Ming Chen

Professor, International Business (IB)
Email: ming.chen@csulb.edu
Campus Phone: 562.985.4751
Office: COB-305 (Hours)

Dr. Chen is an assistant professor in Operations and Supply Chain Management. His current research involves use of revenue management tools to improve a firm's revenue. Before joining in Management/HRM department at CSULB, he has taught at University of Maryland and worked as a traffic engineer at a consulting firm.

Operations management, supply chain management, decision analysis, service management, revenue management, and simulation.

Supply chain management, dynamic pricing and revenue management, simulation.

  • PhD, Robert H. Smith School of Business, 2011
    Major/Concentration: Operations Management/Management Science
  • Master, Transportation Engineering, 2005
    Major/Concentration: Transportation Engineering
  • Master, Civil Engineering, 2003
    Major/Concentration: Civil Engineering
  • Bachelor, Tsinghua University , 2001
    Major/Concentration: Structural Engineering
  • Robert H. Smith School of Business (2009 - 2009) Instructor
  • Robert H. Smith School of Business (2006 - 2009) Teaching Assistant
  • Professional
  • Sabra, Wang & Associates, Inc (2005 - 2006) Traffic Engineer
  • Tsinghua University (2003 - 2003) Research Associate
  • "Data driven course scheduling to ensure timely graduation", International Journal of Production Research , May-2021
  • "Optimal Pricing to Minimize Maximum Regret with Limited Demand Information", Computers & Operations Research , Dec-2020
  • "Restructuring Degree Roadmaps To Improve Timely Graduation in Higher Education", International Journal of Educational Management, Jan-2020
  • "Uncertain about your travel plan? Lock it and decide later: Dynamic pricing with a fare-lock option", Transportation Research. Logistics and Transportation Review Part E, May-2019
  • "Robust Dynamic Pricing with Two Substitutable Products", Manufacturing and Service Operations Management , Jan-2018
  • "Would you Snap up the Deal, A Study of Consumer Behavior under Flash Sales", International Journal of Market Research , Dec-2015
  • "Markdown optimization at multiple stores", IISE Transactions, Jan-2015
  • "Recent developments in dynamic pricing research: multiple products, competition, and limited demand information", Production and Operations Management , Jan-2015
  • "Comparative Study of Behavioral Mindsets in Team Decision", International Journal of Educational Management, Jan-2014
  • "Identifying Team Behavioral Mindset to Improve Consesus Decision", International Journal of Services and Standard (The), Jan-2013
  • "Integrated Production and Distibution Scheduling with Committed Delivery Dates", Operations Research Letters , Jan-2010
  • "Applying Operations Research Techniques In The Higher Education System: An Exploratory Study Of Roadmap To Timely Graduation", Western Decision Science Institute (WDSI) Meeting , Sep-2019
  • "Optimizing Degree Roadmap and Course Scheduling to Improve Timely Graduation Rates at a Four-Year Public University in California", Asia Pacific Conference on Social Sciences & Management , Seoul, Korea , May-2019
  • "Shooting for a better, fast, and more efficient system: a study on students' timely progress to graduation", Asia Pacific Conference on Social Sciences & Management , Shanghai, China , May-2018
  • "Dynamic pricing with a fare-lock option ", POMS Annual Conference , Jan-2016
  • "Dynamic pricing with a fare-lock option", INFORMS (Annual Meeting) , Jan-2015
  • "Recent development of dynamic pricing research in revenue management", INFORMS (Annual Meeting) , Jan-2013
  • "Robust Dynamic Pricing with Two Substitutable Products.", INFORMS (Annual Meeting) , Dec-2012
  • "survey of dynamic pricing research in revenue management ", INFORMS (Annual Meeting) , Jan-2012
  • "Harvard Business Case Workshop" (Aug-2016) , Harvard Business Case Harvard Business Case Workshop Portland
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