Dr. LU Ye (陸曄博士)

PhD - Operations Research
PhD - Mathematics
BS - Applied Math

Assistant Dean (PhD Programme)
Associate Professor

Dr. LU Ye (陸曄博士)

Contact Information

Address: 7-266, Lau Ming Wai Academic Building
City University of Hong Kong
Phone: +852 34428656
Fax: +852 34420189

Research Areas

  • Operations Research
  • Mathematical Programming

I received a PhD in operations research from MIT in 2009, a PhD in mathematics from the University of Notre Dame in 2006, and a BS in applied mathematics from Tsinghua University in 2002. My research interest is to develop optimization models and algorithms to solve real world prpblems. I joined CityU in the summer of 2009 and now an associate professor at  department of management sciences. Since 2015, I have been serving as the director of college of business PhD Programs. For details about our PhD programs, please click here and feel free to contact me.  


Award Title Institution
President Award City University of Hong Kong
Research Excellence Award City University of Hong Kong (College of Business)
Best Paper Competition (Third prize) The Seventh International Conference of Chinese Scholars Association for Management Science and Engineering
Finalist Award in George E. Nicholson Student Paper Competition INFORMS
Excellent Student Leadership Award Tsinghua University

Research Grant

  • PI: "Operational Impact of Stockout Service Level in Dynamic Inventory System", GRF - RGC , Amount: 385,778 (2017-2019) , Lu, Ye
  • PI: "Robust Price-setting Newsvendor Problem", GRF - RGC , Amount: 458,994 (2016-2019) , Lu Ye
  • PI: "K-approximate Convexity and Its Applications", GRF - RGC , Amount: 466,000 (2015-2017) , Lu,Ye
  • PI: "An Operations Management Approach to Mitigating the Labor Shortage Problem", GRF - RGC , Amount: HKD 396,000 (2013-2015) , Lu, Ye
  • PI: "Optimal Policy for an Inventory System with Convex Ordering Cost and a Fixed Cost", Young Scholar Fund - NSFC , Amount: RMB 200,000 (2012-2014) , Lu,Ye
  • PI: "Optimal Pricing and Inventory Control for Green Manufacturing ", GRF - RGC , Amount: HKD 804,060 (2011-2014) , Lu,Ye
  • PI: "Optimal Pricing and Inventory Control Policy with Quantity‐Based Price Differentiation", SRG - City University of Hong Kong , Amount: 79,000 (2012-2013) , Lu, Ye
  • PI: "Joint Pricing and Inventory Coordination for Substitutable Products", CityU Start-up & SRG - City University of Hong Kong , Amount: HKD 624,416 (2009-2012) , Lu, Ye

Administrative Assignments

Period Name Position
3/2015 - Now College of Business PhD Programs Director


Journal Articles
  • Yan, X., Chao, X., Lu, Y., and Zhou, S. X. (2017), "Optimal Policies for Selling New and Remanufactured Products", Production and Operations Management, 26, 9, 1746-1759.
  • Lu,Y., Song, M and Yang. Y (2016), "Joint Inventory and Pricing Coordination with Incomplete Demand Information", Production and Operations Management, 25, 4, 701-718.
  • Lu.Y., Chen. Y., Song. M., Yan. X. (2014), "Optimal Pricing and Inventory Control Policy with Quantity-Based Price Differentiation", Operations Research, 62, 3, 512-523.
  • Lu, Y. and Song, M. (2014), "Inventory Control with a Fixed Cost and a Piecewise Linear Convex Cost", Production and Operations Management, 23, 11, 1966-1984.
  • Lu, Y. and Simchi-Levi, D. (2013), "On the Unimodality of the Profit Function of the Pricing Newsvendor", Production and Operations Management, 22, 615-625.
  • Xu, M. and Lu, Y. (2013), "The effect of supply uncertainty in price-setting newsvendor models.", European Journal of Operational Research, 227, 423-433.
  • Wu, L., Chen, X., Lu, Y., Yuan, Y. (2013), "Stability and Allocation in a Three-player Game.", Asia-Pacific Journal of Operational Research, 30, 3, 1340014(23 pages).
  • Chen, Y., Lu, Y. and Xu, M. (2012), "Optimal Inventory Control Policy for Periodic-Review Inventory Systems with Inventory-Level-Dependent Demand", Naval Research Logistics, 59, 430-440.
  • Lu, Y., A. Ozdaglar and Simchi-Levi, D. (2011), "Stock repurchase with an adaptive reservation pice: a study of the greedy policy", Operations Research Letters, 39, 22-27.
  • Lu, Y. and Yuan, Y. (2008), "An interior-point trust-region polynomial algorithm for convex quadratic minimization over general convex constraints.", Optimization Methods & Software, 23, 251-258.
  • Lu, Y. and Yuan, Y. (2007), "An interior-point trust-region algorithm for general symmetric cone programming.", SIAM Journal on Optimization, 18, 65-86.
  • Lu, Y., Bates, D., Sommese, A. and Wampler, C. (2007), "Finding all real points of a complex curve.", Contemporary Mathematics., 448, 183-206.
  • Faybusovich, L. and Lu, Y. (2006), "Jordan-algebraic aspects of nonconvex optimization over symmetric cones.", Applied Mathematics and Optimization, 53, 67-77.