Associate Professor of
Department of Information, Operations,
and Management Sciences
Stern School of Business
New York University
Recent Papers (since 2008)
Process Flexibility Designs: Is Long Chain Really Optimal? (with Antoine
Desir, Vineet Goyal, and Yehua Wei), Operations Research,
submitted, June 2014.
Sparse Designs for Process
Flexibility via Probabilistic Expanders (with Xi Chen and Yuan Zhou), Operations Research, submitted February 2014; under major revision, August
- Process Flexibility: A
Distribution-Free Bound on the Performance of K-Chain (with Xuan
Wang), Operations Research, submitted August 2013; first revision
submitted July 2014.
Scheduling with Limited Distributional Information (with Ho-Yin Mak
and Ying Rong), Management Science,
- Sequencing Appointments for
Service Systems Using Inventory Approximations (with Ho-Yin Mak and
Ying Rong), M&SOM, 16(2),
pp. 251-262, 2014.
- A Note
on Appointment Scheduling with Piecewise Linear Cost Function (with Dongdong Ge, Guohua Wan, Zizhuo Wang), Mathematics
of Operations Research, forthcoming, 2014.
of a Simple Cost Allocation Rule for Joint Replenishment (with Simai He,
Jay Sethuraman, and Xuan Wang), Operations Research, submitted,
- Polymatroid Optimization, Submodularity,
and Joint Replenishment Games (with Simai He and Shuzhong Zhang), Operations Research, 60(1), pp. 128-137, 2012.
Product Launches in the Presence of Strategic Consumers (with Ilan Lobel, Jigar Patel, Gustavo Vulcano),
Management Science, first revision submitted September 2014.
of Price Mechanisms for Network Resource Allocation via Price of Anarchy
(with Ying-Ju Chen), Mathematical Programming,
131(1-2), pp. 333-364, 2012.
Probability of Small Deviation: a Fourth Moment Approach (with Simai He and Shuzhong
Zhang), Mathematics of Operations
Research, Vol. 35, pp. 233-256, 2010.
Combinatorial Optimization with Controllable Risk Aversion Level (with Man-Cho So and
Yinyu Ye), Mathematics of
pp. 522-537, 2009.
unified theorem on SDP rank reduction (with Man-Cho So and Yinyu Ye), Mathematics of Operations Research, Vol. 33, No. 4, pp.
linear decision-based approximation approach to stochastic programming
Chen, Melvyn Sim, and Peng Sun), Operations Research, Vol.
56, No. 2, pp. 344-357, 2008.
- Business Analytics, Spring 2015.
- Advanced Decision Models, (MBA/Undergraduate Course), Syllabus
- Decision Models, (MBA/Undergraduate Course), Syllabus
- Submodularity and Its Applications
(PhD Course, also titled as Supply Chain Optimization) Syllabus
- Convex Optimization, (PhD Course) Syllabus
- Methodologies: Mathematical Programming, Combinatorial
Optimization, Optimization under Uncertainty
- Applications: Supply Chain Optimization, Health Care
Operations, Process Flexibility, etc.
- NSF Grant (PI): "Collaborative Research:
Optimization Approach to Collaborative Games in Supply Chain Management",
- NSF Grant (Co-PI): "Collaborative Proposal: A
Framework For Integrating Production Scheduling With Inventory Control"
(with Michael Pinedo), 2006-2009.
Optimization Prize for Young Researchers, October 2004.
- Associate Editor: Management
Science (2014 –), Mathematics
of Operations Research (2009 –), Operations
Research (2006 –), Surveys in
Operations Research and Management Science (2013 –).
- Committee Member, George E. Nicholson Student Paper
Competition, 2007, 2008.
- Referee: Management Science, MSOM, Mathematical
Programming, Operations Research, SIAM Journal on Computing, SIAM Journal
on Optimization, etc.
Mailing Address: 44 West 4th St., Suite 8-66, New York, NY, 10012-1126
jzhang (at) stern.nyu.edu